James Madison University

Virginia, United States

Public | Estd. 1908

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, United States

Public -1908

16:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

42 : 58

Male: Female Ratio

80.5%

Acceptance Rate

Fall, Spring and Summer

Intakes

16:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

42 : 58

Male: Female Ratio

80.5%

Acceptance Rate

Fall, Spring and Summer

Intakes

History, Affiliations and Rankings

James Madison University was founded in 1908 in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. It was originally named the State Normal and Industrial School for Women and was later renamed Madison College in 1938 and finally became known as the James Madison University in 1977. In 1946, men were first enrolled as regular day students. James Madison University is fast becoming one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education because students enjoy unusually engaged relationships with world-class faculty who are here because they want to pursue knowledge and make teaching their No. 1 priority. During the first decade of the 21st century, under James Madison University's fifth President, Linwood H. Rose, the university continued to rapidly expand, not only through new construction east of Interstate 81 but also on the west side of campus. The University’s athletic affiliation is with NCAA Division I and has academic affiliations with SURA and SCHEV, alongside being accredited by SACS. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

James Madison University’s campus is located in the Shenandoah Valley, just west of Massanutten Mountain. James Madison University's campus originally consisted of two buildings, now known as Darcus Johnson and Gabbin Halls. Today the campus has 148 major buildings on 721 acres. It has become Virginia's second most photographed location on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter, after Kings Dominion. James Madison University is considered to be a more selective university. It has an average class size of 25 students. The university offers over 130 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees through its various colleges, which include the College of Business, College of Education, the Graduate School Honors College and College of Science and Mathematics among others. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

It has a 96% satisfaction rate (according to students). The University Accomplishments are the annual major accomplishments from each division of the university. This includes everything from quality programs, community engagement, and civic engagement to the diversity and national recognition. Some achievements in recent years included the College of Science and Mathematics successfully sorting grants that totalled $4.3 million in new research support. James Madison University  also earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education 80% of James Madison University students do undergraduate research, an internship, a practicum or student teaching while 98% of 2019 James Madison University graduates were employed, in graduate school or involved in other career endeavours within six months of graduation

Notable Alumni from James Madison University include Odicci Alexander (Softball Player), Ben DiNucci ( American Football Player), Carole Baldwin (Research Zoologist), and Chuck Taylor (Music Journalist). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

According to the University Website, 1% of the total student population is International Students. The University’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides services, resources and assistance to meet the students, scholars and staff of James Madison University’s visa and immigration needs, alongside having programs and services to enhance their time throughout the entire campus.

The top companies that hire graduates from James Madison University are Amazon Web Services, Amazon, Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, Google and Microsoft. 

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Scholarships

It provides ten months of non-degree study and related professional experiences in the USA.

Eligibility

Applicants need to be proficient in English.

Applicability

The fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in many fields. In order to apply, you need to submit English proficiency scores such as IELTS/TOEFL etc.

It is offered to students who excel in their chosen field and wish to study abroad.

Eligibility

Applicants who want to pursue a full-time master’s, MPhil, or doctorate program.

Applicability

Applicants can apply for the scholarship through an online application available on the official website.

This scholarship is considered to be one of the most prestigious scholarships to study in the USA for Indian students.

Eligibility

Applicant should have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Indian University and should be Indian.

Applicability

The candidate needs to submit English language proficiency scores.

This scholarship programme is aimed to help high performing students get a full-time degree in the USA

Eligibility

They focus on students who plan to help improve the under-resourced and underserved communities back in their home country.

Applicability

To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, you must apply and complete the AU EGLS application, Common or Coalition Application, and international admissions process by 15 December 2021 (priority deadline) or by 15 January 2022 at the latest.

These fellowships are given to international women students who wish to study and research in the United States full-time.

Eligibility

Applicants must have citizenship of a country other than the US, must be having an academic degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree, and should study full-time program during the fellowship year.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

It provides ten months of non-degree study and related professional experiences in the USA.

Eligibility

Applicants need to be proficient in English.

Applicability

The fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in many fields. In order to apply, you need to submit English proficiency scores such as IELTS/TOEFL etc.

It is offered to students who excel in their chosen field and wish to study abroad.

Eligibility

Applicants who want to pursue a full-time master’s, MPhil, or doctorate program.

Applicability

Applicants can apply for the scholarship through an online application available on the official website.

This scholarship is considered to be one of the most prestigious scholarships to study in the USA for Indian students.

Eligibility

Applicant should have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Indian University and should be Indian.

Applicability

The candidate needs to submit English language proficiency scores.

This scholarship programme is aimed to help high performing students get a full-time degree in the USA

Eligibility

They focus on students who plan to help improve the under-resourced and underserved communities back in their home country.

