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James Madison University

United States of America (USA)
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800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, United States

Location info of James Madison University

Ultimate College Town

  • Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountain ranges in the western part of Virginia, Harrisonburg is a breath of fresh air and a bit of a surprise to first-time visitors. The Shenandoah Valley is a wonderland of outdoor opportunity that needs to be seen to be appreciated.
  • The University is located in Harrisonburg in the state of Virginia near the east coast. Although Harrisonburg is a small city, you can discover new activities to try just a short distance from campus. Harrisonburg has a lively atmosphere, with attractions including museums, shopping, skiing, golfing, caverns, farmers’ markets, concerts, movie theaters and restaurants. Come explore!

Top Reasons to Study in James Madison University

Being the change

JMU knows that success requires both intellect and action. You will be encouraged to participate in life outside of your studies, for a full and rich university experience.

The Madison experience

The University offers an unforgettable study experience, combining the very best of American education and college life. The University represents the perfect blend of focused learning and true university spirit. James Madison University is delighted to welcome international students and is committed to making you feel at home.

First-class education

You will share a close relationship with the faculty (teaching staff), and the curriculum is innovative and lively. Students have a high level of involvement in the classroom, the lab and activities around and off campus. The Service Learning Program is nationally known for providing the opportunity to apply classroom learning to real world situations.

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About James Madison University

Founded in 1908, James Madison University is a public university located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. JMU is fast becoming one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education because students enjoy unusually engaged relationships with world-class faculty who are here because they want to pursue knowledge and make teaching their No. 1 priority.

Career at James Madison University

At the International Study Center ‭(ISC) we care about your academic ‭success, as well as your career once you ‭graduate. With your future career ‭in mind, we have integrated a new ‭careers service into our academic ‭courses at the ISC, called CareerAhead.‬‬‬‬‬‬

CareerAhead is designed to give you ‭a head start in today’s competitive ‭graduate employment market by ‭helping you become a confident, ‭highly skilled and extremely ‭employable graduate. We will ‭guide you toward making the right ‭choices and using your time at ‭the James Madison University productively, so that you can maximize ‭your chances of success in the ‭competitive job market.‬‬‬‬‬‬

Campus life

Student life centers around the huge University campus. It is one of the most scenic campuses in the USA, offering mountain views east and west – yet is only 2 hours from Washington, DC. The University has many clubs and organizations that offer a wide variety of activities. You can join a range of clubs to meet other students who share your interests, and improve your overall student experience.


  • Undergraduate: $5,000 (3.0 GPA)

Ranking & Accreditation of James Madison University

  • #1 Most recommended public university in the U.S. —Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Ed, 2019
  • #64 Public National University —U.S. News & World Report, 2024
  • #7 Best College Campuses in America —Niche.com, 2023
  • #1 most innovative university in the south by U.S. News & World Report
  • 80% of JMU students do undergraduate research, an internship, a practicum or student teach
  • #1 Best College for Employment in Virginia according to U.S. Department of Education statistics compiled by Zippia. JMU has the highest post-graduation job levels of all Virginia colleges.
  • #25 best public college value in the U.S. by MONEY magazine
  • 98% of 2019 JMU graduates were employed, in graduate school or involved in other career endeavors within six months of graduation

Student Accommodation at James Madison University

  • Housing and Food: around $12,264

On-campus housing
Many international students live on campus for their first year. There are many options of residence halls and apartments.

Off-campus housing
In some cases we will place students in off-campus accommodation. There are a lot of nearby apartment complexes, many of them are new and have great amenities too.

Madison International
This is a prestigious dedicated residence where first-year international and U.S. students live and study together. Make friends with people from around the world and improve your English quickly as you spend more time with your English-speaking friends.

Programs at James Madison University


  1. Anthropology
  2. Communication Studies
  3. English
  4. History
  5. International Affairs
  6. Justice Studies
  7. Media Arts and Design
  8. Modern Foreign Languages (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish)
  9. Philosophy and Religion
  10. Political Science
  11. Public Administration
  12. Sociology
  13. Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication
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  1. Accounting B.B.A.
  2. Business Management B.B.A.
  3. Computer Information Systems B.B.A.
  4. Economics B.B.A., B.A., B.S.
  5. Finance B.B.A.
  6. International Business B.B.A.
  7. Marketing B.B.A.
  8. Quantitative Finance B.S.
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  1. Education – Elementary Education
  2. Education – Secondary Education
  3. Education – Special Education BS

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  1. Communication Sciences and Disorders
  2. Dietetics
  3. Health Sciences
  4. Health Services Administration
  5. Kinesiology – Concentrations in Exercise Science or Physical and Health Education Teacher Education
  6. Nursing
  7. General Psychology
  8. Social Work
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  1. Biotechnology
  2. Computer Science
  3. Engineering
  4. Geography
  5. Integrated Science and Technology
  6. Intelligence Analysis
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  1. Music
  2. Musical Theater
  3. Theater
  4. Dance
  5. Media Arts & Design
  6. Studio Art
  7. Architectural Design
  8. Art History
  9. Graphic Design
  10. Industrial Design
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  1. Earth Sciences
  2. Life Sciences
  3. Geology
  4. Biology
  5. biotechnology
  6. Mathematics
  7. Statistics
  8. Chemistry
  9. Biophysical Chemistry
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