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James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 88%
Applicants who took ACT: 35%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 28%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 3%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 31%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 31%
SAT I Math score 700+: 3%
SAT I Math score 600+: 34%
ACT score 24-29: 59%
ACT score 30-36: 8%
ACT score 24+: 68%
Students applied: 21,439
Students admitted: 15,559
Admission rate: 73%
Students per faculty: 16
4-year graduation rate: 66%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 19,396
Full-time enrolled men: 7,518
Full-time enrolled women: 10,915
Part-time enrolled men: 515
Part-time enrolled women: 448
Freshmen retained: 91%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $5,896
Fees (in state): $4,446
Tuition (out of state): $21,670
Fees (out of state): $4,446
Room and board: $9,334
Est. book expense: $976
Total cost (in state): $20,652
Total cost (out of state): $36,426
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$13,572
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$17,024
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$29,346
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$32,798
Average debt at graduation: $25,677

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 43%
Average need-based aid: $7,080
Average non-need-based aid: $3,628

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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