George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

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About George Mason University

Founded in 1972 on the ideals of academic excellence and service, George Mason University is located in Fairfax, Virginia, just 45 minutes from Washington, DC, and is Virginia's largest public research university. Because the school is so close to DC, students at GMU have unique career-building opportunities during their studies, along with access to cultural events and world-famous museums throughout the capital. With more than 78 degree programs, each with a variety of concentrations, 94 master's degrees, 38 doctoral degrees, and a law school, George Mason University gives students tons of choices across all disciplines. You’ll be able to cater your education to best fit your own goals, all with the help of faculty and advisors who truly want to bring out the best in you and see you succeed.




Top 25 most diverse universities in the US | U.S. News and World Report


Tier 1 research institution with 140+ majors and concentrations | R1 - Carnegie Classification


Top 50 university under 50 years old worldwide |Times Higher Education - World University Rankings


Ranked 28th most innovative school | U.S. News and World Report


George Mason University is located in close proximity to Washington, DC The Metrorail—the area’s subway system—and the regional bus system make it easy for students to explore the historic and scenic highlights of the region and to take full advantage of all its opportunities.

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