George Mason University (GMU)

Fairfax, VA

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George Mason University

George Mason University Student Essentials

George Mason University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Patriots
Nicknames: GMU, Mason
Website: www.gmu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $6,752
Out-of-State Tuition: $23,234
Retention Rate: 85%
Enrollment: 31,113
Year Established: 1972

About GMU

As one of the largest and most diverse public universities in Virginia, George Mason University (GMU) provides a wide range of academic resources and cultural experiences.

It has been nationally recognized for its learning and research programs, particularly those related to global issues, quality of life, and sustainability. It has one of the top-ranked law schools in the country as well.

GMU offers an impressive selection of undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs including: Astronomy, Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Professional Writing, and Public Health.

Tuition at GMU varies by academic school and degree level. Students who are state residents receive the benefit of discounted tuition rates. Those who are interested in applying for financial aid to help with lowering the cost of financing their education are welcome to do so.

The following criteria are typically weighed during the admissions process:

  • Course selection
  • GPA
  • Personal essay
  • Recommendation letters and reports
  • Standardized test scores
  • TOEFL (if applicable)

Housing and dining options are available to students who are looking for an on-campus experience as part of college life. There are also many opportunities for students to participate in art and entertainment events, international travel, recreational activities, special summer programs, and more.

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GMU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

43% of students gave George Mason University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

It is a great school especially in the field of Business and Management. It is not easy to get into this school unless you meet the required GPA. I believe that the school should continue to do well and promote in area that need changes with upcoming technology. Overall it is a good school and its location is great. It is very close to everything.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Everyone at the school is very supportive and helpful from the professors to students. All students from freshman to seniors are treated equal, make things very easy to transition as a freshman. there were alot of activities the first month of school to make student comfortable with the area, with the facilities and being away from home.


GMU Map & Location

George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030


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Getting Around GMU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

5/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Fairfax, VA

Winter
Dec
46
27
Jan
42
24
Feb
47
26
Spring
Mar
56
33
Apr
67
42
May
75
51
Summer
Jun
84
61
Jul
88
66
Aug
87
64
Fall
Sep
79
56
Oct
68
44
Nov
58
35

GMU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 18,708
Freshman Class 2,603
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 31,113

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 49%
  • Asian: 14%
  • Unknown and Other: 21%
Latino 8%
African American 8%
Caucasian 49%
Asian 14%
Unknown and Other 21%

Undergraduate 60%
Graduate 40%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 52%
Men 48%
International 6%
Domestic 94%

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