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 12 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of areas of study.
130 Countries of Origin
Our student body represents more than 130 countries.
There are more than 34,000 students on campus, creating an organically diverse environment.
6,200 in Housing
6,200 students live in Mason housing communities.
80% of Mason students are employed within six months of graduation.
$104.7 Million in Research
There were $104.7 Million in research expenditures in 2014-15.
George Mason: Patriotism Personified.
George Mason, for whom our university is named, was one of the greatest of the founding fathers of the United States. Mason drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which became a model for the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
We Are in Virginia. But We Serve the World.
Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.