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
26,882
Undergraduates
13,549
Men - 50.4%
13,334
Women - 49.6%
11,748
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
91% of 20,527 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.68
SAT Math
560-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
580-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,952
Out-of-state: $55,116
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,402
Out-of-state: $37,566
Room and Board
$12,630
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Freshman Award
$15,325
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,678
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,450
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
23.7%
Black/African-American
12.1%
Hispanic/Latino
17.4%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
37.5%
Unknown
3.5%
International Students
5.0%
First-Year Students Returning
83.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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