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About George Mason University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College


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Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


George Mason University is the largest public research university located in the state of Virginia in the U.S. It has 35,984 students from over 130 countries across the globe and all the 50 states of America.

The university is named after George Mason, one of the founding fathers of the United States. It became an independent institution after 1972 from the University of Virginia. It has a huge campus, library and a good infrastructure. Variety of students enroll in the university from all over the world of various ethnicities on-campus.

It is providing industry-relevant education to the students globally. 80% of its graduate students were placed within two months after they got their degrees from the university.

  • Its graduation rate is 71% whereas its acceptance rate is 81%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 16:1. It has an average retention rate of 88%.

Online Education at GMU

The university is providing online education with the same academic degree and the same rigor as a traditional degree for the students who are located abroad or require continuous traveling as part of the work. The students can be imbibed with leadership qualities and can be provided with exciting events and experiences, along with the development of the students pursuing online courses by enrolling in the university.


  • The faculty is highly experienced and supportive. They are ready to put in the effort to ensure each student benefits equally from the sessions. The faculty is easily approachable and well versed in their respective fields.

  • It provides various opportunities for students to explore their interests. The university is rich in academic and educational resources. Students can use these resources for their intellectual development.

  • The courses provided by this university are engaging and industry relevant. The syllabus is updated regularly and is relevant with the times.

Location & Contact


4400 University Dr


Email: N/A
Phone: 7039931000
Fax: 7039934622
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The rankings are provided by the US News.

  • GMU is ranked 136th in the 'National Universities'.

  • It is ranked 92nd for 'Best College for Veterans'.

  • The university is ranked 105th in 'Best Value Schools'.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

1120 - 1320

ACT Range

24 - 30

Application Fee




High School GPA


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Admission Process at George Mason University

George Mason University admission process is simple and easy, Candidate must apply and should be accepted to George Mason University before the candidates can register for online courses at Mason. The stepwise process is mentioned below.

  • Step 1: Students have to browse Online courses and programs

Students have to carefully see the courses and programs and have to select which interests the most. Students who are Mason students can enroll for programs. Students who wish for individual courses have to click on nondegree.

  • Step 2: Students have to visit the admission website

Students will get all the necessary information from the website and get to know on how to apply for any program. For freshmen, Transfer, Graduate, Non –Degree, and Military student additional information is provided on the website.

  • Step 3: Students have to Review application

Once the candidates have filled the application form it is very important to review their applications by making sure the application fee is paid and all the information provided are correct.

  • Step 4: Students have to complete the application

Once the application has reviewed, candidate can now submit the application online by carefully look forward for undergraduate and graduate links to submit and to submit application form online for the programs like Master of Health Administration in Health Systems, Management, Master of Science in Health Informatics, Master’s degree in special education, Graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, and Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies candidates have to visit application page

  • Step 5: Students should check their application status.

Candidates after submitting the application online have to check whether the application has been received by the Mason office of admission with the help apply now links and for students to check the status for the programs like Master of Health Administration in Health Systems, Management, Master of Science in Health Informatics, Master’s degree in special education, Graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, and Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies candidates have to visit application page

  • Step 6: Students will receive a decision letter

The office of admissions after receiving the student’s application will be reviewed and a decision will be made and students will be notified

  • Step 7: Students have to confirm their intent to enroll

Candidates once receive the decision letter from the university then all the undergraduates should submit enrollment deposit and should follow the instructions and all the graduates should use a link which will be provided in order to confirm their intent to enroll through email. Only after confirmation students will be allowed for enrollment process

  • Step 8: Students have to activate PatriotWeb account and register for classes

PatriotWeb is introduced by the university where the student can manage accounts, access transfer credits evaluations. So every after the enrollment process, students have to activate the account and also register for classes

  • Step 9: Students have to pay Tuition and Fees

Candidates with the help of Patriot Web can check if there is any balance due and have to make the necessary payment for their tuition and fees through Bill and Payment System or Cashier’s office before the due date

  • Step 10: Students have to submit Immunization Records

All online students are not requested to submit Immunization records, if the students want to change from online to on-campus then students have to submit records to the Immunization Office at Student Health Services.

