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George Mason University

Location Fairfax Campus, Fairfax United States
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Ranking

# 801-1000

QS World University Rankings
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879

Undergraduate programs
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348

Postgraduate programs
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George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university, enrolling more than 37,000 students from 131 countries and 50 states. Mason is recognized for its innovation and

entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility. In the past half-century, Mason has grown from a small satellite campus of the University of Virginia into the largest–

and one of the most influential–public research universities in Virginia. In 2016, Mason was named a Tier-1 research university, the highest designation from the Carnegie Classification of

Institutions of Higher Education. Faculty members have received some of academia’s highest honors, including twice winning the Nobel Prize in Economics. The university offers 83

undergraduate majors and was the first university in the U.S. to introduce doctoral programs in conflict resolution, information technology, bioinformatics and computational social science.

Mason’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution ranks #1 in the U.S. according to Schools.com. At its 677-acre suburban campus near Washington, D.C., there are more than 40

residence halls and all freshmen are required to live on campus. Seventy percent of students complete internships, research, or both while pursuing their degree. With 140 study abroad

programs, Mason offers many opportunities for a global experience. Mason is one of the few U.S. universities to have no disparity in graduation outcomes for students regardless of race,

ethnicity or socioeconomic status. Our graduates lead all public universities in Virginia with the highest starting salaries, and 80 percent of Mason degree earners are employed within six

months of graduation. Our 100,000-plus alumni in the region work at the most influential private companies and public agencies. George Mason University has produced the first Muslim

woman in space, a Poet Laureate of Virginia and a treasurer of the United States.

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university, enrolling more than 37,000 students from 131 countries and 50 states. Mason is recognized for its innovation and

entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility. In the past half-century, Mason has grown from a small satellite campus of the University of Virginia into the largest–

and one of the most influential–public research universities in Virginia. In 2016, Mason was named a Tier-1 research university, the highest designation from the Carnegie Classification of

Institutions of Higher Education. Faculty members have received some of academia’s highest honors, including twice winning the Nobel Prize in Economics. The university offers 83

undergraduate majors and was the first university in the U.S. to introduce doctoral programs in conflict resolution, information technology, bioinformatics and computational social science.

Mason’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution ranks #1 in the U.S. according to Schools.com. At its 677-acre suburban campus near Washington, D.C., there are more than 40

residence halls and all freshmen are required to live on campus. Seventy percent of students complete internships, research, or both while pursuing their degree. With 140 study abroad

programs, Mason offers many opportunities for a global experience. Mason is one of the few U.S. universities to have no disparity in graduation outcomes for students regardless of race,

ethnicity or socioeconomic status. Our graduates lead all public universities in Virginia with the highest starting salaries, and 80 percent of Mason degree earners are employed within six

months of graduation. Our 100,000-plus alumni in the region work at the most influential private companies and public agencies. George Mason University has produced the first Muslim

woman in space, a Poet Laureate of Virginia and a treasurer of the United States.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2014
    #601-650
  • 2015
    #601-650
  • 2016
    #651-700
  • 2017
    #651-700
  • 2018
    #801-1000
  • 2019
    #801-1000
  • 2020
    #801-1000
  • 2021
    #801-1000
  • 2022
    #801-1000

Ranking criteria

9.2
Academic Reputation
8
Employer Reputation
11.2
Faculty Student Ratio
16.3
Citations per Faculty
2.8
International Faculty Ratio
13.1
International Students Ratio

Available programs

George Mason University, located just outside Washington DC, is one of the largest universities in the capital region. With more than 150+ masters, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs, Mason is an educational and economic engine for the entire region. Students can study in one of 11 graduate colleges in academic areas including health care, business, law, the sciences, engineering, information technology, social sciences, the arts, humanities, education, and many more. Many of the Mason graduate programs are nationally and internationally ranked as among the best in the world. The faculty is represented by numerous world class teachers and researchers who freely share their expertise with graduate students. Mason is among the fastest growing campuses in the United States. Currently, the university is in the middle of more than $500 million of construction on our four campuses. This new building program continues a long history of state of the art campus life along with innovative technological and research facilities.

BA in Art History
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BA in Dance
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BA in Geography
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BA in History
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BA in Music
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BA in Philosophy
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BS in Geography
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BS in Management
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BA in Biology
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BS in Biology
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BA in Chemistry
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BA in Geology
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BA in Mathematics
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BS in Astronomy
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BS in Chemistry
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George Mason University, located just outside Washington DC, is one of the largest universities in the capital region. With more than 150+ masters, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs, Mason is an educational and economic engine for the entire region. Students can study in one of 11 graduate colleges in academic areas including health care, business, law, the sciences, engineering, information technology, social sciences, the arts, humanities, education, and many more. Many of the Mason graduate programs are nationally and internationally ranked as among the best in the world. The faculty is represented by numerous world class teachers and researchers who freely share their expertise with graduate students. Mason is among the fastest growing campuses in the United States. Currently, the university is in the middle of more than $500 million of construction on our four campuses. This new building program continues a long history of state of the art campus life along with innovative technological and research facilities.

MA in Art History
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MA in Philosophy
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