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George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

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Overview

Student Population
37,316
George Mason University overview
Location Fairfax, Virginia
Online gmu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
George Mason University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Fairfax, Virginia, George Mason University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 19,554 prospective students applied, and 16,962 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,763 enrolled in the school.  25,710 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 11,606 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $9,060 plus fees of $3,504. Mason is ranked 220 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
6/10
Value

Mason is rated within the top 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for George Mason University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High
George Mason University overview
SAT 1110/1320
ACT 24/30
GPA 3.66
Applications Accepted
86.7% 
George Mason University overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

Virginia Resident Tuition
$9,060
In State Costs for George Mason University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,278
Other Fees$3,504
Room and Board $11,946
Budget for Other Expenses$3,378
Total One Year Cost$29,166
Out of State Resident Tuition
$32,520
Out of State Costs for George Mason University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,278
Other Fees$3,504
Room and Board $11,946
Budget for Other Expenses$3,378
Total One Year Cost$52,626

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$61,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
64% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by George Mason University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Social Sciences 16%
English and Literature 10%
Psychology 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232186 IPEDS survey data for George Mason University.

Current students may use the George Mason University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.