George Mason University: Review & Facts

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George Mason University is a large four-year, public school with 33,930 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1957 and is one of the 3 schools and colleges located in Fairfax, Virginia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
148
Good
Bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are offered at George Mason University.

George Mason University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 148 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Computer Science, Medical, Political Science, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
87%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

George Mason University student retention rate is high at 87% (well above Virginia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
16 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at George Mason University is good: 70%.

Student to faculty ratio at George Mason University is decent -- 16:1. Learn more information regarding instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$31,700
High
Average tuition prices are very high, around $28,700 per year. The additional fees at George Mason University beyond tuition are nearly $3,000; this comes to $31,700 annually.

Read the details about George Mason University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
69%
Doable
According to recent data, 21,981 applications were submitted and 15,138 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get accepted at this school.

George Mason University might accept dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score information at George Mason University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,200
Medium
George Mason University provides a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at George Mason University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
George Mason University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 6,600 students, which offers a decent on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable -- about $6,200 per year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at George Mason University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, George Mason University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

George Mason University Location and Maps



Post Address: George Mason University, 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444, USA
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