Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)


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James Madison University is ranked 42 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 221 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 86%
Applicants who took ACT 37%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+4%
600-69927%
600+31%

SAT Math Score

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

ACT Score

30-369%
24-2954%
24+63%

Students applied21,304
Students admitted15,366
Admission rate72%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate65%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$6,250
Fees$4,580
Room and board$9,822
Estimated book expense$1,016
Total cost$21,668

Cost after need-based aid$14,368
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,250

Average debt at graduation$28,407

Out of State

Tuition$22,614
Fees$4,580
Room and board$9,822
Estimated book expense$1,016
Total cost$38,032

Cost after need-based aid$30,732
Cost after non-need-based aid$33,614

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$53,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met43%
Average need-based aid$7,300
Average non-need-based aid$4,418

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment19,548

Full-Time

Men7,499
Women11,055

Part-Time

Men514
Women480

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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