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James Madison University

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at JMU

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentD+
Business - Management and AdministrationC+
Civil EngineeringC+
Computer ScienceD+
Engineering DepartmentB+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcC
Geography and GeosciencesB
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B
Music EducationB-
Nuclear EngineeringB
Perfomance ArtsC
Physical Therapy/Exercise ScienceA-
Political ScienceC-
PreMed and MedicalB+
Public HealthC
School of InformationC

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Surrounding City

... This place is truly a hellhole manifestation of people who lack the mental capacity to think for themselves ...Read full comment
... Harrisonburg, as a city, sucks ...Read full comment
... You will also be very bored if you grew up by a city or a populated suburb, as there is nothing around here ...Read full comment
... All in all, JMU is the place to be if you want to get away from major distractions such as that of a city ...Read full comment
I will start by saying that the Geographic Science program at JMU is fantastic, with a lot of very down to earth professors and students. Classes are ...Read full comment
... Even though the city of Harrisonburg is near campus, you can still see those gorgous mountains in the horizon ...Read full comment
... Traffic in H'burg is horrible, mostly due to JMU being smack in the middle of the city ...Read full comment
... As others have said, the surrounding city isn't the most exciting ...Read full comment
... However, I definitely am looking at grad schools with more than 1,000 black people and it definitely has to be the city ...Read full comment
... 4)the city of harrisonburg is lame, but our parties kick ass so nobody even seems to notice/care ...Read full comment
... Even though Harrisonburg isn't known for its booming city-life, I will still cherish all of the memories i have made here ...Read full comment
... Harrisonburg is called the friendly city for a reason ...Read full comment
... I am actually considering transferring next semester because I so desperately want to be in a city surrounded by more diverse settings ...Read full comment
... You will also be very bored if you grew up by a city or a populated suburb, as there is nothing around here ...Read full comment
... I sincerely wish this campus was in an actual city ...Read full comment
... Harrisonburg really is the "Friendly City" although JMU students seem to, for the most part, not exploit such a great town for any more than the...Read full comment
... The surrounding area does what it can to cater to students since they expand the size of the city by 1/4 during the school year ...Read full comment
... There are a lot of parties, but the surrounding city and school admin are clamping down regarding alcohol policies and the like ...Read full comment
... The only good thing about JMU is the opportunity to build resume in the city of Harrisonburg because there was no competition at all ...Read full comment
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