Freshman Admissions

Apply Today for a Better Tomorrow

We are excited that you are considering enrolling at Mason, a dynamic and diverse community of scholars, leaders, and innovators that is All Together Different.

In an age that demands originality and imagination, Mason is here to help you achieve your goals.We welcome anyone who is ready to take on a rigorous curriculum, and who shares our passion for change and making the world a better place. Because to achieve that goal, it’s going to take all of us. Together. Giving it everything we’ve got.

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Visit and Explore

Mason offers a variety of in-person and virtual visit options where you can explore campus, learn about our academic programs, and get to know our students, faculty, and staff.

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Admission Requirements

Mason's admissions process uses a holistic approach that considers all aspects of a student's application.

button: View the general requirements for applying as a freshman, plus additional requirements for special circumstances.

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Dates and Deadlines

Application deadlines and enrollment decision dates are based on your application type.

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Costs and Aid

Your education is an investment in your future, and Mason provides a variety of resources for understanding the costs and aid available to you as a freshman student.

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Academics and Majors

Mason offers 78 undergraduate degrees across nine colleges and schools, covering all academic areas and providing the opportunity to craft your own course of study.

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Meet Your Counselor

Whether you’re just beginning your college search, are considering applying, or are an admitted student, we encourage you to contact your Admissions Counselor to learn more about the opportunities that await you at Mason.

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