James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

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James Madison is a well oiled machine, run incredibly well and a beautiful campus that offers all the school spirit any student could want and then some.
• 19,396 undergraduates
• 16:1 student to faculty ratio
• State university
• 73% acceptance rate
• Mid 50% SAT scores are 520-610, ACT 24-29
• 91% retention rate – Freshman returning for sophomore year
• NCAA Div I with football
• 2.2% of incoming freshman who have no financial need receive on average $4,325
• Meet 40% of financial need
• 24% of the students come from out of state
• Greek life prevalent
• Over 100 degree programs
• 350 student clubs and organizations
• 68% 4 year grad rate, 78% 5 year and 82% 6 year
• 2 freshman orientation programs for all freshman
• Plenty of research opportunities
• Some lecture classes of 150 students
• Require students to have practical experience prior to graduating
• High school spirit
• Friendly and welcoming
• Nice downtown just within walking distance from campus
• 25% of students study abroad
• No courses taught by grad students
• Film, music production, engineering design programs
• Community service oriented
• Admit into University in general, not to a specific major
• Final grades in core courses considered
• Application available early August – Proprietary application
• There are individual scholarships available to apply for
• Honors College available for the highest level students, separate application process
• Incoming freshman guaranteed housing, 45% of sophomores choose to stay on campus

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