JMU earns great reviews

by Janet Smith


Yellow and black logo that states: The Princeton Review Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition

Various college listings and rankings published over the summer verify what James Madison University students already know – JMU is an outstanding place to learn and live.

JMU is among the colleges and universities profiled in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition.” The university was also ranked #2 for best campus food and #16 for best college newspaper. The Princeton Review is a company known for its test-preparation and education services and other resources for students.

The university is included in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014,” which is compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. The annual guide spotlights 300-plus of the “best and most interesting” colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.

JMU ranked 168th in Forbes’ Top Colleges list of U.S. colleges and universities, which features the 650 best colleges in the nation. Produced by the national business magazine and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, the list is calculated from factors including students’ satisfaction, debt, postgraduate success and graduation rate.

More information about each listing is available at:

The Princeton Review

“Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014”


The university also earned a place on the Top Colleges in Virginia for Future Service Members at ranked JMU No. 6 on the list of 21 public and private colleges in the state. Inclusion was based on having Army, Navy and/or Air Force ROTC units on campus. JMU is home to the Army ROTC Duke Battalion and the university maintains a cross-town agreement with the University of Virginia for JMU students to take Air Force ROTC classes at U.Va. for JMU credit.

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 Aug. 27, 2013

Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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