College Deliberately: George Mason University

George Mason University is a very large, public, four-year University that emphasizes research, culture and career located in a suburb of Fairfax, VA. It is known for Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education and Teaching and Information Technology.

George Mason University

place 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
phone Phone: (703) 993-1000
web Web: https://www2.gmu.edu/
  • George Mason University is also known as:
    George Mason University, Mason


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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
George Mason University Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges Accredited 1972-01-01 2022-12-13
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Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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Last updated: 2021-07-01

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Top and bottom 5 key words or phrases for George Mason University. Postive values are words or phrases that appear in the web pages of George Mason University and not in the web pages of peer institutions. Negative values appear in the web pages of peer institutions and not in the web page of George Mason University.
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Student Centeredness

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The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
5% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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Bachelor’s degree
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Doctor’s degree – professional practice
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George Mason University is in NCAA Division I without football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Baseball Men’s 34
Soccer Men’s 32
Rowing Women’s 31

The complete list of sports at George Mason University is available for members.

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Tuition for George Mason University is in the 38.1 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.

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We aim to provide you with the resources to properly evaluate a college or university. One way to do that is to watch how that college or university is discussed by others. Here, we provide overviews of that: how George Mason University is discussed on reddit and twitter.
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Created: 07/02/2009
The unofficial community subreddit for students, faculty, alumni, and friends of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
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The unofficial subreddit of The George Washington University, based in Washington D.C.
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/r/Politics is for news and discussion about U.S. politics.
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A community for Northern Virginia – Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Loudoun County, Prince William County, and the surrounding areas.
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News and discussion about economics, from the perspective of economists.
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You learn something new every day; what did you learn today? Submit interesting and specific facts about something that you just found out here.
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A place to discuss libertarianism, politics, related topics, and to share things that would be of interest to libertarians.
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Reddit’s main subreddit for videos. Please read the sidebar below for our rules.
827K members.
Created: 01/26/2008
The largest conservative subreddit. Our discord: https://discord.gg/conservative
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A subreddit for those living in and visiting Washington, DC and the immediate surrounding area. The humidity will pass, and remember: stand on the right, walk on the left.
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Questioning climate related environmentalism.
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The place for news articles about current events in the United States and the rest of the world. Discuss it all here.
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At the most basic level, men’s rights are the legal rights that are granted to men. However, any issue that pertains to men’s relationship to society is also a topic suitable for this subreddit. Men’s rights are influenced by the way men are perceived by others. WARNING: Some other subs have bots that will ban you if you post or comment here.
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In December 2019, a novel coronavirus strain (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in the city of Wuhan, China. This subreddit seeks to monitor the spread of the disease COVID-19, declared a pandemic by the WHO. This subreddit is for high-quality posts and discussion. Please be civil and empathetic.
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r/ApplyingToCollege is the premier forum for college admissions questions, advice, and discussions, from college essays and scholarships to SAT/ACT test prep, career guidance, and more.
65 members.
Created: 02/19/2019
The official film club for George Mason University! This community was created for filmmakers and lovers of film alike to discuss film, collaborate on projects, post memes, and more!
12 members.
Created: 10/24/2013
Student-Run Computing and Technology (SRCT, pronounced “circuit”) is a student organization at George Mason University which enhances student computing at Mason. SRCT establishes and maintains systems which provide specific services for Mason’s community. http://srct.gmu.edu/
44 members.
Created: 08/11/2014
Cinematic artists of character.
614 members.
Created: 02/08/2012
Learn Liberty is a project of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. We bring you opportunities to learn about and discuss classical liberal ideas, featuring professors and scholars from a wide variety of academic disciplines.
64 members.
Created: 06/23/2012
1K members.
Created: 02/27/2010
A subreddit for the Southwest area of Virginia.
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