As Virginia’s largest public research university, we set the standard for a bold, progressive education that serves our students and communities. A public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia in the National Capital Region, we are an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
This is one of the best times of your life — endless prospects lie ahead. hat's where we come in. Mason's academic programs aren't just courses of study; they're pathways to the accomplishments you want to make, the global problems you want to solve, and the life you want to live. Our top-rated faculty prepare you to compete with the best in the world through experiential learning, research projects, and connections to internships. You'll also study in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.
Our university’s more than 1,400 full-time instructional and research faculty members are experts in a broad range of fields. They have published widely, contributed to major research findings and consulted with government and business officials.
Since 1957, George Mason University has seen the best and brightest individuals from across the world pass through its doors. Many Mason graduates have gone on to become leaders in their respective fields, achieve top levels in their careers, win prestigious awards, and make important contributions to our world. We are proud to note a number of them here.
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).
Fenwick Library, located centrally on the Fairfax campus, is George Mason University's main research library and houses the majority of the University Libraries' 1.5 million volumes. Fenwick is a hub of research services, learning spaces, digital technology, and numerous resources for the Mason Community.
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 Services’ dedicated doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses provide accessible and affordable health care to all currently enrolled Mason students in a caring and confidential environment.
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 is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Every ten years, the university engages in the process of reaffirmation of accreditation. This activity takes three years, and involves faculty, staff, and students from across the institution.