Fairfax, VA
George Mason University


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Santiago
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George Mason University could be better in its transparency. It is well known by the student body that certain schools, such ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

George Mason University could be better in its transparency. It is well known by the student body that certain schools, such as the law school and economics department, receives funding from conservative think tanks like the Koch foundation which dictates who this department hires (ex: the recent hiring of the controversial Justice Kavanaugh to teach a summer course) and what values and topics can be taught (the naming of the Antonin Scalia Law School is very telling of the politics involved) but the university refuses to make this information public. Additionally, allegations of sexual assault and harassment are not given enough consideration and the victims are often left without due process, the construction on campus (which significantly obstructs traffic) also has created an unsafe environments for students. One positive aspect of the school is that it offers a wide array of majors for students so you get the opportunity to meet a lot of cool folks from all walks of life. That, however, does not make up for the aforementioned elephant in the room

Anna
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One of the best decisions I have made in my life thus far has been my choice to attend George Mason University. As cliché as ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

One of the best decisions I have made in my life thus far has been my choice to attend George Mason University. As cliché as it may sound, Mason has felt like a second home from its supportive and inclusive environment. I believe Mason is much more than just the name of a college. That is why I have decided to write my review in an acrostic format since I believe Mason stands for more than just five letters. Music sparks spirit and energy throughout the stands of Eaglebank Arena at basketball games. Our number one pep band in the nation, the Green Machine, is one of the main reasons why students and fans come to sporting events. From doing covers of songs to dressing up according to the theme of the game, the pep band has gotten my friends and I pumped up for the basketball games. Academics is the number one priority for both faculty and students. There are countless resources on campus that offer you the tools necessary to succeed in the future. The professors at Mason are very helpful and will assist you whenever you are struggling in class. Whenever I struggled with a concept in class, the professor always helped and made sure I understood the concept completely. While the professors are there to help you, they also challenge you to be your best self. Sports are a stress-reliever for students to take a break from their studies. The spirit is extraordinary during the basketball games with the help of our pep band. Since I am a student-athlete at Mason, we are taught integrity and to bring excellence into everything we do. Organizations and clubs on-campus vary anywhere from the Super Smash club to the Poetry Club. There isn’t a club at Mason that a student would not find interest in. Organizations and clubs are one of the best ways to meet new friends and discover new experiences. New students, freshmen or transfers, are always welcomed with open arms at Mason. There wasn’t a time I didn’t feel welcome on campus. The older students guide the newer students and give tips on how to maneuver around campus. Being on the softball team was intimidating since I am on a team with older adults. My concerns were quickly set aside when I learned how welcoming and generous the other girls were when they were offering rides and making sure we knew what time practice was scheduled. Mason has provided numerous opportunities for me to reach out into the community and create friendships. I have been challenged through my studies and have grown in perseverance because of the academics Mason challenged me with. Though it may sound cliché, college can be a second home to you, and I must say that Mason is definitely like a second home to me. There’s no place like home, and George Mason is definitely home.

Destiny
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George Mason University is the ideal college to attend if one wants to achieve that best results for their education. GMU pro...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

George Mason University is the ideal college to attend if one wants to achieve that best results for their education. GMU provides reliable resources for students which include; touring, job and career research, counseling and support groups and many others. The campus atmosphere may remind you of a cliche college scene from a movie with the number of students walking around, grabbing a coffee or playing frisbee. I enjoy the environment that GMU has created and although I am only in my first year of college, I hope that I will be able to continue my education on-campus. I have already made life-long friends and have been able to meet new and interesting people every day. Because I am such a people person, I have been able to meet people from all different kinds of backgrounds and I have been exposed to so many new things. Something that I was hoping would happen when I decided on GMU. Now I realized that it was probably the best decision of my life so far.

Brittany
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I love this school. I think it's a great school not only for the academics, but for student life and the campus as well. I'm ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this school. I think it's a great school not only for the academics, but for student life and the campus as well. I'm an off-campus student, but I love being on campus and always being able to find something to do here. My experience so far has been really good. I suffer from a mental illness, and all of my teachers have been understanding and some have gone out of their way to make sure I have everything I need to succeed in class. Also, there are so many helpful (and creative!) resources for someone with a mental illness from individual therapy to stress-relief workshops. I'm excited for my future here and I'm happy I chose this school.

Jordan
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Overall academically can be better as far as resources to assist students but, its very diverse and there's plenty to do. The...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall academically can be better as far as resources to assist students but, its very diverse and there's plenty to do. The environment isn't suffocating there's room to make friends with any and everybody. It's a huge campus so of course there's people everywhere.

mohammad
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Great school

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school

Shreeya
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The University is beautiful with wonderful peers but the only problem that I have trouble is with the professors. The profess...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University is beautiful with wonderful peers but the only problem that I have trouble is with the professors. The professors aren't fair with their grading based on that major the student is taking. I took a class on acting because I need an elective. Since I am a Finance major, I don't know much about acting but the grading was harsh in the class. The professors can be rude as well so I definitely recommend checking ratemyprofessor.com before signing up for any class. Other than that, every thing is great.

Kaytie
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I love this university already. I have visited several times and every time I do visit I feel very welcomed and at home. The...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this university already. I have visited several times and every time I do visit I feel very welcomed and at home. The programs and the clubs there are very diverse and so is the location of the school. The school has many options to choose from major wise and you can travel to the capital whenever you like since it is so close!

Sam
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I think George Mason University is a great college to learn at, because Mason offers a lot of different perspectives to learn...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think George Mason University is a great college to learn at, because Mason offers a lot of different perspectives to learn from. Mason also always makes sure its students feel safe, and prepared to learn whatever they wish to pursue no matter how difficult it may seem.

Dyja
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Its a great school, who wouldn’t want to go there! There many opportunities, many ways to have employment after graduation, p...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a great school, who wouldn’t want to go there! There many opportunities, many ways to have employment after graduation, people are excited/intelligent/kind/fun, 16:1 ratio to faculty and students, faculty helps out in the best of ways, I feel safe and has diversity.

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

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