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James Madison University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA+ Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationA+
Individual ValueC University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeF
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Arrogant

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She cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Jun 14 2010
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
I just completed my first year as a Biology major. I will admit, JMU was my backup school initially but I ended up choosing it over Penn state, University of Miami, Tulane, and University of Colorado at Boulder. Being a Biology major here has been great, I love the department. I definitely have some problems with the way other sciences are incorporated into my major but I'm sure thats the case at any school. Gen-eds are irritating to no end, especially when you are focused on your career path.

The social aspects of JMU are where I have problems. I have tried to find similar people to me by joining lots of clubs and organizations, and would describe myself as a popular outgoing person in general. However I have to say, (and please take this into consideration when deciding whether or not to go here,) that the general student body is cold, apathetic, and slightly trashy. No one seems to keep up with what's going on in the real world. No one is politically focused, and if so they are arrogant conservative minded. JMU is isolated and elitist. I always thought I would like a campus style school like JMU but am finding now that I may have been happier on an urban campus where people care about societal and global issues.

I am considering transferring after sophomore year but we'll see how the next year goes.

I completely agree with you! I am also a rising sophomore at JMU and am having second thoughts. I was searching around the web reading reviews and trying to maybe find another college. Some people there are really friendly, but the majority are snobby self-obsessed girls and I had a hard time finding genuine, down to earth people. I guess we'll just have to see how this next year goes. Good luck!!
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