George Mason University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (28)
I selected GMU based on the support they claimed to provide and their Programs. They paint a rosy picture at their open house. I am an out of state student. Tuition is high! Basically their is no support for students. I was undeclared in my freshman year. They have limited advisors and they had little time to help me. I had two professors that were truly willing to help me when I needed it. The one thing you can count on with GMU is they will charge you for everything. Parking passes are ridiculously expensive. In my second year the tuition increase was ridiculous! I guess they need to pay for the faculties pensions some how. The professors are difficult to understand. I dropped several courses as I couldn't understand them. I made some great friends and I feel safe on the campus. I would not recommend GMU. They don't offer value for the education they provide
I was an undeclared major when I joined and the guidance counselor couldn't make time for me. During the intro visit they sold me and my parents on the support they provided students. I am an out of state student. There is no support. Many of the professors are difficult to understand, and don't provide the time when you need help. I made great friends but I would not recommend GMU!!!
George Mason University created an articulation agreement with the local community college in hopes to facilitate the process of RN to earn their BSN. I really appreciated, the effort and the easy to follow steps to ensure admission into the program. Students were able to plan ahead of time, complete prerequisite and start taking BSN classes the very next semester nurses earned their Associated degree in Nursing.
If you are looking for a school that prepares you for the real world and a degree that employers value, this is a great school. If you're a kid looking for a "college community atmosphere" this school may not suffice. The school spends a lot of money updating itself, which is great for future students. When employers see I went to GMU, they really take notice. I would recommend GMU to any friend or family member.
My degree would probably be more valuable if I was graduating now rather than in 2011. The graphic design program was brand new & not fully developed; however it was a good program. I was not required to have an internship, which I feel should have been a mandatory requirement because since graduation everyone wants you to have experience. If you are like me, chances of getting an internship after graduation are very slim, so I highly recommend the graphic design program at GMU, but I advice that you gain experience while in school.
George Mason is a commuter school. So they definitely cater to commuters when it comes to class times, food availability, and parking. Though parking can be expensive and it sometimes seems like there's not enough.
GMU - Quality education. Modern Campus. Great place for politics, IT, government majors.
Honestly, college is a waste. After you graduate high school, take some time and enjoy your life before deciding to go to college. I am not saying you won't enjoy your life while in college, but go out and do things while you are young. College can wait, it will always be there. However, you are only young once.
GMU is a large, diverse school in a great location. Its proximity to DC means that there are lots of internship and job opportunities (for both during and after college), as well as professors who are at the tops of their fields and offer fantastic networking. GMU isn't your typical small-town college campus - you have on-campus housing, but you also have a ton of off-campus options, and there is a lot to do nearby since it's in a suburban location outside of a major city. The university has continued to grow (both in size and in reputation) - this means that degrees earned there are increasing in value. When I say that I went to GMU, people recognize the name and are impressed. Overall, I couldn't have made a better choice.
It was a great commuter school. Class times worked with my full time work schedule.