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Fairfax, Virginia
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Enrollment: 37,316
Setting: Suburban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 24,574
Climate: 6.3°C - 31.3°C
U.S. News Rank: #153
International Student Rate: 5.4%
Why study at George Mason University?

George Mason University is ranked in the "Top 100 Best Value Colleges in America" by Forbes. Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of areas of study.

We Are in Virginia. But We Serve the World.

Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.

George Mason, for whom our university is named, was one of the greatest founding fathers of the United States. Mason drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which became a model for the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.

Student life.

There are many ways to find yourself—and others—at Mason. Check out the clubs, organizations and all the activities on campus. Get out there!

Join in.

Learn to juggle. Celebrate Arabic culture. Sing your heart out. With more than 500+ student organizations at Mason, there are so many ways for students to find their niches, get involved, and meet new friends in the process. Our student groups are responsible for many of the programs and events on campus each year and contribute to a lively, engaged campus community.

Is Fraternity and Sorority Life for You?

Greek life has been a part of Mason since day one, starting with just two fraternities and one sorority. Now it’s grown to 38 letter organizations with a diverse student group of more than 1,700 who are active contributors and participants in the Mason community.

Get the Word Out.

Have your own radio show on WGMU, write a column for the Fourth Estate student newspaper or edit one of our literary journals. There are plenty of opportunities to try your hand in the various media outlets available on campus. It can even help beef up your resume.

Be the Change.

Want to make a difference? Mason’s Student Government serves the student body in a variety of ways. This year alone, they:

  • Implemented a Medical Amnesty Program
  • Made spirit-based programming bigger and better than ever
  • Pushed for gender identity and expression to be included in Mason’s Non-Discrimination Policy
  • Served as student representatives on more than 50 university committees

Each January, Student Government organizes Mason Lobbies Day, which takes more than 100 students, alumni, faculty and staff to the State Capitol in Richmond to lobby for higher education funding.


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Undergraduate Programs
Major Lists
College of Education and Human Development

Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners

Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources

Human Development and Family Science


Physical Education

Tourism and Events Management

College of Health and Human Services

Community Health

Health Administration


Rehabilitation Science

Social Work

College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Art History


Creative Writing

Criminology, Law and Society



Environmental Sustainability Studies

Foreign Languages

Global Affairs


Human Development and Family Science

Individualized Study

Integrative Studies



Religious Studies

Russian and Eurasian Studies


College of Science


Atmospheric Sciences



Computational and Data Sciences

Earth Science

Environmental and Sustainability studies

Environmental Science

Forensic Science




Medical Laboratory Science



College of Visual and Performing Arts

Art and Visual Technology

Computer Game Design


Film and Video Studies



School of Business




Information Systems and Operations Management



School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Schar School of Policy and Government

Government and International Politics

Public Administration

Volgenau School of Engineering

Applied Computer Science


Civil and Infrastructure engineering

COmputer Engineering

Computer Science

Cuber Security Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Information Technology

Mechanical Engineering


Systems Engineering

Dates & Costs


October 1 for spring (January) semester
November 1 Early Action and Scholarship Priority Deadline
April 1 final scholarship deadline
June 1 final deadline for fall (August) semester
July 1 deposit deadline


October 1 for spring (January) semester
March 1 for fall (August) semester

Tuition & Fees:

Tuition: $35,922/year
Housing: (Traditional Hall Double) $6,970/year
Dining: (Independence Meal Plan) $4,490/year

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Fairfax, Virginia
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Enrollment: 37,316
Setting: Suburban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 24,574
Climate: 6.3°C - 31.3°C
U.S. News Rank: #153
International Student Rate: 5.4%
"The diversity, the proximity to D.C., and the beautiful campus attracted me to Mason. It encourages innovation, and it shapes students into well-rounded, knowledgeable people. It gave me the opportunity to learn not only through its academics but also through its environment, which is comprised of so many people with different backgrounds and cultures. Mason will challenge you to become the best version of yourself."
Karlene Koh - United States, Johnstown, Pennsylvania