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George Mason University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 4,475 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 24 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Colonial Athletic Association

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $171,258)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $81,014)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 144 92 Yes -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 14 17 - -
Golf 9 - - -
Lacrosse - 28 Yes -
Rowing - 48 Yes -
Soccer 31 23 Yes -
Softball - 25 Yes -
Swimming and Diving 31 18 Yes -
Tennis 11 10 Yes -
Volleyball 19 13 Yes -
Wrestling 29 - - -
Bowling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Football - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Synchronized Swimming - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.2%
Hispanic 7.0%
Non-resident alien 5.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 20.0%
Two or more races 2.7%
White/non-Hispanic 45.6%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 77
Liquor Law Violation 111
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 30
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jennifer from Columbia, MD
  • 5
  • Mason's dorms are all new and renovated and make for great living! The set up of the dorms provide for a great community feel without feeling like everyone is being…

  • Jul-28-2012 Read More
  • Anon.
  • 5
  • I love my dorm. It is spacious and fairly new. I recommend applying to and LLC for better housing.…

  • Sep-03-2012 Read More
  • Katlyn from Centreville, VA
  • 3
  • No matter where you live on campus, you won't get that much space. Bigger dorms, like quads with a kitchen and living area, are usually reserved for upperclassmen and go…

  • Oct-09-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Tara from Mclean, VA
  • Oct-14-2014 I am a current student here

    There are lots of dining options such as Taco Bell, Starbucks, Burger King, and there's a Panera opening!

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  • 3
  • Taylor from Richmond, VA
  • Aug-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Unfortunately, food is average quality at George Mason University. The food is not outstanding nor is it terrible but instead, a definite in-between. However, there are plenty of restaurants and diners surrounding the campus that offer many delicious options.

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  • 3
  • Abenaa from Dumfries, VA
  • Jul-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Chic Fila is amazing but don't over eat it because you will gain freshmen 15! All the food in Johnson center are okay. My favorite is Indiaroma. Other options are burger king, some extremely salty Chinese place, and a knockout version of subway. Southside has its good days and bad. On a good day the food is pretty excellent. And you can stay there for as long as you want. Most of the time there aren't so many students, but during cold winter nights it can get packed in south side. There is also panda express which is really amazing but unfortunately you cant pay with meal plan. Einstein's bagel is also a great option for breakfast.

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  • 4
  • Ketki from Riverdale, MD
  • Jun-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Food and dining are OKAY at Mason. In the JC, everyone talks about Hotspot which has different meals everyday. They also have taco bell and chik-fil-a in Sub I. A dining place called southside is like an all you can eat restaurant which is a good place as well. They have Starbucks, Subway, and a new Pizza Place! Mason's dining options are definitely improving

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  • 4
  • Allen from Woodbridge, VA
  • Jun-18-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are only a few things that I have to say about the food at George Mason. The food here is natural and healthy, which is what I like about their food. If there is a preference to not eat Mason's food, there are other places to go to that are just as good, if not better, as the food from Mason, such as Chic-Fil-A. This is all I know of Mason at this point, since I will be attending this fall, but that does not mean that I am looking forward to some great food from there.

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  • 4
  • Autumn from Las Vegas, NV
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    You'll get sick of it soon but they have every fast food place you can imagine. Great if you get Freedom Funds.

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  • 4
  • Loretta from Woodbridge, VA
  • May-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Like I said, meal-plans are expensive and I've heard some complaints about them but the options on campus are numerous: a buffet with a salad bar, burger bar, pasta bar, and desert bar; a burger joint, Starbucks, Chik-fil-A, Subway, pizza place, Einstein Bagels, Panda Express; a food court with: chinese, bar-be-que, submarine sandwiches, indian food, and a Burger King. I have a criticism; if bad dieting is such a problem for college students, why are there so many bad options on campus? Example: A Coca-Cola machine in every gym on campus. Soda in a gym? Silly. But I honestly love the buffet.

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  • 3
  • Amber from Axton, VA
  • May-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Once you get to campus it seems like they have a lot of options but after a while you get tired of the same thing over and over. They are trying to bring new food choices to campus since the college is expanding. I am sure over the next few years they will have more dining options.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Tara from Mclean, VA
  • Oct-14-2014 I am a current student here

    There are tons of sororities and fraternities to join that have different intents and missions.

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  • 0
  • Taylor from Richmond, VA
  • Aug-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is strong but not an overwhelming presence on campus, partly due to George Mason University not having a Greek Row. (A place on campus that houses specifically sororities and fraternities.) However, this does not mean that Greek Life is weak at GMU. Greek events like Greek Week are a time where Greek organizations can show off their talented members through dance and fundraising competitions.

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  • 0
  • Autumn from Las Vegas, NV
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    I dont know much about it but the president seems to be really anti-Greek. He does not want the school to be known for its greek life.

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  • 0
  • Amber from Axton, VA
  • May-29-2014 I am a current student here

    We have Greek Life on campus but we do not have housing. I am a founding member of Pi Beta Phi at GMU. The sororities and fraternities get alone very well. We do not talk bad about each other. Our recruitment week is so much fun! If you want to join Greek Life you should! I wouldn't change anything about it I love it!

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  • 0
  • Haziq from Springfield, VA
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is growing and the saying is, your mason experience will go from 30 to 100 if you join greek life.

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  • 0
  • Randy from MANASSAS, VA
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life from what I have heard is not as huge here. There is no Greek row. I don't even know where the frat and sorority houses are....

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  • 0
  • Tre from Unionville, VA
  • Dec-30-2013 I am a current student here

    There are frat parties and sorority parties almost every weekend. From what I've heard, they are always fun and extremely crazy!

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