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#5 Best Public Universities in Virginia

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

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Overview

Student Population
38,541
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

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 21,198 prospective students applied, and 18,909 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,561 enrolled in the school.  26,031 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 12,510 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $9,510 plus fees of $3,504. Mason is ranked 199 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

7/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
7/10
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 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
George Mason University overview
SAT 1100/1300
ACT 24/30
GPA 3.66
Applications Accepted
89.2% 
George Mason University overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

Virginia Resident Tuition
$9,510
In State Costs for George Mason University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,278
Other Fees$3,504
Room and Board $12,090
Budget for Other Expenses$3,596
Total One Year Cost$29,978
Out of State Resident Tuition
$33,906
Out of State Costs for George Mason University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,278
Other Fees$3,504
Room and Board $12,090
Budget for Other Expenses$3,596
Total One Year Cost$54,374

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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.

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