Admissions

Location
Fairfax, VA
Undergrads
16,265
Tuition (in-state)
$27,764 ($9,620)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:17,621
Male Applicants:7,817
Female Applicants:9,804
Total Acceptances:9,667
Male Acceptances:4,314
Female Acceptances:5,353
Acceptance Rate:55%
Yield: ? 28%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(703) 993-2400
Email:admissions@gmu.edu
Web Site:admissions.gmu.edu
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:No
Application Fee:$60
Application Web Site:admissions.gmu.edu/applyNow
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early ActionNovember 1December 19
Regular Decision January 15 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1 or within 3 weeks of notification thereafter
Admissions
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RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
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GPA
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Recommendations
Audition/Portfolio
SAT/ACT
TOEFL
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:2,696
Full-Time Male Enrollment:1,290
Full-Time Female Enrollment:1,393
Part-Time Male Enrollment:7
Part-Time Female Enrollment:6
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 1,032
Applicants Accepting: ? 531
Students Enrolled: ? 103
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:6,199
Applicants Accepted:4,068
Students Enrolled:2,600

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 520 - 620 530 - 630 490 - 590 1540 - 1840 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 22 - 28 23 - 27 Not Reported 23 - 28 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:20%
SAT/ACT Required:No
Students Submitting SAT:76%
Students Submitting ACT:12%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

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Tips for Getting In
  • Be as well-rounded as possible. It's not all about a good GPA or just about activities, but a balance of the two.
  • Demonstrate a passion for learning, taking on challenges, and being a leader.
  • Remember: Extracurriculars are crucial. Get involved with as many things in high school as possible.
  • Stand out from the crowd by writing a creative essay. Mason prides itself on the diversity of its students, so don't try to write an essay based on what you think the people in admissions want to hear. Have fun with it!
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • If you aren't in a frat or sorority it's hard to get to parties.
  • If you aren't involved with an organization on campus it's hard to meet people.
  • Since a majority of the 30,000 plus students commute, campus gets quiet on the weekends.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Information sessions, which are followed by a campus tour are offered throughout the year Monday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
To sign up for an information session and tour visit admissions.gmu.edu/common/visitMason.asp.

Transfer student information sessions are also available, but are offered at limited times throughout the year. Check here for transfer information session info: admissions.gmu.edu/rsvp/transferInformationSessions

Details about graduate student tours and information sessions can be found here: www.admissions.gmu.edu/calendargraduate

Call the Office of Admissions at (703) 993-2400 for more information.
Campus Tours
The Mason Ambassadors, a group of student volunteers, lead campus tours throughout the year Monday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. High school seniors have the option of shadowing a Mason Ambassador for the day upon request. Group tours are also available upon request. To sign up for a tour visit admissions.gmu.edu/common/visitMason.asp or call the Office of Admissions at (703) 993-2400 for more information.
Overnight Visits
Interested in visiting for the weekend? Check out site for a list of hotels close to campus: www.gmu.edu/resources/welcome/hotel.html
Did You Know?
  • Coming to campus? Don't miss the opportunity to catch the metro to Washington, D.C. and check out all the monuments, museums, and restaurants the district has to offer! Visit this site to plan your D.C. visit.
  • Once students get settled into life at Mason, they can apply to become a Mason Ambassador and lead their own campus tours! Ambassadors participate in different Office of Admissions events throughout the year and get to fill in prospective students on all things Mason. Go here for more information.
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