James Madison University Reviews
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James Madison University was probably the best choice school of the undergraduate programs I applied to. I absolutely loved the environment of the campus, the rigor of the course schedule, and the helpfulness of the professors on campus. The Harrisonburg area is incredibly safe and welcoming and could not have picked a better place for my undergraduate career. I believe it has greatly assisted me in my preparation for graduate school. I know a lot of people who left JMU with careers being started and grad programs to go to. I, myself, was accepted into 2 graduate programs for physical therapy, which is highly competitive. JMU is an amazing school with hard, but worth taking classes with great people to surround yourself with.
I very much enjoyed my time at JMU. It really opened my eyes to my love for service and how much I wanted to keep giving back to community. There was an excellent service community and I found it had prepared me for my service year as a City Year in Washington, D.C. Also, the social work department encouraged the students to go onto their masters when they were ready, which is my I am pursuing an MSW in the fall at NYU.
I feel absolutely blessed to have been able to study social work at JMU. I met my role models through my professors, best friends and supports through my fellow classmates, and learned more than I could possibly imagine. JMU provided me with experiences and education to allow me to become a competent and professional social worker. Before school, I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do but following graduation, I knew I was in the right field. Anyone considering social work, please attend JMU in order to obtain the best education experience possible.
The biology program at JMU was challenging. I definitely had to work hard, and the curriculum gradually increased in difficulty. However, all of the courses I took built off of each other, so the flow of the program was excellent. JMU as an institution is full of students who genuinely love the school, which made the stresses of college manageable. The campus is remarkably beautiful, both during winter and spring semester. Despite JMU not being my first choice when choosing a college, I am pleased with the education I received and it adequately prepared me for graduate school, in which I am currently pursuing my Master's degree at the Medical University of South Carolina.
JMU is the best school! Their education program is very professional and organized. All of the professors are there to help you succeed and mold you into an amazing teacher. They offer a 5 year Masters Program in Elementary Education. The facilities are modern and resourceful. The campus is safe and lively.
Biology program at James Madison University is a rigorous program. I suggest entering the program solely as a necessity to obtain your career goal. This is a highly credible program and succeeding here will help you get many looks for job opportunities and graduate programs. However, it is not easy so come prepared and ready to work.
College is not just about the piece of paper you get after your time there. That piece of paper is extremely important, but there is so much behind it that will shape your life forever. James Madison University is a place where you get an amazing education that builds up to your diploma, but gives you experiences and memories that will mean the world to you 50 years down the line. JMU requires its students to complete a well-rounded general education course load, and the instructors do a great job of meeting students where they are at and fostering meaningful and impactful learning. The resources available at JMU work so well to make sure that all students are supported academically, emotionally, socially, and culturally. JMU is a place where all walks of life can come in a find a place that they can call their new home. JMU cherishes the diversity of its students and fosters a wonderfully inclusive, welcoming and exciting place to be. Even now that I have graduated I still call JMU my home, and I will always bleed purple!
I cannot express enough how the WRTC program has enabled me to excel as I've made my way into the professional world. The largest benefit the program gave me was a broad set of technical and writing skills--I have found myself able to cater how I communicate my skill set to whatever job type I'm going after, whether that be technical writing, editing publications, or even the computer science field. I was able to tailor the program to fit what I was most passionate about, which for me was technical writing and editing in healthcare. JMU is very lucky to have a program like WRTC in a world where technical communication is both necessary and constantly evolving.
A mathematics degree from James Madison University will equip you with problem solving skills to succeed in a variety of work environments. The skills you will gain are not particular specialized, but provide an awesome platform to build day to day professional skills. For example I largely studied applied mathematics and the programming skills come in handy on a daily basis in my job as an enterprise software engineer. The professors and JMU are wonderful.
JMU is an amazing school with wonderful professors who are always willing to go above and beyond to help their students. I have felt prepared and excited for my career because of my preparation at JMU. I would recommend this school to anyone who asks, because it is a great school with many strengths. There are several academic programs for which JMU is a notable school.