GMU Description

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.

Quick Facts about George Mason University

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

GMU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  3 reviews
4 star
  2 reviews
3 star
  1 review
2 star
  1 review
1 star
 

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

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
3

Detailed Ratings

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:
4

Detailed Ratings

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.

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GMU Students

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

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
60%
Graduate
40%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Gender of Students

Women
52%
Men
48%

Ethnic Diversity

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

International Students

International
6%
Domestic
94%

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