George Mason University

George Mason University

George Mason University is an entrepreneurial, Tier 1 research institution with global distinction. Located outside of Washington, D.C., our beautiful 677-acre residential campus boasts a diverse student population. Over 6,200 students live on campus in over 40 residence halls. Mason enrolls more than 37,000 students in over 210 degree programs. Our connection to the D.C. area results in engaged and dedicated faculty members who are at the top of their field. This connectivity extends to our students, who take advantage of our unparalleled internship and research opportunities, and who secure careers at national and international companies and organizations.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer Game Design
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Community Service
  • Disability Services
  • Distance/online learning
  • Greek Life
  • Honors
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Online Courses
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Sustainability
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


If you have not taken any college credit beyond dual enrollment in high school, you are considered a first year student at George Mason University. In order to complete your application, you are required to submit your application, official high school transcript, and standardized test scores (if applicable, as we are a score optional institution). In addition, as a part of our holistic review, you may submit a personal statement, a secondary school report, as well as up to two letters of recommendation.


You are considered a transfer student if you have enrolled at a college or university after graduating from high school. You can apply to Mason via our Mason-exclusive application located on our website. In order to complete your application, we will need your official transcripts from all other institutions attended, as well as your high school transcript and official test scores, if you have earned under 24 transferable credits. 

Additional Information

As one of the best values in education, George Mason University provides an affordable and wise college choice, offering academic quality, opportunities for top tier internships, and applied knowledge and skills that will assist you beyond graduation. A Mason degree is one of the most valuable investments you can make, and your return on investment is demonstrated by the success of our alumni. Mason alumni have one of the lowest student loan default rates in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and we have the No. 1 highest average starting salary for public university graduates in Virginia according to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Many Mason students receive some kind of financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, work-study employment, or loans. To assist you with the financial aid process, Mason’s Office of Student Financial Aid has a team of dedicated professionals available to help you and your family. The Financial Aid staff will work with you annually as you re-apply for financial assistance each year you attend Mason. In order to be considered for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and submit it to the federal processor by January 15 for first year students, or March 1 for transfer students. 


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Whether you are just beginning your college search or making your final decision, visiting campus is a great way to get to know us better. Choose from our many visit options, and come see what it’s like to be part of Mason Nation! Learn about our admissions process, academic programs and campus life in an information session led by our Office of Admissions. Take a tour of our campus and get to know our students. You can plan your campus visit experience at

Admissions office

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School location

4400 University Drive, MSN 3A4
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, United States of America

Phone number

(703) 993-2400