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Our students embrace JMU because of the inclusive atmosphere that allows them to weave their individuality into the fabric of a caring, thriving community of learners.

JMU is home to big ideas, collaboration and a sense of connectedness. We celebrate hard work. We find the best answers. We learn from each other. We are family.

To explore more, get to know some of our best students in the following videos and profiles.

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Partnerships between professors and undergraduates are the JMU norm. LEARN MORE

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Hands-On Learning

Hands-on learning lies at the heart of everything we do and separates JMU from the rest of the pack. LEARN MORE

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Find Your Path

College is about finding what makes your mind come alive. We give you space to do just that. LEARN MORE

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Study Abroad

Study abroad takes you to places that change how you see everything, including yourself. LEARN MORE

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Life After JMU

Our graduates get great jobs quickly because they know how to work on their own and in teams. LEARN MORE

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Living On Campus

Living on campus gives you the opportunity to experience the essence of JMU. LEARN MORE

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Getting Involved

Getting involved is a comfortable way to give back while finding new passions and new friends. LEARN MORE

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Community helps you appreciate where you fit and understand the importance of making a difference. LEARN MORE

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Exploring the Area

This picturesque area practically begs you to get outside and play. LEARN MORE

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TOP 14%

of FOUR-year u.s. public
colleges for
return on investment

—Georgetown University
Center on 
and the Workforce

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best college in Virginia
for getting a job

—U.S. Department of Education
statistics compiled by Zippia

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TOP 50

Best Public Schools
in the U.S., 2022


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JMU's campus in the fall

Ready to explore more? We are so excited to help you learn more about our beautiful campus! Please join us for an in-person information session, a guided tour, or a self-guided tour. We look forward to welcoming you to campus.

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