The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Elon University is a private (not-for-profit) and JMU is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • Elon University has more expensive tuition & fees ($42,241) than JMU ($30,152).
  • It is harder to admit to Elon University than JMU.
  • Elon University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,260) than JMU (1,240).
  • Elon University has higher submitted ACT score (28) than JMU (26).
  • JMU has more students with 22,224 students while Elon University has 7,123 students.
  • Elon University has a lower number of students per faculty with 11 to 1 while JMU's ratio is 17 to 1.
  • JMU has more full-time faculties with 1,060 faculties while Elon University has 447 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Elon University and James Madison University.
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Elon Universityvs.JMU
Elon, North CarolinaLocationHarrisonburg, Virginia
Four-years, Private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, Public
Doctor's degree - professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research / scholarship and professional practice
Doctoral / Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
$42,2412023 Tuition & Fees
64%% Receiving Financial Aid36%
$15,190Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,387
74.00 %Acceptance Rates78.00 %
13.00 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)20.00 %
1,260SAT Score1,240
28ACT Score26
83 %Graduation Rate82 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
88 %Retention Rate91 %
7,123Student Population22,224
447Number of Faculties1,060
11 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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