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George Mason University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1957
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 18,221
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $46,785,609
Admissions Address

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Website

http://www.gmu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@gmu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Andrew Flagel
Admissions office telephone: (703) 993-2400
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 3 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://admissions.gmu.edu Tuition deposit: $250 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 3 4
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 4
History 0 0
Academic electives 3 5
Total academic units 18 24

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 61%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 66%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 58%
Total applicants: 11,015
Total acceptances: 6,724
Total freshman enrollment: 2,458
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 47%
Male applicants: 5,033
Male acceptances: 2,874
Male freshman enrollment: 1,097
 
Female applicants: 5,982
Female acceptances: 3,850
Female freshman enrollment: 1,361
Out-of-state freshmen: 20%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 420
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 213
Students enrolled from waiting list: 1

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 15%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 48%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 94%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 48%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 96%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 – 600
Math: 510 – 610
Combined: 1010 – 1210

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.0% 3.0%
600-699 21.0% 28.0%
500-599 51.0% 50.0%
400-499 22.0% 18.0%
300-399 2.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 14%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A 0.0%

 



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