If you want to apply to George Mason University, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and the fee for the application costs $70.
Here is an overiew of some of George Mason University's admissions stats.
|George Mason University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||14%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||37%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||3%|
These are the application deadlines for George Mason University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||February 1||––|
George Mason University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. George Mason University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
George Mason University accepts about 91% of early action applicants and 91% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, George Mason University admitted 1,92 of the 11,983 who applied early action.
➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to George Mason University, contact the school directly.
In 2022, George Mason University waitlisted 855 students and 337 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 230 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.
What does George Mason University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with George Mason University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to George Mason University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with George Mason University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
Students admitted to George Mason University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 42% submitted a class rank. At George Mason University 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 76% were in the top 50%.
At George Mason University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||21.8%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20.1%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16.6%|
|3.00 and 3.24||9.6%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2.6%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.1%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to George Mason University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
George Mason University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
George Mason University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 37% of George Mason University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other George Mason University applicants, you should aim to score between 1150 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At George Mason University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1150, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of George Mason University students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of George Mason University students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
To be most competitive at George Mason University, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for George Mason University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for George Mason University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in George Mason University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to George Mason University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to George Mason University.
Does George Mason University accept transfer credits?
✅ George Mason University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Do I have to submit test scores to George Mason University?
❌ No, George Mason University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is George Mason University's acceptance rate?
✅ George Mason University's acceptance rate is 91%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at George Mason University?
❌ George Mason University does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at George Mason University?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at George Mason University was 91% in 2021.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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25 and Less
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At George Mason University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.68. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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