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

4.3 out of 5 stars
Allie - 5/31/2016
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011
"JMU was the best time of my life. I believe I got a wonderful education by professors who challenged me to be a well-rounded and enlightened adult, not just someone who read the course textbooks. I had the opportunities to study abroad and both join and found campus community organizations, based on my interests. The friendships and social activities were perfect for me, and I believe I had a perfect balance of academics, service, leadership, while all still having a fabulously fun social time."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/31/2016
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2013
"The JMU School of Music may be small, but it's excellent. I felt VERY prepared coming out into the "real world." All the music professors instill an incredible drive for professionalism in you and you can see the difference once you're out in a professional orchestra, opera company or choir."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/9/2015
Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2005
"Awesome atmosphere, great friendly people...good balance of a great degree and a fun place to be"
2.6 out of 5 stars
Ryan - 9/1/2015
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014
"JMU is a wonderful place! I can't imagine what my life would have been like if I hadn't spent my undergraduate years here. I have made some truly lasting relationships with friends, mentors, and the faculty and staff at this university. I miss it every day!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sweets - 8/19/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2008
"JMU is an incredible experience from a personal level, a social level, and an academic level. It is a school that is all about community and spirit and the same goes for the town of Harrisonburg."
3.7 out of 5 stars
JMUTEACHGRAD - 7/13/2015
Degree: Military Science
Graduation Year: 2009
"JMU is an awesome school. The campus is gorgeous, other students are friendly, professors are helpful, and it is affordable!"
2.6 out of 5 stars
JMU Psych grad - 6/8/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012
"I loved JMU, but the program was not the best for my interests. I ended up going back to school to get a degree more applicable to my interests."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Alyssa F - 8/6/2014
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013
"JMU is definitely one of Virginia's best kept secrets. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, JMU is not only a beautiful campus but it's filled with beautiful people from he inside out, always looking for the next way to give back to the school and community of Harrisonburg. There are always fun events going on on and off campus, so feel free to try lots of new things! And the education I received in Biology has better prepared me for dental school (I am now a 2nd year dental student) than students in my class from UVA and VT."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/20/2013
Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2013
"Tell us about your college experience.I had a great time at school. I decided to change my major when I transferred to JMU, and though I haven't yet gotten a job in what my major was, I know it is just a matter of time and staying positive. The school was a good fit for me and it was a great learning experience for me while I was there.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?If I had the chance to go back to school I would if I didn't have to pay, though I would go into the College of Business so that I would have a better chance of a job right out of graduation.What advice can you offer other students?I would tell them to go to school to learn and get your work done and also have fun while doing it. The time goes by faster than you think so make the most of it while you can before you enter the real world of work."