George Mason University

Fairfax, USA

  • 1957

    Established
  • 26

    No. of Programs
  • 153

    US News
  • Yes

    Scholarship
  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation

Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

Established in 1972, George Mason University is known as Virginia’s largest public research university. The university was founded with 17 students but today around 10,000 students from different part of the world are pursuing their education at the university. From the establishment, the university is growing at a rapid rate. George Mason University is well known for its innovation, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility. The university was ranked 57th among top 100 world universities under 50 years old by the Times Higher Education in 2014. It was rated among the top 40 most diverse public universities in the world by the U.S News and World Report in 2013. 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Courses at George Mason University include around 75+ Bachelor programs and 120+ Master programs available in the 10 colleges/ schools of the university. Mason's 10 colleges and schools span a variety of academic disciplines. Apart from the existing programs, the university also provides an opportunity for integrative studies to the students. They are further allowed to develop their own degree programs.  Programs from all the major sectors are available at the campus of George Mason University. The campus of George Mason University is spread over 817 acres of land. Many facilities are available at the campus such as Aquatic and Fitness Center, Center for the Arts and EagleBank Arena.

Accomplishments & Alumni 

George Mason University has produced many graduates. The alumni of the university have achieved great success and leadership in their respective fields. The headline of the show “The World Right Now with Hala Gorani”, Hala Gorani, General manager of the resurgent Kansas City Royals, Dayton Moore, Zainab Salbi and the first Muslim woman in space, Anousheh Ansari are among the notable alumni of the University.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

George Mason University is a home of many students who have came from all 50 states and 122 different countries making it the most diverse students population in the United States. Students from all the Ethnicity are pursuing education at the university. The housing facilities provided to the students are well equipped with modern facilities. The college offers a comfortable environment for the students so that all the students can feel comfortable at the campus. Many reputed companies from the Washington DC visit the campus during the career fairs and placement season.        

COVID-19 Response

Mason will start the fall semester as planned with a blend of in-person instruction and expanded online classes. Campuses will continue to remain open with a hybrid model in place, including a number of health and safety changes such as face-covering in public spaces. The university has also curated a Safe Return to Campus Plan in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health. Find the changes brought to Mason in view of the pandemic below- 

  • All students enrolled at George Mason should be fully vaccinated by August 1, 2021, unless they don't qualify to come to campus or are taking only online classes.

  • Pools, recreation facilities and libraries will continue to remain open. Libraries will provide virtual services to ensure safety and health of all students.

  • All air passengers, including US citizens, travelling to ths US should have a negative Covid-19 test report before boarding a flight. For further country-wise guidelines, one must visit the CDC website.

  • New students can join a Virtual Learning Community, which is a group of students who share passions and interests.

  • The Fall 2021 semester will be based on a hybrid model, a combination of both online and in-person classes.

George Mason University Facts & Highlights

Type of University

Public, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors: $38,000 (2021-22)

Masters:  $39,500 (2021-22)

Admission Intakes

Spring & Fall  

Average GPA Requirement

3.3-3.9

Average Exam Score Requirement

SAT - 1100-1220; ACT - 23-29; IELTS - 6.5; TOEFL - 80; GRE - NA; GMAT - 572

Admission Requirements

Original transcriptsPersonal Statement or Essay, Resume, Letters of Recommendations

Admissions Deadlines

Bachelors: Spring - Oct 1 (Priority Application Deadline), Fall: Nov 1 (Early Action Deadline)/June 1 (Final deadline)

Masters: varies department-wise   

Percentage of International Students

11%

Size of Campus (in acres)

817 

Alumni Worldwide

200k+ 

Female to Male Ratio

53 : 47

Average Salary after 10 Years

$58,433 (Annual)

