James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
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James Madison University Review

Harrisonburg, VA, 800 South Main Street
College Review
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A
A
Excellent

James Madison University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 21,227 students and offering 88 degrees in Harrisonburg, VA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at James Madison University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
1,745 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
12
Art Studies
82
6
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
10
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
1
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
28
Education
19
Education
307
Education/teaching of Individuals with Autism
1
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
4
Educational/instructional Technology
1
English Language and Literature
80
4
Foreign Languages and Literatures
80
Health and Physical Education/fitness
146
43
Health Teacher Education
5
Liberal Arts
271
Mathematics Teacher Education
2
Special Education and Teaching
28
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
378
6
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
93
22
2
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
114
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Human and Social Sciences
1,231 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
35
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
3
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling
355
History
88
11
International Relations and Affairs
99
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
8
Philosophy and Religious Studies
13
Political Science
85
11
Psychology
242
17
5
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology
7
Public Administration
31
20
1
School Psychology
7
Science, Technology and Society
71
10
Social Work
69
Sociology
43
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Business
659 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
134
63
Business Administration and Management
108
26
Business/managerial Economics
11
Economics
25
Finance
107
Finance and Financial Management Services
13
International Business
36
Marketing/marketing Management
136
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Mathematics and Science
439 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology
186
9
Biotechnology
18
Chemistry
27
Geography
57
Geology/earth Science
23
Mathematics
52
Physics
26
Systems Science and Theory
41
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Healthcare
351 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/nursing
14
Athletic Training/trainer
20
Audiology/audiologist
6
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
26
Health/health Care Administration/management
42
Occupational Therapy/therapist
25
Physician Assistant
22
Registered Nurse
196
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Computer Technology
232 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
69
12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
1
Information Science/studies
150
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Art and Design
206 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
39
Music Pedagogy
7
Music Performance
73
12
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
68
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Hospitality
134 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
134
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Legal and Law
96 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced Legal Research/studies
96
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Engineering
62 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Engineering
62
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at James Madison University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Adult Health Nurse/nursing
Business Administration and Management
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Public Administration
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling and Student Development Center - Varner House)
Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (Department of Health Sciences) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Biology, Class of 2014

The school simply provided a degree and some biology knowledge relevant to my career.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA - Commications Studies/Public Relations, Class of 2008

Career center, alumni visits, huge alumni network

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1997

Meet and greet, networking opportunities

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2007

Fun, happy, friendly, altruistic, outgoing

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 2014

The students were active, and the culture also felt very energetic.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Business Administration, Class of 1995

Difficult to describe after 20 years

Rated January 2016
Alumni
finance, Class of 2000

all over the road, from athletics to greek to commuter was there. all kinds.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA - Commications Studies/Public Relations, Class of 2008

JMU is wonderful, diverse mid-size state school with a great reputation & where anyone can fit in.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Biology, Class of 2014

I loved the dining areas and the computer labs in the libraries.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA - Commications Studies/Public Relations, Class of 2008

All what I would expect from a major state-funded university.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2007

I'm sure it's different now

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 2014

I couldn't say, but there were dozens and dozens of organizations to choose from.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Business Administration, Class of 1995

Lots of various activities for persons from all walks of life

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA - Commications Studies/Public Relations, Class of 2008

So many. JMU has an incredible amount of activities for students to join in & the overall student population is very activity focused. But the most unique in my mind are the Orientation program & the Student Ambassador program.

Rated January 2016
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