James Madison University is a comprehensive university that is part of thenstatewide system of public higher educationnin the Commonwealth of Virginia and is the only university in America named for James Madison. Established March 14, 1908, the university offers programs on the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels with its primary emphasis on the undergraduate student. JMU provides a total education to students — one that has a broad range of the liberal arts as its foundation and encompasses an extensive variety of professional and pre-professional programs augmented by a multitude of learning experiences outside the classroom. The university
has been a coeducational institution since 1966.