Colleges and Universities near Massanutten
For families with soon-to-be college students, Massanutten is no more than an hour’s drive to some of Virginia’s top colleges and universities. Use your Massanutten visit as a central point to visit our institutions of higher learning.
James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University are both located near Massanutten in Harrisonburg.
Bridgewater College and Mary Baldwin College are less than 25 miles south of Massanutten’s I-81 exit.
Only an hour’s drive north on 81 is Shenandoah University in Winchester.
Go from Massanutten to see historic Lexington, home to Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University.
Head East to the University of Virginia, a short 45 minute trip over the mountain from Massanutten.
Bridgewater College in Bridgewater VA. Founded in 1880 Bridgewater College was the first co-educational college in Virginia. BU is affiliated with the Church of the Brethren and is a private college. Bridgewater College is about 40 minutes from Massanutten.
Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg VA. Eastern Mennonite School was founded in 1917, and later was called Eastern Mennonite College. In 1994 the name changed to Eastern Mennonite University. EMU is about 30
minutes from Massanutten.
James Madison University in Harrisonburg VA. Established in 1908 as a school for women, the school underwent several name (Madison College for our 4th President in 1938) and curriculum changes until it became James Madison University in 1977. In 1946 the first male students were enrolled as day students, only. JMU became co-educational in 1966. JMU is a 20 – 30 minute drive from Massanutten.
University of Virginia in Charlottesville VA. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819. In 1925 UVA accepted its first students. Edgar A. Poe was a student at UVA 1826 – 1827. His dorm room can be seen by visitors there. UVA is about a 45 minute to 1 hour drive from Massanutten.
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