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Founded in 1972, George Mason University. is a Public college. Located in Virginia, 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.
The George Mason University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the 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.
Admissions at GMU are considered Less Selective, with ,176% of all applicants being admitted.
In the 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. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at George Mason University.
430 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.
339 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
500 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
515 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
515 Students rated class size 4 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
515 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
512 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
514 Students rated academics 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
243 Students rated George Mason University
It's pretty good. There are a lot of commuters, so if you aren't from the area, you'll get to know it pretty quickly. The food is ok; it cafeteria food, its not going to be gourmet, but the school is really big on trying to have something for everyone ( for every culture) and there is also the option of fast food places on campus. I think the best part is that it's close enough to DC, that if you wanted to go every weekend, you could. The school has free buses to and from the metro, although you do have to pay for the metro yourself, but I mean it's a pretty good deal if you don't have a car on campus. The teachers I think genuinely want you to pass the classes, like they are some of the kindest people, but I know a lot of people who will look for other resources. Usually, the teachers are available and really love when you ask a question. The last thing I want to say is that there is going to be a place for everyone. There are so many diverse clubs, and in turn diverse groups of students, it's really great, and if you have an interest and want to start a club, its pretty easy.
I recently transferred to George Mason University, and my goodness it is amazing. There is so much to do whether it is joining a club, exploring campus, going to classes, or going to events. There are always so many events going on on campus that you can never be bored. There is something for everyone here! Into art? There are clubs and majors for that. Like video games? There are ESports teams, clubs, or even video game development courses. Politically savvy? there's groups for that. Additionally, this school wants the best for you, there are so many opportunities for students here educationally and job/internship wise and its absolutely amazing. I feel really at home here!
Regarding their online Masters programs and general administrative practices:
The school is greedy,they have a zero tolerance policy for enrollment and miscommunications from their advisors that result in accidental enrollments don't effect their judgments. They will gladly turn you into an unwitting debtor and then show no empathy for someone who can't even afford rent. They have a policy of extreme accountability for the customers and almost none for themselves. Their online masters programs are very thin in content depending largely on external educational materials like Linkedin Learning and Code Academy"which cost only 20ish dollars/month. Interaction with teachers is scant to none during the entire semester.
The programs are mostly A RACKET.
Do yourself a favor and commit to self learning/certification programs.Save yourself a down payment on a home worth of cost that ultimately feeds their hyper inflated administrative costs and validate their greedy tuition targets.
George Mason is a great University to get a degree and get a career in the DC area. The social life at GMU is pretty lame compare to other schools in VA. Most students are commuters, so they just come to campus for their class and go back home when finished. It would be nice if GMU had a football team along with a stadium. Party life at GMU is pretty lame, I feel like most students are full time and have a full time job and have no time to participate in clubs or fun activities. GMU is a great school for those who are serious about getting a good career.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for George Mason University is 80%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
College made "real life" more visible. Therefore, I learned what the true value of friend and that my family will be there for me when no one else can. I gained respect for my peers who barely showed struggle and were taking on far harder courses. College has once again, taught me that how to make a friend. Obviously, it has increased my intellectual ability, more than I thought possible in a year. It became apparent that I can still relate to literature even though it was written 100+ years ago. It has taught me that I am soley responsible for myself. Life in college is nice, because I am able to focus on school, friends, and myself. I can better myself, so one day I will better the world.
The best thing about George Mason is the size of the campus. It is the largest public university on the state of Virginia. However, the one thing I will change is the strictness about parties on campus. When you look at the so called top tier universities on the U.S.A, most them are ranked on some magazines as the "top college parties." Therefore, to be able to gain more admissions we should take this into account. On the other hand, Mason is only a college town for the basketball team. There are a lot of hardworking student-athletes that do not get recognized by the fans,because men's basketball overpowers any other athletic competition.
