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#5 Best Public Universities in Virginia

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 19,557 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 205 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

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

Mason is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High
George Mason University overview
SAT 1120/1320
ACT 24/30
GPA 3.66
Applications Accepted
81.1% 
George Mason University overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2021
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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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232186 IPEDS survey data for George Mason University.