George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$12,564

$36,024

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
47%
500-599
38%
400-499
4%
700-800
14%
600-699
37%
500-599
44%
400-499
5%
30-36
26%
24-29
52%
18-23
21%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

16.5

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,962
Declined 2,592
Total Received 19,554
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Public

26,662

undergraduate students

11,201

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

George Mason University, founded in 1972, is a public research university, located in Fairfax, Virginia near Washington, D.C.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 37,863
Established in 1972
Coeducational Coeducational

817-acre main campus is located in Fairfax (population: 24,097), 19 miles from Washington, DC; branch campuses in Arlington and Prince William County, VA and abroad in Seoul, South Korea. 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Washington, DC
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Dulles International

George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA
22030

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Catholic Campus Ministry
  • Indian Student Association
  • Black Student Alliance
  • Muslim Student Association
  • CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ)

Top Events

  • Mason Day
  • Welcome2Mason
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
81%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
47%
500-599
38%
400-499
4%
700-800
14%
600-699
37%
500-599
44%
400-499
5%
30-36
26%
24-29
52%
18-23
21%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline January 15
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.65

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,962
Declined 2,592
Total Received 19,554

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

character/personal qualities
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
class rank
recommendation(s)
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 108
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,060
Room & board $11,705
Additional fees $3,504
Books & supplies $1,278
Other fees $2,184
Total $27,731
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, crew, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, football, ice hockey, in-line hockey, lacrosse, logrolling, martial arts, quidditch, riflery, rugby, running, skiing, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, trap and skeet, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, underwater hockey, volleyball, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, crew, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, lacrosse, logrolling, martial arts, quidditch, riflery, rugby, running, skiing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, trap and skeet, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, underwater hockey, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Astronomy
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Teacher Education
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Information Technology
International Relations and Affairs
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music Performance, General
Neuroscience
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rehabilitation Science
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Statistics, General
Sustainability Studies
Systems Engineering
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

37,863

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

26,662
students

Female
49%
13,173

Male
51%
13,489

30%

11,201
students

Female
60%
6,689

Male
40%
4,512

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

21,672
students

Female
50%
10,823

Male
50%
10,849

19%

4,990
students

Female
48%
2,350

Male
52%
2,640

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 86%
Student 4 year graduation rate 50%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
38%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

2,838

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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