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James Madison University

James Madison University is a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

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About James Madison University

James Madison University (JMU) is a top ranking state university located just 2 hours from the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. As a university with approximately 19,500 students from more than 100 countries, we pride ourselves on our diversity, yet unmatched school spirit. Our International Study Center (ISC) provides English language preparation in the first year in addition to college credits. (JMU is accredited by SACS-COC, AACSB and ABET in addition to many other specialized accreditation.)

Why Us

JMU ranked as the #2 public university in the southern USA according to US News & World Report “Best Colleges 2012”

The undergraduate College of Business ranked #11 among public universities in the USA according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

JMU ranked #38 among the top 100 Best Buy Colleges by Forbes magazine – a ranking that reflects the quality of teaching, career prospects, successful graduation rates and low-levels of student loan debt that JMU students can expect.

With courses like English Language Acquisition and American Culture, the ISC at JMU helps students fully integrate into American university life

Facilities Available

With over 2.8km2 of spectacular facilities and grounds, JMU offers a wide range of sports and activities for students from all parts of the world. From our specially designed group study rooms to the Sensory Neural Engineering Lab, Electron Microscopy Lab and 27 other laboratories found in our Science and Technology complex, state-of-the-art facilities are everywhere at JMU. Ranked 4th in the nation for its campus food, students can choose from 20 different dining facilities on campus.

Courses on Offer

JMU provides the ultimate American undergraduate university experience with over 100 undergraduate programs of study available. At the International Study Center, you are part of a supportive global community that allows you to study English while earning university credit towards your chosen field of study. The ISC offers four pathway programs (General Studies; Business; Engineering; or Science, Technology and Mathematics).

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Degree Programs Offered

Undergraduate: 71
Master’s: 34
Educational Specialist: 2
Doctoral: 8
Total: 115

Degrees Conferred (2013-14)

Undergraduate: 4,027
Graduate: 859
Total: 4,886

The International Study Center is run by Study Group, a global leader in providing academic pathways that create superior career outcomes for students

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