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 UNCW ($21,303).
  • It is harder to admit to UNCW than JMU.
  • UNCW has a higher submitted SAT score (1,225) than JMU (1,225).
  • JMU has higher submitted ACT score (27) than UNCW (26).
  • JMU has more students with 21,594 students while UNCW has 17,915 students.
  • JMU has more full-time faculties with 1,060 faculties while UNCW has 725 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - James Madison University and University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
JMUUNCW
JMUvs.UNCW
Harrisonburg, VirginiaLocationWilmington, North Carolina
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)
In-State$12,638
Out-Of-State$29,564
Tuition & Fees
In-State$7,238
Out-Of-State$21,303
35% ($8,202)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)50% ($6,744)
$8,202Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,744
75.20 %Acceptance Rates66.52 %
29.43 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.62 %
1,225SAT Score1,270
27ACT Score26
82 %Graduation Rate74 %
-Transfer-out Rate20 %
89 %Retention Rate84 %
21,594Student Population17,915
1,060Number of Faculties725
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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