Many brand new Dukes took to social media on January 10th to share the great news: they got into JMU! We are so proud of all the students who were accepted Early Action this month, and we can’t wait to congratulate the rest of the class of 2022 as they receive their decisions. Here’s a post highlighting a few recent acceptances!


Sara Prout

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Newly-accepted Duke Sara Prout celebrated her good news with a JMU-themed cake!

Dana Dantoni

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Dana Dantoni is the second new Duke we’ve seen celebrate with food, and I have to say, this is the most amazing pizza I’ve ever laid eyes on!

Zachary Nowfel

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Zachary Nowfel posed for a photo with his acceptance letter and a huge grin to remember this exciting day.

Taylor Curtis

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Taylor Curtis shared this photo and said, “My mom filled my room with purple and gold balloons and these letter balloons after I found out!”

Grace Martin

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Grace Martin tweeted her celebratory picture with the message, “Go Dukes!! πŸ’œπŸ’›”

Bridget Murphy

High school senior Bridget Murphy shared how she felt when Early Action decisions were released:

“My brother is a graduating senior this year at JMU and over the years he has spent there I have visited often for football games and to watch his volleyball games. I instantly fell in love with JMU and knew I had to apply. The hardest part was of course, the wait. When I logged on to my portal to see that I had been accepted it was the best news I had received in a long time. I ran around dancing and smiling for hours. While I have not officially said “yes” to JMU, I know that is where I belong. I plan on majoring in Media Arts and Design and minoring in Communication Studies. Hopefully I will become a part of The Daily Duke and the Class of 2022 at JMU.”

Bridgetβ€”I’ll be sure to put in a good word at The Daily Duke for you!

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As was popular with many happy future Dukes, Blake Day chose to post an image of his acceptance letter, with the message: “Accepted into my number 1 school! #JMU22Β πŸ’œπŸ’›”

Hunter Hopkins

Hunter Hopkins took to Twitter to share his enthusiasm:

“Your boy is going to be a Duke! Extremely excited to have received my acceptance today

Karina Arzubiaga

So many new Dukes are exclaiming that JMU is their dream school, something that makes all of us seniors on the Daily Duke team super sentimental. Karina Arzubiaga tweeted:

“So happy to announce that I have been accepted into my dream schoolπŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’›Β 


From one senior to all you soon-to-be freshmen, college really does go by in the blink of an eye, so be sure to cherish every moment as a Duke!

Congratulations and GO DUKES to all of the class of 2022, we can’t wait for you to join us at the best university on the planet!

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