About Mason

Located in Fairfax, Virginia, George Mason University is the largest public research institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia with more than 34,00 students. Mason is conveniently located just 15 miles from downtown Washington, D.C., giving our students unparalleled access to the nation’s capital while still providing a traditional campus community. And, with more than 80 different undergraduate programs 350+ student organizations, 22 NCAA Division I athletic teams, and a campus diversity unlike any other, Mason stands in the national spotlight for all the right reasons!
"Nestled outside of Washington, D.C., Mason is the best of both worlds!"
  • Ranked in the top 40 for being one of the most diverse public university in the nation!

  • The number of majors with hundreds of concentrations and minors to choose from.

  • With one of the largest study abroad programs, students can study all over the world!

  • Mason is a Tier 1 Reseach institution and is ranked in the Top 100 best values in education by Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Forbes.

the patriot bloggers

Living the Patriot Life as we speak, these students share some of their favorite tips and tricks about how to live in the Mason Nation.

Randi Waddy

Patriot Blogger

Richmond, VA

Film and Video Studies Major

Class of 2019

Ayleah Hanton

Patriot Blogger

Chesterfield, VA

Marketing Major

Class of 2019

Kayla Kearse

Patriot Blogger

Virginia Beach, VA

Communications Major

Class of 2016

life in the #masonnation

Check Out the patriot life posts

Engage with #thepatriotlife

Got questions? We've got answers! Feel free to reach out to us here and we'll do our best to get back to you within 48 hours.