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Tuition & Fees

$11,400

$32,682

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,138
Declined + 6,843
Total Received 21,981
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Public

23,062

undergraduate students

10,863

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
30%
500-599
51%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
32%
500-599
49%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
25%
24-29
43%
18-23
30%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
12%
24-29
56%
18-23
30%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
18%
24-29
56%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, public institution located just minutes from Washington, DC. Founded in 1972, Mason is a distributed university with campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William counties. Mason offers nearly 200 degree programs through the College of Education and Human Development, the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Science, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the School of Law, the School of Management, the School of Public Policy, and the Volgenau School of Engineering.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 33,925
Established in 1972
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Fairfax, VA

817-acre main campus is located in Fairfax (population: 23,973), 19 miles from Washington, DC; branch campuses in Arlington and Prince William County. Served by bus; major airports and train serve the DC Metropolitan area. School operates transportation to public metro station and between campuses. Public transportation serves campus.

George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
69%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
21 fraternities 1% of male students
 
15 sororities 3% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
30%
500-599
51%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
32%
500-599
49%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
25%
24-29
43%
18-23
30%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
12%
24-29
56%
18-23
30%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
18%
24-29
56%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
January 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,138
Declined + 6,843
Total Received 21,981

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Amy Takayama-Perez
Dean of Admissions
P: 703 993-2400
F: 703 993-4622
admissions@gmu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $25,375,001
State $16,809,012
Institutional $6,366,959
Other external
Total $48,550,972

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $7,449,588
Other external $2,887,747
Total $10,337,335

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
crew
cross-country
diving
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Colonial Athletic Association (Division I), Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division I), Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (Division I), IC4A, Atlantic 10
Mascot
The Patriot
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Computer Science
Applied Information Technology
Applied Sciences
Applied/Engineering Physics
Art History
Art/Visual Technology
Arts Education
Arts Management
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Atmospheric Sciences
Biodefense
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics Management
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Biology
Biomedical Science
Biosciences
Biostatistics
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Civil/Environmental/Infrastructure Engineering
Civil/Infrastructure Engineering
Climate Dynamics
Communication
Communications
Community College Education
Community Health
Computational Science
Computational Sciences/Informatics
Computational Social Science
Computational/Data Sciences
Computer Engineering
Computer Forensics
Computer Game Design
Computer Science
Conflict Analysis/Resolution
Counseling/Development
Creative Writing
Criminology/Law/Society
Cultural Studies
Curriculum/Instruction
Cyber Security Engineering
Dance
Data Analytics Engineering
Earth Science
Earth Systems Science
Earth Systems/Geoinformation Sciences
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Science/Policy
Environmental Science/Public Policy
Environmental/Sustainable Studies
Executive Business Administration
Exercise/Fitness/Health Promotion
Film/Video Studies
Finance
Foreign Languages
Forensic Science
Geographic/Cartographic Sciences
Geographic/Gerspacial Intelligence
Geography
Geoinformatics/Cartographic Sciences
Geology
Geotechnical/Construction/Structural Engineering
Global Affairs
Global Health
Global/Environmental Change
Government/International Politics
Graphic Design
Health Administration
Health Informatics
Health Systems Management
Health/Fitness/Recreation Resources
Health/Medical Policy
History
History of Decorative Arts
Human Development/Family Studies
Individualized Studies
Information Security/Assurance
Information Systems
Information Systems/Operations Management
Information Technology
Integrative Studies
Intellectual Property Law
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Commerce/Policy
Kinesiology
Latin American Studies
Law
Law/Economics
Linguistics
Management
Management of Secure Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology
Middle East/Islamic Studies
Music
Music Education
Musical Arts
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nutrition
Operations Research
Organization Development/Knowledge Management
Peace Operations
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Professional Studies/Teaching
Professional Writing/Rhetoric
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy
Real Estate Development
Rehabilitation Science
Religious Studies
Russian/Eurasian Studies
Senior Housing Administration
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Special Education
Sports/Recreation
Statistical Science
Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering/Operations Research
Technology Management
Telecommunication Policy
Telecommunications
Theatre
Tourism/Events Management
Transportation Policy/Operations/Logistics
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Undergraduate

68%

23,062
students

Female
51%
11,819

Male
49%
11,243

Graduate

32%

10,863
students

Female
57%
6,222

Male
43%
4,641

undergraduateFull-time

79%

18,427
students

Female
52%
9,546

Male
48%
8,881

undergraduatePart-time

21%

4,635
students

Female
50%
2,273

Male
50%
2,362

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 100
Countries most often represented China
India
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jennifer Tkacz
Director, International Admissions
703 993-4587
jtkacz@gmu.edu

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