George Mason University Fairfax VA

George Mason University

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Large

  • Tuition

    $25,000—$30,000 Semester

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    Arts and Humanities, Business, Engineering

  • Setting

    Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification

    CEA, EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Dormitory

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 80 +, IELTS: Band 6.5 +

  • Social Media

George Mason University (Mason) is located in suburban Fairfax, Virginia, just minutes outside the U.S. capital city of Washington, D.C. George Mason is the largest public research university in Virginia with more than 33,000 students enrolled in more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. Students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries call Mason their home, giving the university one of the most diverse student populations in the United States.

Mason Facts

  • Established in 1972
  • Undergraduate enrollment is more than 22,000 and graduate enrollment is more than 12,000
  • Student to professor ratio is 16:1
  • Average class ranges from 25 to 35 students
  • Student-athletes compete in 22 men's and women's NCAA Division I sports
  • More than 200 different clubs and organizations available
  • Over 6,000 students live on campus in state-of-the-art residence halls

Recognitions

  • #57 among top 100 world universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education, 2014)
  • #72 Top Public School in National Universities ranking (U.S. News & World Report, 2014)
  • #78 University in the U.S. and 176 worldwide (Academic Ranking Worldwide Universities, 2013)
  • Top 40 most diverse public universities in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2013)
  • The School of Business is #72 in the 2013 list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs according to U.S. News and World Report.
  • Mason’s School of Law is ranked #41 in the latest U.S. News and World Report, the youngest law school in the U.S. in the top 50.

Academics

  • Mason offers bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. programs in more than 200 areas of study.
  • Most popular undergraduate majors include: Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Political Science, Global Affairs, Biological Sciences, Arts, and Psychology.
  • Drawing prominent scholars from all fields, Mason's outstanding faculty includes Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and recipients of numerous Fulbright, MacArthur, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Humanities grants and awards.

Career Opportunities

With Mason’s convenient location just minutes from Washington, DC, students have access to opportunities with many Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and international organizations just moments away from campus. University Career Services will work with students to critique resumes, prepare for job interviews, and provide individual career counseling.

INTO Mason

INTO Mason provides English language instruction and pathway programs to international students who are academically prepared, but need additional English language preparation to succeed at Mason. Upon successful completion of an INTO Mason Pathway program, students gain full admission into one of Mason’s participating degree programs to continue their studies.

Mason Korea

Mason Korea is part of the Songdo Global University Campus, strategically located 25 miles from Seoul. The campus accommodates 2,000 students and includes world-class teaching facilities, a library with state-of-the-art technology, a performing arts center, and comfortable dormitories. Undergraduate programs currently offered include Management, Economics, and Global Affairs. Mason Korea students spend their first and second year in Songdo, their third year in the United States, and the final year in Songdo. The academic staff includes faculty members from current Mason U.S. programs.

Admissions Requirements

  • Complete the appropriate admissions application (Click Apply Now below) and submit the application fee
  • Submit a satisfactory official TOEFL or IELTS score report if English is not your first language
  • Submit original secondary school transcripts and results from any leaving certificates or university entrance exams
  • Submit official transcripts for each postsecondary educational institution attended
  • Students applying for an F-1 student visa are required to submit a financial support statement and verification of finances
  • For graduate applicants, some programs may require additional documentation (letters of recommendation, portfolio, etc.) or tests (GRE, GMAT). Please check with the academic department to which you are applying.
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George Mason University
Office of Admissions
4400 University Drive
Fairfax VA 22030
P: 703.993.9700
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