James Madison University
Founded in 1908, James Madison University is a public university located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. JMU is fast becoming one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education because students enjoy unusually engaged relationships with world-class faculty who are here because they want to pursue knowledge and make teaching their No. 1 priority.
The university offers more than 76 undergraduate, 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. The student to faculty ratio is 16:1 with an average class size of 29 students.
JMU is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, a region known for the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park, the Shenandoah River, rolling farmland and breath-taking views. Only two hours from Washington, D.C., JMU's 675-acre campus is situated in the city of Harrisonburg, a safe, friendly community with a diverse population of approximately 42,000.
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