George Mason University Reviews
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.
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!!!