James Madison University

James Madison University, Harrisonburg: Address, Phone Number, James Madison University Reviews: 4.5/5

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clr2015
New Haven, CT49 contributions
Dec 2021
James Madison University is the heart and soul of Harrisonburg VA. Its campus is sprawling, neat, orderly and clean. Everything is well marked. It is considered an excellent institution of higher learning and well worth putting on any college tour of Virginia colleges and universities.
Written 25 December 2021
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urbanguy
Richmond, VA4,229 contributions
Aug 2021
This campus is huge and "interesting," as it is on both sides of I-81. I'm not sure how students get around, except for walking large distances.
Written 2 September 2021
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Janet F
Morgantown, WV542 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Stopped by campus while geocaching. Found and logged an impressive geocache in the Rose Library. Also stopped by the bookstore to pick up a t-shirt. Explored campus a bit more and thought it was really nice. I also saw a small, autonomous vehicle delivering food on campus! Cool place.
Written 9 August 2021
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Joel P
Virginia Beach, VA62 contributions
Mar 2021
We first visited JMU in 1980 . . . when we were looking at colleges throughout Virginia.
Our second child is now a student at JMU - and is SO happy.
Written 18 March 2021
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Lisa F
16 contributions
Aug 2020
Campus is absolutely beautiful and so close to great restaurants and things to do in the Shenandoah Valley. Great higher educational institution offers many opportunities.
Written 26 August 2020
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Camden L
Harrisonburg, VA3 contributions
May 2019
Excellent area with fun atmosphere, JMU is a diamond in the rough, bigger school than you think, 22,000 students. The sports programs here are amazing with national championships happening every year, football, lacrosse, volleyball, softball, soccer, and basketball have been thriving.
Written 20 April 2020
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Mark G
Catonsville, MD2,552 contributions
Dec 2019
Founded in 1908, james Madison University has a fantastic location just south of downtown, now stretching from west of Main St (US 11) to east of I-81, after experiencing tremendous growth over the last 35 years. The rolling campus views and the historic Bluestone buildings give the school a classic feel. It is a great walking campus, and has a botanical preserve, as well as the 25,000 seat Bridgeforth Stadium. My oldest son was recruited for football here,and my youngest declined when Title 9 caused his sport to be dropped, but I still have fond memories of watching football at Bridgeforth Stadium as well as travelling thru Harrisonburg to my grandparents as a kid, when it was then known as Madison College.
Written 9 January 2020
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Robert P
Harrisonburg, VA61 contributions
Sep 2019
JMU - I must admit both our son and daughter-in-law completed their undergraduate and graduate degrees at JMU. It's a very popular university with a fantastic site, outstanding facilities and teachers. They have a great sports program in multiple sports such as football, baseball, basketball, running, lacrosse and more. The football stadium in recently modernized and is a fantastic venue. The new basketball stadium is currently under construction. The university has a great medical training program with a cancer center at the university hospital. They have a planetarium across from the hospital and the Madison hotel is next door - PS great buffet at the hotel! There is a very active performing arts program with a new arts facility on campus. The university is huge with around 18,000 students and is located near the center of town. Lots and lots of restaurants, shopping and support activities in Harrisonburg. Many students stay in the Harrisonburg area after graduating and many parents even move to Harrisonburg when they retire - if that's any indication how much people like Harrisonburg, "The Friendly City".
Written 18 November 2019
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
Nov 2019
Note: This review is of physical look and surrounding atmosphere, not in anyway to refer to the academic excellence of the university.

To my surprise, the university (physical area) is larger than I remembered. I particularly like the old area with a few old buildings (mainly blue stone-I think). To walk up and down the open space area (The Quad) in the morning and during the open house (while I was there) gave me a sense of pride from students and alumni.
Written 13 November 2019
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LVPADad
Lehigh Valley,PA362 contributions
Nov 2019
Visited with our daughter for prospective college. Was impressed - campus was larger than envisioned and still growing. Liked the mix of old and new architecture. Nice facilities overall from what we saw on the tour. Like the hands on approach where students are engaged early on and focus as a teaching school versus a research school. Lots of school spirit and the students seemed happy and friendly, like they wanted to be there. Felt a sense of community. Seems like there is a lot to offer, lots of activities and events, something for everyone. Overall a good experience, one to consider.
Written 5 November 2019
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