Mason Admission RequirementsFairfax, Virginia
Chances of getting into George Mason University
|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Mason and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #33 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,852 out of 19,557 applicants were admitted making George Mason University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent. George Mason University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Mason SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT71%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1120|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Average SAT Score||1220|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to George Mason University?
George Mason University typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1320 and Above||Good||>88%|
|1220 to 1320||Avg +||81%-88%|
|1120 to 1220||Avg -||71%-81%|
|1020 to 1120||Reach||60%-71%|
|Less than 1020||Low||<60%|
Mason ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT9%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Mason?
Admission data indicates that Mason regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to George Mason University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>88%|
|27 to 30||Avg +||81%-88%|
|24 to 27||Avg -||71%-81%|
|21 to 24||Reach||60%-71%|
|Less than 21||Low||<60%|
Avg. High School GPA3.66
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into George Mason University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at George Mason University was 3.66 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.66 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Mason accepts 81% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||32%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||22%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||8%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||1%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
56% of George Mason University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||20%|
|Top 25% of class||56%|
|Top 50% of class||94%|
|Bottom 50% of class||6%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||27%||23%|
Applications were DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to George Mason University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232186 IPEDS survey data for George Mason University.
Frequently Asked Questions
71% of students submit their SAT scores to Mason. 9% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
81% of those who apply are granted admission to Mason. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1320. 71% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.