3,906 reviews
  1. Fairfax, VA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
George Mason University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Scores Range
1050-1250
ACT Scores Range
23-28
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for George Mason University

Cost

Net Price
$17,347/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,745/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,524/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,135/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,589/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,383/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.246 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.247 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.247 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,818Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 163 responses
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  • Diverse
    58%
  • Busy
    13%
  • Unique
    7%
  • Enthusiastic
    6%
  • Content
    5%
  • Students like me :)
    5%
  • Asian
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.327 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.383 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 188 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    44%
  • Welcoming
    32%
  • Just okay
    6%
  • Helping
    6%
  • Decent
    4%
  • Acceptable
    3%
  • Different
    2%

After George Mason University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
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

George Mason University Reviews

3,906 reviews
All Categories
George Mason is a pretty safe school due to the fact all of the parties occur off campus. We have very few violent crimes occur at the campus. On the academics side of things, George Mason has a very wide variety of majors that they continue to excel at. They are currently building a new medical building to add to their already present nursing program. I highly recommend Mason because there is so many things available on campus that you never have to look anywhere else. The best way to have a good experience at Mason is by getting involved on Campus!
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George Mason is a very diverse and put together community. I absolutely love the atmosphere, i truly feels like a home away from home. When I came into Mason, I was afraid to get out and have fun, I wanted to only focus on my school work, but even though Mason is not a party school I found it hard to just keep to myself. It is so many events and things to do around campus and around the area of Fairfax and nova. It was a great choice school, classes are difficult but never a challenge that isnt worth facing because we learn so much! It is worth every step of the way academically and socially.
The classes are great and so are the professors! With the larger classes, you feel like you are just a number but most professors generally do care about you. The more you get into your program, the more you get to know your professors and they help you succeed towards your goals. Parking can be a hassle and pricey, but that's the case with most public schools. Overall a great school, good programs and a lot of groups/programs to make you feel at home.