In the Office of Admissions, we are more than willing to assist you with information on Admissions and JMU in general. Be sure to use us as your resource.

Early Action process or Regular Decision process are the two options for submitting an application as a freshman to James Madison University. To be admitted through Early Action, a student needs to be superior in curriculum, grades, test scores and extracurricular activities. Students who apply through Regular Decision are not at a disadvantage. Typically about 80 percent of our applicants are competitive but space constrains us to admitting only about 60 percent. Learn more here.


Tuition and fees for 2012-2013 are now available.

JMU offers merit scholarships for highly qualified applicants.

Prospective Students' Weekend, an open house for admitted multicultural students, will be help April 11-13, 2013.

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    Meet Jacketta Morton

    Student Profiles

    Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
    Major: Social Work
    Year: Senior
    What is your favorite aspect of JMU? I enjoy going to the movie screenings offered at Grafton-Stovall Theater on campus. It offers semi-recent movie choices at a close to nothing price.

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    Prospective Students' Weekend

    April 11 - 13
    Open House for Admitted Students

    Prospective Students' Weekend is an open house for admitted multicultural students that offers an all-inclusive experience of James Madison University. Learn more.

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    Students for Minority Outreach

    A student-run organization focused on promoting JMU as a progressive and ethnically diverse campus. We foster a balance between leadership, social, and academic development for the JMU student body. Learn more.

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    Discover Harrisonburg Va.

    JMU's home in the Shenandoah Valley offers nightlife, culture and recreation

    Students needing a break from studying have plenty of options, including skiing and biking, farmers' markets, a monthly city art walk and ethnic cuisine restaurants. Urban lofts in the charming downtown located 3/4 miles from campus is often an appealing choice for housing. Visit JMU!

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    Office of International Programs

    College is the best time of your life to take advantage of the endless study abroad opportunities available to you. You may never have another chance to immerse yourself in a different culture with the student point of view. Wander beyond your corner of the earth. Roam across borders and oceans. Embrace cultures different from your own. Experience the adventure of a lifetime! Studying abroad will broaden your perspective from JMU's campus in Harrisonburg in ways that you can only imagine. Learn more.

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    Diversity Web

    “Diversity is not just a buzz word at JMU, it is a way of life. At JMU, we embrace the uniqueness in the individual and provide the resources and support to celebrate the distinctiveness of all people."

    ~ Dr. Linwood Rose, President

    Learn more about diversity at JMU.