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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA

Fairfax, VirginiaLOCATION
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George Mason University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Located in the Fairfax County in Virginia, George Mason University is a public research university and is the largest four-year public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Founded in 1949, George Mason is designated as "R1: Doctoral Universities – Ones with Very high research activity". A few of the popular programs offered by George Mason University include humanities, social sciences, business administration, law, and human services.

George Mason university campus

George Mason University Ranking

George Mason University has been conferred the following ranks by various ranking agencies:

  • QS Global World Ranking: #801-1000
  • US News & World Report:
    • #153 in National Universities (tie)
    • #109 in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie)
    • #76 in Best Undergraduate Teaching (tie)
    • #135 in Best Value Schools
    • #33 in Most Innovative Schools (tie)
    • #125 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)
    • #72 in Top Public Schools (tie)
  • Times Higher Education:
    • #251–300 World University Rankings 2020
    • #184 US Rankings 2020
    • #47 Young University Rankings 2019

Highlights

College TypePublic
Campus SettingSuburban
Annual Endowment85.4 million USD
Student Retention Rate87%
Work-study programYes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
Campus Housing Capacity24%
Annual cost of Attendance47,351 USD
Admission Helpdesk703-993-2400;
 admissions@gmu.edu

George Mason University Campus

  • The university's Fairfax Campus is situated in a suburban environment in George Mason, Virginia, and spreads nearly 677 acres just south of the City of Fairfax in central Fairfax County.
  • Sprawling across 5.2 acres in Virginia Square, the Arlington Campus is an urban environment on the edge of Arlington. It is located near Virginia's Clarendon business district and four miles from downtown Washington, D.C.
  • The Science and Technology campus or commonly known as Prince William campus is located in Manassas, Virginia, and spreads over 134 acres.
  • The campuses are well connected to the Washington Metro Orange Line at the Vienna, Fairfax, GMU station as well as Metrobus routes.

George Mason University Residence

  • About a mile from the center of the Fairfax campus lies the housing area known as the Townhouses.
  • Bacon Hall, the graduate student housing is located At the Science and Technology campus near Manassas, Virginia.
  • The features of the residence halls are tabulated below:
On-Campus HousingFeatures
Presidents ParkHouses 28 to 40 freshmen residents in double, triple, single, or quad bedrooms.
The CommonsHouses 26 to 30 freshmen residents double and single bedrooms.
Eastern ShoreIs accommodation which houses up to four residents in suite-style rooms
Potomac Heights128 fully furnished apartments which house more than 500 students in them

Also, students can look for off-campus accommodation options with similar amenities that too at cheaper rates.

George Mason University Programs

  • Offers 82 undergraduate, 89 master's, a law, and 39 doctoral degrees.
  • The university offers graduate degrees in Master of Business Administration, Master of Human Resource Management, Master of Education, and six Master of Science programs in nursing.
  • Mason George currently enrolls about 34,904 full-time undergraduate students who wish to pursue studies in liberal arts tradition.
  • The college provides balanced education with 17:1 as its Student is to Faculty Ratio.

Top Programs in the George Mason University

ProgramsFees Per Annum
M.Sc Computational Science$44,820
M.Sc Computer Engineering$44,820
M.Sc Information Systems$44,820
M.Sc Digital Forensics and Cyber Analysis$44,820
M.Sc Data Analytics Engineering$44,820

George Mason University Application Process

Before applying for admission at George Mason University, students must note the following points:

UG Admissions:

  • Application Portal: George Mason University online application
  • Deadline: Spring- October 1; Fall- June 1
  • Application Fee: USD 80
  • Student Class Profile:
    • Total applicants: 18,993; total enrolled: 3,489
    • Standardized test scores: SAT- Evidence-based Reading and Writing score of 500; ACT- A score of 20 or higher on both the English and Reading section.
    • English Proficiency:
    • high school/university GPA of entering students (Both UG and PG): UG: 3.35; PG: 3.39 out of a scale of 4.0.
  • Supporting Documents: Proof of financial support; Biographic page of your passport; a copy of your U.S. immigration status (if applicable)
  • Graduation rate: 69%, Acceptance rate: 81%

Graduate Admissions:

  • Application Portal: George Mason University online Graduate application
  • Deadline: Spring- November 30; Fall- July 1
  • Application Fee: USD 75
  • Requirements:
    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institute
    • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree evaluated and translated.
    • Fulfillment of program-wise requirement of official test scores of:
    • English Proficiency test scores:
      • TOEFL- 93 iBT
      • IELTS- 7.0

George Mason University Cost of Attendance

The estimated expenses that students need to incur for one academic year while studying at George Mason University are tabulated below:

Types of ExpensesUG Students (USD)Graduate Students(USD)
Basic Tuition36,02427,720
Room and Meal Plan12,26419,650
Transportation1,1941,194
Personal Expenses2,1842,184
Books1,2781,278
Mandatory student fee1,752146 per credit

George Mason University International Scholarships

International students at George Mason University are entitled to avail only the following scholarship:

ScholarshipLevel of StudyBenefitsEligibility
#YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship programUndergraduate50% rebate on the tuition fee of 1st yearExceptional leadership skills

Since there are no scholarships available for international graduate students, such students can look for a variety of international graduate scholarships offered in the US.

George Mason University Alumni

  • Having more than 15,000 members in nearly 20 in cities throughout the United States and the world, The George Mason University Alumni Association was founded in 1954.
  • Benefits offered to the alumni include- Credible Student Loan Refinancing, George Mason Mastercard, George Mason Federal Credit Union, Liberty Mutual has partnered to offer alumni quality auto and home insurance, and USD 100 discount on Kaplan Test Prep retail courses.

