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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.

Website: www2.gmu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
26,662
Undergraduate
Students
(49.4%) 13,173 Women
(50.6%) 13,489 Men
11,201
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
87% of 19,554 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.65
SAT Math
605 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
610 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,925
Out-of-state: $52,385
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,564
Out-of-state: $36,024
Room and Board
$11,705
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Freshman Award
$16,141
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$33,362
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,385
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Fairfax Population
22,565.00
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
23% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Patriots (Gunston)
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
22.1% Asian
12.0% Black/African-American
16.4% Hispanic/Latino
5.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.6% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students
5.5% from 108 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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