George Mason University

Acceptance Rate 89 %
SAT Average 1,200
Tuition & Fees $37,410
Student Population 38,541
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $7,838

Academic Overview

George Mason University Campus, Fairfax, VA
George Mason University is a public, 4 or more 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 2021 tuition & fees are $13,014 for Virginia residents and $37,410 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 38,541 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 89% and the graduation rate is 72% 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.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of George Mason University are $13,014 for Virginia residents and $37,410 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $16,098 for in-state students and $37,410 for out-of-state students.
George Mason University 2021 Tuition & Fees
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at GMU. The acceptance rate of GMU is 89% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 22%. The average graduation rate is 72% and the transfer-out rate is 15%. The average received amount of financial aid is $7,838 and 59% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 38,541 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for George Mason University is 89 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for George Mason University is 72 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for George Mason University is 15 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for George Mason University is 87 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for George Mason University is 38,541
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for George Mason University is 17 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $7,838 at George Mason University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

GMU offers 272 major programs through online and on-site education where 32 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 Degree703
Post Bachelor's Degree7515
Master's Degree8714
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship390
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:6,307)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,490)

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