Welcome to George Mason University
As the largest state university in Virginia, with more than 33,000 students, Mason is at the core of the culture and economy of Northern Virginia and the National Capital region.
A modern, innovative, metropolitan, multicampus, comprehensive research university, Mason represents a new model of higher education: one that seeks inclusion and diversity in its education approach, real impact in its research, deep engagement with its community, and a global outlook and mindset. It has been acknowledged as one of the best young universities in the world.
Our faculty includes world-renowned scientists, artists, and thought leaders. Many of whom are often called on by national and international organizations to provide expert advice or serve in important decision-making roles. And our presence in one of the richest business and policy hubs in the world allows us to bring in leading professionals and lawmakers to our classrooms as guest lecturers and adjunct professors.
Our student body is made up of citizens from all 50 United States of America and more than 130 countries from around the world. This wealth of diversity, which has been recognized to be among the highest of any university, creates an unmatched learning environment that prepares our students to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world.
Our unique combination of urban and suburban campuses, distributed over 800 acres, creates a variety of learning environments serving students with different lifestyles and needs—from a thriving urban campus at the heart of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area to our beautiful residential campuses in Fairfax and Prince William.
We at Mason are proud to be at the forefront of making a substantial contribution to the global community. Mason has grown more in its 40 years of existence than perhaps any of our peers, and we look forward to building on that success in the coming years.
I encourage you to learn more about George Mason University, and I hope you can be called a Patriot as well.
President, George Mason University