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George Mason University

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at GMU

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentD-
Business - Management and AdministrationB
Civil EngineeringA-
Computer EngineeringA+
Computer ScienceA-
Electrical EngineeringB+
Engineering DepartmentC+
Geography and GeosciencesC
History/Histories (art history/etc.)C
Music EducationA+
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA+
Nuclear EngineeringA+
Perfomance ArtsB
Political ScienceC+
PreLaw and LegalC-
PreMed and MedicalB-
Public HealthC
Public PolicyA+
School of InformationB+

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Surrounding City

... I am transferring from GMU after 3 semesters because the city of Fairfax is very boring, and the traffic is very bad around here ...Read full comment
... I was under the impression you attended school in the city ...Read full comment
... Mason offers plenty of diversions on campus; there are plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants in Old Fairfax city and even more easily acces...Read full comment
George Mason is a tool school. They offer a lot of resources with a great career services staff, good advisers (especially with English and theater), ...Read full comment
... You have a major US city just a car ride away, or if you're scared to drive into DC, take the train ...Read full comment
... I would suggest one visit the campus and take a look for yourself, speak with some of the professors and tour surrounding Fairfax city ...Read full comment
... Its basically a micro-city that is condensed into the heart of fairfax ...Read full comment
... I don't like the environment and would prefer to go to school in a city environment, this just isnt the school for me ...Read full comment
... In addition, the surrounding city of Fairfax is going through a major renovation itself to make it more attractive to pedestrians and make i...Read full comment
... On a final note, to experience Mason completely, it is a NESECITY to live in President's park your Freshman year ...Read full comment
... City Center/old town is practically around the corner, with some neat eateries, a really fantastic tattoo shop, and Trader Joes ...Read full comment
... The Que Bus serves the City of Fairfax, and has a stop right on Campus ...Read full comment
... However, if you're from NOVA, like me, you are aware of how long it takes to get into the city unlike the out-of-state students ...Read full comment
... Nearly all undergrads live on the very suburban Fairfax campus; and the City of Fairfax is NO college town ...Read full comment
... The houses are dispersed throughout residential neighborhoods surrounding the campus and are often busted by the city police ...Read full comment
... Within walking distance (or a short CUE bus ride) of campus is Fairfax City which offers bars, shops, theaters, and other recreational outle...Read full comment
... In addition, Fairfax City is going through major re-development to make it more walker/pedestrian friendly ...Read full comment
... The city of Fairfax makes no attempt of catering to the students and there is little to do around the city, the cops in and around campus try the...Read full comment
... I would consider myself an average to only slightly above average student in terms of academic capacity ...Read full comment
... George Mason has nothing but positive oppertunities for you if you are willing to work hard to better yourself, and the city has all the fun you ...Read full comment
... Mason like many college located in a city is a commuter school ...Read full comment
... This isnt the city where there is actual crime to worry about or the country where the cops dont care too much this is fairfax the worst place ev...Read full comment
... C is extremely accessible, but you have to catch bus to bus to metro just to get into the city ...Read full comment
... BTW, we are not in the city ...Read full comment
... The scarcity of excellent students also provides ample opportunity to pick up scholarships from the school, and the metropolitan area begets s...Read full comment
... Campus is within walking distance of Fairfax city which has a wealth of restaurants, bars, and shops ...Read full comment
... If you get bored of the Mason scene you can always go to the city and even if you are under 21 they have clubs that will let you in downtown ...Read full comment
... By fraternities/sororities, or by ethnicity ...Read full comment
... The city of Fairfax where GMU is located is also unpleasant to say the least ...Read full comment
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