George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$13,014

$37,410

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
560
75th
650
25th
540
75th
32
25th
23
75th
28
25th
23
75th
30
25th
24
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,909
Declined 2,289
Total Received 21,198
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Public

35,884

undergraduate students

13,871

graduate students

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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 49,755
Established in 1972
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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: Large town

George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA
22030

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
21%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
62%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
560
75th
650
25th
540
75th
32
25th
23
75th
28
25th
23
75th
30
25th
24

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,909
Declined 2,289
Total Received 21,198

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Completion of college-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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

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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Financial Aid

59%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,838

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,510
Room $7,260
Board $4,830
Additional fees $3,504
Books & supplies $1,278
Total $26,382
Average Financial Aid - $7,838
Total with Avg. Aid $18,544

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $36,656,316
State $24,660,049
Institutional $15,791,632
Other external
Total $77,107,997

Non-need-based

Federal $40,694
State $987,200
Institutional $17,057,909
Other external $4,180,109
Total $22,265,912
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 703 993-2353
F: 703 993-2350
finaid@gmu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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/Recreational Sports

basketball, cricket, handball, non-tackle football, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, water polo

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic 10 Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference, Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, IC4A

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects.
Anthropology, General.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Astronomy.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General.
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioinformatics.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biometry/Biometrics.
Biostatistics.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Chemistry, General.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer Software Engineering.
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Construction Engineering.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Criminal Justice/Police Science.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Critical Infrastructure Protection.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism.
Dance, General.
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration.
Dispute Resolution.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Psychology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Literature (British and Commonwealth).
Environmental Science.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Finance, General.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Fine and Studio Arts Management.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Forensic Science and Technology.
General Studies.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geography.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Graphic Design.
Health Communication.
Health Policy Analysis.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health Teacher Education.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Industrial Engineering.
Information Science/Studies.
Information Technology.
Intellectual Property Law.
International Relations and Affairs.
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other.
International/Globalization Studies.
Latin American Studies.
Legal Professions and Studies, Other.
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Linguistics.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematical Statistics and Probability.
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Informatics.
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Performance, General.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neurobiology and Anatomy.
Neuroscience.
Nursing Practice.
Nursing Science.
Organizational Behavior Studies.
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physical Sciences, Other.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Political Science and Government, Other.
Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
Project Management.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Public Health, Other.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Real Estate.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Rehabilitation Science.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Science, Technology and Society.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Statistics, General.
Sustainability Studies.
Systems Engineering.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Tourism and Travel Services Management.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminology/law/society
  3. Information Technology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

49,755

total students

81%

in-state

19%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

35,884
students

Female
51%
18,409

Male
49%
17,475

28%

13,871
students

Female
61%
8,400

Male
39%
5,471

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

65%

23,432
students

Female
50%
11,692

Male
50%
11,740

35%

12,452
students

Female
54%
6,717

Male
46%
5,735

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
39%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

0%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 108
Countries most often represented China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
The United Arab Emirates
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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