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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
27,105
Undergraduates
13,689
Men - 50.5%
13,417
Women - 49.5%
11,437
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.66
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,978
Out-of-state: $53,438
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,014
Out-of-state: $36,474
Room and Board
$12,090
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Freshman Award
$15,991
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,797
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,385
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
7%
10-19
23%
20-29
30%
30-39
16%
40-49
10%
50-99
11%
Over 100
3%
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Fairfax Population
23,429
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
10% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Patriots (Gunston)
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
23%
Black/African-American
12.1%
Hispanic/Latino
17.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
38.8%
Unknown
3.3%
International Students
5.1%
First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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