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Mason Demographics & Diversity

Fairfax, Virginia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Mason are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 57% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of George Mason University students
Race Percent of Students
White 43%
Black 11%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 19%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 5%
Race Unknown 5%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 11% more female students than male students enrolled at George Mason University with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Mason has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for George Mason University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for George Mason University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 17,663
Women 19,653

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Mason serves a very low number of students outside of Virginia, with 77 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for George Mason University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 77%
Out of State 18%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$95,275 per year

27% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 21.8%
Part time Undergrads 18.3%

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