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George Mason University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

37,249 Students

81% Admitted

  • 35,984 full time
  • 11,628 part time
  • 17,527 men full time
  • 19,592 women full time
  • 18,993 applied
  • 15,446 admitted
  • 3,489 enrolled

25,010 Undergraduates

$8,672 Tuition/Year

  • 10,458 Graduates
  • 534 Non-Degree
  • $8,672 in state
  • $3,252 fees
  • $12,426 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: The Patriot
School Colors: Green & Gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Jennifer from Columbia, MD
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  • George Mason has a great diversity of students and is rapidly expanding their campus to add many more programs to accommodate different majors. Mason has a great community feel with…

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  • Sarah from Midlothian, VA
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  • Mason is known for having an extremely diverse student body and a large commuter population. The most popular majors here are business and science-related fields (and the attitude towards social…

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  • LISA from Falls Church, VA
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  • George Mason University is very diverse. The classes and professors are also very helpful in class and throughout the application process. The school is also very, very welcoming and makes…

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  • Sarah from LORTON, VA
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  • George Mason is a really good school because it offers a vast variety of academic programs and majors. The campus is huge! It is a good place to study outside…

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Mission Statement

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University – Where Innovation Is Tradition.

George Mason University
  • Located in Fairfax, VA
  • Public
  • 37,249 students enrolled
  • 81% admitted
  • $8,672 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Becky from Fairfax, VA
  • I am a current student here

    George Mason University (GMU) is quite different compared to many other colleges or universities. I have seen GMU grow from being a predominantly commuter-school to a residential university. Since my first year I have seen many dormitory and building constructions and renovations. I have had the opportunity to experience the GMU residential life and the commuter life. I absolutely enjoy getting an education at a university that is constantly growing and improving. Not to mention, the diversity of the enrolled students is also another reason I enjoy GMU.

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  • Travis from Kent, WA
  • I am a current student here

    In truth this campus gets really boring at nights and weekends, many would say because it lacks a football team and many would argue that this school just has no spirit. Frats are off campus and only a few ever join one since they are expensive and at times selective or time consuming. Most students here are commuters who you never see around campus. There are many clubs, but other than that there isn't for a student to do around here. People mostly keep to themselves and the dorms are fairly quiet most days. You hear people brag about the 2006 Basketball Finals all the time so much that it gets tiring. If you are a student who are seeking a quiet and anti-social education come here, but if you want to have fun in college and remember the 4 years for the rest of your life then by all means don't go here. I am glad to be transferring out next semester due to tuition problems to Washington State University. For the money its better to go to a school people know of instead of hearing, George Mason? Never heard of it... what state is it in?

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  • 3
  • from CT
  • I am a current student here

    This school really is a huge suitcase school. If you live out of state, then you'll definitely be able to find the other out-of-state students on the weekends because most of the in-state students go home, and the campus is practically empty. If you're looking for any parties at all, then be ready to walk 20 minutes to the fraternity houses, or find a ride. If you're planning on going into DC a lot, then it will take you between a 1/2 hour to an hour to get there, depending on where you're going. You could also visit Fairfax Corner, which has some different restaurants.

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