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James Madison University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkB- Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
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She cares more about Friendliness than the average student.
Date: Nov 29 2007
Major: Accounting (This Major's Salary over time)
JMU is a solid institution with a nice campus - although stuck in the middle of Harrisonburg. While the academics are good - I think JMU's lack of graduate programs, research programs, and notable faculty risk it being passed up by other universities within Virginia.

There are a lot of parties, but the surrounding city and school admin are clamping down regarding alcohol policies and the like. About 4300 students live on campus - most commute from the surrounding community. The football games are fun to watch - but otherwise - the athletics are somewhat lacking.

Some of the buildings are showing their age and I think JMU needs to put together better maintenance and campus plan to keep up with the other universities in Virginia.

Given its cost and out of the way location - I would have made a different choice for my undergraduate school

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