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James Madison University

Breakdown of “Social Life” at JMU

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By Major
Art & Design DepartmentB-
Business - Management and AdministrationA
Civil EngineeringA
Computer ScienceA-
Engineering DepartmentA
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcA-
Geography and GeosciencesA-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A-
Music EducationB+
Nuclear EngineeringA+
Perfomance ArtsB+
Physical Therapy/Exercise ScienceA
Political ScienceB+
PreMed and MedicalA
Public HealthB+
School of InformationA-

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Social Life

... However, the social life centers around just drinking and partying ...Read full comment
... At the same time I love JMU so much for the warm social environment and overwhelmingly positive attitude exhibited by all students, faculty, an...Read full comment
... Greek life is very active but it's not the only thing going on, and there is professional Greek life as well as social ...Read full comment
... If you can go to house parties everyday for the rest of your college career, then this school has the social life for you ...Read full comment
... I'm not a full-time student, so I don't have any personal experience with matters like social/residential life ...Read full comment
... As far as social life goes, the choices are incredibly limited ...Read full comment
... My first year at JMU was socially tough ...Read full comment
... The food is great, as well as the off-campus housing, social life, and academics ...Read full comment
... If you don't like dancing on poles at frat parties or sleep around, don't bother because you won't have a social life ...Read full comment
... There are plenty of athletic events (good football team), social events, and many other things and a lot of clubs to join in ...Read full comment
... If you're not socially awkward, you will have girls interested in you ...Read full comment
... They seem closed minded at first but if you are smart socially you will love it here ...Read full comment
... There are plenty of athletic events (good football team), social events, and many other things and a lot of clubs to join in ...Read full comment
... It's not all that complicated to socialize especially in your freshmen year when everyone is new to the campus ...Read full comment
... Drinking is the only social outlet and that's become a real problem ...Read full comment
... The social atmosphere around and off campus are second to none and are as inviting to others as they are enjoyable ...Read full comment
... I am shocked with all the negative facts, yes drinking is a big part of social life here but there are many ways to have sober fun ...Read full comment
... I have met some great people and I'm glad to have met them, but overall, the college dream that I had coming here was absolutely crushed by the d...Read full comment
... I slacked on the social scene and was something of a book worm but was rarely bored ...Read full comment
... Yes, partying/drinking appears to be a big part of the social scene here, but it is not limited to these things ...Read full comment
... The biggest negative about JMU is the social scene, most students here are close-minded, condescending, arrogant jerks whether they're hallmates,...Read full comment
... The social scene around the school itself makes up for that though ...Read full comment
... The social life is crazy if you get into it, i didn't ...Read full comment
... The social life is what you make of it ...Read full comment
... There are a lot of parties - but mostly the social life is focused on people getting hammered and running around ...Read full comment
... It's not all that complicated to socialize especially in your freshmen year when everyone is new to the campus ...Read full comment
... ), not much of a social scene outside of campus (there is nothing much to do in Harrisonburg beside partying), secluded environment (far away from...Read full comment
... If you can go to house parties everyday for the rest of your college career, then this school has the social life for you ...Read full comment
... I truly love a lot about JMU: the social life, the food, the landscape ...Read full comment
... The social scene here sucks ...Read full comment
... The students all go off on there seperate ways and a normal social life is almost impossible ...Read full comment
... As for the people and social scene: Half the people are on a quest to get wasted every night of the week and the other half are in christian cl...Read full comment
... JMU is a social environment for people who like to work hard and play hard ...Read full comment
... The academics, social life, professors, extra curricular activities and campus are all superb ...Read full comment
... As far as social life goes, the choices are incredibly limited ...Read full comment
... The social aspects of JMU are where I have problems ...Read full comment
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