George Mason University

George Mason University is a public university based in Fairfax, Virginia that offers 5 undergraduate and 43 graduate Pathway programs in areas of business, engineering, humanties and social sciences, law, visual and performing arts, and science among many others.

  • Average Tuition USD 35,650
  • Acceptance Rate 88%
  • Students 34,112
  • International Students 7%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 46,628
  • Campus Setting Town

School Description

George Mason University is a fairly young university that first opened its doors to just 17 students in the year 1957. Today, it is the state of Virginia's largest public research university with an enrollment of over 34,000 students representing all 50 states and 130 countries across the globe. It offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate studies in the fields of law, education, health, humanities and social sciences, science, visual and performing arts, policy and government, conflict analysis and resolution, business, and engineering, through 12 schools and colleges. Campus life at George Mason University is designed to provide its students with the full college experience with over 40 on-campus residence halls that accommodate over 6,000 students, a wide selection of healthy dining options, and a state-of-the-art facilities for recreation, health and wellness to keep students active beyond their academic affairs.

George Mason University requires international students to take the SAT, TOEFL, and earn a 3.0-4.0 GPA before being admitted to its degree programs. If you are a student who does not meet these criteria, apply to an INTO GMU Pathway program that will prepare you for academic life in the US and boost your English proficiency while earning university credit hours toward your degree program at George Mason University.

Pathway Programs

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    Academic English

    USD 8,360 Tuition Fee

    A program that provides you with top-rate English language instruction and the academic skills including listening, speaking, reading, writing, prep for standardized test preparation, and academic study skills. 

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    Biology

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    Business

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee

    International Year One Undergraduate Pathway: The 1-semester Business pathway program prepares students to enter into a bachelor’s degree program in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Operations Management, Management or Marketing at George Mason University. Once completed, students will only have 105 credit hours remaining towards their bachelor's degree.


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    Business

    USD 36,800 Tuition Fee

    International Year One Undergraduate Pathway: The 2-semester Business pathway program prepares students to enter into a bachelor’s degree program in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Operations Management, Management or Marketing at George Mason University. Once completed, students will only have 91-94 credit hours remaining towards their bachelor's degree. 

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    Computer Engineering

    USD 35,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

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    Engineering

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

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    Engineering, Computing, and Statistics

    USD 36,800 Tuition Fee

    International Year One undergraduate Pathway: The 2-semester Engineering, Computing, and Statistics pathway program prepare students to enter into a wide range of bachelor’s degree programs at George Mason University including Applied Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Statistics. Once completed, students will only have 89-97 credit hours remaining towards their bachelor's degree.


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    Engineering, Computing, and Statistics

    USD 46,150 Tuition Fee

    International Year One Undergraduate Pathway: The 3-semester Engineering, Computing, and Statistics pathway program prepare students to enter into a wide range of bachelor’s degree programs at George Mason University including Applied Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Statistics. 

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    Human and Social Development

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee

    International Year One Undergraduate Pathway: The 1-semester Human and Social Development pathway program prepares students to enter into a bachelor’s degree program in Community Health, Kinesiology, Social Work or Health Administration at George Mason University. Once completed, students will only have 104-105 credit hours remaining towards their bachelor's degree.

  • 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

    Human and Social Development

    USD 36,800 Tuition Fee

    International Year One Undergraduate Pathway: The 2-semester Business pathway program prepares students to enter into a bachelor’s degree program in Community Health, Kinesiology, Social Work or Health Administration at George Mason University. Once completed, students will only have 89-93 credit hours remaining towards their bachelor's degree.

  • 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

    Human and Social Development

    USD 46,150 Tuition Fee

    International Year One Undergraduate Pathway: The 3-semester Business pathway program prepares students to enter into a bachelor’s degree program in Community Health, Kinesiology, Social Work or Health Administration at George Mason University.

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    Humanities

    USD 35,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

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    Humanities and Social Sciences

    USD 21,150 Tuition Fee

    International Year One Undergraduate Pathway: The 1-semester Humanities and Social Sciences pathway program prepares students to enter into a range of bachelor’s degree programs including Anthropology, Economics, Global Affairs and Art History at George Mason University. Once completed, students will only have 104-105 credit hours remaining towards their bachelor's degree.


  • 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

    Humanities and Social Sciences

    USD 36,800 Tuition Fee

    International Year One Undergraduate Pathway: The 2-semester Humanities and Social Sciences pathway program prepares students to enter into a range of bachelor’s degree programs including Anthropology, Economics, Global Affairs and Art History at George Mason University. Once completed, students will only have 89-93 credit hours remaining towards their bachelor's degree.


  • 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

    Humanities and Social Sciences

    USD 46,150 Tuition Fee

    International Year One Undergraduate Pathway: The 3-semester Humanities and Social Sciences pathway program prepares students to enter into a range of bachelor’s degree programs including Anthropology, Economics, Global Affairs and Art History at George Mason University.

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    Science

    USD 21,573 Tuition Fee

    International Year One Undergraduate Pathway: The 1-semester Science pathway program prepares students to enter into a range of bachelor’s degree programs including Astronomy, Chemistry, Geography, Earth Science, Physics and Geography. Once completed, students will only have 102 credit hours remaining towards their bachelor's degree.  

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    Social Work

    USD 35,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 31
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 317
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 140
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 833
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 201
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 194

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 60
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.50

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    Established in 1957

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    George Mason University was named in 2016 by Times Higher Education as No. 59 among the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old.

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          • Testimony
            2010-2012, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

            Think Global with GMU

            George Mason University offered a great opportunity to develop business skills and perspectives needed for the international environment and helped expand cross cultural awareness through its Executive Global MBA program and concurrent international travel. The experience inspired me to start my own company in 2012 while I was still in the program.

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            2013-2014, Bachelor's Degree

            GMU Excellent Interdisciplinary Studies

            George Mason University Interdisciplinary Studies Program is an excellent way to explore areas of interest through a unique view. Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) enabled me to address my interest in International Terrorism through Government, Criminology, and Conflict Analysis & Resolution. The program requires a dedication to grammar, logic and rhetoric in synthesizing disciplines. GMU's Office of Military Services and Career Services Office are amazing resources for aspiring, current, and former military personnel. GMU offered challenging and engaging courses that I can attest to improving my understanding of International Relations, Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, National Security, and many others. I am proud to be a Patriot!