For the international student, James Madison University (JMU) is an exciting destination, where
the ideals of American education – first-class teaching and a rich campus life with a durable
sense of community – come together to offer an incredible experience.
JMU is surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, just two hours
from the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C. We are a fairly large university with
approximately 20,000 students, yet offer a safe and welcoming environment with a family feel
and a strong culture of community and civic engagement. Named after the father of the U.S.
Constitution and a great statesman, our university is delighted to welcome international students
and is committed to making you feel at home.
We want all students to succeed and believe that our partnership with Study Group creates a
friendly environment where our students can develop their English language skills while also
taking courses in our academic programs. All students take courses in our General Education
Program, which offers a liberal arts foundation that will help you to think in different ways as
you solve problems and address issues in the world today.
We also offer a wide variety of excellent academic majors. Our faculty members are devoted to
teaching, guiding research and mentoring as you grow as a scholar and mature as a human being.
JMU offers an unforgettable university experience, uniting the very best of American education
and college life. Named after James Madison, the fourth president of the
United States, JMU represents the perfect blend of focused learning and true university spirit.
Schools & Colleges of James Madison University
Schools & Colleges
College of Arts and Letters
College of Business
College of Education
College of Health and Behavioral Studies
College of Integrated Science and Engineering
College of Science and Mathematics
College of Visual and Performing Arts