The great majority of my professors are knowledgeable in their subject area, and they do their best to help us suceed. The students are competitive because classes are challenging, and you need to spend time doing homework and preparing for the exams. Class participation is common in most classes because it helps students to better understand the material. My major is Accounting, which is a part of the School of Management. The curriculum before you declare a major is rigorous, but the classes help you build a foundation that will help you advance in your major. The education this school provides equips you with knowledge, which in turn helps you get a job.
It offers both a BFA in Game Design and a BS in Applied Comupter Science with a concentration in Game Design. It is close enough to my home that I don't have to reside on campus, but it is far enough away from home that staying on campus makes sense. I liked that the campus is compact with instructional buildings in the center of campus and housing was on the perimeter of campus. A car is not needed. There are shuttles to connect you to local shopping centers and regional transit system.
There are more that 400 student organizations a student can join. They are subdivided on different categories such as sports, academic clubs, sororities and fraternities, business related clubs and organizations, and cultural groups. When I was a freshman, I was involved with the Chess Club and the Investment Club. Both of them were fun and engaging. Chess Club helped me improve my game, and I met a lot of interesting people in the process. Investment Club helped me learn more about investing and company analysis. George Mason University hosts various events that span from sports games that are very popular to theater performances and interesting educational lectures from the school professors about their own research.
They all got rejected form madison, tech and uva.
I found that I do run into a lot of kids I knew from high school. So yes, I think that statement was a pretty accurate, but I do not see them every day so it is not that typical high school interaction that he was referencing.
I love that this school is very innovative, diverse, and near the city. It gives us the opportunity to find activities to do off campus being near Washington Dc itself. The work is tough but it only motivates you to do the best you can.
The worst thing I would consider about this school is the cost for out-of-state students, there is little aid for them.
culturally diverse, not enough pride in the college
This school, is probably perfect for almost any type of person, because we have the most diverse background out of any college in the Nation. There are so many different clubs and extracuricular activities at Mason, that it is almost impossible not to find something you like. The student body is also extremely friendly, so making friends here is not a problem at all.
I wish I would have known the amount of work that really goes into doing well and exceeding academically.
George Mason University is currently best known for receiving the title of #1 Up and Coming Universities as voted on by peer colleges and U.S. Weekly. The school is going to every effort to make every aspect of the college experience the ultimate best for every student. There are brand new housing units, dining halls and gym facilities as well as a growing accredited amount of professors. The area in which George Mason University is located also has access to some of the best jobs in the country, located right outside of Washington, DC.
This school is perfect for someone looking for a big campus with lots of diversity. This school is also perfect for the person that wants to be close to a big city, Washington DC, but does want to get caught up in the big city mentality.
I brag about my favorite professor Dr. BItler and her class.
So far, the most frustrating thing is that I must connect to the University of Maryland to run code for the computer class I am currently taking. I have to wait several hours before I know the results. This delay impacts my ability to make corrections and ensure the best grade possible for my work.
The biggest stereotype at George Mason University is that everyone is a commuter and that we are a commuter school This is not true anymore! We are listed as a primary residential school and we have grown significantly since my freshman year. There is new housing going up every year and the school is also renovating the older housing to improve the on campus housing experience for students.
I chose to attend George Mason University for several reasons. This school offers a wide range of student organizations and majors. In particular, it has several honor societies for students to join, such as National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and Golden Key Honor Society. Also, this school offers free opportunities for students to attend professional opera, dance, and theatre performances at the Center for the Arts. I enjoy going to these events, because there's always something great to watch. Another reason I chose George Mason was its rising reputation in US News rankings. The school recently ranked as a National University and a Up and Coming school. In addition, I chose this school for its great cable lineup and non party school reputation. I like the cable lineup in the dorms a lot, because there's enough channels enjoy. The cable has improved to the point where now HD and digital channels are added. George Mason's non party school reputation allows me to deal with less nonsense and attend a school with a good reputation.
Having lived in the dorms, I believe they could be much better for the price. The Commons are the worst of all, but they are getting renovated. In fact, when school gets back on in two weeks, all of the people who formerly lived in the old Commons buildings will be moving into brand new ones! It's pretty exciting.
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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.
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