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Reviews 3776 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I like being here so far.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am excited for the future because of Mason.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I think they do a good job on this subject.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Not too many on campus.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The facility is clean and well equipped.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I couldn't be happier. Mason is a diverse school with students helping each other learn, and professors as guides.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have some work to do in every sport at the college

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus police is always on alert and I feel safe

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've been able to cooperate well with professors.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is ranked high in return on investment.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My first semester, I enjoyed having three out of my four professor understand their classes were gen ed and no one in their class was particularly passionate about the subject. They worked around that and taught us WHY their classes were gen ed, catering to the skills their class was developing, not necessarily their subject. This awareness was refreshing. Additionally, I like how all my professors have treated their students with a level of respect that actually made the professors and the students PARTNERS in education, instead of the students just being talked at and being expected to regurgitate information like pre-uni education often felt like.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The blue light system is a crime alert system employed on a lot of college campuses. GMU doesn't have it because the crime rate for GMU and the area around it is too low to actually have the system installed. Given that I've grown up in the area near GMU as well, i feel safe on campus. Only as night can I feel slightly uneasy, but thats usually only when a street light is out.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: One of the things that made my freshman year a good experience was something housing works with the athletic department to do: house freshman athletes with their new teammates. As a result, I got on great with my roommate and the rest of my floor because even if they weren't on my team, they were other athletes. I am, however, rather upset that the dining hall doesn't have more organic options. I already have a limited diet and the food I get from the dinning hall I can only have so much of - I basically lived off of cereal and pizza. I wish the dinging halls would bring in a greater variety of fruit especially. This is only a problem for students who don't live in a dorm with a kitchen, which is an option for upperclassmen because if you have a kitchen or live off campus, you're not required to have meal plan. However, the dorms with individual kitchens are limited. Having not gotten one, I'll be spending an unnecessary amount of money on a meal plan I won't even use.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am on GMU's Women's rowing team. The only complaint I have about the university's relationship to its varsity athletics team is the extremely delayed action to renovating the rowing team's erg room. It is already a full year past when the build said the construction would be done on the room and there hasn't been anything started. Due to being an athlete myself, I am unable to attend many other games save for a few basketball games, which are GMU's biggest event.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: George Mason University did a good job of making the incoming freshman feel connected and at home with the university ad their fellow students. I am a student athlete and they housed athletes with their new teammates. In fact, my floor were entirely athletes - save for three people - and that helped to have common experiences with the people you were living with to have even a basic connection. Additionally, I really enjoy talking with my advisor about my plans for classes. She understands my interests and my strengths and we can take those into account when deciding.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: i really love george mason

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: i felt safe in school

4 College Freshman

Athletics: im not really interested in Athletics.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: As I have mentioned before, most of my professors are fantastic and provide a great learning environment. The curriculum and workload tend to be rather rigorous, but it's not impossible to keep up with. Registering for classes would be relatively easy, but I unfortunately have a poor academic advisor who did not understand the process completely, thus causing her to tell me to sign up for classes that I was ineligible for. Though the library is a popular place to study, I tended to study in my dorm because it was quiet and convinient.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Mason is known for its diversity, and I see why after having lived on campus. I have met and befriended many international students, and I find it to be a great place to meet and share cultures. I have seen no major racist activity, so I would say that this is a very accepting campus.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I know very little about the drug scene on campus, but to my knowledge, peer pressure is not as intense as it may be on other campuses.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For the most part, I have enjoyed my classes and professors. Every course I have taken to date is very informative, and the professors are usually great at keeping my attention. However, I have had two professors that I did not personally care for so far - one of which took off points on a paper of my classmate's by mistake, and then refused to return those pointswhen the student proved to be correct. That was just one professor, the rest I have had are always willing to help their students and are very understanding of personal situations. I also appreciate that the class size tends to mirror high school's; it made the transition a bit easier.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Considering our proxemity to DC, this school has a large variety of options for students to find internships, jobs, and anything else they may be interested in. I am not overly familiar with the alumni network, but I am aware it gives preference to the STEM majors which is disappointing.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: For the most part, I feel safe on campus. The only times I don't would be when I'm on my way back to my dorm alone at night, and that could just be because I am a bit paranoid. There is enough police presence on campus that it doesn't feel like there is something dangerous going, and they are very quick when it comes to picking up students late at night and taking them back to their dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lucked out and lived in the Global Center during my first year, meaning that I had a lot of space and a personal bathroom. I have been in President's Park (first year dorms) before, and it's just like any other college freshman dorm. The cheapest place to live on campus would be the Student Apartments, which are also incredibly close to classes. It is a bit small, but there is a bathroom and kitchenette. However, if choosing to live in this dorm, you need to live on the second or third floor because the first floor gets flood damage as well as bug invasions. Overall, every building is within a 20 minute walk to a class on the opposing side of campus, and the RA's are great.

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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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