A few notable alumni: Justin Bour, professional baseball player; Chad Dukes, radio personality; Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, President of Puntland and Prime Minister of Somalia; January Makamba, Tanzanian politician; Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff for George W. Bush, and many more.

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George Mason University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population46266
FAFSA Code003749
Application Cost$70
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$35,922 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFLCheck Detailed Score-72- -
Speaking-18--
Writing-18--
Listening-18--
Reading-18--
IELTSCheck Detailed Score-6.5- -
Speaking-6--
Writing-6--
Listening-6--
Reading-6--
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score119511001290 70%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing605560650-
Mathematics590540640-
ACTCheck Detailed Score272430 13%
English282431-
Mathematics262328-

George Mason University Acceptance Rate

81.3%

Acceptance Rate

18993

Total Applicants

46266

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

44.9%

Male

55.1%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program81.3%
Total Applicants39655
Total Enrolled32249
Graduate
Graduate Programs81.3%
Total Applicants17236
Total Enrolled14017

George Mason University Enrollment

Enrollment
George Mason University Enrollment46266
Undergraduate Enrollment32249
Graduate Enrollment14017
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate74.3%

Attendance Cost

$35,922

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$35,922 / Year
Post Graduate Program$26,794 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$12,028 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$4,074 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$12,028 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$5,612 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,760 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,412 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Language ProgramsCommission on English Language Program Accreditation
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association
ProgramsCouncil on Education for Public Health
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
3636917615187541385
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    8.8/10

    9/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    9/10faculty
    9/10extracurricular
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    Reviews

    J
    Jordan, AMERICA Communication
    George Mason University
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    8.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    GMU REVIEW

    I really liked the campus and the communication program they had to offer. I also got into the honours college and they offer different courses for honours students so that really appealed to me as well.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I like it so far. It's not the best but that's mainly because it's the classes I'm not too interested in currently. Once I get through my required courses and move into the more major focused courses I'll enjoy them more.

    9 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    9 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
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    Airport

    MASON UNDER GRAD UNI0.02 Km
    7th Division State Police Headquarters Heliport2.47 Km
    A2 Global Shipping2.85 Km
    Fairfax County Police Heliport5.93 Km
    Helipad Hospital 27.64 Km
    Roubin and Janeiro Incorporated Heliport7.7 Km
    Roubin & Janeiro Inc7.71 Km
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    George Mason University Official Bookstore0.35 Km
    The Amazing Comic Shop0.76 Km
    edMe Learning0.77 Km
    Joy Unlimited1.71 Km
    The Paschal Lamb Books and Gifts2.94 Km
    7 Degrees of Freedom3.14 Km
    guiding light book5.43 Km
    FYE5.5 Km
    Barnes & Noble5.69 Km
    Unity Metaphysical Book Store5.94 Km
    Donation Drop Spot6.39 Km
    NOVA Annandale Bookstore & Cafe'6.61 Km
    Arch Angel Creations6.82 Km
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    Panda Express0.37 Km
    The Auld Shebeen1.78 Km
    Coyote Grille1.81 Km
    The Wine House1.84 Km
    Red Lobster3.3 Km
    China Star3.45 Km
    P.J. Skidoos4.16 Km
    Artie's4.53 Km
    Uncle Julio's Mexican From Scratch4.79 Km
    Chick-fil-A4.94 Km
    Ruth's Chris Steak House5.02 Km
    Mary's Restaurant Pollo A La Brasa5.06 Km
    IHOP5.26 Km
    Sushi On5.28 Km
    Texas de Brazil5.29 Km
    Silver Diner- Fair Oaks6.01 Km
    China King6.27 Km
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    Bus Station

    University Dr at Occoquan0.38 Km
    University Drive and Chain Bridge Road0.41 Km
    University Dr and Aquia Creek La0.44 Km
    Rappahannock Ln at Patriot Circle0.45 Km
    University Dr and George Mason Blvd0.46 Km
    Braddock Rd and Ox Rd0.56 Km
    University Dr & Occoquan La0.58 Km
    Braddock Rd and Roanoke River Rd3.51 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    University Mall0.75 Km
    Jermantown Square2.91 Km
    Fair City Mall3.43 Km
    Fairfax Station Sq3.57 Km
    Pickett Shopping Center3.71 Km
    Fairfax Circle Shopping Center4.52 Km
    Bare Associates International4.57 Km
    Fairfax Corner4.94 Km
    Burke Town Center5.05 Km
    Burke Village Center Associates5.2 Km
    Fair Oaks Mall5.4 Km
    Kings Park Shopping Center5.52 Km
    Fair Lakes Promenade5.78 Km
    Oakton Shopping Center5.82 Km
    Pan Am Shopping Center6.02 Km
    Fairfax Towne Center6.23 Km
    Rolling Valley Mall7.28 Km
    Fair Lakes Center7.68 Km
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    Hospital

    Nova Pregnancy Help Center of Fairfax1.98 Km
    Virginia Cardiovascular Care Inc1.99 Km
    Fairfax Family Medicine Center2.1 Km
    Zinnia Aesthetics And Anti-Aging Clinic: Anteneh Roba, MD2.51 Km
    Optimal Health Dimensions3.78 Km
    Total Health Medical Center3.78 Km
    Virginia Advanced Medical Center3.78 Km
    Capital Area Pediatrics - Central Business Office4.58 Km
    Children's National Health System7.31 Km
    Children's National Specialist7.74 Km
    Inova Children's Hospital7.81 Km
    Childrens Heart Institute7.84 Km
    Associated Plastic Surgeons of Annandale7.94 Km
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    Train Station

    Burke Centre, Virginia3.95 Km
    Rolling Road6.17 Km

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