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James Madison University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityB-
Useful SchoolworkB- Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeB
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:

Quite Bright
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She cares more about Campus Maintenance than the average student.
Date: Jul 07 2008
Major: Accounting (This Major's Salary over time)
I came to JMU to study accounting and was disappointed to find that I had to first take a long series of general education courses that had little academic value but cost time and money. I am going into my second year this fall and I am questioning whether or not to transfer to focus on my core major - accounting. The accounting program also has limited co-op/internship slots available and will require that I spend a semester away from JMU to complete it.

Otherwise its okay - the campus is nice (bluestone area) other parts are ok. There are a lot of parties - but mostly the social life is focused on people getting hammered and running around. Football is fun - basketball is not - they always lose (except the women's program).

If you are coming to college to socialize - JMU is great - if a little pricey for what you get. If you want to focus on studying and achieving your career objectives - you might want to look elsewhere.

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