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Facts and Figures

George Mason University
  • New Undergrad, Degree-Seeking
  • First Generation Students
  • Residential Population
  • Students
  • Degree Programs Offered
  • Faculty
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Room and Board
  • Financial Aid Profile
  • Fiscal Year
  • Buildings
  • Buildings Under Construction
  • Facilities Open to the Public
  • Athletic Programs

  • New Undergrad, Degree-Seeking Fall 2016
    First-Time Freshmen 3,214
    New Transfers 2,662

    First Generation Students Fall 2016
    First-Time Freshmen 36%
    Undergraduate Degree-Seeking 37%

    Students Living On Campus Fall 2016
    Degree-Seeking Undergraduates 5,877
    Graduate Students 145
    Other Students 194

    Students Fall 2016 Enrollment
    Total Enrollment (Including Mason Korea) 35,189
    Total Enrollment (US Campus Only) 34,904
    Student Profile, Fall 2016 (US Campus Only):
    By Student Level
    Undergraduate Degree-Seeking 23,174
    Graduate Degree-Seeking Certificates 465
    Graduate Degree-Seeking Master's 6,877
    Graduate Degree-Seeking Doctoral 2,188
    Professional (Law) 536
    Nondegree-Seeking Undergraduate 638
    Nondegree-Seeking Graduate 1,026

    By Course Load
    Full-Time Enrollment (68%) 23,671
    Part-Time Enrollment (32%) 11,233
    By Domicile
    In-State Students (81%) 28,180
    Out-of-State Students (19%) 6,724

    By Ethnicity
    Asian 5,527
    Black or African American 3,564
    Hispanic / Latino 4,004
    Native American / Alaska Native 63
    Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 123
    White 16,100
    Two or More 1,311
    Not Reported 1,368
    Non-Resident International 2,838
    Degree Programs Offered
    Undergraduate 82
    Graduate (Master's - 88; Doctoral - 39) 127
    Professional (Law) 1
    Total 210

    Full-time Instructional Faculty Headcount 1,277
    Full-time Research Faculty Headcount 178
    Part-time Faculty FTE

    Tuition and Fees Fall 2016
    In-state undergraduate $11,300/year
    Out-of-state undergraduate $32,582/year
    In-state graduate $13,724/year
    Out-of-state graduate $32,402/year
    In-state law school
    Out-of-state law school

    Room and Board Fall 2016

    Financial Aid Profile FY16
    Number of Students Receiving Pell 6,960
    Students Receiving Aid (57%) 19,978
    Average Grant $6,618
    Average Loan $13,027
    Average Work Study $2,236
    Student Aid Grand Total

    $287.2 million
    Fiscal Year
    FY17 Annualized Student FTE 28,900.0 (Target)
    FY17 Total Operating Budget $1,001.0 million
    FY16 Research Expenditures $102.6 million

    Buildings Fall 2016
    Academic/Research/Administrative 71
    Student Unions/Sports and Recreation 11
    Student Housing 54
    Parking Structures 3
    Auxiliary Support 9
    Total 148

    Buildings Under Construction FY17
    Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall (Academic/Research - Fairfax)
    Potomac Science Center (Academic/Research - Off-Campus)
    Facilities Open to the Public
    Aquatic and Center
    Aquatic and Fitness Center

    Aquatic and Fitness Center

    The 81,580 square-foot, two-pool complex includes a 3,500-square-foot fitness gallery, four classrooms, whirlpool and co-ed sauna with men's and women's shower/locker rooms, and family changing area.

    Concert Hall

    Center for the Arts
    The Center for the Arts complex includes the 2,000-seat Concert Hall, two experimental theaters, three dance studios, and music and fine arts studios. Five hundred Concert Hall tickets are available free to students for each performance.

    Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center
    The 110,000 square foot complex is located on the Science and Technology Campus as a result of a partnership between George Mason University, Prince William County and the City of Manassas. The center includes a 50-meter 10-lane competition pool, 7,000 square foot leisure pool with a two-story figure-eight waterslide, current channels and whirlpool, weight training room, fitness assessment labs, cardiovascular fitness areas, 2 basketball courts, elevated running/walking track, 3 racquetball courts and daycare facilities for infants and toddlers.

    George W. Johnson Center
    The Johnson Center has eight acres of floor space and houses an over 145,000-volume book collection, media center, computer labs, bank, bookstore, convenience store, and food services. Specially outfitted spaces provide opportunities for film, dance, meetings, and private study. The center fosters university-wide learning by integrating students' curricular and extracurricular activities and by strengthening relationships between the university's communities.

    EagleBank Arena
    EagleBank Arena is a 10,000-seat sports and entertainment arena designed for basketball, concerts, and other sports and entertainment events.

    Hylton Performing Arts Center
    The Hylton Performing Arts Center opened on Mason's Science and Technology Campus in the spring of 2010. The 86,000-square-foot center provides a state-of-the-art setting for major touring artists and local performers, and features a reception space, an art gallery and two theaters. The center is named for the Cecil D. and Irene V. Hylton Foundation of Dale City.

    Recreation and Athletic Complex
    The "RAC" features three gymnasiums, two racquetball courts, two squash courts and a two-story fitness gallery spanning more than 15,000 square feet. It also boasts six basketball courts, seven tennis courts, seven volleyball courts, a batting cage, golf and archery nets, fencing lanes, locker rooms and saunas. It also features a 400-meter outdoor track, soccer field, baseball diamond and general athletic fields.

    Athletic Programs
    About 480 student-athletes compete in 22 men’s and women’s Division I sports – baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, volleyball, and wrestlilng. Intercollegiate men’s and women’s teams are members of the Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, the Atlantic 10, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), the Eastern Intercollegiate VolleyballAssociation (EIVA), the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL), and the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A). Web site:

    Updated: December, 2016
    Contact: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment


    Innovation Hall
    Innovation Hall on the Fairfax Campus


    Fairfax Campus, 677 acres
    4400 University Drive
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Arlington Campus, 5.2 acres
    3401 Fairfax Drive
    Arlington, VA 22201

    Science and Technology Campus, 135 acres
    10900 University Blvd.
    Manassas, VA 20110

    Mason in Loudoun, 37 acres
    21335 Signal Hill Plaza
    Sterling, VA 20164

    Academic Units

    College of Education and Human Development

    College of Health and Human Services

    College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    College of Sciences

    College of Visual and Performing Arts

    Antonin Scalia School of Law

    School of Business

    Schar School of Policy and Government

    Volgenau School of Engineering

    School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

    Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study


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