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JMU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into JMU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 15,559 out of 21,439 applicants or 73% were admitted making JMU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 12,806 8,633 21,439
Accepted 9,738 5,821 15,559
Acceptance Rate 76% 67% 73%
Enrolled 2,686 1,722 4,408
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 30% 28%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to James Madison University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1035. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1205 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1120 1290
SAT Reading 570 660
SAT Math 550 630
ACT Composite 23 27
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >82%
1205 to 1290 Avg + 73%-82%
1120 to 1205 Avg - 61%-73%
1035 to 1120 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 1035 Low <48%

Estimated GPA Requirements

James Madison University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to James Madison University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232423 IPEDS survey data for James Madison University.



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