Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)


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James Madison University is ranked 62 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 209 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 88%
Applicants who took ACT 35%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+3%
600-69928%
600+31%

SAT Math Score

700+3%
600-69931%
600+34%

ACT Score

30-368%
24-2959%
24+68%

Students applied21,439
Students admitted15,559
Admission rate73%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate66%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$5,896
Fees$4,446
Room and board$9,334
Estimated book expense$976
Total cost$20,652

Cost after need-based aid$13,572
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,024

Average debt at graduation$25,677

Out of State

Tuition$21,670
Fees$4,446
Room and board$9,334
Estimated book expense$976
Total cost$36,426

Cost after need-based aid$29,346
Cost after non-need-based aid$32,798

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$52,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met43%
Average need-based aid$7,080
Average non-need-based aid$3,628

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment19,396

Full-Time

Men7,518
Women10,915

Part-Time

Men515
Women448

Freshmen retained91%

# - 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 (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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