HARRISONBURG, VA- The school year is about to begin and James Madison University is welcoming incoming the incoming freshman class. The class of 2021 hails from 35 states, the District of Columbia and 10 countries around the world.

Kelly Giammarino, Madyson Cullim, Chelsea Simao, Leah Carroll, Laura Lynch and Jack Klinger will be joining their classmates this month as they begin their freshman year.

James Madison believes that their university "offers  each student a future of significance -- not an education of mere prestige, but an extraordinary education of exceptional scholarship, inventive thinking, unparalleled attention to the world community, a university-wide enthusiasm for teaching, and a commitment to student success".