James Madison University

James Madison University (JMU) is a living, evolving university where change is the status quo. Equipped with the power that knowledge gives, JMU students, faculty and alumni work toward a brighter future. Expansion of the world’s knowledge through innovative and cutting-edge research, is widely available to the students and together new worlds are explored through global-centric perspectives and study abroad programs.

With the mentoring of faculty whose first love is teaching, James Madison University helps students fulfill their destinies. JMU offers each student a future of significance — not an education of mere prestige, but an extraordinary education of exceptional scholarship, inventive thinking, unparalleled attention to the world community, a university-wide enthusiasm for teaching, and a commitment to student success.

Why choose James Madison University?

Facts & Figures

  • 16:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 80% of JMU graduates do research, an intership, a practicum or student teach
  • 98% of classes taught by professors

Rankings & Recognitions

  • 34th Best Value Public College by Kiplinger
  • Ranked 2nd Public School in the south by U.S. News and World Report
  • One of “The Best 378 Colleges” by the Princeton Review
  • Ranked 168 in the nation “The Forbes Best Buy Colleges List” for 2014

Some of the Programs Offered



  • Accounting
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Hospitality Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Quantitative Finance


  • Business Analytics
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Economics

Graduate Programs

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Strategic Leadership

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Undergraduate Majors

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Mathematics


  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Management
  • Integrated Science and Technology

Graduate Programs

  • Biology – M.S.
  • Computer Science: Informational Security – M.S. (online)
  • Mathematics – M.Ed. (online)

Student Life

  • Daily Duke Blog – Bring out the writer in you and reach out to all through this huge opportunity where articles are written by JMU students, for JMU students
  • Student Activities – With over 300+ organizations on campus, finding that unique experience can be the greatest part of your college career. Whether you are over-involved or under involved, you can help!