Applicability

To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, you must apply and complete the AU EGLS application, Common or Coalition Application, and international admissions process by 15 December 2021 (priority deadline) or by 15 January 2022 at the latest.

These fellowships are given to international women students who wish to study and research in the United States full-time.

Eligibility

Applicants must have citizenship of a country other than the US, must be having an academic degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree, and should study full-time program during the fellowship year.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

Application Process

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  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
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James Madison University was also recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 2 Best Public Regional University in the South and earned a nod from MONEY magazine as a great investment, coming in at No. 25 among public colleges on its “Best Colleges for Your Money” list.
James Madison University was also recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 2 Best Public Regional University in the South and earned a nod from MONEY magazine as a great investment, coming in at No. 25 among public colleges on its “Best Colleges for Your Money” list.
James Madison University does not require the SAT/ACT to be part of your application file.
James Madison University does not require the SAT/ACT to be part of your application file.
MyMadison is James Madison University's online student center. Students have access with their E-ID and password. Once logged in, the Student Center is the hub of a student's information. Registration, class schedule, grades, unofficial transcript, bills, financial aid, emergency contact, adviser, etc., are all available for the student to view.
MyMadison is James Madison University's online student center. Students have access with their E-ID and password. Once logged in, the Student Center is the hub of a student's information. Registration, class schedule, grades, unofficial transcript, bills, financial aid, emergency contact, adviser, etc., are all available for the student to view.
James Madison University requires applicants to have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
James Madison University requires applicants to have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The top companies that hire graduates from James Madison University are Amazon Web Services, Amazon, Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, Google and Microsoft.
The top companies that hire graduates from James Madison University are Amazon Web Services, Amazon, Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, Google and Microsoft.

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Studying in United States

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: $20,000 - $65,000 (INR 14,99,421 - INR 48,74,100)

Postgraduate: $10,000 to $80,000 (INR 7,49,731 - INR 59,97,844)

MBA: $50,000 - $140,000 (INR 37,14,650 - INR 1,04,94,967)

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: $20,000 - $65,000 (INR 14,99,421 - INR 48,74,100)

Postgraduate: $10,000 to $80,000 (INR 7,49,731 - INR 59,97,844)

MBA: $50,000 - $140,000 (INR 37,14,650 - INR 1,04,94,967)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $820 - $925 per month (INR 60,920 - INR 68,721)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $450 - $1000 per month (INR 33,431 - INR 74,293)

Food Expenses: $350 - $500 per month (INR 26,002 - INR 37,146)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $820 - $925 per month (INR 60,920 - INR 68,721)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $450 - $1000 per month (INR 33,431 - INR 74,293)

Food Expenses: $350 - $500 per month (INR 26,002 - INR 37,146)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the USA

IELTS: 5.5 - 6.5+

TOEFL iBT: 78 - 100+

Cambridge English Language Assessments (CAE): B2 - C1

PTE: 54-58

Duolingo: 100+

 

Admission Tests to Study in USA

GMAT600 - 770+

GRE270 - 310

SAT: 900-1500+

ACT: 23-30

LSAT150 - 170+

MSAT: 490 - 510+

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the USA

IELTS: 5.5 - 6.5+

TOEFL iBT: 78 - 100+

Cambridge English Language Assessments (CAE): B2 - C1

PTE: 54-58

Duolingo: 100+

 

Admission Tests to Study in USA

GMAT600 - 770+

GRE270 - 310

SAT: 900-1500+

ACT: 23-30

LSAT150 - 170+

MSAT: 490 - 510+

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in the USA

  • When school is in session, your US student visa permits you to work up to 20 hours per week on campus and full-time during school breaks (up to 40 hours per week).

  • The employer must ensure that the employment should not displace (take a job away from) a US resident.

  • F1 students are permitted to work in the United States, but only under specified circumstances and in compliance with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service's complicated standards and restrictions (USCIS).

  • Many US colleges need approval from the International Student Office before taking any on-campus job, and such employment may not be permitted during a student's first semester or year.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the USA

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the USA. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus employment is defined as work that takes place on campus or at a school-affiliated off-campus site. Some examples are working in a campus bookshop, cafeteria, or other facilities where students may assist. To be considered for this position, you must apply at least 30 days prior to the start of school. Speak with your DSO about applying. If you're authorised, your DSO will provide you with a letter of approval, which you'll need to apply for a Social Security number (SSN).

 Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. F1 students can gain authorization to work under certain training programmes. This form of part-time work is not difficult to acquire. However, it is only available to F1 students who have completed at least one full academic year of their programme of study and who have an economic hardship that meets the Department of Homeland Security's urgent conditions. Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) are two programmes designed specifically for students who want to obtain experience in their field of study.

