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Applicant Status At George Mason University

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:20,805
Male Applicants:9,262
Female Applicants:11,543
Total Acceptances:12,905
Male Acceptances:5,562
Female Acceptances:7,343
Acceptance Rate:62%
Yield: ? 23%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(703) 993-2400
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:No
Application Fee:$60
Application Web
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early ActionNovember 1December 19
Regular Decision January 15 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1 or within 3 weeks of notification thereafter
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:3,011
Full-Time Male Enrollment:1,408
Full-Time Female Enrollment:1,584
Part-Time Male Enrollment:12
Part-Time Female Enrollment:7
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 1,032
Applicants Accepting: ? 531
Students Enrolled: ? 103
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:6,199
Applicants Accepted:4,068
Students Enrolled:2,600

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 520 - 620 530 - 630 490 - 590 1540 - 1840 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 23 - 29 23 - 27 Not Reported 24 - 28 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:20%
SAT/ACT Required:No
Students Submitting SAT:75%
Students Submitting ACT:13%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
  • Be as well-rounded as possible. It's not all about a good GPA or just about activities, but a balance of the two.
  • Demonstrate a passion for learning, taking on challenges, and being a leader.
  • Remember: Extracurriculars are crucial. Get involved with as many things in high school as possible.
  • Stand out from the crowd by writing a creative essay. Mason prides itself on the diversity of its students, so don't try to write an essay based on what you think the people in admissions want to hear. Have fun with it!
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • If you aren't in a frat or sorority it's hard to get to parties.
  • If you aren't involved with an organization on campus it's hard to meet people.
  • Since a majority of the 30,000 plus students commute, campus gets quiet on the weekends.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Information sessions, which are followed by a campus tour are offered throughout the year Monday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
To sign up for an information session and tour visit

Transfer student information sessions are also available, but are offered at limited times throughout the year. Check here for transfer information session info:

Details about graduate student tours and information sessions can be found here:

Call the Office of Admissions at (703) 993-2400 for more information.
Campus Tours
The Mason Ambassadors, a group of student volunteers, lead campus tours throughout the year Monday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. High school seniors have the option of shadowing a Mason Ambassador for the day upon request. Group tours are also available upon request. To sign up for a tour visit or call the Office of Admissions at (703) 993-2400 for more information.
Overnight Visits
Interested in visiting for the weekend? Check out site for a list of hotels close to campus:
Did You Know?
  • Coming to campus? Don't miss the opportunity to catch the metro to Washington, D.C. and check out all the monuments, museums, and restaurants the district has to offer! Visit this site to plan your D.C. visit.
  • Once students get settled into life at Mason, they can apply to become a Mason Ambassador and lead their own campus tours! Ambassadors participate in different Office of Admissions events throughout the year and get to fill in prospective students on all things Mason. Go here for more information.
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