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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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||28%||30%||28%|
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.
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 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%|
James Madison University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to James Madison University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|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.