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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (35), Grades (44), Sports/Extracurriculars (25), College Essay (15)
This was my fall back school, but I heardFeb 23 2009Sociology
This was my fall back school, but I heard that it's pretty hard to get into. I think if you've been really active in organizations in high school, that looks good.
My dad works in the business deparment and oftenFeb 08 2009Unknown
my dad works in the business deparment and often has his kids over to hang out... I would say get a's and b's and do mmmkay on the sat and u should get in the general college... u have to workk supper hard in the business school(in my opin) My dad loves it. harrisonburg is just AWEFUL there is nothing to do the food is SOOO BAD. but i love gibson hall the jmu food is awesome just don't rome the town...LOL (im being honest) I would sujjest looking at george mason or hollin... over all it is easy to get in to.... my sister who is 15 got the same sat score as some of the kids there... but she is a super genis kida kid... over all go there if you like to be in a family orentited school... it will be perfect for you the kidss are emomazingly kind and my dad will bring me students home to help me study... it is sooo cheap to live in hburg when we went on our class trip ppl went in to schock when a bottle of water was $2 haa haa well if you want to... you can do it!
My SAT score was 2170 and my GPA was 4Dec 24 2008Biology
My SAT score was 2170 and my GPA was 4.0 uw and 4.4 w. I also had a crazy amount of extracurriculars and leadership positions.
For people who want to get in to JMU, keep your GPA above 3.5 and your SATs around 1100 (M and CR). JMU is becoming increasingly harder to get into, so having extracurriculars and leadership positions will be very beneficial.
Also, DO THE PERSONAL STATEMENT. It says it's optional, but do it.
SAT: 2170 Female
Although my test scores weren't the greatest, I madeDec 12 2008Political Science
Although my test scores weren't the greatest, I made sure I maintained a high GPA in high school. I also took AP courses in high school, which helped immensely!

Students who want to further their education at JMU should focus on maintaining mostly A's and some B's in high school courses, do well on SATs (1100s-1200s as an avg) and ACTs (24-25 as avg), and take several AP/IB courses for credit.
ACT: 24 Female

Be prepared to work and party hardNov 25 2008Education
SAT: 1200 Female
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