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.
  • W & M has more expensive tuition & fees ($47,038) than JMU ($29,564).
  • It is harder to admit to W & M than JMU.
  • W & M has a higher submitted SAT score (1,200) than JMU (1,200).
  • W & M has higher submitted ACT score (26) than JMU (26).
  • JMU has more students with 21,594 students while W & M has 8,939 students.
  • JMU has more full-time faculties with 1,060 faculties while W & M has 694 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - James Madison University and William & Mary.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
JMUW & M
JMUvs.W & M
Harrisonburg, VirginiaLocationWilliamsburg, Virginia
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 ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$12,638
Out-Of-State$29,564
Tuition & Fees
In-State$23,812
Out-Of-State$47,038
35% ($8,202)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)48% ($20,327)
$8,202Average Amount of Financial Aid$20,327
75.20 %Acceptance Rates35.92 %
29.43 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)28.57 %
1,200SAT Score1,395
26ACT Score32
82 %Graduation Rate91 %
-Transfer-out Rate6 %
89 %Retention Rate93 %
21,594Student Population8,939
1,060Number of Faculties694
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio11 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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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