  • Step 11: Tuition Liability Deadlines

Candidates should be careful regarding add/ drop and tuition liability deadlines. If the student does not drop course by the date posted then the candidate will be liable for tuition

Admission Requirements

Candidates have to meet the following requirements in order to be considered for admission at George Mason University

  • Candidate must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Candidate should have earned grade point average of 3 on a scale of 4 or better in their baccalaureate degree
  • Candidates have to submit the transcript copies online and if the candidate is admitted then, the candidate must submit an official hard copy of transcripts for all the post-secondary work upon enrollment. Applicable to all domestic candidates (residing in the United States)
  • Candidates have to submit official hard copies of transcripts which are in English and the original language has to be sent via postal mail on or before submitting the application. Applicable for International applicants
  • The candidate has to meet the Graduate English Proficiency Exams in order to be eligible for direct entry. Applicable for International applicants

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


Average Annual Cost


Books And Supplies


Other Fees


Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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The annual cost of attendance is the estimated annual cost of attending a particular college or university. It includes tuition, room and board, books, supplies, transportation, loan fees, and miscellaneous expenses. Schools use their cost of attendance in determining a student's eligibility for financial aid, such as grants and loans.

There may be different Cost Of Attendance for those who live on campus, live off-campus, or commute from home. State colleges and universities will list different Cost Of Attendance for in-state and out-of-state students. Graduate and professional students may have different Cost Of Attendance altogether.

The average net price of the university is $19,064 whereas the average annual cost of the tuition is $9,060.

The total one year cost of the university on an average is $30,284.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Computer and Information Sciences,...

429 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

354 Graduates

Psychology, General

348 Graduates

Biology, General

279 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

267 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

262 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

255 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

198 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

192 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

191 Graduates

Public Health

187 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

180 Graduates

Political Science and Government

177 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

167 Graduates


164 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

133 Graduates


117 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

107 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

90 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

84 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

83 Graduates

Civil Engineering

80 Graduates


80 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

71 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

61 Graduates


59 Graduates

Systems Engineering

58 Graduates


56 Graduates

Social Work

54 Graduates

Peace Studies and Conflict Resoluti...

51 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

49 Graduates


41 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

41 Graduates

Public Administration

37 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

36 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

34 Graduates


33 Graduates

Graphic Communications

32 Graduates

Computer Engineering

31 Graduates


28 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

25 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

25 Graduates


24 Graduates

Computer Science

24 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

23 Graduates

Sustainability Studies

23 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

15 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

14 Graduates


12 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

11 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

10 Graduates


10 Graduates

Area Studies

9 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

7 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

5 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

4 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

3 Graduates

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorolog...

2 Graduates

Physical Sciences, Other

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




40% White

3% Unknown

11% Black

15% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

6% Non Resident alien

20% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$95,275 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,490/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname

The Patriot

School Colors

green and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country



Swimming and Diving


Track and Field



Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country





Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by GMU. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $11,946 per year for living on campus. The number of female and male students at the university are 51% and 49%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$143 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


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Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


The university offers many financial support schemes for eligible students. The eligibility criteria for various aids range from academic excellence to citizenship or nationality.

Students can utilize this financial assistance to aid in the payment of fees. Eligible students are offered grants, scholarships, loans and work-study options as financial aid.

Students are required to fill in the FAFSA form and George Mason University federal school code is 003749. Some of the financial aids provided by are given below. 

  • Federal Aids such as Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and Federal Work-Study program are provided to the students.

  • Virginia State Aids Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program, Virginia Commonwealth Award, and Virginia Two-Year College Transfer Grant.

  • Institutional Aids by the university is provided in the form of The Great Falls Friends and Neighbors Scholarship, The Peter.C.Forame Student Leader Scholarship, John.C.and Louise .P. Wood Graduate, Black Scholars Endowed Scholarship, and Catherine “Cathy” Better Scholarship.

  • Military Aids provided by the university are Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Program.   

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