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George Mason University

Virginia, United States
  • 359 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 365 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost B$ 918 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 30%
Institution type Public

About George Mason University

George Mason University has over 34.000 students in campus and their student body represents more than 130 countries. It is located in Virginia. George Mason Universitiy is a young university yet it is the biggest public research university in United State of Virginia. They have 10 different schools and colleges that offers their students variety of choices to choose from for their study. 

George Mason University has 5 different campuses, 4 is within the Commonwealth of Virginia and 1 international campus is in Songdo, South Korea. They also operate a site in Loudoun County that was opened in August 2012, the campus is run with partnership with Smithsonian Institution and it focus on global conservation training.

George Mason University is the first university in the United State to offer doctoral programs in conflict resolution, information technology, bioinformatics and computational social science.


Campus information

Mason has three campuses that is located in various part of Virginia. Mason also has an international campus located in Songdo, Korea. There is also a site in Loudoun County that is operated by Mason with partnership with the Smithsonian Institution.


Fairfax Campus

Fairfax Campus is the main campus of Mason. It is located approx. 15 miles from Washington D.C. Fairfax Campus home Arts and the EagleBank Arena where various sporting and entertainment events take place. There are over 6,000 students in Fairfax campus and the amount is expected to grow to over 7,000 students with the new residential units.


Arlington Campus

Arlington campus was found in 1979 and is home of the School of Law, the School of Policy, Government and International Affairs and The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Most of the programs offered in this campus are at the graduate and professional levels.


Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County

The Science and Technology Campus opened in 1997 and home students of bioinformatics, biotechnology, information technology and forensic biosciences educational and research programs. There are also undergraduate and graduate programs in exercise, fitness, health, geographic information systems, and facility management.





George Mason's housing area is better known as Townhouses with over 40 residence halls. A lot of suites and apartments are new or had been renovatd recently to make it much more comfortable and spacious for the students studying in George Mason. There are high-speed Internet access and free laundry facilities provided within each building.

In George Mason, round 75 percent of freshmen live on campus and most first-year students will live in the residence hall communities. Housing is guaranteed for all freshmen who submit their housing application to the college. George Mason University also offers Living Learning Communities (LLCs) for their students to be able to share room with like-minded person. There are 16 different communities for the students to choose from and you will need to attend at least one activity a month and enroll in and contribute to an LLC-related course.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 4 Computer Science, IT 2 Creative Arts & Design 2 Engineering 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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