James Madison University
James Madison University is a public, comprehensive university and is the only university in America named for James Madison. Since its establishment in 1908, James Madison University has grown from a small state normal and industrial school for women to today's coeducational comprehensive university. The university places great emphasis on the quality of the undergraduate student experience in its bachelor's level programs and offers a complementary array of distinguished master's, educational specialist and doctoral programs aimed at meeting specific state and national needs.
The University offers 33 degree programs, 53 master's and 8 doctoral degrees. It provides a total education to students , one that has a broad range of the liberal arts as its foundation and encompasses an extensive variety of professional and pre professional programs, augmented by a multitude of learning experiences outside the classroom.
Set in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, JMU is a tight-knit community of 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 4,000 faculty and staff who come from across the country and around the world. Only two hours from Washington D.C., the university is fast becoming one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education.
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