George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.89 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 34,909 (23,817 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 60% part-time, 40% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $14,480 in-state; $34,184 out-of-state
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3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2018

The classes in the Master's of Public Policy program are quite rigorous, and most of the professors were knowledgeable and provided interesting class discussion and coursework. The downfall of George Mason is the advising department and the campuses. The parking at both the Arlington and Fairfax campuses is a nightmare.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

One of the best things that happened to me in my life was taking a degree at my school . I have lots of opportunity for learning, experiencing the technologies throughout the academics. It is also a great place of cultural diversity and you'll have the opportunity to meet hundreds of people from all over the world. Professor's are very supportive and informative to the students every time. Instead of judging you by the looks they only consider our skills and knowledge and dedication towards the subject. Overall I would recommend anyone to take a course or two at my school and try for yourself.
2.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2007

Don't focus too much on the individual topic, but focus on the ability to learn things. You are likely having to learn the skills needed on your next job.
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2010

It was very easy to do with mostly online courses. I work there so tuition was free.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2010

Overall I liked my college , the education they provide, knowledgable staff and different courses to choose from is amazing
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2007

I had a great graduate experience at George Mason. The classes were small, and the professors all had great connections to the history field. I landed an internship at the Office of Presidential Libraries, which was an amazing experience.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Unlimited opportunities, fast paced, values students who can embrace independence.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2009

Great value. Small classes and inexpensive tuition.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2013

George Mason University is an excellent school. The music program prepared me well for a career in my field. Through my classes, connections, and experiences at George Mason, I was able to expand my musical 'toolbelt' beyond classical performance and develop the additional teaching, 'gigging', and entrepreneurial skills needed to make a living as a musician.
2.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

So I picked GMU because I have always been a fan of State schools. I don't need to 'big name', and would rather my resume, work and reputation be what people remember about me. Within the DC area, I was hoping there would be more adjunct professors who had lived the topics they were teaching, and to a point that had been true. Some though, and a good bulk were not, and it was clear that these classes wouldn't really hit the real life job skills I was looking for. I wanted to be able to learn on a Tuesday and apply these skills on a Wednesday. Moreover, these professors didn't really understand how working a full day at a real job (Gov, Private Sector, Non-Profit, etc) then rolling into class until 10pm impacts your life. Two professors even told me they would grade papers and assignments 'when I have time'. Had I told my boss that at work, I'd be looking for a new job. But overall the experience was great. The Global Residency was so insightful and was an amazing time with a great group of people. If you're looking for a program that isn't at some big named school, pick GMU.
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