Why come to Madison? To be challenged. To be engaged. To aspire. You will be supported. You will succeed.

Challenge: Expect rigor. Our faculty demand it because they embrace the belief that growth requires pushing intellectual boundaries. It will be difficult. The results will be amazing.

Growth: Investigate, discover, create and innovate. Expand your intellect.  Practice new ways of thinking. Collaborate with faculty to push the limits of understanding. Achieve beyond your expectations.

Engagement: Real-world experiences, internships, study abroad, engaged learning, civic engagement and community engagement are fundamentals at JMU.


#1 most innovative university in the south

-U.S. News & World Report

#1 best college for employment in Virginia

-Based on U.S. Department of Education statistics

#1 most recommended public university in the U.S.

-The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education

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