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Applying to JMU

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Acceptance Rate 80.49%
Yield 23.40%
SAT Score 1,200
ACT Score 26
Applicants 23,922

Applying To JMU

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 80.49% at James Madison University where a total of 23,922 students applied and 19,255 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,200 and the average ACT score is 26. It requires four items and recommends 1 articles to submit to their applicants. The following table describes the general admission information for applying to James Madison University.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$60
Admission Informationwww.jmu.edu/admissions
Online Applicationwww.jmu.edu/admissions/apply/
Acceptance Rate80%
Average Test Scores1,200 SAT / 26 ACT
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Credit for Military Training

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2020-2021, the acceptance rate is 80.49% where a total of 23,922 students (9,520 men and 14,402 women) have applied to JMU and 19,255 (7,238 men and 12,017 women) students have been admitted to the school. Among them, 1,789 male and 2,716 female students have enrolled into JMU and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 23.40%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at JMU
TotalMenWomen
Applicants23,9229,52014,402
Admitted19,2557,23812,017
Enrolled4,5051,7892,716
Acceptance Rate 80.49% 76.03% 83.44%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 23.40% 24.72% 22.60%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At JMU, 2,519 applicants (56% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 642 applicants (14%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,200 and the average ACT score is 26 at JMU. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,280 and 25th percentile score is 1,120. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 28 and the 25th percentile score is 23. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at JMU.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at JMU
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing570650
SAT Math550630
ACT Composite2328
ACT Math00
ACT English00
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

James Madison University requires 4 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, TOEFL) and recommends 1 articles (Recommendations) to submit to their applicants. In addition, 1 item(s) (Admission Test Scores) are considered but not required to submit. The following table summarizes the application requirements at James Madison University
Application Requirements for JMU
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at James Madison University is Semester. James Madison University accepts Dual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Credit for Military Training. Next table describes credits that James Madison University accepts.
Calendar SystemSemester
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for military training