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James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 91%
Applicants who took ACT: 35%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 24%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 3%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 27%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 29%
SAT I Math score 700+: 2%
SAT I Math score 600+: 32%
ACT score 24-29: 59%
ACT score 30-36: 6%
ACT score 24+: 65%
Students applied: 22,550
Students admitted: 14,823
Admission rate: 66%
Students per faculty: 16
4-year graduation rate: 65%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 19,144
Full-time enrolled men: 7,297
Full-time enrolled women: 10,760
Part-time enrolled men: 610
Part-time enrolled women: 477
Freshmen retained: 92%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $5,724
Fees (in state): $4,294
Tuition (out of state): $20,848
Fees (out of state): $4,294
Room and board: $9,396
Est. book expense: $876
Total cost (in state): $20,290
Total cost (out of state): $35,414
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$12,677
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$17,118
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$27,801
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$32,242
Average debt at graduation: $23,732

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 43%
Average need-based aid: $7,613
Average non-need-based aid: $3,172

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

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