24,987
Students
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12,989
Avg. Financial Aid
81
81%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

George Mason University is a University institution located in Fairfax, VA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 4400 University Drive, MSN 3A4
Fairfax, VA  22030-4444
United States
Contact Melissa Bevacqua
Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Email: mbevacqu@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-2291
Fax: 703-993-2392

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Management Sciences And Quantitative Methods Related Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Tourism And Travel Services Management Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics And Special Effects Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Community Health And Preventive Medicine Checkmark
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Rehabilitation Science Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution Checkmark
Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/police Science Checkmark
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Forensic Science And Technology Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Related Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

18,993
Applied
15,446
Accepted
24,987
Enrolled
81%
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Female Admissions

10,468
Females Applied
8,795
Females Accepted
84%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

8,525
Males Applied
6,651
Males Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.66
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Essay
3 recommendations
Other requirements: Audition for dance and music, portfolio for art and visual technology and computer game design, interview and audition or portfolio for theater

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 604 560 650
SAT Math 593 540 640
ACT Composite 27 24 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,060
In-state
32,520
Out-of-state
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Fees

3,402
Full-time student fees
11,460
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

12,989
Avg. Financial Aid Package
14,717
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,453
Avg. Loan Aid
3,968
Avg. Grant Aid
6,408
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
54%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
2%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

24,987
Total undergrad students
5%
International Students
10%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.36%
Black or African American 11.18%
White or Caucasian 41.49%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 20.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.3%
Two or more races 4.53%
Other 2.65%

Gender

Male (49.73%)
Female (50.27%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 24%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Mason Day, Welcome2Mason and Homecoming

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Catholic Campus Ministry, Indian Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Hispanic Student Association and CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

2,692
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,290
Part-time - 1,402
Male - 1,457
Female - 1,235