GMU

George Mason University

4400 University Dr, Fairfax, United States
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  • Total Documents
    3,268
  • Class Notes
    1,553
  • Textbook Notes
    339
  • Study Guides
    1,376
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,060
  • Previously Enrolled
    2,273

Overview of George Mason University (GMU)

About this school

George Mason, founded in 1972, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Nursing and Health Science; the Schools of Information Technology and Engineering and Management; the Institutes of the Arts and Public Policy; the New Century College; the Institutes for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Biosciences, Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology; and the Graduate School of Education. Its 677-acre main campus is located in Fairfax, 18 miles from Washington, DC.
  • Website


    www.gmu.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    10,973

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:24,987
    • Men:12,427 Men (49.7%)
    • Women:12,560 Women (50.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (GMU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Not reported

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
5

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
January 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4400 University Drive
City, State, Zip
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone
(703) 993-2400
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Audition for dance and music, portfolio for art and visual technology and computer game design, interview and audition or portfolio for theater recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 18,993 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 10,468 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 8,525 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,686 (30%) of 15,446 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,321 (26%) of 8,795 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,365 (36%) of 6,651 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.66
375 And Above
39%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
593 average |540-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |24-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
18%
• Score 24 - 29
56%
• Score 18 - 23
24%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (GMU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $11,724|Out-of-state: $35,323 (49.36%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,028 (50.64%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


George Mason University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003749
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,687 (84.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,942 (72.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,863 (95.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
56 (3.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$14,717
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,636 (87.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,349
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,446 (77.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,155
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 704 (37.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
397 (12.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,945

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
13,244 (69.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,862 (82.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,465 (96.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
175 (1.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$12,989
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,859 (84.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,408
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,064 (77.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,740
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,165 (20.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,485 (7.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,968

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
56%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,755
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,129

Academics & Instruction (GMU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,290

Part-Time Faculty


1,402

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


44%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 10% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 11% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,430,110
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
622
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


George Mason University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


49.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


67.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


71.0%

Programs & Majors (GMU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (61)


  • Accounting
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Systems Engineering
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Arts, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (107)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication--General
  • Community College Education
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Construction Engineering
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethics
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • International Health
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • National Security
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Writing

Campus Life (GMU)

Location & Geography

Population


22,565.00

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Washington, DC

Campus Size


817 acres

Weather


Temperature
25.7 average low in January, 85.1 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Fairfax
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Fairfax

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


24% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


76%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Patriots (Gunston)
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, golf, softball, swimming and diving, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


George Mason University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, catholic campus ministry, indian student association, black student alliance, hispanic student association, cru (campus crusade for christ)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


20,199

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
24,987
Women
12,560
Men
12,427

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 21.3% Asian
  • 11.8% Black/African-American
  • 15.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 43.8% White
  • 2.8% Unknown

International Students


5.1% from 106 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


10,973

Student Resources (GMU)