James Madison University Reviews

4.16 out of 5 stars
(29 Reviews)
  • Harrisonburg (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,416
92% of 29 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 29 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Abdulai Bangura - 3/6/2017
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."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Kira Heeschen - 2/27/2017
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!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Allison C. - 2/22/2017
Degree: Communications (Technical)
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Thomas Matecki - 2/21/2017
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2009
"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."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Emily Bogaev - 2/8/2017
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Taylor Daddario - 10/28/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"James Madison is a super friendly school settled in the valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains. People are so happy to be at the school and the professors are all willing to take time to help students. The campus is not only beautiful but there are so many things to do on and off campus."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Meghan - 9/9/2016
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016
"JMU was the best four years of my life thus far. The atmosphere that was provided is something that no other school has! Everyone is genuinely friendly, I mean the campus is known for it's signature door holding! The little details also made the school something special too. For example, when you get into your class schedule routine you start to see the same dining services people, baristas, housekeepers, and maintenance workers and it wasn't uncommon for them to start saying hi to you! My favorite barista was moved from ECL to Carrier library Starbucks so I changed my entire schedule just so I could see her. It may sound crazy but everyone at JMU is family. I was out of state and was only homesick for my first week of school. I was 700 miles from my family but had found my own in the Shenandoah Valley. I strongly believe that JMU should be on every high school senior's radar for colleges!"
4.9 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015
"JMU was the best choice I could make. It is the best university out there. The students, faculty, and staff are all so welcoming. The College of Education is outstanding."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015
"It is an amazing campus and the program is great. I highly recommended it."
5.0 out of 5 stars
So Happy I picked this School - 6/4/2016
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2008
"GREAT SCHOOL. I chose this institution because of where it is located and the small class sizes. Let me tell you as an Alumni, this is the best education you can buy. I recently graduated from a different school and I have been thrown through the ringer for my transcripts and copy of diploma. At the other end of the spectrum, JMU's website is easy to navigate and it is FREE and quick to order your official transcripts online. My transcripts were sent via email within 48 hours to where they needed to be. It has been 3 weeks and $20 later and I have still not received my transcripts from AI. I had to call JMU to ask for a replacement diploma because of a moving accident and again FREE and quick service was provided. I spoke with a lovely human being on the phone which is something that you do not get often with companies or schools. As far as my education, I was young and flighty at the time so my grades reflect my absent mindedness. However, my educators have left lectures that replay in mind years later and lessons that I think about almost daily. I had a wonderful experience here and I push anyone debating to go to JMU. Also, the food was bangin."
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