In a prime location just outside of Washington, DC In a prime location just outside of Washington, DC

Why choose GMU?

  1. Washington, D.C. is only approximately 20 miles from campus.
  2. George Mason is ranked among the highest research institutions in the country.
  3. There are over 350 student organisations and thousands of events event year.


Quick facts:

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



George Mason University's prime location just outside Washington D.C. makes it the ideal 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. George Mason provides a free shuttle service to connect students to all of the fun events and activities in its lively neighbourhood of greater Washington D.C.