George Mason University

Acceptance Rate 91.30 %
SAT Average 1,245
2023 Tuition & Fees $38,983
Student Population 38,628
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $8,675

Academic Overview

George Mason University Campus, Fairfax, VA
George Mason University is a public, four-years institute located in Fairfax, Virginia. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $13,400 for Virginia residents and $38,983 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $17,035 for Virginia residents and $38,986 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 38,628 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 91.30% and the graduation rate is 70% last year.
The salary after graduation from George Mason University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $63,900. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, GMU's tuition & fees is $13,400 for Virginia residents and $38,983 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $17,035 for in-state students and $38,986 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at GMU. The acceptance rate of GMU is 91.30% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 21.27%. The average graduation rate is 70% and the transfer-out rate is 16%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,675 and 57% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 38,628 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for George Mason University is 91.30 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for George Mason University is 70 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for George Mason University is 16 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for George Mason University is 84 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for George Mason University is 38,628
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for George Mason University is 16 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,675 at George Mason University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
Online Applicationhttps://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/apply-now
Financial Aidhttps://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorhttps://gmu.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx
Veterans Tuitionhttps://registrar.gmu.edu/students/certifications/veterans/
Disability Serviceds.gmu.edu/

Offered Degrees

GMU offers 293 major programs through online and on-site education where 54 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree7310
Post Bachelor's Degree8722
Master's Degree9422
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship380
Doctor's degree - professional practice10

Special Learning Opportunities

George Mason University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:6,513)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,010)

Veterans Benefits

George Mason University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges