George Mason University


George Mason University

George Mason University


George Mason University (GMU) is Virginia's largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 100 countries.

INTO Higher Education (INTO) offers a pathway program at GMU’s campus. At INTO Mason, international students will join a supportive community that is committed to helping international students integrate into American university life while preparing for their degree studies.

Benefits of studying at INTO George Mason University

* a safe and friendly campus near the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

* live and learn with students from all 50 states and 100 countries

* full access to all university resources, services, and facilities

* small classes taught by university instructors

* earn academic credits that apply toward George Mason U degree programs

* progress to a GMU degree program upon successful completion of a Pathway program.

The Basics

SettingEasy access to Washington D.C.
School TypeUSA University
HousingSchool Dorm
School Website
Nearest CityFairfax
Year Founded1957
Admission RequirementHK F.6
Academic CalendarFall/ Spring
Level OfferedUndergraduate and graduate programs
EnrollmentApproximately 34,000 students
International Students5%
Student-Teacher Ratio16:1

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George Mason University rankings

* #59 among top 100 world universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education, 2013)

* #72 Top Public Schools in the National Universities Rankings (U.S. News & World Report, 2014)

* top 40 most diverse public universities in the country (U.S. News & World Report, 2013)

* one of only 75 public universities in the US with the Carnegie Foundations’ High Research Activity designation

INTO Mason center

Students studying in the INTO Mason center will live and learn in the heart of the George Mason University campus, they’ll also develop friendships with American and international students. They will have access to all of the academic, social and cultural resources and activities at George Mason University.

Student life

With an active and engaged campus, dedicated professors, and a diverse student bodies, George Mason University offers dynamic campus energy and a small-school feel.

Student clubs and organizations

There are more than 300 student clubs and organizations on campus. These include volunteer, religious, academic, international, and multicultural organizations, as well as honor societies, fraternities and sororities, and sports clubs. Popular ones include the following.

Association of Energy Engineers, Badminton, Biology Club, Biomedical Engineering Society, Chinese Student and Scholar Association, Cycling, Economics Society Engineers for International Development, Institute of Electrical Engineers, International Affairs Council, Investment Club, Mathematics Club, Rugby, Skining, Snowboard, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, and more!