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George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

Overview

Student Population
37,316
National Rank
#379
George Mason University overview
Location Fairfax, Virginia
Online gmu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
George Mason University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

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 19,557 prospective students applied, and 15,852 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,711 enrolled in the school.  25,710 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 11,606 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $9,060 plus fees of $3,402. Mason is ranked 379 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1120/1320
ACT 24/30
GPA 3.66
Applications Accepted
81.1% 
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2020
Applicant Competition Very Low

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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$1,200
Other Fees$3,402
Room and Board $12,426
Budget for Other Expenses$4,196
Total One Year Cost$30,284
Out of State Resident Tuition
$32,520
Out of State Costs for George Mason University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$3,402
Room and Board $12,426
Budget for Other Expenses$4,196
Total One Year Cost$53,744

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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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Penn State York

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James Madison University

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Penn State Harrisburg

Middletown, Pennsylvania

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University of Delaware

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Virginia Military Institute

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Nov 25, 2019
J****** from Richmond
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I found George Mason to be very welcoming and always ahead of trends on what?s needed in a particular degree or field, so you are properly prepared and confident to have the education and skills to enter your chosen profession.

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Feb 28, 2016
R******l from Fairfax, VA
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It is truly a great school, I would recommendthis school to everyone

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