Tuition & Fees

$12,520

$36,088

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
45%
500-599
41%
400-499
4%
700-800
9%
600-699
37%
500-599
47%
400-499
7%
30-36
29%
24-29
56%
18-23
14%
12-17
1%
30-36
35%
24-29
41%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%
30-36
18%
24-29
56%
18-23
24%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,446
Declined + 3,547
Total Received 18,993
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Public

24,987

undergraduate students

10,973

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 is an innovative, entrepreneurial, public institution located just minutes from Washington, DC. Founded in 1972, Mason has three campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William Counties in Virginia and an international campus in Songdo, Korea. 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 Antonin Scalia Law School, the School of Management, the Schar School of Policy and Government, and the Volgenau School of Engineering.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 35,960
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: 24,013), 19 miles from Washington, DC; branch campuses in Arlington and Prince William County, VA and 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
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
67%
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

 
19 fraternities 7% of male students
 
16 sororities 8% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
45%
500-599
41%
400-499
4%
700-800
9%
600-699
37%
500-599
47%
400-499
7%
30-36
29%
24-29
56%
18-23
14%
12-17
1%
30-36
35%
24-29
41%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%
30-36
18%
24-29
56%
18-23
24%
12-17
2%

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

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,446
Declined + 3,547
Total Received 18,993

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
Geographical residence
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

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

Financial Aid

54%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,989

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $12,520
Room & board $12,630
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $26,350
Average Financial Aid - $12,989
Total with Avg. Aid $13,361
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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

Baseball, Bowling, Crew, Cricket, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, In-Line Hockey, Lacrosse, Paintball, Rugby, Running, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Trap And Skeet, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Underwater Hockey, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Bowling, Crew, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Paintball, Rugby, Running, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Tennis, Trap And Skeet, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Underwater Hockey, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Bowling, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track And Field, Volleyball

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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 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
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

35,960

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

24,987
students

Female
50%
12,560

Male
50%
12,427

31%

10,973
students

Female
60%
6,542

Male
40%
4,431

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

20,199
students

Female
52%
10,321

Male
48%
9,878

20%

4,788
students

Female
47%
2,239

Male
53%
2,549

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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
14%
Hispanic/Latino
40%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

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

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 106
Countries most often represented Bolivia
China
India
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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