JMU Admissions

The application fee is $70 for applying undergraduate school and $60 for graduate school at James Madison University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$60
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 76.75% and yield is 24.62%. 9,473 men and 14,106 women applied to JMU and 6,752 men and 11,346 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,832 men and 2,624 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 76.75%71.28%80.43%
Yield 24.62%27.13%23.13%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 2,765 students (62% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 662 students (15%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 650 and 25th percentile is 570. The SAT Math score is 640 (75th) and 550 (25th). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing570650
SAT Math550640
ACT Composite2328
ACT Math00
ACT English00

Application Requirements

JMU requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, Next table summarizes James Madison University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see JMU online application page .
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JMU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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