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James Madison University: Where Change is the Status Quo

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JMU has been frequently recognized as one of the top universities in the country.


Farmland and mountains make the Shenandoah Valley - JMU's home - unique and beautiful. Visit JMU. Read More >

President Alger sat on bench

JMU's sixth president, Jonathan R. Alger, is a nationally recognized scholar and speaker on higher education policy and law. Read More >

Madison students on service trip

Community Service-Learning prepares students to be educated and enlightened citizens committed to positive social change. Read More >

Female business student studying over books, surrounded by studying students in classroom

JMU provides a total education with a foundation of liberal arts and a multitude of learning experiences outside the classroom. Read More >

Football fans fly their purple and gold streamers

Madison has a long history of athletic success including the 2004 Division I-AA National Football Championship. Read More >


Changing the world one person at a time

It's not just a slogan. It is Madison—a living, evolving university where change is the status quo. Equipped with the power that knowledge gives, JMU students, faculty and alumni work toward a brighter future in nearly every sector of global society. Read more >

The Madison Experience

  • quad.jpg Visit JMU

    There's nothing like seeing JMU with your own eyes. Mountains, farmland, the wide sky full of stars are what make the Shenandoah Valley, and JMU's home in it, so unique and so beautiful.

  • Be The Change Video Brighter Future Be the Change

    Members of the extended James Madison University community are changing the world in nearly every sector of our global society. A collective desire for a stronger, better, smarter, brighter future bolts through Madison faculty, students and alumni - just about everyone within the JMU family can feel it.