George Mason University has been highly favourable in offering admissions to prospective applicants. With an admit rate of 81% for 2019 admissions, more than 36,000 students have been offered enrollment at the University.
The admissions are offered during the Fall and Spring sessions only at George Mason University. Deadlines, course fee, application fee, admission requirements and application procedure differs for international applicants.
|Application Portal||UG: Common/George Mason University Online Application|
PG: George Mason University Online Graduate Application
|Application Fee||UG: 80 USD|
PG: 75 USD
|Mode of Payment||Credit Card|
|SAT Score (middle 50%)||Math: 570 - 660|
EBRW: 560 - 650
|ACT Score (middle 50%)||24 - 29|
|International Application Deadlines||UG: Spring – October 1, Fall- June 1|
|International Tuition (2019)||UG: 36,024 USD|
PG: 39,960 USD
|Work Experience||Recommended for MBA aspirants|
|Interview||Required for admission to the MBA program|
|International Admissions||Mason Global|
The admission process at George Mason University begins either during the Fall or Spring season. The following table indicates the application submission deadlines for international students:
|Spring||Deadline: October 1|
Early Action: November 1
Scholarship Deadline: April 1
The deadlines for graduate programs are the final dates where any possibility of admissions decisions lies for the Office of graduate admissions. International applicants should aim to apply for their programs at least 60 days in advance.
There are some additional requirements for international students. Before submitting the application for admission to George Mason University, the students must keep a checklist ready for the same. Following are the few requirements:
International students must ensure that they submit the following documents before submitting the application:
International students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at George Mason University:
|Test Name||Score Required for UG||Score Required for PG|
|DET (Duolingo English Test)||120||125|
Some graduate programs require different English Language Proficiency test scores. MBA graduate program requires a minimum score of 93 in iBT and 7.0 in IELTS.
I-20/ DS-2019 will be issued to students admitted into George Mason University once they have successfully submitted the Certificate of Financial Responsibility form. Original bank statements need to be provided for the financial support documents.
After providing all the documents, students can proceed with their visa interview at the nearby US Consulate and obtain their F-1 or J1 visa.
The university offers over 80 undergraduate majors to students. Applicants willing to apply for admission at any of the undergraduate programs at George Mason can apply through either of the 2 application portals. The application fee is uniform across all UG courses.
Application Portal: Common Application or George Mason University Application
Application Fee: 80 USD
Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either their ACT or SAT score along with the application. These scores are valid for a period of 5 years. The average scores accepted for the recent 2018 admissions are as follows:
|Test Name||Average Scores||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
Supporting Documents: Certified/original high school transcripts, personal statement/essays, secondary school report and counsellor recommendation. Students must also submit information regarding extra-curricular activities and community service participation.
Note: There may be additional requirements like entrance audition or portfolio submission for certain courses.
George Mason University offers around 127 graduate programs to prospective applicants. Every year George Mason University enrolls over 11,000 students into its various master's and professional programs. Over 100 graduate level certificates are also offered by the University. The application process requires following conditions:
Supporting Documents: Statement of purpose, official transcripts, official test scores, resume/CV, LORs, work experience, objectives and writing samples.
Application Portal: Students can apply via George Mason University Graduate Online Application portal.
Application Fee: An application fee of 75 USD is charged for the GMU Portal.
Prospective applicants are recommended to submit the application 60 days prior to the deadline for processing and review.
Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit GMAT/GRE along with TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores.
Some of the most popular graduate programs offered by George Mason University are mentioned below, along with their international application requirements and deadlines.
|Course||Application Deadline||Letter of Recommendation||Academic Requirements||Minimum English Language Proficiency|
|MBA||Fall: July 1;|
Spring: November 30
|2 LORs||GMAT/GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 93; IELTS: 7.0|
|MS Electrical Engineering||Fall: March 15|
If Space available: June 1
|2 LORs||GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 80; TOEFL (PBT): 550|
IELTS: 6.5; PTE: 59
|MA Psychology||February 1||3 LORs||GRE||TOEFL (iBT): 88; IELTS: 6.5|
|MS Data Analytics||Fall: March 15;|
If Space available: June 1
|2 LORs||GRE||TOEFL (iBT): 80; TOEFL (CBT): 230; TOEFL (PBT): 575|
|MA in Criminology, Law and Society||February 1||2 LORs||GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 88; IELTS: 6.5; PTE: 59|
The admissions office of the George Mason University reviews each freshman application holistically. Applications are evaluated on the basis of an applicant’s overall academic performance, official test score submission, beyond academic achievements and on-time application submission along with the required documents.
Usually, admission decisions arrive within 12 weeks of submitting the. Around 26,013 applicants got enrollment under various undergraduate programs, while 10,601 applicants got enrollment in graduate programs. George Mason University recorded an overall enrollment of 37,863 for 2019 Fall admissions.
A limited number of merit-based scholarships are provided to high-performing international applicants by George Mason University. These range from 2,000 USD to 10,000 USD. Applicants can also consider other financial aid options available in the US if they like.