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in the USA

  • When school is in session, your US student visa permits you to work up to 20 hours per week on campus and full-time during school breaks (up to 40 hours per week).

  • The employer must ensure that the employment should not displace (take a job away from) a US resident.

  • F1 students are permitted to work in the United States, but only under specified circumstances and in compliance with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service's complicated standards and restrictions (USCIS).

  • Many US colleges need approval from the International Student Office before taking any on-campus job, and such employment may not be permitted during a student's first semester or year.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the USA

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the USA. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus employment is defined as work that takes place on campus or at a school-affiliated off-campus site. Some examples are working in a campus bookshop, cafeteria, or other facilities where students may assist. To be considered for this position, you must apply at least 30 days prior to the start of school. Speak with your DSO about applying. If you're authorised, your DSO will provide you with a letter of approval, which you'll need to apply for a Social Security number (SSN).

 Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. F1 students can gain authorization to work under certain training programmes. This form of part-time work is not difficult to acquire. However, it is only available to F1 students who have completed at least one full academic year of their programme of study and who have an economic hardship that meets the Department of Homeland Security's urgent conditions. Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) are two programmes designed specifically for students who want to obtain experience in their field of study.

A post-study work visa is one of the primary factors of interest for international students planning to pursue an education in the United States. After completing their education, most international students want to work in the United States. Some student visa options in the United States allow students to work in the country for a limited time while studying and after they finish their degree. 

The F1 Visa, M1 Visa, and J1 Visa are three different types of student visas that allow students to stay in the United States for a short time after they finish their studies.

The F1 visa is a post-study work visa that allows students to stay in the United States for upto 12 months after finishing their studies. The J1 and M1 student visas allow visa holders to stay for 30 days. Students pursuing STEM courses get an additional 17 months (making a total of 29 months) under STEM OPT extension.

A post-study work visa is one of the primary factors of interest for international students planning to pursue an education in the United States. After completing their education, most international students want to work in the United States. Some student visa options in the United States allow students to work in the country for a limited time while studying and after they finish their degree. 

The F1 Visa, M1 Visa, and J1 Visa are three different types of student visas that allow students to stay in the United States for a short time after they finish their studies.

The F1 visa is a post-study work visa that allows students to stay in the United States for upto 12 months after finishing their studies. The J1 and M1 student visas allow visa holders to stay for 30 days. Students pursuing STEM courses get an additional 17 months (making a total of 29 months) under STEM OPT extension.

Here are the different costs for different types of USA student visas that are required by an international student to study in USA:

  • F-1 Student Visa: $510 (INR 37,885)

  • F-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

H1B Visa: $555 (INR 41,227)

Here are the different costs for different types of USA student visas that are required by an international student to study in USA:

  • F-1 Student Visa: $510 (INR 37,885)

  • F-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

H1B Visa: $555 (INR 41,227)

Step 1: Get the US DS-160 Visa Application form.

Step 2: Prepare your financial and other supporting documents.

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form, and pay the application fee.

Step 4: Attend your appointment/interviews at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 5: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, you can start your study abroad journey.

Step 1: Get the US DS-160 Visa Application form.

Step 2: Prepare your financial and other supporting documents.

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form, and pay the application fee.

Step 4: Attend your appointment/interviews at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 5: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, you can start your study abroad journey.

Here are some of the top high paying job industries in the USA for international students are as follows:

  • Investment Banking and Securities Dealing

  • Sports Teams and Clubs

  • Management Consultancy

  • Financial Research

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

  • Engineering and IT

  • Mining, Resources and Energy

  • Law

Here are some of the top high paying job industries in the USA for international students are as follows:

  • Investment Banking and Securities Dealing

  • Sports Teams and Clubs

  • Management Consultancy

  • Financial Research

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

  • Engineering and IT

  • Mining, Resources and Energy

  • Law

Housing some of the best universities in the world, the United States of America is one of the most popular study abroad destinations. It is well-known for attracting the largest number of international students from around the world. Additionally, according to World GDP Rankings, the United States is in top place with a $22.939 Trillion economy as of 2021. It also boasts the world's 8th largest purchasing power parity (PPP). According to Statista, the United State's projected Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.2%.

Housing some of the best universities in the world, the United States of America is one of the most popular study abroad destinations. It is well-known for attracting the largest number of international students from around the world. Additionally, according to World GDP Rankings, the United States is in top place with a $22.939 Trillion economy as of 2021. It also boasts the world's 8th largest purchasing power parity (PPP). According to Statista, the United State's projected Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.2%.

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