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Colleges / George Mason University

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

About George Mason University

George Mason University is a public, state school in the suburb of Fairfax, Virginia. George Mason University was founded in 1972. The college currently enrolls around 38,630 students per year, including 26,882 undergraduate students.

George Mason University Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at George Mason University is 91%. In 2022, 20,527 students applied to George Mason University and 18,741 were admitted.

George Mason University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 91%
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 91%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 37%

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George Mason University is locatedin the town of Fairfax, Virginia, in the suburbs of Washington and DC.

If you are interested in seeing George Mason University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Fairfax, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dulles International.

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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

Mar 1

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to George Mason University is Mar 1.

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George Mason University ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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30 and Above


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George Mason University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1150 - 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 38,630 students enrolled at George Mason University, including 26,882 undergraduate students and 11,748 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from VA and 9% percent of students are from other states.


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