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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
  • 4
  • Shawn from Dumfries, VA
  • Apr-25-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I heard they have great places to eat at GMU such as Indorama and Einstein Bros Bagels.

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  • 4
  • Jenifer
  • Feb-07-2015 I am a current student here

    I like the food and dining, but not everyone does.

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  • 4
  • Joshua from Cape May, NJ
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Because the university is so culturally diverse so to is the food. There are Indian options, middle eastern, african, spanish, italian, and of course American favorites.

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  • 3
  • Sean from Chantilly, VA
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    The food and dining here is not the best, but an average meal ranges from average to above average in taste or quality. If you live on campus, you have meal plans (meal swipes) in your student card which are cheaper compared to paying full price with any other payment methods.

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  • 3
  • Travis from Falls Church, VA
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Depending on your meal plan and whether you're on or off-campus, the dining options are alright/pretty good. SouthSide (SSide as I like to say) is alright, but the variety isn't there after about a month as you can start to see the pattern. Their omelettes are awesome I'd say, with quite a few options for toppings. Is known for its desserts and ice cream machine (especially the ice cream! :D :) ) The Global Center (The Globe as many say) has awesome food- it was fitted for students and was previously a hotel. Variety is there; food is multinational options. The quality of the food is amazing! Ike's is pretty good, and in some ways, better than SSide, particularly for its pizza, at least that's what I have been told... Anyways, they just finished constructing and it's definitely bigger than SSide's sq. footage. Lots of room, but their ice cream got busted by some random kid, so no ice cream, but they do have some decent desserts. There's also Pilot House, which I can say with accuracy is the go-to place if you want greasy food. Not too diverse with food options and not too big either. If you have a meal plan, the JC has some good places to get food. La Pat' is a decent place (haven't gone there enough times to really know the quality of the food there).

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  • 4
  • Anon from Virginia Beach, VA
  • Dec-10-2014 I am a current student here

    As a vegan, I love the dining hall. There as plenty of choices even for me, but none for desserts besides soy ice cream. You can eat anytime during the day, as many times as you want. Only one dining hall is 24/7 but it has the most options of them all.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jenifer
  • Feb-07-2015 I am a current student here

    I can't say too much, because I'm not too involved with Greek Life, but I do know that it's a huge part of campus.

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  • 0
  • Travis from Falls Church, VA
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    While I haven't joined any fraternities and stuff, I have reason to believe they are safe and decent. There's no hazing that I'm aware of, and the people are alright, i.e. they don't seem to get in your face, etc.

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  • 0
  • R from Delaplane, VA
  • Nov-02-2014 I am a current student here

    There are multiple fraternities and sororities on campus, to which a lot of students belong. Quite a few students, however, choose not to become involved in Greek Life at all. I would say it is not as popular at Mason as it might be elsewhere.

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  • 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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