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George Mason University
George Mason University 4400 University Dr Fairfax, VA 22030 Phone: (703) 993-1000
  • General Information
    About George Mason University

    The University's Mission George Mason University is innovative and entrepreneurial in spirit and utilizes its multi-campus organization and location near our nation�s capital to attract outstanding faculty, staff and students. George Mason will: * Educate the new generation of leaders for the 21st century—men and women capable of shaping a global community with vision, justice, and clarity. * Encourage freedom of thought, speech, and inquiry in a tolerant, respectful academic setting that values diversity. * Provide innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses of study that enable students to exercise analytical and imaginative thinking and make well-founded ethical decisions. * Nurture and support a highly qualified and entrepreneurial faculty that is excellent at teaching, active in pure and applied research, capable of providing a broad range of intellectual and cultural insights, and is responsive to the needs of students and their communities. * Maintain an international reputation for superior education and public service that affirms its role as the intellectual and cultural nexus among Northern Virginia, the nation, and the world. As amended by the Board of Visitors on February 4, 2009 Approved by the State Council of Higher Education on May 12, 2009


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 13,732
    Percent Admitted 63%
    Men Admitted 61%
    Women Admitted 65%
    Full Time Retention Rate 85%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 500 600
      Math 520 610
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 23 27
      English 21 28
      Math 22 26
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 38,257
    Native American 105.0
    Asian 4,367.0
    African American 2,637.0
    Hispanic 1,963.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 15,680
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 3,130

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