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  • George Mason University shortly referred to as GMU is a public research university located near Fairfax City, Virginia.
  • Founded in 1957, as a branch of Virginia University, later in 1972 separated and acquired an independent status with its main campus in Fairfax, Virginia George Mason University.
  • It is the largest public research University of Virginia with more than 37,000 students, including 2,737 international from 130 different countries.
  • The University is recognized for its innovation, diversity, entrepreneurship, accessibility and cutting-edge research.
  • George Mason University offers all level of degrees in the following 11 colleges and schools:

Colleges and Schools

  • College of Education and Human Development's School of Recreation, Health, & Tourism
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Humanities and Social Science
  • College of Science
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Schar School of Policy and Government
  • Carer School for Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • School of Business
  • Volgenau School of Engineering
  • Antonin Scalia Law School

Why study at the George Mason University?

  • George Mason University was classified in the Tire-1 research University along with the highest Designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher education in the year 2016.
  • QS World University Ranking 2022 ranks the University between 801-1000 in the world.
  • The University has gained the highest academic honors and has twice won the Noble Peace Prize in economics.
  • The University has received accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) for offering bachelor's masters and doctoral degrees.
  • George Mason University is classified in the “R1: Doctoral Universities for producing very high research activities.
  • The University has a 17:1 student-faculty ratio. Hence it has a smaller class size which improves close interaction with students and faculties.



  • George Mason University's main campus is the Fairfax campus, offering a huge range of undergraduate programs at the Fairfax campus and residence halls accommodating around 6,000 students.
  • The campus is located just 25 minutes walking distance from the downtown of Washinton, DC, and the campus offers undergraduate programs in nine college and schools except for Antonin Scalia Law School.


  • The University's Arlington Campus is located in The Virginia Square adjacent to the Arlington Country, close to Washington DC.
  • The campus offers graduate and professional programs such as:
    • Certified Financial Planning
    • Cyber Security
    • Facilities Management
    • Information Technology
    • Business analysis
    • Paralegal
    • Project management
    • Business Management
    • Risk Management
    • Project Management
  • The strategic location of the Arlington campus offers student's ability to gain and experience internships, professional gathering and an abundance of job opportunities.
  • The campus is within walking distance from Virginia Square-GMU Metro Station.
  • Sci-Tech Campus

    • The Science Technology campus of George Mason University is located in the Manassas Innovation Park - North Virginia's largest research business hub and houses technology companies and government agencies that are performing cutting-edge research.
    • The Science Tech campus is also home to the Hylton Performing Arts Centre.
    • 134-acre Science Tech Campus offers Research and academic programs in :
    • College of Education and Human Development's School of Recreation, Health, & Tourism
    • College of Science
    • Volgenau School of Engineering
    • The campus offers world-class education with modern classroom and research labs specifically designed to meet the requirement of the course and quality education.

    South Korea

    • The Korea Campus of George Mason University is located in Songdo, South Korea, offering degrees like in Virginia Campus to students from across the world.
    • Students studying in the South Korea campus can get a chance to pursue the 6th-7th semester from the University's Fairfax Campus.
    • The campus offers degrees in :
    • Management
    • Finance
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Global Affairs
    • Conflict Analysis and Resolution
    • Computer Game Design.
    • The campus is located at a distance of 25 miles from Seoul and just 20 minutes' drive from Seoul Incheon International Airport.
    • The campus offers world-class facilities like a gymnasium and pool, library with state-of-the-art technology, residential halls, performing arts Centre and guest housing.


The University offers scholarships to student based on their academic performance and talent, also some scholarships consider the financial need of the students, following are the types of scholarships offered by George Mason University:

Mason Merit Scholarships - Incoming & First-time Freshman Students

  • The University offers million-dollar scholarships for international student beginning their course with the University. Students are not only screened on the basis of academic excellence but also considers achievements in unique talents.
  • The Scholarships is for full-time enrolling students, and it can be applied when submitting the application.

Mason Foundation Scholarships - Continuing Students

The Mason Scholarships are funded by University's alumni and other individuals or private organization. The Scholarships is provided to students pursuing any full-time course in the University based on financial needs, academic achievements and unique interest. Following are the organization offering scholarships to continuing students:

  • George Mason University Alumni Association (GMUAA)
  • Funding Study Abroad
  • Graduate Fellowships

Outside (External) Scholarships - All Students

The University also offers scholarships via private agencies and organization, and the scholarships are offers based on academic excellence, volunteerism, financial needs and other unique factors.


On-Campus Accommodation

  • The University offers on-campus accommodation in the form of 40 Residence halls with various types of housing options such as traditional rooms, suites and apartments.
  • Houses are fully furnished and equipped with basic amenities like free laundry, cable connection, parking facilities and 24X7 Wi-Fi.
  • Campus housing is located in close proximity to the dining location, with some of the restaurants open 24X7.

Off-Campus Accommodation

  • There are various off-campus accommodations available close to the university campuses.
  • Houses, apartments and room are available for students on rent and lease to fit every taste and budget.
  • Students can contact the University's off-campus students program and services in the Fairfax campus for assistance.