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George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason, founded in 1972, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Nursing and Health Science; the Schools of Information Technology and Engineering and Management; the Institutes of the Arts and Public Policy; the New Century College; the Institutes for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Biosciences, Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology; and the Graduate School of Education. Its 677-acre main campus is located in Fairfax, 18 miles from Washington, DC.

Web Sitewww.gmu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students23,062
   Women11,819 (51.2%)
   Men11,243 (48.8%)
Graduate Students10,863

ADMISSION

Entrance Difficulty 
Overall Admission RateNot reported
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision Offered 
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.66
SAT Math520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite23-29 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $26,912
Out-of-state: $48,194
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,300
Out-of-state: $32,582
Room and Board
$10,730
Average Percent of Need Met65%
Average Freshman Award$14,893
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$30,132

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,243
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 11% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Fairfax Population22,565.00
Nearest Metropolitan AreaWashington, DC
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 69% of freshmen, 26% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotPatriots (Gunston)
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.8% Asian
11.0% Black/African-American
13.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
45.5% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students4.4% from 108 countries
First-Year Students Returning87.2%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
45.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
47%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.43 3.70 613 619 26
Low 1.00 1.80 480 460 1
High 4.00 4.70 800 770 34
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DID YOU KNOW?

• During International Week Mason celebrates its diverse faculty and student body, one third of which is consistently minority and international.

• At Mason's much-honored theater company, Theater of the First Amendment, Mason students get in free.

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