The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • JMU has more expensive tuition & fees ($29,564) than Towson University ($25,516).
  • It is harder to admit to JMU than Towson University.
  • JMU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,200) than Towson University (1,120).
  • JMU has higher submitted ACT score (26) than Towson University (23).
  • Towson University has more students with 21,917 students while JMU has 21,594 students.
  • JMU has more full-time faculties with 1,060 faculties while Towson University has 930 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - James Madison University and Towson University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
JMUTowson University
JMUvs.Towson University
Harrisonburg, VirginiaLocationTowson, Maryland
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Tuition & Fees
35% ($8,202)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)56% ($9,405)
$8,202Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,405
75.20 %Acceptance Rates77.30 %
29.43 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.82 %
1,200SAT Score1,120
26ACT Score23
82 %Graduation Rate73 %
-Transfer-out Rate20 %
89 %Retention Rate85 %
21,594Student Population21,917
1,060Number of Faculties930
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 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, On-campus daycare

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