George Mason University, located in Fairfax, Virginia, United States, is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia.Its proximity to Washington DC makes it a much sought after university.The university was founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1957 and became an independent institution in 1972.its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 817 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence.Today, the university is recognized for its strong programs in economics, law, creative writing, computer science, and business.The university enrolls 33,917 students, making it the largest university by head count in the Commonwealth of Virginia.George Mason University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. George Mason University's ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 135.Mason offers 208 degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, as well as hundreds of concentrations and minors from which to choose
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Location & Facilities
Located on a beautiful residential campus in Fairfax, Virginia, just 20 miles outside of Washington, D.C., Mason offers a traditional college campus where you will feel right at home, as well as access to the wonders of the nation's capital. With an average class size of 25-35 students and unique opportunities such as the Honors College and Living Learning Communities, students enjoy a small-school feel as well as all of the benefits of a large institution. George Mason University has three campuses in Northern Virginia and one in South Korea. The University's Prince William campus opened on August 25, 1997 in Manassas, Virginia.More than 4,000 students are enrolled in classes in bioinformatics, biotechnology, computer and information technology and forensic biosciences educational and research programs.
Mason is nationally recognized for providing both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to conduct original research alongside professors who are well-known leaders in their fields. George Mason University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. George Mason University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at George Mason University, 59 percent have cars on campus.
Under this section details about the City & Campus need to be provided & also mention about the Accommodation Facilities & Other Facilities that are available to the students.
List of Departments
- College of Education and Human Development
- College of Health and Human Services
- College of Science
- College of Visual and Performing Arts
- New Century College
- School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
- School of Business
- School of Law
- Public Administration
- Public Policy, MPP
- Volgenau School of Engineering
Mason awards millions of dollars in scholarships to incoming freshmen every year. These awards not only recognize strong academic talent and achievement, but also special talents and other personal characteristics, without regard to an applicantís financial need.
All freshman applicants who apply by November 1 (the Early Action application deadline) will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships through the Office of Admissions and the Scholarship Committee. Students who apply Early Action are notified of their admissions decisions by mid-December, and the Scholarship Committee notifies students if they were awarded a scholarship no later than February.
Work Study is a federal program that provides part-time employment opportunities to eligible students to help meet the costs of post-secondary education. Based on results from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), eligible students are awarded an allotment, which may be earned through part-time employment in Federal Work Study-approved positions either on or off campus. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity for employment arranged around class schedules. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours per semester) to be eligible for this program.
Under this we require information regarding the various scholarships & Bursaries provided by the Institute which the student can avail of as an International Student or once he/she has enrolled on campus.
- October 1 for spring (January) semester
- January 15 final deadline for fall (August) semester
- October 1 for spring (January) semester
- March 1 for fall (August) semester
Deadlines vary by academic program. Check with the department or school for program specific deadlines.
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