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Reviews 3827 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Classes offered are great, I especially love that they have African American studies and Women's study. The professor are great as long as you are an active participant in their class.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Once again I don't have anything bad to say about George Mason. I'm so glad I decided to attend this school. Also, you get what you give. If you I your time and energy into classes, internships, and jobs you will get great results.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I've had pretty good experiences. So, I honestly can't say anything bad.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: It's a relatively new building, but it is so far away from campus. Hopefully, I'll lose weight by walking so much.

5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is big, but not a powerful entity on campus. It won't be the end of the world if you don't join, but you should try it out and see, because there is something for everyone.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The Althletic department is great. In some school you feel like a ghost if you're not a part of a sports team. However at George it is actually fun to attend the games and everyone is pretty spirited.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I am so glad I chose to attend George Mason. It has been the best decision I have made in my life. Now I do not have to worry about getting a job after college ends, because I was able to form connections with many companies. I also don't have to worry about not being able to support myself and my mom. If there is any doubt about choosing GMU, I would say it will be your best decision in your life.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've met so many nice people, many varieties in clubs and other organizations. Many of the professors I had very amazing and teach very well while some I just could not mold myself into how they teach but I still learned a lot. The staff as well as housing staff were super nice and helped create my first experience in a dorm fantastic as well as a good first year as a college student.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I hear that the career services are very helpful but I have yet to see for myself.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The building I stayed in my freshman year was very convenient to my classes to eating areas. The maintenance staff was veery friendly and kept the building very clean. My RA was amazing, she was super nice and very helpful in every little thing we needed help on.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not in the Greek life but seeing some of my friends who are, they have a blast and hold different events such as fundraising for a cause.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic teams at the school isn't always the best in the district but the student support is very strong as well and school spirit which is more important than winning.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many of the professors are very passionate of their subject/topics and are very helpful and approachable. They try to get students to be more involved in their studies and are very encouraging. Only a few professors I've encountered were not as helpful as other professors and teaching styles were hard to understand.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are drugs, but they aren't everywhere. I have never been pressured into doing them.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As much as I love GMU, there are some things that they could definitely improve on. I'm sure that is a safe bet on any university you would attend, but I'm going to lay out some of my gripes here.

Housing. Dealing with housing is such a pain. Right now, I have two days to find another roommate or one of my friends will be kicked out. Regardless of my own situation, housing is in general just not fun to deal with at all. It takes forever to get some maintenance requests filled, and if you call with a question, they are very likely to divert you somewhere else. However, living in housing isn't so bad as long as you get a good group of people like I did.

If you like a calm and relaxing atmosphere on campus like me, then you'll like it here. There really isn't much in the way of Greek life, and while I don't mind that, some people might wish for more activities. We have sororities and fraternities, but they don't really do anything other than hang out at their own parties from what I can tell. Maybe it's because I don't run in those circles but eh.

Lastly, while it may be affordable compared to other schools, I think the out-of-state tuition is too high, and they don't give enough money in scholarship to really cover it. I also believe that transferring credits from Mason is really difficult, or so I've heard.

Even with all of that said (and more not said) I really do love my school and intend to graduate with the rest of my class.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I honestly wouldn't have a single thought about transferring. Mason is fun and a great experience.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It looks excellent on your resume.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Doubt anything will happen. Mason people look out for ya.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: One of the reasons why I love Mason so much. The housing access and atmosphere is amazing. You won't truly understand until you start living at Mason.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The RAC is excellent for who ever wants to get "swoll" or get dogged by the class of 2019 in basketball.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is really what you make of it. It has every single opportunity any ivy league school has or any other big name schools. Seriously, Mason is actually fun both education wise and networking wise.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's a great school with excellent diversity.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It has a great atmosphere and everyone is very approachable.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The university does a good job in responding to calls when students are in need of assistance

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: This is an incredible institution with superb teachers and amazing atmosphere where everyone is like family. I enjoyed my experience here. GO MASON!!


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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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