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James Madison University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeC+
Surrounding CityC- Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He cares more about Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty than the average student.
Date: Nov 08 2011
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
I went to James Madison for 2 years as an undergraduate student, majoring in Biology. However, I transferred to a "better" school for my junior year, and I can honestly say it was probably one my worst academic mistakes of all time. Let me start by saying when I left, I REALLY thought I wanted to leave. I didn't like Harrisonburg, and I didn't have that many friends because I wasn't involved in any clubs on campus outside of intramural soccer. My review, therefore, is strictly academic based.

All the classes I had at JMU were small. The largest class I had was an intro-science class with 100 students. At my new school, I have over 400 kids in some of my classes. Small classes means the ability to get to know your professor. JMU kids have such a great advantage of students over possibly more prestigious schools because the faculty are more involved overall in the want to teach the material rather than in their own research.

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