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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: At school, I've had an excellent first year. My professors were very engaging and understanding of what i was going through. They also made sure to make themselves available outside of the classroom which was amazing since i lived off campus

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Thus far, I have not had a bad class. Professors are great and extremely helpful. Classes vary widely in setting and instruction style. Class size varies from hundreds to less than 10.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am confident that a degree from GMU will guarantee me my dream job in the future. GMU helps everyone obtain internships and jobs. I value my degree from GMU very highly and think that it's the perfect school for me.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: For the most part, the campus is extremely safe. Most students and teachers are easy going and I've never witnessed any crime on campus. However, there are frequent reported thefts on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I currently live off campus and so, I do not know first-hand how living in a dorm/apartment/townhouse on campus is. However, I have visited most of the neighborhoods and had tours of most of the housing options. Everything seems well-placed and clean. But, some rooms are rather small for my taste.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have not looked much into Greek Life on campus. However, I have some friends and family members who are sorority sisters and fraternity brothers. They seem to enjoy their organization and all of them say that everyone's very accepting and inclusive.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not involved in any sport. However, I go to the AFC every time I'm on campus. That particular facility is amazing. It's always clean, there's always help, and there's always other people working out in there. I've heard that Skyline and the RAC are just as good, but I cannot speak to their merit myself.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: GMU is as diverse a community as I've ever been a part of. In addition to its diversity, GMU welcomes everyone with open arms and there are always people to count on. Professors genuinely want their students to excel not only in the professors' own class, but all classes. In each class I've been in, there has been a diverse age group with various backgrounds and experiences, so that even when the teachers are helping someone else or are otherwise busy, my colleagues are always helpful.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are terrific. They truly do a excellent job of providing a strong support system for the students. They are always available both in person and electronically, and they do an excellent job of presenting the necessary material to the class in a very effective and efficient way. While the size of classes can often times be extremely large professors still try there best to be as open and relational as possible to the students. Additionally, professors not only help us succeed in the classroom but that make a strong effort to help us succeed in our life as well.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The career center does an excellent job of placing us students in the best position possible so that well can truly achieve our dream jobs. Additionally, the university does a great job of setting up appointments with recruiting employers so that we students can put ourselves in an excellent position to obtain either an internship or part-time job.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall I feel significantly safe on campus. There are often times campus police out and about at night roaming the campus which adds to the feel of safety.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: While the campus housing is rather expensive the overall quality and value of the housing is really good. The rooms are rather spacious especially if one is awarded a single. Additionally, there is free laundry for all students with the use of a student ID. With regards to the social atmosphere it depends on the dorm that you are in. Some dorms are lot more socially active than others.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not that strong at my university. While the array of fraternity's and sororities throw many parties and attract many to the various probates that are thrown as well, Greek life does not have a major affect or impact on campus. At my school you do not need to become apart of Greek life in order to be known on campus or provide a strong impact in the mason community.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Due to the fact that we do not have a football team, basketball is our biggest sport on campus. Since basketball is our main sport, the school spirit along with everything else revolves around the team. Meaning that if the team does good and the school spirit and fan support is lively. However, if the team is average or mediocre then the school atmosphere is often times pretty dead. Outside of the basketball team however, the other remaining athletic teams at the university are not really that big on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall this school is great. The professors are excellent and truly try there best to make sure that we as students are successful not only in class but in life as well. Additionally, this school has an abundance of resources available to make sure that the students have everything that we need and more. While the academic aspect of the school is great, the food and athletic side of the school is not quite as great. While there are an array of food choices available they are not necessarily the best options.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Pretty good. I love the diversity and the range of classes.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Hire Mason is a very helpful tool, so I know they will help me get the most out of my degree.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Didn't live on campus, but seemed safe when I was there.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not interested in it. People look like they have fun.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: No football team, but various intramural.

3 College Student

Athletics: There's not a D1 football team, so no one really cares about our sports program. We made it to the Final Four a few years ago, and people still hold onto that like it happened yesterday.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: It's not terrible. There's a lot to do and a lot of people to meet.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Mason definitely lived up to my expectations of what I was looking for in a college experience. The majority of the courses are effective in providing a knowledge base to draw from, though some professors aren't as good as others at teaching the material. Most of the classes suit my learning style and I am successful in acquiring the course material and applying it, with few exceptions.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I found my current job at the beginning of the second semester of my freshman year through the "Hot Jobs" list of Mason's Volgenau School of Engineering. I have heard great stories of the career services office and its help in finding jobs for willing students.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Campus Police are responsible and efficient in providing a safe, secure environment for the people on campus.

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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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