George Mason University
Fairfax, VA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
81%
Acceptance Rate
18,993
Students Applied
83%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
4178
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 June 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$70
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
79%
Out-Of-State Students
10%
US States Represented
49
Countries Represented
106
13%
Submitting ACT
70%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1210
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
540
75th
640
Reading
25th
560
75th
650
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
44%
3.50 - 3.74
29%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
18
Top 25%
50
Top 50%
87
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
307
$30k - $48k
224
$48k - $75k
273
$75k - $110k
280
$110k+
427

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 703-993-4622
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
Get involved! There is so much to choose from at Mason. All of the organizations make themselves well-known with lots of events and lots of ways to help you academically. Also, ask for help when you need it. There are many resources for help with papers, exams or even if you just don't understand the material being taught to you. One of the best types of resources provided is Blackboard where you can chat with your professors and classmates and pretty much any time of the day! And many professors provide extra notes on Blackboard =)
Sherita from Logan Township, NJ
Please get involved with the Mason community. It is such a diverse school with so many activities that will expand your horizons and provide you with the best college experience.
Sabel from Virginia Beach, VA
Make sure you visit the campus and/or speak with current students here in order to learn and obtain all the information you need about the campus. The professors at Mason are willing to help and will always be available for assistance if you need help. Attending the lectures is important if you want to do well in your courses. Adjusting to the college lifestyle may not be easy at first, but after a period of time you will adjust and enjoy it. Make sure you give your best effort and you will be fine. Join a fraternity/sorority or another organization to get involved. Also remember to have fun and enjoy college. It is one of the best experiences of your life so take the time out to enjoy it.
from VA
I would say for those who plan on attending George Mason, to be open to new things. When I first arrived here, I didn't think I enjoyed the college life at all, but that was because I psyched myself into thinking just that. As time went on, there were a few select people who really helped transition from high school to college, as stubborn as I was. The fact is, college is new and different, so why try to change that simple fact? The truth is, you can't, and like your parents tell you when you're 12 years old, change can be good, and if you come to Mason, change IS good.
Dakota from Poway, CA
1) Consider this school if you are in-state and/or live very close to the campus; it offers a great education for a relatively low price.
2) Apply for early decision; (a time period during the fall) it will increase your chances of being accepted.
3) If it is possible, make a visit to the school.
from Fairfax, VA
Work hard in high school to get a great GPA and great SAT scores to ensure that you make it to Mason, because there is just no place better to go!
Jennifer from Columbia, MD
Get good grades and write a great essay. If Honors is something you want to do go ahead and click the box to apply for Honors because you may get in.
Samantha from Fairfax, VA
If you're looking for a school that's all about helping their students reach success then Mason is definitely for you. If your serious about any school you want to make sure that you are involved in your community service and extra-curricular activities. Mason in particular is looking for students who are well rounded, meaning you've seen and done a little bit of everything. Last but most certainly not the least important factor , you'll want to keep your GPA nice and high!
Tomesha from Highland Springs, VA
If I had any tips for prospective students, it would be to not make a decision until you visit. I wasn't really considering Mason until my mom made me apply and I got in. Since I got in, she made me visit the campus and I fell in love with it. I loved the layout of the campus and how beautiful it was. Additionally I thought the equipment in the Engineering building was good for hands on work which played a huge part in my decisions of where I wanted to go. My main tip would be to visit the campus, see how you like it, and tour around the building of your major to see if it would be a good fit for you.
Julia from Ellicott City, MD
Manage your time well! Study and go to every class. Professors will notice familiar faces and will thus compromise with you if something comes up! Go to lectures because the professors give tips for exams. Also, have fun and be willing to open up to new people and change for the better! Moreover, remember that this is education you're paying for or somebody else is paying for; do not waste the opportunity to learn, grow and prosper!
Tahina from Richmond, VA

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