George Mason University

Parents and Families

We know parents play a major role in helping select the best school for their son or daughter. 

While exciting, the college search and application process can also be overwhelming, but we’re here to make it as smooth as possible. Whether you want to visit campus, learn more about academic programs, visit residence halls, talk to an admissions counselor, or just start the application process, we’re here to help!

At George Mason and through the Honors College, Ryan has created relationships with his professors that students in other schools don't have an opportunity to form. Mason is everything and more than what I expected for his college career. He is extremely happy, and the opportunities are endless!

Parents of Ryan Thornton, Class of 2016 (Wexford, PA)

Academic Quality

Mason graduates are critical thinkers, sought after by employers and graduate schools alike. Through one of the top five Writing in the Disciplines programs in the U.S., and extensive living and learning, experiential learning, and study abroad programs, our graduates don’t just process knowledge, they assess, react, and create! While many older, traditional institutions are trying to adapt to this urgent need, at Mason it is the center of our faculty recruitment and curricular development.

Student Life

Mason provides students a small-school feel with the resources of a larger university. Our proximity to Washington, D.C., offers additional cultural, academic and career opportunities. State-of-the-art residence halls, home to more than 6,000 students, have Wi-Fi, free laundry facilities, and card-key access for safety. Our flexible meal plans make dining options healthy and fun.

Talk to a Counselor

Contact the Admissions Counselor who reads for your student’s high school . Our counselors  travel the country and the world to meet prospective students, so be sure to check out visit schedules to see if we’ll be in your town for a high school visit or college fair.

George Mason University is excited to welcome you to our Mason Nation family, and appreciates your confidence in our ability to help our students reach their fullest potential.

Visit Us

Nothing like seeing for yourself. We’d love to talk to you and take you on a campus tour. Check out your options at Visit Mason.

Ready to Find Out How and When to Apply?

Please visit our Freshman page to learn about admission requirements, tuition and fees, deadlines and more.