George Mason University

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
50%
50%
student ratio
24,987
total students
Tuition Cost $9,060 | $32,520
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $12,989
January 15
fall application deadline
81%
acceptance rate
Not Reported
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
593
sat math
604
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
27
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Tourism and Travel Services Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Health Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Systems Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rhetoric and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Human Development and Family Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rehabilitation Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Police Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Critical Infrastructure Protection
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Mathematics and Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sustainability Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

81% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied18,993
    • Accepted15,446
    • Acceptance Rate81%
    • Enrolled24,987
    • Female Applicants10,468
    • Females Accepted8,795
    • Female Acceptance Rate84%
    • Male Applicants8,525
    • Males Accepted6,651
    • Male Acceptance Rate78%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $70
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some audition for dance and music, portfolio for art and visual technology and computer game design, interview and audition or portfolio for theater
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.66
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 604 560 650
    • SAT Math 593 540 640
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 27 24 30
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$9,060
    • Out-of-state tuition *$32,520
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$3,402
    • Room and board *$11,460
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$12,989
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$14,717
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,453
    • Average Grant Aid:$3,968
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$9,440
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:96%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 54%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 2%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students24,987
    • Male Student Percentage50%
    • Female Student Percentage50%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino14.36%
    • Black or African American11.18%
    • White or Caucasian41.49%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.14%
    • Asian20.16%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.3%
    • Two or more races4.53%
    • Unknown or International Student2.65%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout5.19% representing 106 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students10% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 24%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Catholic Campus Ministry, Indian Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Hispanic Student Association, CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes Division 1 Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Crew Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty2,692
    • Full-time Percentage48%
    • Part-time Percentage52%
    • Female Percentage46%
    • Male Percentage54%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio17:1 or 27,954 students to 1,686 faculty

Location & Contact

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA

Melissa Bevacqua

Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 703-993-2291
Fax: 703-993-2392
Email: mbevacqu@gmu.edu


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