George Mason University4400 University Dr, Fairfax, United States
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About George Mason University
George Mason University (often referred to as Mason) is the largest public university in Virginia. Founded in 1957, it was a branch of the University of Virginia, but became independent in 1972. In addition to the main campus, there are two other campuses. Mason is a 4 year undergraduate and graduate school. There are over 34,000 students on campus, which makes for one of the most diverse environments in Viginia. It is also notable that 80% of students who graduate from George Mason University become employed within 6 months.
Mason's main campus is located in Fairfax and it is easily accessible by car. For students attending Mason, it is just a short drive to the Shenandoah Mountains for a hike during the weekend or you can also visit Ocean City for a quick getaway.
In 2016, Mason ranked 135th in the nation. Mason's many professions are nationally and internationally recognized. The Organizational Psychology program ranks sixth according to U.S. News & World Report. The faculty at George Mason University have won Pulitzer Prizes, scholar grants and Nobel Prizes. Other notable alumni from the university include Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Prime Minister of Somalia, Shawn Camp of the Toronto Blue Jays.
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