The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • JMU is a public and Elon University is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • Elon University has more expensive tuition & fees ($38,725) than JMU ($29,564).
  • It is harder to admit to Elon University than JMU.
  • Elon University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,200) than JMU (1,200).
  • Elon University has higher submitted ACT score (26) than JMU (26).
  • JMU has more students with 21,594 students while Elon University has 7,117 students.
  • 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 - James Madison University and Elon University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
JMUElon University
JMUvs.Elon University
Harrisonburg, VirginiaLocationElon, North Carolina
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - professional practice
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (medium programs)
In-State$12,638
Out-Of-State$29,564
Tuition & Fees$38,725
35% ($8,202)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)62% ($14,980)
$8,202Average Amount of Financial Aid$14,980
75.20 %Acceptance Rates66.53 %
29.43 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)24.57 %
1,200SAT Score1,230
26ACT Score28
82 %Graduation Rate83 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
89 %Retention Rate90 %
21,594Student Population7,117
1,060Number of Faculties447
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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