Location
Harrisonburg, VA
Undergrads
17,086
Tuition (in-state)
$17,932 ($4,642)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1752 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I enjoy club swimming and have many friends who really enjoy other club sports.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel comfortable with campus safety, although I always make sure I walk with someone after hours.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: I don't really focus on the diversity.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I haven't had that much exposure to students using drugs on camputs to answer this well.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I enjoy going into town occasionally to shop or dine.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Difficult work load, lots of art projects.

3 College Freshman

Weather: A wide range of temperatures, but I enjoy the weather.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Requirements for getting into my program seem reasonable to me.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I completely enjoy all classes related to my specific program, although some of the general studies seem unnecessary.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Nice to have the option to use campus computers, but I have my own to use.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus is close enough to walk to classes and it's slightly less expensive than on-campus housing.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Campus shuttle works great for me.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat off campus that often.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's a really wide variety as far as quality and cost

5 College Freshman

Transportation: So easy to get places, just a little harder on weekend nights

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Always a lot of alumni which is nice to see

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's always something to do.

4 College Freshman

Computers: You can definitely find labs and printers if you need them, but I just think it's easier to have my own computer

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Harrisonburg was kind of built around JMU and you can definitely tell.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Weekends you can definitely tell there's a lot of drinking but you can choose not to be a part of it because there are definitely other things to do. The drug scene isn't super noticeable

4 College Freshman

Academics: Classes and Professors are mostly good and you can pick how hard you want to make it for yourself.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A little hard if you don't have a car but I haven't heard many bad things.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Considering JMU is in Virginia, it's pretty diverse. People are very accepting and open.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Some groups are definitely better than others, but their parties are usually good and some of them are very nice.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Superrrrrrrr windy sometimes, but other than that it's usually beautiful.

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Sandra Jolles
Hometown
Great Falls Virginia
Major
Media Arts and Design
Grad Year
2015
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JMU offers a strong community, with students displaying an overwhelming amount of pride. You'll find you will love this school simply because every other student carries that same love. This sense of spirit is infectious. Harrisonburg has been named the "friendly city" by students, faculty, parents, and townfolk, and it’s no surprise why. Each year offers unique experiences that keep you coming back for more. JMU might not be charmed with the best football team in college history, but with the overwhelming amount of pride and zeal displayed at each game, it seems the perfect team for a enthusiastic school.

One pitfall might be the lack of nearby attractions or activities to enjoy on a weekend night. This can result in a many people resorting to parties as their means of entertainment. While Harrisonburg is by no means urbanized, you'll find some of your best memories on the nights you spend with your peers. Whichever friend group you click into, you'll find a little piece of yourself on this campus.

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