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4 College Senior

Athletics: George Mason does a superb job of providing sports facilities at all three of its campus locations. The Freedom Center in Manassas is easily accessible and provides a behemoth of workout options and machines.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: By far the most detrimental aspect of off-campus dining is the quality. There is a Green Turtle that serves horrendous food, albeit at a reasonable price.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I don't care about how people dress or look so I can't comment on that, however, there are a lot of good groups that are doing good things for the community and environment.

College Junior

Campus Strictness: I don't live on campus so I am not affected by most of the rules for the campus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am a non-greek, I just never saw the need to join. I wanted to focus more on my studies than on joining a fraternity. I do know people in them and they are always nice and friendly towards me. I will help out with their groups if they are working towards something I believe in at the time.

4 College Junior

Academics: I have just started at George Mason, but I really enjoy the staff. The registration process was easy and they were friendly and helpful in making sure I got the classes I needed towards my degree.

4 College Junior

Academics: So far it is great. I like that everyone is working towards a similar degree instead of just getting their pre-requests. I am building strong relationships in my job field.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed most of the classes I have taken so far. The classes I haven't enjoyed were often ones where professors didn't engage with students as often or had trouble conveying what they were teaching, but I didn't have that problem a lot. Class sizes can range from 25 students per class to 200-300 for lower level classes.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Mason offers a couple of job fairs per year so there are opportunities for upperclassmen to network with alumni and employers before they graduate.

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3 College Junior

Nightlife: Parties usually take place off-campus since Mason has a pretty strict alcohol and drug policy on campus

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4 College Junior

Majors: A paid summer internship as an undergrad would fit my preferences.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience has been great so far and I hope to finish it on a good note.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Food is good, but as the years go by you will get tired of it.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Mason is a great school and has its pros and cons everyday.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school is great for career opportunities in the DMV area.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Fairfax is a peaceful community and is very suburban

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus police are always present but could also be very strict.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of shopping centers with fast food restaurants.

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4 College Junior

Academics: This school is very academic intensive in my opinion.

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4 College Junior

Academics: My major is really great and is very eye opening as well.

4 College Junior

Majors: Th Global Affairs program is definitely a great program at mason.

4 College Junior

Majors: I have met a lot of people that have helped me network throughout the international work field.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: We're not a party school. Most parties are off campus.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Emily Sharrer
Hometown
Harrisonburg, Va.
Major
Communication
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Let’s get brutally honest for a minute: Mason’s not for everybody. For students dreaming of wild house parties and a 24-7 drinking fest akin to scenes in “Animal House,” they might be better off at a school with a bigger party reputation than Mason. But just because Mason isn’t what people stereotypically associate with a college experience, doesn’t mean students don’t get a real college experience nonetheless. As one of the most diverse schools in the nation, Mason offers students a unique college experience and plentiful opportunities to get involved in different organizations or groups and meet a lot of different people while doing so. Not to mention the campus’s central location, just 20 minutes outside of Washington D.C., which gives students access to museums, clubs, restaurants, and popular attractions like the monuments. So what if students can’t walk next door and do a keg stand? They have the opportunity to mold their very own college experience around Mason’s numerous clubs, events, and classes.

It might sound a little cliché, but Mason truly offers the best of both worlds. Whether students are into hanging out on campus in the middle of Suburbia, U.S.A., or they want to go into D.C. every night, the University gives them that option. While people are divided on campus issues like parking, the campus social scene, and food options, overall, Mason students are satisfied with the University’s offerings. Of course there’s always room for improvement, and the University’s constant expansion and rally to become a well-respected public institution is always upgrading facilities, programs and services for students.

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