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George Mason University is a public institution that was founded in 1972. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 20,653, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 817 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. George Mason University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 141. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,908 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,592 (2013-14).
As a distributed university, George Mason University has several suburban campus locations, each not far from Washington, D.C. Freshmen are not required to live on campus, though traditional coed residence halls and suites are available at the school’s Fairfax, Va., campus for those who choose to live in university housing.
Despite a sizable commuter population, the school offers a Weekends at Mason program and events for students who don’t travel home after the school week is over. There are more than 20 fraternities and sororities, which involve close to 15 percent of the student body population, and about 200 clubs and organizations. The school’s Patriots sports teams are members of the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association, and the George Mason basketball team is particularly competitive. The university also has a number of graduate schools and programs, including the well-regarded George Mason School of Law.
School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school): George Mason University is much more than a traditional, four-year university for students 18–22 years-old. In fact, since its founding in 1972, George...
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School type public, coed college Year founded 1972 Religious affiliation N/A Academic calendar semester Setting suburban 2012 Endowment $51,846,324 Applying
When applying to George Mason University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15, and the early action deadline is November 9. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 15. The application fee at George Mason University is $100. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.8 percent and an early acceptance rate of 69.5 percent.
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Selectivity selective Fall 2012 acceptance rate 65.8% Application deadline January 15 SAT/ACT scores must be received by January 15 More About Applying
The student-faculty ratio at George Mason University is 16:1, and the school has 31.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at George Mason University include: Psychology, General; Accounting; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Information Technology; and Speech Communication and Rhetoric. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86 percent.
Class sizes Class sizes Student-faculty ratio 16:1 4-year graduation rate 42% Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates Psychology, General 7% Accounting 6% Biology/Biological Sciences, General 6% Information Technology 6% Speech Communication and Rhetoric 6% More About Academic Life
George Mason University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 20,653, with a gender distribution of 48.4 percent male students and 51.6 percent female students. At this school, 28 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 72 percent of students live off campus. George Mason University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
Total enrollment 32,961 Student gender distribution Student gender distribution Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority Collegiate athletic association NCAA I More About Student Life
Campus Info & Services
George Mason University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. George Mason University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at George Mason University, 58 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at George Mason University.
Students who have cars on campus 58% Health insurance offered Yes More About Campus Info & Services
Paying for School
At George Mason University, 52 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,093.
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In-state tuition and fees $9,908 (2013-14) Out-of-state tuition and fees $28,592 (2013-14) Room and board $9,580 (2013-14) Financial aid statistics Financial aid statistics More About Paying for School
- Overview details based on 2012 data