James Madison University (JMU)

Your Opinion: Is this School Hard to Get Into?
(188) (122)

Get more information on James Madison University:

JMU can be found in Harrisonburg, VA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly 21,000 students are enrolled at James Madison University.

The majority of students that got into JMU earned an SAT score within the range of 1050 - 1250, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 23 - 27. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the JMU average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.28 - 3.45. Approximately 60 percent of all students which applied were admitted at JMU, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 30 percent continued on to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected JMU acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 62%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at jmu.edu.

Overall JMU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012

63.5%

The overall acceptance rate for James Madison University was reported as 63.5% in Fall 2012 with over 22,600 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • JMU ACT Scores: 23 - 27
  • JMU Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into James Madison University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into James Madison University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2017 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2017-2018 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for James Madison University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 65.1%
  • 2009-2010: 61.4%
  • 2010-2011: 59.9%
  • 2011-2012: 61.3%
  • 2012-2013: 63.5%
  • Projected JMU Acceptance Rate 2017-2018: 62.2%

How Does JMU Compare?

63.5%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for JMU is fourteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Virginia-Main Campus30.0%
George Mason University62.0%
Virginia Commonwealth University69.1%
West Virginia University85.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants22,64841.1%58.9%
Admitted14,39237.4%62.6%
Enrolled4,32539.5%60.5%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to JMU (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score23 - 27
To learn more about the data and calculations that power this site, please visit our data discussion page.