George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 331 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE
  • 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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3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros: The program is academically challenging and a great match for my interests. The class sizes are small enough to effectively participate and ask questions but not too small where I feel pressured to have to talk all the time. Cons: The social life has been mediocre but having DC 30 minutes away compensates for the lack of activities on campus.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

My advisor is AMAZING! The program is very highly ranked. And I really like the other students here.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Graduate students are just not treated as well as I've seen at other Universities. Its a shame because the school is on the rise and is looking like they are ready to turn a corner, however, they should pay more attention to their grad students. We teach their classes...many of them...we do research...we are active in programs across the school. Yet we're paid less than the surrounding area and are expected to do more work for that amount of money. This is a HUGE flaw in the school.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Main reason why I appplied to GMU was due to the affordable tuition costs for in-state residences. Second reason why I applied was due to interest in Environmental Science and Public Policy master's program.
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