George Mason University's prime location just outside Washington DC makes it the destination for students from all over the world. As the largest university in Virginia, Mason offers all the experiences of a large research institution, yet embodies a community approach. Students enjoy living minutes from the nation's capital, while also feeling safe and at home at one of the largest and most beautiful residential campuses in Virginia.
Historic Fairfax is one of the greatest gems in the area. It's the perfect home for a student who wants all of the opportunities only a major city can provide, and also a traditional residential college experience. Mason provides a free shuttle service to connect students to all of the fun events and activities in its lively neighborhood of greater Washington DC.
Location: Fairfax, Virginia, USA
City Population: 22,500
University Population: 33,000
Climate: Fairfax has warm summers and very cold winters
Nearest Airport: Washington Dulles International Airport
Why choose GMU?
- Washington, D.C. is approximately 20 miles from campus
- Mason is ranked among the highest research institutions in the country
- There are over 350 student organisations and thousands of events event year