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George Mason University

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Rating

Public

Type

48,678

Students

$32,520

Tuition

87%

Acceptance

#80

Ranking

Large Suburb

Campus Setting

Fairfax, VA

4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

George Mason University is a very large public university located in Fairfax, VA ranked 285thin the nation. It has a total of 34,722 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 86.74% acceptance rate. George Mason University offers 272 different majors and is best known for its rhetoric and composition, peace studies and conflict resolution, and health teacher education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With a tuition cost of $9,060 for students from Virginia and $32,520 for those from out-of-state, George Mason University is somewhat moderately pricey. 72.25% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $59,900 per year, which is 44% above the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$36,024/Year
Above Average

George Mason University

$36,024

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$52,626/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$45,119/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

87%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

George Mason University

87%

National

69%
Sat

1110 - 1320

72% of students submit

Admissions Yield

22%

ACT

22 - 28

8% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$70

Students

34,722Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

3,663

Part-Time

47
Male

49%

In-state

83%

Female

51%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

19%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
5% Psychology, General5% Curriculum and Instruction4% Information Technology86% Others

5% Psychology, General

5% Curriculum and Instruction

4% Information Technology

86% Others

Psychology, General

5%

433 Graduates

Curriculum and Instruction

5%

414 Graduates

Information Technology

4%

403 Graduates

Criminal Justice/Police Science

4%

358 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

4%

348 Graduates

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

4%

338 Graduates

Accounting

3%

315 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences, General

3%

308 Graduates

Academics

B+
Professors
StudentsProfessors17:117:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

17

Number of Library Books

1,154,120

Academic Spend per Student

$12,416

Full-time Retention Rate

87%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$44,900/Year

George Mason University

$44,900

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$44,900

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$59,900

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

72%