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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: George Mason University is a very beautiful campus and is very diverse. There are lots of opportunities for everyone involving majors, minors, clubs, and sports.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lots of School Spirit. Everyone is very friendly and you can get done what you want to get done. Beautiful campus and the dorms are very nice.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is absolutely great, it offers a wide variety of food options, great workout facilities, as well as outstanding teachers and tutors. There are also a number of great on campus organizations, activities and concerts that are available for students.

5 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: this is not a party school at all. very boring at times.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: i don't go off campus much.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I would like more variety and healthier options such as fruit

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I would like it to be more help with loans grants and scholarships.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living on campus, everything is in close proximity and campus life is amazing

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: From what I have seen about Greek life is that most of them do a lot of charity work for the community and volunteering. They also have some fundraisers to help whatever cause they are promoting. Most of them seem to be generally nice.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I honestly think it's better than most on-campus dining places. There are a lot of korean restaurant around campus and they are at reasonable prices. I-Hope also has discounts for college students which is really nice. I would say that most of the korean food in this area is really healthy compared to some on-campus dining areas.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: My school is strict when it comes to grades. One of the things Mason promotes is academic success. They also highly encourage students to be active in different clubs or sports.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: From my experience of meal plans, all of the freshman who are living on campus are forces to have the anytime dining meal plan option. I had the silver anytime dining meal plan and i was not happy with it for the most part. Sure having it anytime is great, but basically the campus is forcing you to eat at only three locations out of the multiple places on campus. The meal plan gives you $100 of bonus bucks to use at other locations, but those go by really quickly. Also the amount of money you have to pay for the meal plan is not worth it.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid process was very easy. If anyone has a problem then the financial aid office is very friendly and useful. Patriot Web explains very well on how to accept financial aid and where to apply and so on.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: When I first moved into my dorm it was very clean and spacious. The atmosphere on my floor was very good and most people got along with each other. When there is something wrong with the heating or air conditioning, mechanics come to fix it in less than 24 hours. At least that was my experience when my heating broke down. The process of moving in and out of the dorms was really easy and not as time consuming. All of the RAs are very friendly and very helpful when he have general questions and they make time to have floor activities and dinners.

1 College Sophomore

Administration: its the absolute worst. police are not understanding and it doesn't feel like college

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Its really a hit or miss. especially with southside and ikes

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: One person would tell me to do one thing, and other would say something completely different. It was such a hassle

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It was excellent, however the RA's made it feel like prison. I could have fun outside but the RA's would kill the fun.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Every restaurant I've been to is pretty good in terms of quality so i have no reason to complain.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I've never been one to really participate in something that would be deemed as against rules so I can only say positive things about the strictness policy.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: For the conveniently place dining halls it is usually very 50/50 on having something with lots of variety or it being stale and boring.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Alot of times it seems to be hard to get the help you need so often you have to go up in person to get exactly what is needed.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is fun but some of the times you have to make it that way on your own but that does not mean that no events or similar things don't happen.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: So far it's pretty good but I would like to have more information about graduate scholarships and grant availability.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The places and neighborhoods are fantastic but things get a little pricey.

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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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