George Mason University: Ranking & Review

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1 67 104
Top 1%

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

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

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

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 Services 960 249 1,209
Education 84 778 45 907
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 448 349 22 819
Social Sciences 570 153 35 758
Health Professions and Related Programs 523 151 24 698
Engineering 295 156 19 470
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 350 96 4 450
Psychology 340 70 18 428
English Language and Literature & Letters 357 60 1 418
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 347 45 18 410
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 91 282 12 385
Visual and Performing Arts 254 71 3 328
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 266 3 269
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 72 150 26 248
Legal Professions and Studies 16 152 168
History 76 36 8 120
Physical Sciences 67 17 18 102
Mathematics and Statistics 53 20 8 81
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 49 7 56
Natural Resources and Conservation 25 14 13 52
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 29 8 37
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 32 3 35
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 19 6 25
Philosophy and Religious Studies 13 4 17
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 6 4 10
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 5 5
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 population10,000 - 50,000
Phone7039931000
Fax+1 (703) 993 1002

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