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This school has a joke chemistry department, andBrightChemistry
This school has a joke chemistry department, and the faculty do not care that the enroll way more graduate students than they have assistantships lab space for. This school also sells housing that doesn't exist and then adds beds to rooms in other buildings for the students who bought rooms in the unfinished buildings.

The 'graduate seminar' in chemistry is an insulting waste of the students money. You have to take this three different semesters and two of the semesters I took it the coordinator invited the same speakers. I could have just turned in the summaries from the past semester. And a lot of these speakers weren't talking about chemistry research, they were talking about job search issues, and one guy talked about GIS software.Do not go to this school. They view their stdents as pockets to pick.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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4th Year Female -- Class 2015
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Social Life: D+
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Mason is a good school.BrightOther
Mason is a good school. It has the reputation of an unsocial commuter school, but while we do have a lot of students who commute my class ('18) has around 60% living on campus, with the numbers going up each year. Mason is a place where you have to make your own fun socially-you won't be partying if you just wait around for an invite, but if you go out and find yourself fun it's a great time. One thing I like about Mason is that it really feels like we're in the real world here-people at Mason have jobs and internships and real-world responsibilities, and I think our graduates are better prepared for the real world than those of most universities. Mason has a budding Greek scene that's much more welcoming than that of most universities, and a plethora of clubs for every viewpoint and hobby you can think of. Sports are less of a focus here than at many schools, which is something that some students wish was different. Our basketball team is sadly mediocre right now (fire Hewitt!) but we play D1, so you get a lot of fun games like the annual fixture against VCU. We have an excellent soccer team, and a lot of popular club teams (especially hockey and ultimate frisbee).
1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A, Innovation: B
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