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Reviews 3216 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: 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.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: So far, everyone seems welcoming and helpful. The staff I have encountered were happy to work with me even when I was late to the meeting because I got lost. They were extremely accommodating. The students are very friendly, randomly yelling things like "Happy Friday" to people they see on the campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My school is central to a lot of things. Its a great atmosphere of diversity. There is always a lot of energy in the student and faculty population. Professors want you to succeed and do what they can to help you do so.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: From the very first day when I visited George Mason University, both the students and the faculty have been very encouraging and helpful. The professors at this university are there to help you learn and want you to succeed. The students here are very welcoming. There are many opportunities for different types of activities such as social clubs, language clubs, intramural sports, and many more. I was able to be apart of many societies that cater to the different aspects that I am interested in. The study abroad programs at GMU are of high quality as well as quantity. There are many amazing opportunities that a student can grasp both at the home university as well as abroad. Overall, George Mason University is a place that one can stretch outside their comfort zone in a safe environment, either at the home university or abroad.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I established strong relationships with my teachers who I will still contact post-high school. I also met friends and had advantages I couldn't get anywhere else.

1 College Senior

Overall Experience: George Mason University is a commuter school that tries too hard to be a party school. The fraternity members drug girls at their parties and take advantage of them.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: While it was very open and diverse, I dealt with racism within an estimated eight hours of being there.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love this school. They have excellent professors and classes. They always have events going on, and within one semester I found my place as a an active member of my school. The only downside is that it tends to be very liberal, so I feel almost like an outlier in the community because if my political and religious beliefs. Other than that, I adore my school!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The overall campus is very diverse. Since GMU is located in the DC metropolitan area, there are many cultures within the area. I get to interact with various people and get to learn about new cultures. I am Filipino and I currently belong to the Filipino Culture Association which is fun because we get to put on performances and learn more about the Philippines. Although I like the location of GMU, I want to transfer to VCU because of their arts program so I can pursue another degree in graphic design.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would choose my school again because of the kinds of people that go there. There are so many different people and it's so easy to find ones that you like and start friendships with. The quality of the academics there is also great.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: defenitely something different from what i'm used to

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I have really enjoyed the experience. The other students are very friendly and welcoming and the proffesors are available most of the time for help.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It really is a fun experience choosing where youll go

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: George Mason is an incredible university. The diversity as well as the wide range of majors truly makes it an incredible school. I have had an excellent journey this far and have learned so much about myself as well as furthering my education.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful and the teachers are good, but the admin are horrible and could care less about the students.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school has been great thus far. It's a good distance away from home and it's a very large campus just outside of DC. There's much more diversity than what I was exposed to in my home town, and also a lot more activity going on around me. It's extremely refreshing and has opened me up to a lot more experiences. My school is very unique in it's location and diversity level, but also how it chooses to highlight the diversity and embrace it. I would choose my school again if I could do it all over. The only negative aspect is the out of state tuition rate.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Mason is a fantastic school with endless academic opportunities for those who put in the time and effort necessary to take advantage of them. The size, diversity, and close proximity to D.C. made me chose to spend my undergraduate years here. I'm from out-of-state and a Global Affairs major, and found that Mason was much cheaper than other D.C. schools that I applied to, so although I got into GW and American, I chose Mason. AND I'M SO GLAD I DID :) So much to get involved with and learn here, in an environment with people from all races, religions, and walks of life.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The social interactions really made things easier.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: George Mason is a great school in terms of affordability, location and academics. Mason is one of the most affordable schools in the country, making is a good value for an undergraduate education. It is located in a suburban area that is 25 minutes away from Washington DC. This provides students with countless job and internship opportunities as well as accessibility to airports, train and bus stations. Many professors at this university are experts in their field, having worked in the field of the subjects they teach. I would choose Mason again because I am getting the best value for my money with the opportunities and education this school provides me,

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I've had a decent experience in the past 3 years, made some great friendships, and it was a good supporting learning environment. I had a good learning experience from most of my professors and mentors in my major. However, the administration is seen as a failure resulting in a fiscal mess and also because it never has the well-being of students in its priorities.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are many opportunities at my school.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, I've only experienced orientation at George Mason University, but It was a great experience. The student group leaders were very nice and my fellow freshmen were all welcoming. The bathrooms and dorms were all clean, and the food was better than anything served in high school by far.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the campus and the quality of people there.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the location of it, the clubs and organizations there, and the people that I have met.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The experience is great. I am in an environment that cares about not only my academic success, but my well being as well.

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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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