Today George Mason University enjoys the reputation for being one of the more ethnically and culturally-diverse universities in the nation. By most counts, the non-white student population at Mason is about 57%*. The university places a high priority on being accessible to those who aspire to a college education from
Your college experience might be the first time you’ve lived away from home. While at Mason, you’ll be making your own decisions and forming your own view of the world. Engaging with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, and staff, will enrich this experience. You will learn from them, and they will learn from you.
Grounded in research by two Nobel laureates, Mason’s stature in the economics field has changed the way economics plays out in society from where we dine to the effects of federal regulations on small businesses. Mason now serves as a hub of entrepreneurship education and innovation activity helping many entrepreneurs and their businesses grow and find new opportunities.
Mason’s University Career Services is nationally recognized for its innovative, industry-focused approach to helping students determine and achieve their career goals. The dedicated assistance, courses, and workshops offered through career services can help you choose a major, prepare for the workplace or graduate school and set a tangible plan in place to launch a successful and fulfilling professional life.
University Career Services is George Mason University's centralized career center. We take an industry-focused approach to serving our students and employers.
Mason’s campus has more than 40 residence halls, from suites to apartments. Many are new or have been recently renovated to be even more spacious and comfortable. More than 75 percent of all freshmen live on campus, so there’s always plenty going on. A variety of amenities are available within each building, including high-speed Internet access and free laundry facilities (but you still have to fold).
George Mason University has five state-of-the-art libraries: the Fenwick and Gateway Libraries on the Fairfax campus; the Arlington Campus Library and Law Library; and the Mercer Library on the Manassas campus.
Technology is transforming how we live, work, and play. Mason engineers and scientists from a variety of disciplines are partnering to develop technologies that empower people, protect our infrastructure and military, assist in healthcare and medicine, and provide disaster warning and relief.
Student Health can provide referrals to off-campus healthcare providers. If you have insurance, check with your provider before your visit to ensure they accept your insurance.
Most first-year students will live in traditional residence hall communities such as Presidents Park, a complex of 12 residence halls.
Learn to juggle. Celebrate Arabic culture. Sing your heart out. With more than 350 student organizations at Mason, there are so many ways for students to find their niches, get involved, and meet new friends in the process. Our student groups are responsible for many of the programs and events on campus each year and contribute to lively, engaged campus community.
George Mason University was ranked in the top 200 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, a ranking conducted annually by China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Institute of Higher Education. Mason was ranked in the 151-200 group, among other institutions such as Dartmouth College, Louisiana State University and the University of Miami.