Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodA-
- Student LifeB+
George Mason University is ...
NCAA Division I-AAA
Atlantic 10 Conference
George Mason University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.246 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.247 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.247 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Police and Criminal Science314Graduates
- Information Technology264Graduates
- Rhetoric and Composition248Graduates
- International Relations and National Security Studies198Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities198Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.327 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.383 responses
After George Mason University
- Very Good1442
Mason is awesome! If you're looking for the crazy-party life- frat life- booze- college experience, you definitely won't get that here. Most of the students are commuters and live off campus or with their parents. I think for what I'm studying (economics) it's seriously the best. We have such a great program with amazing and truly inspirational professors. I've been taught to think in ways I wouldn't have thought otherwise if I didn't come here (very liberal). Also since it's close to DC, you can easily do an internship. Overall great location for networking and opportunities and coming from such a diverse school you're exposed to a lot of backgrounds and opinions which really opens up your mind. Bottom line- if you're coming for a solid educational experience then this is the school- if you want that fratty college experience, don't bother.
- Recent Alumnus
- Aug 25 2015
This school was far from good. There are way too many commuters here, which makes it very arduous to hang out with people after class. Additionally, two of my professors first semester were exceptionally incompetent. For example, my IT professor literally said to our class, "We are too busy to give you feedback on your research papers." This was absurd because how were supposed to know what we did wrong if we were not given feedback? Another example of the incompetence was when I asked my professor about a homework assignment and she said, "Google for instructions."Don't get me wrong, I did have many excellent professors, but 2/5 is pretty bad. Furthermore, the food is not good at all at South Side, but it's okay at Ike's. Additionally, unless you are in a frat or friends with a frat member, then there is no way you'll ever hear about parties. Overall, this school fetishizes diversity and ignores competence among teachers and students.
- 2 days ago
So far the school is great. Some of the course work is difficult but the school has a diverse, inclusive community. The food is not the best but I am sure it is like that for all college freshman who are used to eating out and good home cooked meals. Overall the university is great I would encourage those who are thinking about applying to apply to GMU. Go Patriots!
- 2 months ago