George Mason University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (32)
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.
George Mason University is a great school with a diverse student body. The professors and classes are very helpful in working towards your degree. There are a lot of student groups to get involved with. The campus is safe and near DC. A short metro ride to DC over the weekend.
My journey while a George Mason University was very successful. The university setting was multicultural and I was apart of a positive learning environment. George Mason University was a great reflection of how I see the world. I developed life-long relationships.
George Mason provided excellent professors who were very knowledgeable. They provided classes that helped prepared me to pass the NCLEX the first time. Plus, George Mason is associated and recognized throughout the hospitals in the northern Virginia area for registered nurses.
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.