George Mason University (GMU)

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Fairfax, VA

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George Mason University

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George Mason University Student Essentials

George Mason University Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Nicknames: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Large Town Setting
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Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
The Patriot
GMU, Mason
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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.

3 reviews 2 reviews 1 review 1 review 0 reviews

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.

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GMU Map & Location

George Mason University

4400 University Dr

Fairfax, VA 22030

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Getting Around GMU


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

5/10 walk


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 Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 11%
  • African American: 9%
  • Caucasian: 50%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 11%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian American Indian or Alaska native Asian Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 66% Graduate 34% Full-Time 100% Part-Time 0% Women 52% Men 48% International 3% Domestic 97%

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