George Mason University Reviews

  • 43 Reviews
  • Fairfax (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $35,922
85% of 43 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 43 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 2/20/2020
  • Degree: Software Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"This review is especially for future active duty, retired, and separated veterans living in the same area whom are deciding on a school and degree program that best fits their needs. Over the course of 15 years I have attended 4 accredited universities and multiple colleges while in the USA and overseas. Both my roommate and I are Marines and graduate students currently living on campus. In a region where cyber security, cloud computing, and data science have taken center stage if you live in the tri-state area—the variety of classes and ability to take cross discipline courses is what attracted me to this university and may potentially be beneficial for others with a military background. The Office of Military Services (OMS) is excellent and in the Volgenau School Engineering there are many faculty that truly love their field and teaching. Unfortunately while at GMU, I have learned matters of administration are just as important if not more important than academics. Having staff ignore, avoid answering/processing, not responding to, or provide false information to students submitting for financial aid, registration, department requirements, and housing happens to both my roommate and I consistently each semester. The result is both my roommate and I being on the verge of not having a place to live or threats of eviction as full time students despite being in good academic standing and dealing with staff that find this humorous. There is an endemic of indifference in many departments at GMU from my experience specifically targeted at anyone with any connection to the government. Somehow dislike for the current President has translated to dislike for students that were in the military or perceived to be pro-MAGA. As much as I would like to give this university an A+ for quality of education right now it is an F because the OMS can only do so much when a toxic culture is so widespread. I will follow-up this review with another one once I am closer to graduation."
Aurora Johnston
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2019
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Overall I am glad I attending GMU. I had amazing opportunities in career advancement and I thoroughly enjoyed the classes I took. It's the best school for doing undergraduate research. Professors took interest in students' goals and lives and my biology degree program was rigorous but rewarding."
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2019
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I was an off-campus student, so I was not always there. However, there were many helpful staff here. I never had trouble getting help when I needed it. The professors were helpful and friendly. What I like about GMU was its proximity to Washington DC. The location of the college gave students an endless amount of possibilities to prosper and engage with their community. The diversity of GMU made everyone feel included. There were so many options on campus that provide multiple different opportunities for students to get involved and find something everyone can be interested in. The campus was busy and beautiful without being too spread out which could make it harder to get around fast. The performance art center also offered a great variety of shows, musicals, and plays. It was great that students can get a free or discounted tickets for some of the shows."
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2019
  • Degree: Forensic Science
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I think the overall grade of the university itself is a 3/5. The specific program I went through however, forensic science, deserves a 5/5. The forensic science department at George Mason University is out standing. The professors are real world working adults who have had their experience working in the field (mostly government) and get to share their knowledge and experience with their students through their teaching. The program is very straight forward about their expectations and works with you if a problem ever arises. Their curriculum really prepares you for the real world. As for George Mason University itself, don't come here. This university nickels and dimes their students to death and over charges for everything. Everything here is so expensive and unnecessary. The food is terrible, certain departments lost their accreditation, and most professors need to be fired. The university cares more about its image and how it portrays to people than how your experience will be on this campus. They do not listen to people's opinion, they do not have most resources they say they do when compared to other universities. It is the biggest scam."
Dont come back to this place if you want to continue your edducation.
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2019
  • Degree: Information Systems
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"If I could give this place zero starts I would. If you left this place and want to come back do so within 10 years or less as if you are 10 years and one day you are out of luck. They will accept the general courses but any classes that is a core course for your major will have to be taken again. So all the time and money that you had spend to get your degree is gone. In my case I had two classes left to finish but now I have to retake two years of classes if I want to get my degree from them. Right now I am looking for a school which will take all my previous work and credits so I can get my degree with out spending and paraphrasing john steward the commodity that I dont have which is time."
Tatevik Ananyan
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2019
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"George Mason was a wonderful university dedicated to helping its students succeed. It prepared me well for my future and I hope to pay my respects and gratitude to the school once I am a professional. I expect to be a exemplary student at Baylor university as well."
Holly Stevenson
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2019
  • Degree: Sports Management
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"George Mason University was a great experience for me. The sports management program does great at touching every different aspect of what that management looks like. Whether it is through marketing, operations, hospitality, or journalism. They do a great job of combining class room experience with practical experience and by requiring an internship before graduating it helps confirm that you are doing what you are interested in."
Charya Lon
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2018
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"GMU is a fine university. At the time they did not offer a program in broadcast journalism, so I earned my bachelors degree in Communications with an emphasis in Media Productions. Three years after graduating, I became a full-time News Reporter for WHAG an NBC affiliate in Hagerstown, MD."
Joshua Keruski
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2018
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"George Mason University is a wonderful academic institution that offers a wide array of opportunities to its students. I was fortunate to study abroad, be part of the Army ROTC program, present and conduct research, and be apart of various organizations on campus."
Rabail Hussain
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2018
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"George Mason University is a great option for both in-state and out of state students. It offers a multitude of classes, both online and in person on multiple campuses, as well as a myriad of extracurricular activities. No matter where your interests lie or what your chosen career path is, George Mason University will be able to help you. There are some wonderful professors at the university that take a very real and invested interest in the lives of their students. They do their best to help you succeed. I would recommend considering making GMU your home to anyone who is interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree."