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George Mason University is a public institution situated in Fairfax, Virginia. GMU is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

180 Undergraduate Degrees
86 Graduate Degrees
$43,210 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
89% Acceptance Rate

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards GMU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#44 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#58 Best Registered Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#64 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#133 Best Colleges College Factual
#167 Best Registered Nursing Schools College Factual
#195 Best Nursing Schools College Factual

Where Is George Mason University?

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Contact details for GMU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
Phone: 703-993-1000
Website: https://www2.gmu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgemason
Twitter: https://twitter.com/georgemasonu

How Do I Get Into GMU?

You can apply to GMU online at: https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/apply-now

Admission Requirements for GMU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into GMU?

89% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
68% Submit SAT Scores
GMU has the high acceptance rate of 89%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.

Average Test Scores

About 68% of students accepted to GMU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 650. Math scores were between 540 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for George Mason University  ( 560 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for George Mason University  ( 540 to 650 )
200
800
GMU received ACT scores from 7% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 32. Math scores were between 23 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 30.

ACT English Scores for George Mason University  ( 23 to 32 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for George Mason University  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for George Mason University  ( 24 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford George Mason University?

$43,210 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
2.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of GMU is $43,210. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At GMU, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $7,950 a year. That adds up to $31,800 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GMU is 2.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

George Mason University Undergraduate Student Diversity

21,603 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 27,104 undergraduate students at GMU, with 21,603 being full-time and 5,501 being part-time.

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There are also 11,437 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 21,603 full-time undergraduates at GMU, 50% are male and 50% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of George Mason University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4,734
Black or African American 2,490
Hispanic or Latino 3,288
White 7,970
International Students 1,245
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,876

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at George Mason University. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 126 countries are represented at GMU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at George Mason University

27,235 Took All Classes Online
36,902 Took At Least One Class Online
254.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 36,902 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at GMU has changed over the last few years.

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Online Affordability Rankings of GMU Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at George Mason University was $13,014 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $37,410. The following table shows how GMU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Registered Nursing #37 #67

Online Growth Rankings of GMU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at George Mason University was 254.6%. This is the #127 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at GMU regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at GMU ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at GMU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #14
Nursing #41

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

George Mason University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 180 0 42 0 222
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 33 33
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 8 0 0 8
Nursing Science 0 0 0 3 3
TOTAL 180 8 42 36 266

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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