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George Mason University
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  • 4 Year
  • FAIRFAX, VA

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+

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George Mason is an above-average public university located in Virginia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 21,672 undergraduate students. The George Mason acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Police and Criminal Science, Psychology, and Information Technology. Graduating 71% of students, George Mason alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,900.

About

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

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.

Mason Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1110-1320
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$20,157 / 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
$9,518 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
74%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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. 328 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 328 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,672 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,990
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 243 responses
  • Diverse
    53%
  • Busy
    14%
  • Unique
    10%
  • Content
    6%
  • Enthusiastic
    6%
  • Students like me :)
    5%
  • Entitled
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 408 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 464 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 269 responses
  • Diverse
    53%
  • Welcoming
    26%
  • Just okay
    4%
  • Helping
    4%
  • Acceptable
    3%
  • Decent
    3%
  • Different
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
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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