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George Mason University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC+ Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionD-
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationD-
Individual ValueF University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessD-
Campus MaintenanceD Social LifeF
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Arrogant, Approachable, Broken Spirit, Violent, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: Nov 24 2003
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This is commuter school!

Good: It is close to DC but it is a pain to get into DC because RT 66 is always jammed pack with bumper to bumper traffic. Estimate time of travel 1hr 30min each way.

Bad: Cheesy guys hitting on you! The hidden cost of the university (Technology fees, parking decals, books, ect…) The computer labs are always full, the internet is down 40% of the time, there is never any parking. Fairfax is too over priced for college students (every student that I have ever met at GMU works; even the rich kids). If you live at home in the DC metro area, you should pay the $15,000 tuition fee at one of the private colleges listed below.

The Greek life is bad, the food is bad, student organizations are not widely accessible to all students because of bad marketing and segregation strategies, 50% of general education requirements are taught by adjunct professors, the other 50% either have10-year or their working on research projects.

The resources: are either good or bad; there are no in-betweens. For example, professors and staff are excellent or they are just terrible.

After you add in all of the hidden cost, tuition and cost of living at GMU, it would cost about he same to attend one of the private schools below. The colleges below will look better on your resume and makes you more marketable to graduate programs at other universities.

If you want the university experience in he DC metro area, I world highly recommend that you pick from the following schools (Georgetown, Mary Mount, George Washington, Catholic, American…). I transferred to Georgetown and then moved back home to MA to finish my undergraduate career at Smith college. I am currently at Yale working on my graduate degree.

Some say that a degree is a degree! If this were the case, would you rather get or degree from Harvard or George Mason, which one would you pick?

Best of luck in your academic pursuits,

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