School spirit and an incredibly happy student body is my big take away from my visit to JMU, on the IECA Mid-Atlantic College Tour. As the line of tour guides introduced themselves to us, I couldn’t get over their enthusiasm. One called JMU her favorite place on earth! You just can’t fake this kind of stuff! Set in a small town, JMU dominates, with a huge football stadium the first thing you see before coming upon the beautiful quad. Known for their business programs, this state school is also strong in communication, science and education. The tour guide said the food is unbelievably good. (I looked it up – their food service is ranked in the top five in the country.) Another reason to be happy!