George Mason University

4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA
4-year
Large
Suburban

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Questions and Answers about George Mason University

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2 months ago
How do students receive work study at George Mason University?
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2 months ago
Does George Mason have reciprocal residency agreements with other states?
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2 months ago
How fluid is the transfer from a community college into George Mason?
Thomas W.
3 months ago
Does George Mason University offer any cultural clubs or programs for minority students?
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3 months ago
Can you have a car as a freshman?
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3 months ago
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Majors offered at George Mason University

Biggest majors
Criminal Justice and Corrections, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

Academics at George Mason University

1120-1320
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
24-30
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (81% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

George Mason University demographics

44% White
16% Asian
13% Hispanic
11% Black
4% Multiracial
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Common careers for George Mason University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer125k
Software Engineer86k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)84k
Management Consultant83k
Software Developer79k
Senior Accountant77k
Staff Accountant52k
Based on 27,699 student responses
59.7kAvg. Early Career Pay
110kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
23%in STEM careers

Net price of attending George Mason University

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Student reviews of George Mason University

by Bold.org students

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Recommended by

94% of students

Known for

Diverse and Inclusive
Welcoming student body
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Commuter-friendly
LGBTQ+ friendly
Shahir Mohsenyan
Geography
Trombone
Soccer
Dance + 97 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

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.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Maybe more room in classes since they tend to fill up fast.

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

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.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Felt misplaced as a freshman, and it didn't make the transition from high school easy on an emotional level.

Gabrielle Torrijos
Japanese
Dance
Cooking

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The location and community at GMU is very entertaining, welcoming, and convenient. Their academics are unique and I find my major to have decent teachers who have extensive in field experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I wish some buildings would be more up to date and that the campus was more secure from non-student attendees.

Nuzhat Saleh
Photography and Photo Editing
Coding And Computer Science
Foreign Languages
Piano + 2 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like the university in general for its diversity and the range of majors offered. It is a commuter school, so sometimes it can be hard to make friends. However, it is not so bad if you join some clubs and activities.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The professors at the university can be a hit or miss for CS/IT/CYSE and related majors, so you have to check reviews and ask friends. Some of the professors need to review their own material and update it and consider students' time.

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

The diversity of George Mason University is unmatched

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The biology department lacks a tutoring department, so if you need help outside of your professor, you may not get it

Amna Waraich
Painting and Studio Art
Ceramics And Pottery
Movies And Film
Cooking + 14 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

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.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

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.

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