George Mason University

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George Mason University



In-state Tuition

$6,408 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$18,548 / year

Room and Board

$6,750

Application deadline

January 15

Application fee

$50




Educational Resources

Libraries

University Libraries: Fenwick Library ( Special Collections & Archives, Government Documents/Maps Collection); Johnson Center Library, Arlington Campus Library, Mercer Library ( Prince William Campus); School of Law Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,506,566 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 24,234 current serial subscriptions.
  • 2,942,692 microforms.
  • 36,293 Audio/Visual items.
  • 46,268 e-books.

Museums & Art

Center For the Arts, Patriot Center

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,504 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 212 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 661 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 150 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 7,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills, other

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 28% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 3% of housing units are Singles.
  • 26% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 28% of housing units are Triples.
  • 41% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 2% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 68 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 10% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 99% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 97% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Mason Day, International Week, Homecoming, Greek Week, First Fridays, Patriots Day
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 185 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Sigma Alpha, Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Eta Kappa Nu, Gamma Theta Upsilon, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Tau Beta Epsilon
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Ahmadiyya Muslim Student Association, Anointed Voices of Unity, Baha'I Student Association, Campus Bible Study, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Campus Ministry, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Christians on Campus, College Life, Crosspoint Student Ministry, Hindu Student Council, GMU, Immanuel Christian Fellowship, IMPACT Movement, International Youth Fellowship, Jewish Student Association, Korean Bible Study, Muslim Student Association, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Jewish Student Association, Latter-day Saint Student Association, Muslim Students Association, Patriot Christian Ministries, Shi'a Islam Student Association, Young Life
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Psychology Students Diversity Affairs Committee, Korean Graduate Student Association, Afghan Club, African Student Association, American Indian/Alaskan/Native Student Association, Arab Student Association, Armenian Student Association, Azeri Student Association, Bengali Patriots, Caribbean Student Association, Chinese Student & Scholar Association, Ethiopian Student Association, Filipino Student Association, Global Nomads Student Association, Hispanic Student Association, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Indian Student Association, Israel Club, Korean Student Association, Nepalese Student Association, Pakistan Students Association, Persian Club, Republic of China Student Association, Russian Club, Students for Justice in Palestine, Turkish Student Association, Vietnamese Student Association, Chinese Christian Fellowship, Korean Bible Study, National Society of Black Engineers, Akoma Circle, Asian Pacific American Coalition, Black Student Alliance, Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. , Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. , NAACP, GMU Student Chapter, Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. , Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. , Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. , Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. , Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. , Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) A Bonded Society Of Leadership, Unity, Trust, and Ethics, Akoma Circle, Anarchist Society (GMU), Anime Club (GMU), Artery, Asian Pacific American Coalition, Azucar, GMU Salsa Club, Black Student Alliance, Chess Club (GMU), College Democrats (GMU), College Republicans, Environmental Awareness Group (GMU), Global Leadership Interlink, GMU Cycling, Independent Arts Collective, Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness, Mason Entrepreneurs, Men's Ally Group, Mixed Martial Arts Club, NAACP, GMU Student Chapter, Pride Alliance, Pro-Choice Patriots, Resident Student Association, Student for Life (GMU), Student with Abilities Gaining Enthusiasm, Undergraduate Moot Court Board, Urbanknowlogy 101, Winterguard (GMU), Women's Coalition
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Broadside (weekly), Docket (once every two weeks)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Washington, D.C. (20), Washington, D.C. (20)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Washington, D.C. (22)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Springfield (10)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 60% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 14 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 5% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 12 sororities
  • 1 sorority houses
  • 5% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (George Washington)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Maryland -- College Park)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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