4400 University Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 703-993-2400
About George Mason University
  • Year of Foundation 1972
  • Size of Campus 806 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor,Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 18,091
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 53%, 47%, 10%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $6,320 in-state, $22,136 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $8,220
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $70
  • Enrollment No. 18,240
George Mason University (often referred to as GMU or Mason) is a public university based in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, south of and adjacent to the city of Fairfax. Additional campuses are located nearby in Arlington County, Prince William County, and Loudoun County. The university's motto is Freedom and Learning while its slogan or tagline is Where Innovation Is Tradition. Named after American revolutionary, patriot, and founding father George Mason, the university was founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1957 and became an independent institution in 1972. Today, Mason is recognized for its strong programs in economics, law, creative writing, computer science, and business. In recent years, George Mason faculty have twice won the Nobel Prize in Economics. The university enrolls over 32,500 students, making it the largest university by head count in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 5%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Psychology Students Diversity Affairs Committee, Korean Graduate Student Association, Afghan Club, African Student Association, American Indian/Alaskan/Native Student Association, Arab Student Association, Armenian Student
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 14
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Mason Day, International Week, Homecoming, Greek Week, First Fridays, Patriots Day
  • Number of students in fraternities 14
  • Percent students who are frat members 5%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Sigma Alpha, Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Eta Kappa Nu, Gamma Theta Upsilon, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Tau Beta Epsilon
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 12
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Ahmadiyya Muslim Student Association, Anointed Voices of Unity, Baha'I Student Association, Campus Bible Study, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Campus Ministry, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Christians on Campus, Coll
  • Other on-campus organizations 2%
  • Distance to nearest airport Washington, D.C. (20), Washington, D.C. (20)
  • Distance to nearest train Washington, D.C. (22)
  • Distance to nearest bus Springfield (10)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 2%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 68
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (59%), apartment for single students (40%), special housing for disabled students (1%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 26%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 10%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 41%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 99%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 28%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 3%
  • Number of students using college housing 28%
Campus Services
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Center For the Arts, Patriot Center
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 212
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Microforms 2,942,692
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 150
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library Facilities University Libraries: Fenwick Library ( Special Collections & Archives, Government Documents/Maps Collection); Johnson Center Library, Arlington Campus Library, Mercer Library ( Prince William Campus); School of Law Library
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 7,000
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 36,293
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 1,506,566
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Subscriptions 24,234
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 46,268
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 661
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (George Washington)
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Maryland -- College Park)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,895
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs American OnLine (AOL), Beers & Cutler, Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI, CGI-AMS, Defense Logistics Agency, Deloitte, Department of Defence(Washington Headquarters Service), Grant Thornton LLP, IBM/IBM Business Consulting Service, International Institute for Ene
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