George Mason University, , Fairfax, Virginia

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George Mason University

Company Name: George Mason University
State: Virginia
County: Fairfax City
City/town: Fairfax
Post: 22030
Phone: (703)993-1000
Fax: unknown
Email: unknown
FICE code: 003749
OPE ID code: 374900
Date Approved: 2003-01-22
Web site:
Status: Active

Review: George Mason University (often referred to as GMU or Mason) is a public university based in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, south of and adjacent to the city of Fairfax. Additional campuses are located nearby in Arlington County, Prince William County, and Loudoun County. The university's motto is Freedom and Learning while its slogan or tagline is Where Innovation Is Tradition. Named after American revolutionary, patriot, and founding father George Mason, the university was founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1957 and became an independent institution in 1972. Today, Mason is recognized for its strong programs in economics, law, creative writing, and computer science. In recent years, George Mason's department of economics has twice won the Nobel Prize in Economics. The university enrolls over 32,000 students, making it the largest university by head count in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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George Mason University, Complete Academic Data

Type: Public- 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification: Research Universities (high research activity)
Student to Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Total Student Population (Graduate + Undergraduate): 32,067
Undergraduate Population: 19,702
Percent Admitted: 63.0%
SAT Composite Range: 1050-1240
Enrollment by Gender, Male: 45%
Enrollment by Gender, Femail: 55%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 12.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Black or African American: 7.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Hispanic/Latino: 7.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, White: 45.0%
Attendance Status, Full-Time: 56.1%
Attendance Status, Part-Time: 43.9%

George Mason University, Complete Tuition Data

In-State Tuition: $8,684
Out of State Tuition: $25,448
Books and Supplies: $900
Total Annual Cost: $37,308

George Mason University, Complete Financial Aid Data

Percent of Student Receiving Any Financial Aid: 65.0%
Percent of Student Receiving Any Grants: 32.0%
Total Grant Aid Received by Student Body: $37,434,315
Undergraduate Application Fee: $100

George Mason University, Complete Student Life Data

Calendar System: Semester
Campus Housing Offered: Yes

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