George Mason University is statistically the largest public university in VA. Located in wealthy Fairfax, VA don't bother driving there, as odds are good you will sit in traffic until well past your interest for visiting has passed. Known primarily as a commuter school, that is false since we house almost half of our undergraduate students. It's really cold here, so be sure to bring a North Face and chapstick if you're unfortunate enough to have a friend you'd like to visit that goes here. The parties never stop at George Mason University because they never get started. If you don't have $400 to blow every semester to join a frat or sorority, odds are good you will be reduced to drinking hard liquor in your dorm 4 to 7 nights a week. I love being drunk and complaining about being bored as much as the next guy, but sometimes you need to get out to DC and get mugged on the metro, since GMU is so conveniently located next to our nation's capitol. Academics are top notch at GMU and highly overlooked when it comes to being compared with other schools in VA. Basketball is the only sport worth anything here, still riding that ever depleting glory of being in the Final Four that one time that one year, sparking the first time anyone had ever even heard of George Mason University. Apply to George Mason University, find a friend with a car, find a friend who is 21, and find a friend who has an off campus apartment/house. Only then will you truly be a Green and Gold bleeding Patriot.
George Mason University is some people's first choice for college, can you believe it?