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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

James Madison is located in the valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is the most scenic and peaceful experience just driving to the university. This place made it possible for me to not only meet my life long friends but get a great educate where I can apply my knowledge. JMU may be a medium sized school but it feels like a small community. Everyone is friendly and the school is known for its door holding policy. The academics are great and all of the professor I had were always helpful. I am still friends with my professors and check in with them. JMU really works with students to provide the best experience. The sports programs are wonderful as well. JMU is the dream!

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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2004

The genuine student life cultivated at James Madison University is equal to the quality of education you will receive. Coupled with the value found at a top public research institution, any high school student should give JMU serious consideration. You will be embraced by faculty, challenged to expand your own mind, all in a quaint small-town/rural setting, with the Blue Ridge Mountains and the charming bluestone architecture as your backdrop. Professors doors are always open, help is right at your fingertips, all you need to do is seek it out. Voted perennially as one of the most high-tech public universities in the country, you will have access to everything current in business, science, media and more. Many James Madison graduates go on to study in top tier master's programs, and have historically performed exceedingly high in their fields of study. In the major science, business and media programs at James Madison, students typically command between fifty and sixty thousand dollars salary their first year or two out of school. Thus, the bargain tuition is paid off fairly quickly upon graduation. Personally, James Madison University has left me with not only a world class education at a very reasonable price, the experience has also left me with lasting friendships and relationships. Nearly twenty years since freshman orientation, I am still in close contact with the core set of hallmates and suitemates from my first-year dormitory placement. More so, I still keep up with two of my economics professors via email, a couple times per year. If value added, student life, the opportunity to make lasting connections and to study at a premier public research institution is part of your criteria for college, you should certainly consider James Madison University when exploring your undergraduate options.

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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 1992

James Madison University is a wonderful school to attend. They have a great student community, the campus is outstanding, as well as their sports program. James Madison University has a wonderful campus, it is such a lovely place. They have a number of schools within the university so your options are many. I attended the College of Business, they had a number of courses that really prepared me for when I graduated. The professors were always available and coach classes were always very helpful if i fell short on a subject. There were always activities on campus during the week and on the weekends. Home Coming was always a wonderful treat and the games were always well attended. Attending James Madison University was and will always be one of the best experiences I could have had. The administration was very helpful and always willing to help a student during whatever they may be going through.

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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

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.

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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

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.

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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

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.

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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

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.

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Degree: Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Graduation Year: 2014

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.

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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

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.

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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2016

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!

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