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George Mason University
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  • 4 Year
  • FAIRFAX, VA

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

4400 UNIVERSITY DR
FAIRFAX, VA 22030
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
From George Mason University

As Virginia’s largest public research university, George Mason University is here to provide you not only a path to your degree, but a college experience like no other.

Our proximity to Washington, D.C. provides more than an opportunity for site-seeing. Our connections inside and outside the Beltway are strong, paving an avenue of success for our graduates. Mason offers over 200 degrees and numerous minors and certificate programs so you can customize your education to meet your career and personal goals.

Mason’s prime location in Fairfax, Virginia, just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C., gives you the best of both worlds. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of living near a vibrant and active city, not to mention the nation's capital, while also feeling safe and right at home at one of the largest and most beautiful residential campuses in Virginia.

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George Mason University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Range
1100-1300
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,285 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,908 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 246 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 335 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 335 responses

Majors

Mason's Honors College

What Makes the Honors College Community Stand Apart? Curious. Exploring. Questioning. The Honors College is a place where students are highly motivated, perpetually learning, and inquisitive. Here, we ask questions that allow us to engage with our world in meaningful ways.

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    1%
  • Online
    73%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,603 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,501
Undergrads Over 25
511400%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 250 responses
  • Diverse
    52%
  • Busy
    14%
  • Unique
    10%
  • Content
    6%
  • Enthusiastic
    6%
  • Students like me :)
    5%
  • Focused
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 415 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 471 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 276 responses
  • Diverse
    53%
  • Welcoming
    25%
  • Just okay
    4%
  • Helping
    4%
  • Decent
    3%
  • Acceptable
    3%
  • Different
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 186 responses

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