George Mason University Rankings 

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019 

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings

NA

201- 300

201- 300

201- 300

QS World University Ranking  

801-1000

801-1000

801-1000

801-1000

U.S. News & World Report - Global Universities

453

434

434

403 

THE World University Rankings 

251–300

251- 300 

251- 300

301- 350

George Mason University Subject Rankings 

Computer Science 

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019 

QS World University Ranking - Computer Science and Information Systems

NA  

251-300

251- 300

301- 350 

U.S. News & World Report - Global Universities

NA 

358

NA 

NA

THE World University Rankings 

NA   

401- 500

301- 400

301- 400

Engineering 

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019 

U.S. News & World Report - Global Universities

NA

536 

NA

NA

THE World University Rankings 

NA  

301- 400

401- 500

401- 500

US News & World Report - Biomedical Engineering PG

NA

93

NA

NA

US News & World Report - Civil Engineering PG

NA

93

NA

NA

US News & World Report - Electrical Engineering PG

NA

87

NA

NA

Business

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019 

QS World University Ranking - Computer Science and Information Systems

NA

351- 400

351- 400

NA 

U.S. News & World Report - Global Universities- Economics & Business  

NA

174 

NA

NA

THE World University Rankings- Business & Economics  

NA

301- 400

251- 300

301- 400

Law 

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

QS World University Ranking - Law and Legal Studies 

NA

201- 250 

201- 250 

251- 300

251- 300

THE World University Rankings- Business & Economics  

NA

61 

44

65

81 

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Programs

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  • Data Analytics Engineering M.S

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 5,700

    • Duration

      N/A

      Tuition Fee

      INR 18,71,800

  • Computer Science M.S

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 5,700

    • Duration

      N/A

      Tuition Fee

      INR 18,71,800

  • MBA

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 5,700

    • Duration

      23 Month

      Tuition Fee

      INR 29,78,100

  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering M.S

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 5,700

    • Duration

      N/A

      Tuition Fee

      INR 18,71,800

  • Computer Engineering BS

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 5,700

    • Duration

      4 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 24,01,800

  • Computer Science BS

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 5,700

    • Duration

      4 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 23,05,700

  • Psychology, BS

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 5,700

    • Duration

      4 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 25,54,200

  • BS in Economics

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 5,700

    • Duration

      4 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 23,05,700

George Mason University, Fairfax, USA Scholarship

Merit-Based Scholarship

Merit- Based Scholarships are offered to a limited number of international students at George Mason University. International applicants who are highly qualified are offered the scholarship. Candidates who apply as freshmen are considered for the scholarship. There is no need to fill  separate applications for scholarships.

Candidates who submit the online application form by April 1st  for Fall Term are considered for scholarship. 

Following are the eligibility criteria to be considered for Merit- Based Scholarship:

  • The candidate must apply as a freshman in the first year of studies.
  • The candidate must be enrolled in full-time studies in the Fall semester. 
  • GPA and test score are considered for the scholarship. However, it is not the only factor and the overall performance of the student is evaluated to offer the scholarship.
  • The applicant must have an F1 Visa.

Value of the scholarship ranges between $2,000 and $10,000 per academic year. The scholarship is renewable for four years provided the student maintains academic performance.
 

You are Welcome Here Scholarship

The scholarship was introduced to recognise international students with a remarkable intercultural understanding. GMU offers two of these scholarships every Fall. 

It shall be open to the candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • A first-year international student enrolled in undergraduate programmes in any field of study. 
  • An applicant with an F1 Visa and citizenship outside the US.
  • A candidate with interest in leadership and intercultural learning.
  • One who has met all the requirements for admission to Mason.
  • The candidate must have completed the application process for the scholarship and submitted a 500-1,000 word essay or a two-five minute video on his/her leadership skills in their previous school or community.

A #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship will cover at least 50% tuition fee for the first year. It can be combined with other available merit scholarships and renewed for the second year only if the student maintains a good academic record.

External Scholarships

International students may aslo apply for external or outside scholarships available at George Mason University, which are offered through private agencies such as scholarship foundations, government agencies, community organisations, employers and more.

Criteria for these scholarships will include financial need, academic background, volunteerism, community affiliations, heritage, underrepresented group or other unique factors.

Campus Location

George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MSN 4C3 Fairfax, VA 22030 USA

http://oips.gmu.edu/ | 703-993-2970 | oips@gmu.edu

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