Overview

Student Population
35,984
National Rank
#356
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
Religious Affiliation 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 18,993 prospective students applied, and 15,446 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,489 enrolled in the school.  24,648 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 11,336 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $9,060 plus fees of $3,402. Mason is ranked 356 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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Admission Standards
Very High 
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SAT 1170/1350
ACT 24/30
GPA 3.66
Applications Accepted
81.3% 
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2020
Applicant Competition Very Low

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 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

Outcomes

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

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%

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