George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

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

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

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
34%
24-29
36%
18-23
25%
12-17
5%
30-36
14%
24-29
50%
18-23
28%
12-17
8%
30-36
26%
24-29
52%
18-23
21%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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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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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 5827
ACT 4357

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 37,863
Established in 1972
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  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)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Fairfax, VA

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.

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
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
24 fraternities 5% of male students
 
19 sororities 6% of female students
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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

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
34%
24-29
36%
18-23
25%
12-17
5%
30-36
14%
24-29
50%
18-23
28%
12-17
8%
30-36
26%
24-29
52%
18-23
21%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

53%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,111.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $12,564
Room & board $11,705
Books & supplies $1,278
Total $25,547
Average Financial Aid - $14,111
Total with Avg. Aid $11,436

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Sandra Tarbox
Director, Student Financial Aid
starbox@gmu.edu

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

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 Directors

Brad Edwards (men's)
Assistant Vice President
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic 10 Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference, Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, IC4A
Mascot
The Patriot
School colors
green and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Computer Science
Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Applied Information Technology
Applied Sciences
Applied/Engineering Physics
Art History
Art/Visual Technology
Arts Education
Arts Management
Astronomy
Atmospheric Sciences
Biodefense
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics Management
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Biology
Biomedical Science
Biosciences
Biostatistics
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Civil/Environmental/Infrastructure Engineering
Civil/Infrastructure Engineering
Climate Dynamics
Climate Science
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
Criminal Justice
Criminology/Law/Society
Cultural Studies
Curriculum/Instruction
Cyber Security Engineering
Dance
Data Analytics Engineering
Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners
Earth Science
Earth Systems Science
Earth Systems/Geoinformation Sciences
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Science/Policy
Environmental Science/Public Policy
Environmental/Sustainable Studies
Executive Business Administration
Exercise/Fitness/Health Promotion
Film/Video Studies
Foreign Languages
Forensic Science
Geographic/Cartographic Sciences
Geographic/Gerspacial Intelligence
Geography
Geoinformatics/Cartographic Sciences
Geology
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
Higher Education/Student Development
History
Human Development/Family Studies
Individualized Studies
Information Security/Assurance
Information Systems
Information Technology
Integrative Studies
Intellectual Property Law
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Commerce/Policy
Kinesiology
Law
Law/Economics
Linguistics
Management
Management of Secure Information Systems
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
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
Statistics
Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering/Operations Research
Technology Management
Telecommunication Policy
Telecommunications
Theatre
Tourism/Events Management
Transportation Policy/Operations/Logistics
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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

37,863

total students

89%

in-state

11%

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 Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
37%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

71%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 Credits

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

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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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

International Student Contact

Meghan Walter
Director, International Admissions
703 993-4587
mwalte3@gmu.edu

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