The Best & Worst

Harrisonburg, VA
Tuition (in-state)
$17,932 ($4,642)
Admission Difficulty
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    The Breeze, JMU's student newspaper
  2. 2
    The food and view from Festival
  3. 3
    Free movies at Grafton or hosted by clubs
  4. 4
    Grilled cheese Thursdays at D-Hall
  5. 5
    JMU marching band
  6. 6
    Open mic nights and poetry readings at TDU
  7. 7
    The Quad
  8. 8
    Tailgating in the parking lots before football games
  9. 9
    UPB concerts—big-name bands for cheap prices
  10. 10

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
91% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
80% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
92% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
71% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
70% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
54% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Easy to Get By on a Student's Budget
54% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was better than average.
Campus Pride
65% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
86% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
60% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Vibrant Social Scene
65% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 8% of students transfer out.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Community showers
  2. 2
    The guy/girl ratio
  3. 3
    Lack of bars and nightclubs
  4. 4
    Lack of diversity on campus
  5. 5
    The long hike from ISAT to the Quad
  6. 6
    The Modular Building
  7. 7
    No double-punching on weekends
  8. 8
    The parking quandary
  9. 9
    Saturday make-up days for inclement weather
  10. 10
    Winter weather in the springtime
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