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Reviews 3276 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have no clue- I live on campus

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Great break from campus food

3 College Freshman

Administration: Room violations are a joke

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's annoying, but the people are nice

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the people here!

College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I do not dine out

College Junior

Administration: I do not stay long on campus to be affected as much by academic policies as other students.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Make sure you know what the deadlines are.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Without your parents or a pretty good job, its probably really hard to live off campus. It can range from 400-600 per person in a house hold. Commuting from 30 minutes away, i would totally live off campus when i can.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Being in a big city as well as near DC, there so many options.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you are a girl, you can go anywhere. But if you are a guy and not in greek life, your party scene is going to suck.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Its really those basic topics they are really strict about. Nothing i could really complain about.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not have any problem receiving financial aid. Although it is just a loan, i wish i could receive grants for my taxes and not my parents since I pay my own college.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I do not have a meal plan, but my friends swipe me into southisde when I am hungry. The selections are nice during lunch, but as it gets later the selections do decrease. I am always headed to the pasta and pizza.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus, but I do stay in friends dorm quite frequently. I like it and would not mind staying there for a year.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have no lived off campus so I am unaware of the off campus housing process.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't venture off campus to eat very often. I cannot give a rating.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene isn't much of a scene at Mason. Weekends are very quiet unless you are involved in Greek Life.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The Administration and school policies are great at Mason.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was average. I have no real opinion on the scholarship process.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: I do not enjoy the food here on campus. The quality is bad and it needs to improve.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like the dorms, however I would make some changes if I could.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: GMU only has a basketball team and school spirit is high. There are lots of gymnasiums and athletic facilities for Mason students.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: As a non traditional student Greek life seems pointless.


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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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