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Colleges / George Mason University

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%

About George Mason University

George Mason University is a public, state university in the suburb of Fairfax, Virginia. George Mason University was founded in 1972. The university currently enrolls around 39,049 students per year, including 27,203 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for George Mason University

The acceptance rate at George Mason University is 90%. In 2022, 18,001 out of 20,001 total applicants were accepted.

George Mason University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 9%
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 9%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 38%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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George Mason University is located in the town of Fairfax, Virginia, near Washington and DC.

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College Info

4400 University Drive MSN 2F2 Fairfax, VA 22030

Campus Setting: Suburban

George Mason University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to George Mason University is Feb 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

George Mason University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1340


Math SAT Range

560 - 680


Reading SAT Range

580 - 670

George Mason University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at George Mason University is like? There are approximately 39,049 students enrolled at George Mason University, including 27,203 undergraduate students and 11,846 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from VA and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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