Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature, and influence. Today, as Virginia's largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of areas of study.Virginia's Largest Public Research University. With 36,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students George Mason University is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars and offers over 200-degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Our goal is to enable all of our graduates to pursue meaningful lives and successful careers. Our definition of a successful graduate is one who is a well-rounded scholar, an engaged citizen in the community and the world, and has the necessary skill set to compete in the workplace.
More than 75 percent of Mason students have a post-graduate plan within six months of graduation (employment, graduate school, military service, or volunteering). Mason is recognized for providing the highest quality education at an affordable price. This past year alone, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranked Mason as one of the Top 100 Best Values in Public College on its national list, and Forbes magazine and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity ranked Mason number 68 among the Top 100 of “America's Best College Buys.” In addition, Virginia's State Council of Higher Education placed Mason at the top of the list of Virginia schools for the highest average starting salary of its recent graduates.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!