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

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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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.251 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.251 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 167 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    58%
  • Busy
    14%
  • Unique
    8%
  • Enthusiastic
    6%
  • Content
    5%
  • Students like me :)
    5%
  • Asian
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.331 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.387 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 192 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    44%
  • Welcoming
    32%
  • Just okay
    6%
  • Helping
    6%
  • Decent
    4%
  • Acceptable
    4%
  • 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
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George Mason University Reviews

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My program (Conflict Analysis & Resolution) is quite worthwhile. There are several profs who have published influential works in the field and are great networking contacts. I have taken French, German, and Chinese courses and found them to be engaging and the professors very helpful, willing to spend the extra time to ensure students are keeping up and succeeding. The data analysis, and computer science programs seem to be very popular. I have heard some criticism about the science department, specifically academic advising therein.
There are more clubs, organizations, and teams than I can count! As the student body is quite large, there are plenty of people who share interests in quidditch, discussing current events, socializing, culture etc. The dining halls are not bad, and the cost of on-campus housing is not too unreasonable compared to living off-campus (which I now do). As there are a lot of students who commute, parking can be a challenge.
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Having attended the past two years of my undergrad at George Mason University, I can honestly say that this university has amplified my work ethic and dreams to become an Elementary school educator. I am extremely blessed and privileged to have the opportunity to attend George Mason University and work to complete my degree in Education. From on-campus community, to the on-campus housing opportunities and facilities, I am so happy I chose George Mason University to gain my degree. I would not want to attend any other university!
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!