Fairfax, VA
George Mason University


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Recent Reviews

Kaitlyn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

George Mason University is my home. I found my place in the School of Music community the moment I walked on campus and I cou...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

George Mason University is my home. I found my place in the School of Music community the moment I walked on campus and I could not be more thankful for the opportunities I have gained here. However, just like any school, there will be flaws. I believe if you learn to work around the flaws whether it is within your major or your school as a whole, you will get the the most out of your education at George Mason. In my opinion, George Mason University does an amazing job at providing resources and hosting events for students. There are numerous events that occur every week and they are posted around campus and on social media as well. Although there are many great things about George Mason, there are a few things that I think could be improved. The biggest concern being on-campus housing rates and dining. I believe that the quality of living spaces on campus do not match the prices we are required to pay for them. This year, I lived in a standard freshman dorm and within two months of me living there, the room developed mold and was constantly humid due to old air/heat units. Next year, I will be living in an apartment as a sophomore and I truly believe that the price we are required to pay is a lot more than what we should be paying. In addition to that, as a freshman I was required to purchase an unlimited meal plan. This meal plan cost 4,400 dollars for the year. I believe that is completely uncalled for. All that aside, I have had a very positive experience at George Mason thus far and I can't wait to spend the rest of my undergraduate degree program here. One last thing I wanted to highlight is the professors at George Mason. I believe that if you seek out the right professors, you will get the most out of your education. I have had so many amazing professors that would do anything and everything to help me succeed. As long as you put in the effort and dedication to your degree, the professors (speaking from experience in the School of Music) will make sure you succeed. Overall, George Mason University is, in my opinion, an amazing school that provides their students with connections not only within the university, but in the surrounding areas such as Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Arlington. In addition, George Mason University provides jobs/internships in Washington D.C as well. I hope this gave you a glimpse into George Mason University and what it offers to its students!

Jocelyn
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George Mason University is an exceptional university, that caters to the needs of all students. The University has a diverse...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

George Mason University is an exceptional university, that caters to the needs of all students. The University has a diverse academic program, prestigious staff, well-equipped facilities, and a very welcoming student body. My program has become like a second home and family. The school also holds several professional development and social events. It is here that I have been able to surround myself with like-minded others within my field that urge me to strive and better myself along with a faculty that has become mentors to me. For anyone looking for an education to excel to the top of their field, I feel that there is no better choice than George Mason University.

Drew
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George Mason gets a lot of hate. Its constantly compared to VT, JMU, and other great schools in the DMV area that have been e...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

George Mason gets a lot of hate. Its constantly compared to VT, JMU, and other great schools in the DMV area that have been established for 100-200+ years. Mason being about 50 years old (and only about 15 years since its been a well established state school) has made it on the tier 1 list for research among some of the best universities in the world, is constantly growing and developing their campus, and pumps out millions of dollars to set students up for success after they graduate. We have been on the top of the top 10 up and coming schools for years (watch where Mason sits in 10-15 years). GMU may not be the highest ranked college but it got me 3 amazing internships that have me a great job in DC and provided me with an extremely well rounded education. All of my professors have traveled the world and brought back their professional knowledge to the classroom . If you want school that works for you and sets you up for success, come here. We are not a huge party school, but its what you make of it. I went out every single weekend and made so many friends. You have to put yourself out there at any school. I highly recommend Mason and a lot of people from all different areas are starting to understand its value.

Natalie
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I enjoyed my experience at George Mason University and will be returning for my second degree. The campus has something for e...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I enjoyed my experience at George Mason University and will be returning for my second degree. The campus has something for everybody, and the diversity of the students gives you exposure to new cultures and walks of life. Some of the procedures and offices seem discombobulated at times when it comes to communicating with one another, but it's nothing glaring as long as you keep on top of them. Overall, I had a positive experience of GMU, and am proud to be a Patriot!

Ras
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It's an amazing school with a great faculty. Fun, friendly, Nobel laureates here to get you started on the path to whatever f...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's an amazing school with a great faculty. Fun, friendly, Nobel laureates here to get you started on the path to whatever future you crave. To add to the school's beauty it is located in a fun upbeat city and less than 30 mins. from the capital of the U.S. The only thing i have complaints about are the dorms. Due to a surge in applicants, some of the dorms have been restructured from 2 beds to 3 beds within the same space.

Lili
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I would love to go there one day, it's very beautiful. I am very excited about the robots that act as mini UberEats machines ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I would love to go there one day, it's very beautiful. I am very excited about the robots that act as mini UberEats machines that can deliver things to my dorm. I will definitely be taking part in that if/when I attend. They have one of the best programs for astronomy here, and hopefully, I will be able to pursue my life goals.

Edgar
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George Mason university is a big diverse school, the student environment is very mature, fun, and professional. The professor...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

George Mason university is a big diverse school, the student environment is very mature, fun, and professional. The professors are very smart and are open books when you have questions, there are always activities and clubs going on throughout the week so you have many opportunities to meet new people. The campuses are big but not too overwhelming, this university offers so much to help you better yourself as a student and a person.

Annabelle
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It is alright, I often say the only redeeming quality is the great college of art. The teachers are my favorite part, the stu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is alright, I often say the only redeeming quality is the great college of art. The teachers are my favorite part, the students lack a little bit and do not challenge me. It is a commuter school, so there is not much life on campus after hours or over the weekends.

Phillip
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I believe this school unifies a certain type of person: These students are committed to their goals and they see George Mason...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe this school unifies a certain type of person: These students are committed to their goals and they see George Mason for what college is intended to be: a stepping stone to a career that you can enjoy. In this vein, the people that flock to George Mason make meaningful relationships and use these networks to set themselves up for a productive career and an overall happy life. With this attitude, there are certainly pros and cons; however I believe that this focus on the future only benefits Mason's students and prepares them for the workforce in a unique way that you will not easily find elsewhere.

Jenkins
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Some would argue that because George Mason is a commuter school it loses out on being a close-knit community but this fact is...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Some would argue that because George Mason is a commuter school it loses out on being a close-knit community but this fact is what allows Mason to expand so far past its boundaries and reach a diverse group of students. The breadth of interests on campus is huge and if you go looking you will definitely find your place. In addition to the people, George Mason University is a college dedicated to giving its students a real-world education. At Mason, the knowledge you gain in class is presented in a manner meant to leverage you into the career field you want. As such internships, research, and job opportunities are the air we breathe here in Fairfax.

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  • Enrollment
  • 21,990
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $9,908
  • Acceptance rate
  • 55%

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