Facts and Figures

George Mason University

  • Degree Programs Offered
  • Students
  • Freshman Class
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Room and Board
  • Residential Population
  • Financial Aid Profile
  • Fiscal Year
  • Faculty
  • Buildings
  • Buildings Under Construction
  • Facilities Open to the Public
  • Athletic Programs

    Degree Programs Offered
    Undergraduate 76
    Graduate (Master's - 85; Doctoral - 38) 123
    Professional (Law) 1
    Total 200

    Students (Fall 2013 Enrollment)
    Undergraduate Degree Seeking 21,324
    Graduate Degree Seeking Certificates 441
    Graduate Degree Seeking Master's 7,187
    Graduate Degree Seeking Doctoral 2,274
    Professional (Law) 528
    Nondegree Seeking Undergraduate 666
    Nondegree Seeking Graduate 1,497

    Total Enrollment 33,917

    Full-Time Enrollment (63%) 21,421
    Part-Time Enrollment (37%) 12,496
    In-State Students (81%) 27,422
    Out-of-State Students (19%) 6,495

    Enrollment by Ethnicity
    Asian 4,725
    Black or African American 3,056
    Hispanic / Latino 3,267
    Native American / Alaska Native 53
    Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 122
    White 16,737
    Two or More 1,194
    Not Reported 2,784
    Non-Resident International 1,979
    Freshman Class

    First-Time Freshmen


    Tuition and Fees Fall 2013

    In-state undergraduate

    Out-of-state undergraduate $28,592/year
    In-state graduate $12,038/year
    Out-of-state graduate $28,442/year
    In-state law school
    Out-of-state law school

    Room and Board


    Board (19 meals per week)


    Residential Population (Fall 2013)
    Students Living on Campus


    Financial Aid Profile FY13
    Students Receiving Aid (56.4%) 18,617
    Average Grant $6,323
    Average Loan $14,040
    Average Work Study $2,215
    Student Aid Grand Total

    $278.6 million
    Fiscal Year

    FY14 Annualized Course FTE

    27,424.0 (Target)

    FY14 Total Operating Budget

    $911.0 million

    FY13 Research Expenditures

    $101.7 million
    Faculty (Preliminary as of 11/6/13)
    Full-time Instructional Faculty Headcount 1,241
    Full-time Research Faculty Headcount 190
    Part-time Faculty FTE

    Buildings FY13
    Academic/Research/Administrative 72
    Student Unions/Sports and Recreations 10
    Student Housing 52
    Parking Structures 3
    Auxiliary Support 12
    Total 149

    Buildings Under Construction FY13
    Central Heating & Cooling Plan Expansion (completion Spring 2015)
    Eisenhower (Ike’s Diner) Renovation (completion Fall 2014)
    Fenwick Library Addition (completion Spring 2016)
    Field House Renovation (completion Spring 2015)
    George W. Johnson Center 1st floor Renovation (completion Fall 2014)
    Life Science Lab PPEA (Completion 2014)
    Taylor Hall (completion Fall 2014)
    Facilities Open to the Public
    Aquatic and Center
    Aquatic and Fitness Center
    Aquatic and Fitness Center
    The 66,000-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. Expansion of the Aquatics Center is currently underway to add 26,492 square feet. The project includes a new fitness room and additional locker rooms.

    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 Prince William 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.

    Patriot Center
    Patriot Center is a 10,000-seat sports and entertainment arena designed for basketball, concerts, and other sports and entertainment events. The center's arena hosts over 120 events annually and in 2007 attracted more than 480,000 guests from the affluent Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

    Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel
    The Mason Inn, which opened in the summer of 2010, is a 179,000 square-foot conference center and hotel on Mason's Fairfax Campus. It offers 148 guestrooms, as well as a full-service restaurant, bar and lounge. The conference center features 20,000 square feet of space and 12 meeting rooms. The Mason Inn was awarded LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. The inn is the first LEED Gold certified hotel in the state of Virginia.

    Hylton Performing Arts Center
    The Hylton Performing Arts Center opened on Mason's Prince William 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 485 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 wrestling. 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 Volleyball Association (EIVA), the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL), and the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A). Web site: gomason.com.

    Updated: November, 2013
    Contact: Institutional Research & Reporting


    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

    Prince William 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

    School of Law

    School of Business

    School of Policy, Government and International Affairs

    Volgenau School of Engineering

    School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

    Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study


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