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 (1,270) than JMU (1,225).
  • JMU has higher submitted ACT score (26) 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 - University of North Carolina Wilmington and James Madison University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UNCWJMU
UNCWvs.JMU
Wilmington, North CarolinaLocationHarrisonburg, 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 ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$7,238
Out-Of-State$21,303
Tuition & Fees
In-State$12,638
Out-Of-State$29,564
50% ($6,744)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)35% ($8,202)
$6,744Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,202
66.52 %Acceptance Rates75.20 %
27.62 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)29.43 %
1,270SAT Score1,225
26ACT Score27
74 %Graduation Rate82 %
20 %Transfer-out Rate-
84 %Retention Rate89 %
17,915Student Population21,594
725Number of Faculties1,060
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), 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

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