With campuses and sites reaching across Virginia and beyond, Ƶ has a sizable regional presence and a global reach. Its locations serve George Mason's 40,000-plus students, as well as over 10,000 faculty and staff.

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Is there anything more indicative of a university's culture than its campus? If form is indicative of function in any way, George Mason's campuses are each iconic and representative of the George Ƶ spirit.

On each campus George Ƶ strives to provide all the resources students, faculty, staff, and visitors could possibly need. With everything close at hand, the community is free to focus on their world-changing work and research, safe in the knowledge that George Mason has their back.

Similar resources are made available to our wider community as well. As the world moves more and more to digital-first solutions, George Mason is right there to meet you where you are. With both classes and careers available remotely, George Mason is proud to involve people across the globe in its community.

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Campus Community

Residential Students

George Mason’s Fairfax Campus has more than 40 residence halls, from suites to townhouses, housing around 6,100 students. More than 75 percent of all freshmen live on campus. Residence hall and townhouse style housing is available for upper-classmen as well. A variety of amenities are available within each building, including high-speed Internet access and free laundry facilities. Mason also offers where you can reside among like-minded students who share your passion for a particular field or interest, such as arts, outdoor adventure or sustainability.

Graduate students looking for campus housing can find it at Masonvale on the Fairfax Campus or Beacon Hall on the SciTech Campus.

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Students Across the Community

George Mason is here for everyone. Its contemporary student population comes from all walks of life, including:

  • Off-Campus Students
  • Student Parents
  • Veterans/Military Affiliates
  • Adult Learners (25 and older)
  • Online Learners
  • Transfer Students
  • and more!

(CSS) ensures all students feel at home at George Mason. Students looking for resources and support on campus can contact CSS for assistance.

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Students Around the World

No matter where you are from or where you want to go, George Mason is ready to meet you where you are to help you meet your career and personal goals. International students have a variety of pathways into George Mason, from standard admissions to the INTO Mason program. Those studying at George Mason's Songdo, Korea campus are invited to . Likewise, Fairfax campus students may choose to . Looking for more ways to work international studies into your degree path? Take a look at our study abroad options, ranging from spring break trips to full years abroad. And, of course, don't forget that some courses are available online, meaning your only limitation is finding a good internet connection!

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International students who live in the Ángel Cabrera Global Center have easy access to INTO Ƶ staff, who can help with tutoring, academic advising, finding an internship, or any other questions.

Faculty and Staff

At George Mason, our faculty and staff are integral members of our campus community. They bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience to their roles, and are dedicated to providing students with the highest quality education and support. With a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, our faculty and staff foster a dynamic learning environment that inspires students to reach their full potential. Whether in the classroom, in the lab, or in the community, our faculty and staff are passionate about making a positive impact on the world, and we are proud to have them as part of our George Mason family.

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Hybrid Learning

Opportunities to become engaged and involved in leadership experiences, organizations, exciting events, and meaningful programs abound at the university, even from a distance. Mason Online allows students to take the same classes offered on campus in an online format while at home, stationed abroad, or traveling. Programs and courses maintain the same academic rigor and integrity as their campus-based counterparts, while offering the flexibility to fit your needs.

Hundreds of undergraduate and graduate courses are offered online each semester, including summer. Course interactions can take place synchronously (same time, different locations) or asynchronously (different times, different locations). George Mason currently offers more than 70 fully online or hybrid programs, including bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, graduate certificates, and undergraduate certificates and minors.

Visit Us

Ƶ offers both in-person and virtual visits, so that you can explore Mason's campuses, learn about academic programs, and get to know the students, faculty, and staff. You can also get to know more about George Mason and its community on the and through the . Download a if you'd like to explore the Fairfax Campus at your convenience.