George Mason University

3,829 reviews
  1. Fairfax, VA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
George Mason University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
Website

George Mason University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
1050-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$17,347/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,745/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,524/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,135/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,589/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,383/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.150 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.152 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.152 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,818Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    62%
  • Busy
    15%
  • Content
    6%
  • Enthusiastic
    5%
  • Students like me :)
    5%
  • Arab
    2%
  • Unique
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.256 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.307 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    41%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Just okay
    14%
  • Helping
    9%
  • Acceptable
    6%
  • Decent
    5%
  • Ambitious
    1%

After George Mason University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.74 responses

Reviews

3,829 reviews
  • Excellent
    564
  • Very Good
    1412
  • Average
    1508
  • Poor
    231
  • Terrible
    92
The campus itself is pretty fun and there is always something to do. I really enjoy the dicerse pooulation because it allows for you to meet new people with different perspectives and they allow you develop as a person
  • Freshman
  • 17 days ago
The PhD Program in Education at George Mason University offers students a unique experience to learn from some of the best in the field of education while tailoring their coursework to support their individual goals. The schools location offers many opportunities for DC-based internships and networking.
  • Graduate Student
  • 18 days ago
It has a great atmosphere and everyone is very approachable.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago