George Mason University Review

George Mason University, located in Fairfax, is one of the largest universities in the state of Virginia. The university offers degree programs in a variety of academic fields, including systems engineering, literacy and reading, health promotion, marketing and multimedia.

George Mason University Overview

George Mason University (GMU) was founded in 1972 and is located minutes outside of Washington, D.C., in the area's technology corridor. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, GMU also has campus locations in Loudon, Arlington and Prince William counties. U.S. News & World Report ranked GMU number one on its 2008 review of 'Up-and-coming National Universities'.

The student population is over 30,000, with approximately 5,000 students living in GMU's five residence hall areas. There are over 200 student activities and clubs, including underwater hockey, student government and international student organizations. The university offers 168 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs.

Admissions and Enrollment

GMU is classified as a selective institution, typically admitting less than 20% of all freshmen applicants. The average GPA for incoming freshmen is above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Transfer, international, military, graduate and non-degree seeking applicants can check admissions requirements on the university website. A transfer credit search engine is also available to assist students who have taken courses at colleges or universities across the country.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

GMU's library systems is made up of five campus libraries, which include a writing center, statistical research center, interlibrary loans and course reserves. Library facilities also include computer labs, meeting rooms and group or individual study spaces.

The student-faculty ratio is 15:1. Classroom technologies provide students and faculty members with software installation, classroom computer support, equipment reservations and other services. The open computer labs have over 700 stations located across GMU's campus.

Colleges, Schools and Institutes at George Mason University

  • Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • College of Sciences
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • New Century College
  • The Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • School of Management
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Public Policy
  • School of Law
  • College of Health and Human Services

Contact Information

  • Address: 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
  • Phone Number: (703) 993-1000