George Mason University

4400 University Dr

Fairfax VA 22030-4444

196 ratings

About George Mason University

Founded in 1972, George Mason University is a Public college. Located in Fairfax, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 23,817 full time undergraduate students, and 11,092 full time graduate students.

Campus Topics

4%
"We're apathetic"
20%
"We know about current events and vote"
58%
"We participate and encourage others to get involved"
18%
"There's nothing we won't protest"
6%
"We save it for the classroom"
22%
"Sometimes, but not often"
53%
"There's usually intelligent conversation to be found"
19%
"All the time, including weekends"
5%
"It's not really our thing"
18%
"Occasinally we gallery crawl"
60%
"There are a variety of opportunities"
17%
"We're a very artistic group"
1%
"I'm always terrified"
5%
"I only go out in groups"
38%
"I usually let someone know where I'm going"
56%
"I feel extremely safe"
6%
"We don't play sports"
0%
"We play recreationally"
57%
"We bought the gear"
38%
"We live for the big game"
4%
"Haven't met them"
8%
"Available in class"
57%
"They keep regular office hours"
30%
"They're always available"
6%
"No greek life, but other groups to join"
31%
"There is some involvement, but not a lot"
57%
"Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity"
6%
"It's everything. If you're not greek, you're a geek"
4%
"We're not into drinking at all"
32%
"Maybe a little, but it's not a big thing"
46%
"We only party on weekends"
18%
"There's some drinking happening every night"
14%
"Never, we're here to learn"
61%
"There might be people who do"
24%
"People are known to partake on weekends"
2%
"There's a huge drug scene"

Admissions Requirements for George Mason University

Admissions at GMU are considered Less Selective, with 80% of all applicants being admitted. In the 2017/2018 school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 21% of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling. 94% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 58% were in the top quarter, and 58% were in the top tenth.

The application fee is $70 and you can apply online.

SAT Range: 1060 - 1250

Reading & Writing 530 - 620
Math 530 - 630
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ACT Range: 24 - 29

English 23 - 29
Math 23 - 27
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Student Body

Students

51%

female

49%

male

23,817

Total Undergrad Enrollment

11,092

Total Grad Students

17%

Out-Of-State

79%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

255

Student Organizations

21

Fraternities

15

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

19%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
19%
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
14%
% White or Caucasian
43%

Academics

The George Mason University Academic calendar runs on a semester basis. In the 2017/2018 school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 1275 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at George Mason University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Cost

The total cost to attend on campus is $45,460. Let's break that cost down. Room and board will run $11,678 annually. Books and Supplies will cost another $1,200. And lastly, in state tuition and fees is $11,300. Additional cost elements for out of state students are as follows:

Cost Out of State

$32,582

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$11,678

Room and Board

45,460

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$15,089
$30 - $48K
$15,800
$48 - $75K
$18,989
$75 - $110K
$21,584
$110K & UP
$23,680

Financial Aid

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

73% of students attending George Mason University receive some sort of financial aid. 28% were awarded federal grants. While 52% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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