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George Mason University

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (50)

About

History

As Virginia’s largest public research university, we set the standard for a bold, progressive education that serves our students and communities. A public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia in the National Capital Region, we are an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.

Education

This is one of the best times of your life — endless prospects lie ahead. hat's where we come in. Mason's academic programs aren't just courses of study; they're pathways to the accomplishments you want to make, the global problems you want to solve, and the life you want to live. Our top-rated faculty prepare you to compete with the best in the world through experiential learning, research projects, and connections to internships. You'll also study in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.

Research

Our university’s more than 1,400 full-time instructional and research faculty members are experts in a broad range of fields. They have published widely, contributed to major research findings and consulted with government and business officials.

Career

Since 1957, George Mason University has seen the best and brightest individuals from across the world pass through its doors. Many Mason graduates have gone on to become leaders in their respective fields, achieve top levels in their careers, win prestigious awards, and make important contributions to our world. We are proud to note a number of them here.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
201
2018
201
2017
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
251 50
2019
301
2018
301
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
434 -31
2019
403 26
2018
429
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
801
2019
801
2018
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

University Career Services is George Mason University's centralized career center. We take an industry-focused approach to serving our students and employers. 

Housing services

Mason’s campus has more than 40 residence halls, from suites to apartments. Many are new or have been recently renovated to be even more spacious and comfortable. More than 75 percent of all freshmen live on campus, so there’s always plenty going on. A variety of amenities are available within each building, including high-speed Internet access and free laundry facilities (but you still have to fold).

Library services

Fenwick Library, located centrally on the Fairfax campus, is George Mason University's main research library and houses the majority of the University Libraries' 1.5 million volumes. Fenwick is a hub of research services, learning spaces, digital technology, and numerous resources for the Mason Community.

ICT services

Technology is transforming how we live, work, and play. Mason engineers and scientists from a variety of disciplines are partnering to develop technologies that empower people, protect our infrastructure and military, assist in healthcare and medicine, and provide disaster warning and relief.

Medical services

Student Health Services’ dedicated doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses provide accessible and affordable health care to all currently enrolled Mason students in a caring and confidential environment. 

Student Life

Campus life

Most first-year students will live in traditional residence hall communities such as Presidents Park, a complex of 12 residence halls.

  • All rooms are furnished with beds, desks, chairs, dressers, and closets. Carpets and window treatments are provided.
  • Most bedrooms in Presidents Park are double or triple occupancy. A small number of quads and singles are also available.
  • Bedrooms are accessed off the main hallway, and residents share bathrooms (designated by gender).
  • Each of these buildings has two or three floors and is home to 26 to 40 residents.
  • All halls are coed by floor or floor section.
  • Common areas, such as lounges and laundry, are distributed throughout the community.

Sports facilities

  • Club Sports at Mason are student organizations, recognized by the Registered Student Organization Office and administered through Mason Recreation.
  • Clubs compete at various levels against other universities, regionally, nationally, and even internationally. Clubs typically practice 2 or 3 times per week and compete on weekends throughout the academic year.

Student clubs

Learn to juggle. Celebrate Arabic culture. Sing your heart out. With more than 350 student organizations at Mason, there are so many ways for students to find their niches, get involved, and meet new friends in the process. Our student groups are responsible for many of the programs and events on campus each year and contribute to lively, engaged campus community.

Accreditation

George Mason University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Every ten years, the university engages in the process of reaffirmation of accreditation. This activity takes three years, and involves faculty, staff, and students from across the institution. 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

George mason university is amazing, but its too much work that i dont know what i am living for

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university is incredibly diverse and has so much to offer in terms of social, academic, and professional opportunities because of its faculty, students, and location.

Great university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was a working professional and took a lot of courses to finish quickly. The professors were great and my courses were very interesting.

Fairfax, Virginia, United States

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