Located in the Shenandoah Valley in Harrisonburg, Virginia, James Madison University was established in 1908 and offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees as well as post-professional certificates in over one hundred majors. The university has a liberal arts core curriculum and believes that success is measured not only in the classroom, but in how people interact with the world around them.
Originally opened as a women’s college, James Madison became a coeducational facility in 1946 and consistently ranks in the top ten colleges with well-known publications. The university offers campus housing and has numerous social and academic clubs for students to participate in. Downtown Harrisonburg is also within a short distance and has many different restaurants, clubs and various activities. Students considering the school should be aware that acceptance into the university is extremely competitive and it is a good idea to apply early.