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George Mason University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 5,051 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 55 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% 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 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 17.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 10.7%
Hispanic 12.6%
Non-resident alien 8.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.5%
Two or more races 4.1%
White/non-Hispanic 43.3%
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…

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  • Anon.
  • 5
  • I love my dorm. It is spacious and fairly new. I recommend applying to and LLC for better housing.…

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  • 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…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Douglas - Herndon, VA
  • I am a past student here

    The food is better than most colleges. With plenty of food options across campus your never too far from a decent meal. The one thing that stinks is that not all places are covered on the meal plan. I would recommend just budgeting some money rather than buying a meal plan.

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  • 3
  • Naiya - Fairfax, VA
  • I am a current student here

    They have the same meals almost everyday, only a few items are switched out during the week. They can do better with the choices and the taste

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  • 3
  • Sarah from Midlothian, VA
  • I am a past student here

    Bottom line: the dining halls (Southside and Ike's) are terrible and extremely overcrowded. However, there is a plethora of options on campus including Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle, Einstein's, Steak N' Shake, etc. If you aren't tied to a meal plan, you will have a good food experience here.

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  • 5
  • Hagan from Middletown, VA
  • I am a current student here

    GMU has amazing variety of food choices in both its cafeteria setting and its dining chains on-campus. Healthy food choices that are cooked & prepared nicely for students and faculty. The dining areas as well are very clean, pleasing and relaxing to dine in.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Our dining is okay; there are three dining halls on campus: Southside, Ike's, and The Globe. One is 24 hour, so there's always access to food. There are vegetarian, vegan, and halal options. In my opinion, it can get repetitive and a lot of people I know get tired of the food quickly.

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  • 3
  • Nina from Burke, VA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    GMU has a Panera, Panda Express, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Starbucks. Mason also has a dining plan for students.

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  • 5
  • Kayla Ach
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Southside is my favorite but the other 2 main dining halls are good as well.

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  • 4
  • Kelvin from Fairfax, VA
  • I am a current student here

    Overall, food quality is not bad at all. I don't normally go to the dining halls, but there is a lot of variety of food options available for you. I normally go eat at 3rd party vendors like Burger King, Chick-fil-le, Jorge's, Panera, Panda Express, etc. There's plenty of options so I think food and dining at Mason is great. The only thing I wish for is that they have a Mcdonald's vendor.

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  • 1
  • km
  • I am a current student here

    bring food to keep in your dorm because the dining halls will make you not want to eat there ever again. ration your bonus dollars wisely, because you will definitely want them.

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  • 3
  • elizabeth from hampton, va
  • I am a current student here

    the food in the dining halls is pretty good. the dining halls are all you can eat, and the menu changes, but there are staples like pizza and burgers. there are also vegetarian/vegan options available all of the time.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Marie from Columbia, SC
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life is nothing like the movies!!! There are no wild parties and no one gets out of control on campus. In addition, there is not even a single Greek House on campus! The surrounding area is super strict when it comes to Greek Life so the organizations are very careful in the actions they take. In addition, Greek Life presents many opportunities to their members with leadership roles that leaves an impact for the future.

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  • 0
  • Hagan from Middletown, VA
  • I am a current student here

    I don't have direct experience with Greek life so I can't attest to the GMU experience of pledging or being initiated into a Greek fraternity. I have intentions to pledge my junior year and will have a better idea of the structure and process at that time.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Our Greek Life has four councils: Panhellenic Council, Interfraternal Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Multicultural Greek Council. There isn't a lot of unity between the councils, and there is bad blood between certain councils. For the most part, our Greek Life is pretty low-key, but is still existent on campus. There are no official "frat houses" or "sorority houses", since Mason is generally known as a commuter school.

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  • 0
  • km
  • I am a current student here

    very close knit community!! unfortunately there's no on-campus greek housing, so that is a con of gmu greek life. give it a chance for sure! you'll find where you fit in.

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  • 0
  • Julia from Ellicott City, MD
  • I am a current student here

    I am involved in Greek Life here at Mason, and I love it. It gave me a way to meet new people when I first came here and it gave me a feeling that I have a home away from home. To me, my sorority sisters mean everything. They will always be here for me and Ill always be there for them. Greek Life has definitely been a positive experience for me here at Mason.

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  • 0
  • Tyler from NY
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a huge part of GMU. GMU's Greek life does a lot of community service and help spread school spirit throughout the campus. Each sorority and fraternity also hosts a lot of enjoyable events.

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