What’s Great About the Shenandoah Valley – JMU!

What’s Great About the Shenandoah Valley?  JMU!

Founded in 1908, James Madison University is a public university located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. JMU is fast becoming one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education because students enjoy unusually engaged relationships with world-class faculty who are here because they want to pursue knowledge and make teaching their No. 1 priority.

Rankings & Recognitions

#1 most innovative university in the south by U.S. News & World Report

80% of JMU students do undergraduate research, an internship, a practicum or student teach

#2 graduation rate in the U.S. for large, master’s level public universities

#1 Best College for Employment in Virginia according to U.S. Department of Education statistics compiled by Zippia. JMU has the highest post-graduation job levels of all Virginia colleges.

#25 best public college value in the U.S. by MONEY magazine

96% of 2018 JMU graduates were employed, in graduate school or involved in other career endeavors within six months of graduation

#2 graduation rate in the U.S. for large, master’s level public universities

 #5 in the nation for “students who made the right choice” by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education

90% freshman retention rate (national average is 72%)

(from https://www.jmu.edu/about/index.shtml )

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