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Best Values in Colleges

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James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)


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James Madison University is ranked 34 in Kiplinger's 2016 list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 164 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 91%
Applicants who took ACT 35%

SAT Verbal Score

700+3%
600-69924%
600+27%

SAT Math Score

700+2%
600-69929%
600+32%

ACT Score

30-366%
24-2959%
24+65%

Students applied22,550
Students admitted14,823
Admission rate66%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate65%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$5,724
Fees$4,294
Room and board$9,396
Estimated book expense$876
Total cost$20,290

Cost after need-based aid$12,677
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,118

Average debt at graduation$23,732

Out of State

Tuition$20,848
Fees$4,294
Room and board$9,396
Estimated book expense$876
Total cost$35,414

Cost after need-based aid$27,801
Cost after non-need-based aid$32,242

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$53,400

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met43%
Average need-based aid$7,613
Average non-need-based aid$3,172

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment19,144

Full-Time

Men7,297
Women10,760

Part-Time

Men610
Women477

Freshmen retained92%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available

SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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