95% of students
GMU has opportunities for advancement in college and beyond. It's also home to some great honor societies that can help boost scholarship and employment opportunities.
Maybe more room in classes since they tend to fill up fast.
It's a fantastic school for academics and opportunities. So. many classes to take for academic, professional, or fun purposes. Not many friends made, but the ones made were priceless.
Felt misplaced as a freshman, and it didn't make the transition from high school easy on an emotional level.
The diversity of George Mason University is unmatched
The biology department lacks a tutoring department, so if you need help outside of your professor, you may not get it
George Mason University is a very diverse school, so finding your group of people and fitting in would not be an issue for anyone. You will definitely find people of the same ethnic background, religious affiliation, interests, etc. George Mason is also located in a very bustling area, so there are many different opportunities available to fit your needs. The transportation to get there is also available. There are many research opportunities available as well, in all departments. Overall, I would say GMU is a school that can provide you with all and any opportunities that you may need.
The one thing that is very blatantly off-putting about GMU is the fact that anyone you reach out to with a question, rather than answering it, will direct you to a website that you would have to look through to get your answer. This has been my experience about 90% of the time.
I enjoyed my coursework at GMU.
I didn’t appreciate how they preach that everyone is welcome at GMU as oftentimes I felt out of the loop or made fun of because I come from a small town.
The opportunities. You can be a TA, join forensics, conduct Ph.D. level research as an undergrad under the guidance of a professor, and find a club for nearly every interest. Mason is what you make of it. My department at the SCHAR school is excellent with the availability of advisors and professors. You feel respected as a student, and professors appreciate it when you challenge yourself beyond what is expected.
While changing, Mason is still somewhat of a commuter school.