George Mason University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (31)
George Mason University Is a great university located in Fairfax Virginia. It is barely a new school in terms of campus life when I attended but since has continued to grow and become more of a traditional feel. Its location is superb being minutes from Washington DC and also close to Quantico Virginia where there are tons of private public and federal job opportunities. One of the best assets that the school has is its location and diversity and quality professors who are typically local professionals that can really teach from experience and be a lifelong mentor and resource.
As an undergraduate Mathematics major at George Mason University, I gained foundational analytical and theoretical knowledge that has prepared me for a career in technical applications. I had the opportunity to perform undergraduate research with well-respected faculty and to work closely with peers in the study of numerical modeling of biological systems. Those experiences prepared me to interact and communicate with a broad range of professionals, and has given me the confidence to pursue and overcome challenges in the workplace.
George Mason as a whole was a great school. The population on campus is very diversed, which was great! The Social Work program was fine, but there is always room for improvement. The campus felt safe most of the time and was very clean. I would recommend George Mason to anyone who is interested.
George Mason University provides a great education in a uniquely diverse environment, which allows for many networking opportunities. GMU has extremely experienced instructors and a wide range of courses. The overall learning experience at GMU is excellent, and I would recommend the college to all!
George Mason is fairly large school in Virginia known for it's diversity and innovation. There is no way to feel left out because they have hundreds of organizations that meet your interests. The school is also 30 minutes away from Washington D.C. so there is plenty of career opportunities in or around the capital. GMU provides a large category of classes, online, on campus, and a hybrid, and you even have the freedom to create and craft your own major! I think the school is still up and coming in new buildings and programs so please go to the school that surrounds itself with an innovative student body, administration, and faculty.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University is one of the most educational and fruitful programs in the Washington, DC area. The staff members in the Department of History and Art History are beyond helpful, extremely insightful, and very encouraging. As an alumnus reflecting on my undergraduate career at GMU, I am proud to have had the opportunity to learn and develop my career at such an opportunistic school. The department's available career assistance along with the university's prime location to the capitol are only a few reasons as to why GMU is a good choice for higher education.
I was surprised with how much I enjoyed GMU. I had never seen myself going there until after I graduated high school and found out Mason was the only school in the state with the true program I wanted - Arts Management. I was able to make this my minor with my Fine Arts degree, and I enjoyed it so much I was able to do multiple internships and get into Graduate school for it! I now have been accepted into an amazing graduate program in NonProfit Management concentrating in the Arts because of all the connections and experience I was able to get at Mason. Had I just had the Fine Arts degree I would have been nervous graduating and finding a career, but the opportunity to find a minor I was passionate about allowing me to take my love of art further was an awesome experience, and I can't wait to take the next step towards my future goals.
George Mason University provides a lot of opportunities for student immersion and networking. Unfortunately there are very limited financial aid options for transfer students who are not Virginia residents. My degree program was very rigorous, but it prepared me for a government career.
George Mason University is located in Northern Virginia and its proximity to DC is a bonus. The Marketing program is relatively small compared to other programs within the business school. This results in straight forward courses with little variety compared to the Management program. The marketing faculty are well-educated with great professional connections. Overall the school does little to help connect students with marketing/pr firms in the area which is surprising considering some of the largest firms in the world are located in the area. The really nice aspect of the marketing program is the fact that the faculty are very involved with the students and the curriculum. Recently they have been working with students and the Business school to develop a more rigorous curriculum with more variety. I would recommend this school to others only because of the professors.
George Mason University has pros and cons just like every university. Diversity of students from every background was high and made it possible to learn from other who had different experiences. Options to participate in research are growing if you are an ambitious student who seeks them out. While the school is just over 40 years old it is making a large impact on society by producing professionals in many fields.