|Highest Degree Offered:||Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
|School Mascot:||The Patriot|
|School Colors:||Green & Gold|
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University – Where Innovation Is Tradition.
George Mason University (GMU) is quite different compared to many other colleges or universities. I have seen GMU grow from being a predominantly commuter-school to a residential university. Since my first year I have seen many dormitory and building constructions and renovations. I have had the opportunity to experience the GMU residential life and the commuter life. I absolutely enjoy getting an education at a university that is constantly growing and improving. Not to mention, the diversity of the enrolled students is also another reason I enjoy GMU.Read More
In truth this campus gets really boring at nights and weekends, many would say because it lacks a football team and many would argue that this school just has no spirit. Frats are off campus and only a few ever join one since they are expensive and at times selective or time consuming. Most students here are commuters who you never see around campus. There are many clubs, but other than that there isn't for a student to do around here. People mostly keep to themselves and the dorms are fairly quiet most days. You hear people brag about the 2006 Basketball Finals all the time so much that it gets tiring. If you are a student who are seeking a quiet and anti-social education come here, but if you want to have fun in college and remember the 4 years for the rest of your life then by all means don't go here. I am glad to be transferring out next semester due to tuition problems to Washington State University. For the money its better to go to a school people know of instead of hearing, George Mason? Never heard of it... what state is it in?Read More
This school really is a huge suitcase school. If you live out of state, then you'll definitely be able to find the other out-of-state students on the weekends because most of the in-state students go home, and the campus is practically empty. If you're looking for any parties at all, then be ready to walk 20 minutes to the fraternity houses, or find a ride. If you're planning on going into DC a lot, then it will take you between a 1/2 hour to an hour to get there, depending on where you're going. You could also visit Fairfax Corner, which has some different restaurants.Read More