Little known until recent Final Four fame, George Mason is statistically the largest and most diverse university in the state of Virginia.
Located in Fairfax, Virginia, 15-25 minutes outside DC (depending on NoVA traffic).
Mostly known in Northern Virginia as a commuter school, and often belittled because of it; but still houses over 4,000 students on campus, mostly in newer dormitories with the exception of Patriots Village, (the Mason ghetto).
Notorious for bad parking, finding a space at Mason is like finding a transsexual at a Republican National Conference; if you're lucky.
Although plagued by geese, Ciao Hall, and sh*tty parking...
At least Mason can play ball.
"What the f#%$ is George Mason University?"
"That team in the final four that beat uconn and unc"
The only unique school in VA. Closest to DC of other commonwealth schools, beautiful campus, more people living on campus than most other schools, diverse student body, better value than DC schools. If you want to go somewhere that not everyone looks the same and there's an unofficial uniform of uggs and north face (i.e.- Tech, Radford, JMU) or where people are overly stuck up and have outdated methods and campuses (i.e.- UVA, W&M, Gtown, GW) Mason
is a great option. Not one kind of student there. Mason
has been growing hugely over the last few years (right after I graduated). Facilities are amazing! Great basketball team is bonus.
I'm going to George Mason University
so I can get a good education, be an individual and be near the most powerful city in the country.
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.more...