George Mason University

Meet the world on one campus. Students from all 50 US States and 130+ countries call Mason home, giving the university one of the most close-knit, multicultural student populations in the US.

Mason At-a-Glance

Year Founded: 1972

Enrollment: 33,723

International Students: 2,100+

Research Funding: $101.6 million

Student-to-professor Ratio: 16:1


Rankings and Accolades

#1 Highest Average Salary starting in Virginia — State Council of Higher Education for America

#6 ranking for Volgenau School of Engineering of High ROI colleges for Engineering Majors — Affordable Colleges Online

#3 Wealthiest county (Fairfax) in the United States

#176 of Universities Worldwide, #78 in the US — Shanghai Jiao Tong’s Academic Ranking of World Universities

#72 School of Business in the 2013 list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs — US News & World Report

Fairfax, VA and Washington, DC

George Mason University has 4 campuses: 3 campuses in Northern Virginia and 1 international campus in Incheon, Korea. The main campus is in the heart of Fairfax, Virginia. Located only 45 minutes from the US capital city by public transportation, Fairfax combines the charm of a small town with the opportunities of a thriving urban area.

Our nearest airports are Dulles International and Ronald Reagan National Airport.

  • Fairfax Campus (MAIN CAMPUS)

This safe, suburban campus features a natural environment with many trees, flowers, a large pond and walking trails. An easy ten-minute walk brings students to the historic area of the city of Fairfax where they can find a quiet alternative to the busy city. Unique restaurants, plentiful shops, fantastic park and free community events make Fairfax one of the best places to live well in the US.

  • Public Transportation

Mason students have free access to shuttle buses in the city of Fairfax and can easily travel to Washington DC, metro, shopping centers and between the other campuses.

  • Things to Do

Visit historic, cultural Washington DC, including the National Mall and White House

Shop at Georgetown, Tysons Corner Mall and Fair Oaks Mall

Hike at Great Falls or Shenandoah National Park

Enjoy the waterfront dining on the Potomac River in National Harbor

Spend a weekend at the beach in Ocean City, Maryland or Virginia Beach, Virginia

Take weekend trips to many other East Coast cities, including New York City, Boston and Miami