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George Mason University Rankings

October 8, 2018

A comprehensive look at where Mason ranks in some of the most prestigious academic surveys.

U.S. News & World Report

Rank                   University-wide                                                                                                   

18                                     Operating efficiency

 25                                    Diversity (best in DMV area)

 28                                    Most Innovative

 67                                    Public universities

 73                                    High school counselor ratings

105                                  Best college for veterans

116                                  National universities  

403                                  Worldwide among 1,250 institutions ranked

Listed                              A+ School for B Students

Listed                              Teaching writing across disciplines

                      

Rank                  Program

2                                     Homeland/National security (graduate)

4                                     Part-time law

11                                   Criminology (graduate)

16                                   Special education (graduate)

24                                   Online Information technology (graduate)

32                                   Intellectual property law

32                                   Part-time MBA

32 .                                 Public policy analysis (graduate)

33                                   Health care management (graduate)

36                                   Industrial/systems engineering (graduate)

37                                   Doctor of nursing (graduate)

39                                   Online non-MBA business (graduate)

42                                   Online Education (graduate)

44                                   History (graduate)

45                                   Full-time law

47                                   Public affairs (graduate)

49                                   Nursing (graduate)

52                                   Space science

54                                   International law

56                                   Online business accounting

56                                   Economics and business

57                                   Education (graduate)

57                                   Online engineering (graduate)

61                                   Social sciences and public health

68                                   Computer science (graduate)

72                                   Political science (graduate)

75                                   Social work (graduate)

76                                   Trial advocacy law

77                                   Computer engineering (graduate)

78                                   Economics (graduate)

78                                   Public health (graduate)

80                                   Sociology (graduate)

82                                   Clinical medicine

82                                   Tax law

83                                   Statistics (graduate)

86                                   Health care law (graduate)

87                                   Clinical psychology (graduate)

87                                   School of Business

89                                   Civil engineering (graduate)

90                                   Electronic/communications engineering (graduate)

90                                   Psychology (graduate)

91                                   Bioengineering/biomedical (graduate)

96                                   Social work (graduate)

Forbes

Rank                    Nationally                           

49                                      Among public institutions

54                                      A best employer among midsize companies

77                                      A "Best Value" college

169                                    Among "Top Colleges"

180                                    A best employer for diversity

Money

Rank                    Nationally

30                                      Among universities that admit 50 percent of applicants

34                                     As a transformative college

97                                     A best value college

Shanghai Rankings

Rank                            Worldwide

18                                                     Law

30                                                     Economics

40                                                     Public administration

Top 75                                              Communication

Top 75                                              Political science

Top 100                                            Library and information science

Top 100                                            Education

Top 100                                            Atmospheric science

 

Rank                             Nationally

Top 95                                              Among all institutions

Washington Monthly

Rank

6                                        Best college for adult learners        

9                                         Loan repayment

20                                      Mean earnings ($66,522) 10 years after college entry

59                                      Nationally

Listed                               A best college for voting

Princeton Review

Rank

Listed                                   A "Green College"    

National Science Foundation

Rank                              Nationally

146 (top 23 percent)            Research and development expenditures (FY 2017)                 

SANS Institute

Rank                          Nationally

Top 3 percent                              Identifying students with cybersecurity aptitude