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James Madison University Guide

James Madison University

We love it when family members can spend time with JMU students at their campus home, whether for a Family Weekend, a campus tour, or a relaxing weekend in Harrisonburg. To make your visit easier we compiled some helpful information on JMU and Harrisonburg.

James Madison University (also known as JMU, Madison, or James Madison) is a public university located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, U.S. Founded in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, the university has undergone four name changes until settling with James Madison University.

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3. Talk to College Students

JMU Facts


1. Total Fall 2012 Enrollment: 19,722

2. Undergraduate Degree Program Offered: 69

3. Campus Size: 712 acres and 111 buildings

Located within Minutes of Outdoor Adventures

  • Hiking in the Shenandoah National Park
  • Laser Tag
  • Caving
  • Rock Climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Skiing and Snow Tubing


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