George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

Overview

Address4400 University Dr
School Websitewww2.gmu.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Large

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

George Mason University is a large public, 4-year college based in Fairfax, Virginia that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 19,557 students applied to George Mason University. Of those students, 15,852 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in George Mason University was $9,060, in addition to fees of $3,402. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend George Mason University.

George Mason University has a 70% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The George Mason University acceptance rate is 81%. To put this into perspective, 15,852 of the 19,557 students who applied to George Mason University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in George Mason University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into George Mason University had an SAT score between the range of 1,120 and 1,320. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for George Mason University was between 24 and 30 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to George Mason University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At George Mason University, the tuition for in-state residents is $9,060. Combined with fees of $3,402, room and board costs of $12,426, other expenses of $4,196 and the $1,200 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $30,284.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $35,922 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in George Mason University to $53,744 for out-of-state students.

Students at George Mason University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at George Mason University was $4,998 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 30%.

George Mason University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio17:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to George Mason University.

George Mason University has a good gender split, with 50% of undergraduates being female and 50% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Virginia residents; in fact, 77% of all students reside in Virginia. However, 18% of students come from out-of-state and 2% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at George Mason University is 17:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from George Mason University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 31% students enroll at George Mason University part-time; the other 25,710 students enrolled full-time.

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