George Mason University: Ranking & Review

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George Mason University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate81%78%84%
Applicants18,9938,52510,468
Admissions15,4466,6518,795
Enrolled undergraduates3,4891,7161,773
Enrolled total (including graduate students)35,98416,87119,113

10,199 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,631 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,459
Percent of students submitting SAT scores70%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
605
Math
590

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores467
Percent of students submitting ACT scores13%
ACT Composite
27
ACT English
27
ACT Math
25

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $70. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsConsidered but not required
Formal demonstration of competenciesConsidered but not required
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

George Mason University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$29,226$51,672
Off-campus$30,764$53,210
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,090 and other expenses per full academic year.

George Mason University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 6,518 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$8,672$31,118
Fees for full-time undergraduates$3,252$3,252
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$496$1,432
Tuition for Full-time graduates$11,228$30,932
Fees for full-time graduates$3,252$3,252
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$603$1,424

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services9602491,209
Education8477845907
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services44834922819
Social Sciences57015335758
Health Professions and Related Programs52315124698
Engineering29515619470
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service350964450
Psychology3407018428
English Language and Literature & Letters357601418
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3474518410
Public Administration and Social Service Professions9128212385
Visual and Performing Arts254713328
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2663269
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies7215026248
Legal Professions and Studies16152168
History76368120
Physical Sciences671718102
Mathematics and Statistics5320881
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies49756
Natural Resources and Conservation25141352
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics29837
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services32335
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs19625
Philosophy and Religious Studies13417
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies6410
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences55
Grand Total5,3122,7584358,505

A total of 5,312 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at George Mason University.

At the master's and doctor's level 3,193 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate71%65%76%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%
  • Part-time retention rate - 74%

General info

Alternative namesMason
GMU
Founded1957
MottoFreedom and Learning
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementA public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia in the National Capitol Region, we are an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
Colorsmason green, mason gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff4,391
Instructional FTE1,721
Research FTE172
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww2.gmu.edu
Address4400 University Dr
Fairfax, Virginia, 22030-4444
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population24,000
Phone7039931000
Fax+1 (703) 993 1002

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