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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,486 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
15,548 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
67.8% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,801 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at George Mason University is $8,204, which is $1,213 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $29,486, which is 359% of the cost for in-state students, and is $11,110 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,032.

In 2016, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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George Mason University received 15,548 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 29.3% annual decline. Out of those 15,548 applicants, 12,592 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81% acceptance rate.

There were 34,909 students enrolled at George Mason University in 2016, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

George Mason University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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George Mason University has a total enrollment of 34,909 students. The full-time enrollment at George Mason University is 23,675 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,234. This means that 67.8% of students enrolled at George Mason University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at George Mason University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.1% White, 15.8% Asian, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Black or African American, 3.76% Two or More Races, 0.35% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at George Mason University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (12.1%), followed by White Female (11.7%) and Asian Female (5.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (3.02%), followed by White Male (2.51%) and Black or African American Female (0.69%).

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In 2016, 1,250 more women than men graduated from George Mason University. The majority of students graduating from George Mason University are White. These 4,479 graduates mean that there were 3.4 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,316 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at George Mason University is Criminal Justice - Police Science with 341 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 321 graduates and Information Technology with 318 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at George Mason University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is English, with 434 graduates, followed by Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services with 865 graduates and Public Administration and Social Service with 454 graduates.


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George Mason University has an endowment valued at nearly $72.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $612,261 (0.85%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, George Mason University had a total expenditure of $778M. Of that $778M, they spent $370M on salaries and $104M on benefits.

George Mason University employs 439 Associate professors, 372 Professors, and 349 Assistant professors. Most academics at George Mason University are Male Professors (284), Male Associate professors (237), and Female Associate professors (202).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at George Mason University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 479 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 401 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 364 employees.



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