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George Mason University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueA+ University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceC+ Social LifeC
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsB-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Not so bright
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He cares more about Campus Maintenance than the average student.
Date: Nov 18 2008
Major: Political Science (This Major's Salary over time)
Since I have been here, GMU has expanded so much that it's quite remarkable. Thanks partly to the historic NCAA basketball run, and also in part to the school's innovative methods of attracting better professor's and fostering improved facilities. Academically, the school is pretty sound, and I can't imagine a profoundly superior education for the price as I am receiving now. Many of my array of teachers have first-hand experiences from working in numerous departments in DC, abroad, and locally, that it definitely overwhelms and immerses you with alot of knowledge that I couldn't possibly achieve at a more remote college setting.

GMU has expanded greatly with the construction of numerous, brand new academic buildings, and dining facilities, as well as brand new dorms, for the growing demand for them. They have also brought in state of the art engineering equipment, and are planning to build a conference center and hotel on campus. And there's plenty more to come.
Socially, this is where GMU's only fault lies at in my opinion. They've definitely tried to improve in this regard with the student friendly activities around campus, and more dorm and apartment rooms, but its still a far cry from being up to par with most institutions around VA. It is infact, still a commuter school for nearby residents, and a couple of back to school older adults. I definitely see more cohesion right now, then I did my freshman year with students, and the overall community surrounding it.

Overall, I think GMU provides a solid academic foundation, with alot more to come in the future along with your degree from this institution. It was recently ranked US NEWS #1 School to Watch 2009, for all of their efforts in improving the university, and it definitely shows. That plus, the fact that it's located near the nation's capital, and in one of the richest surrounding area's in America allows you to have insight on the different facets of government departments, Lockheed Martin, World Bank, Embassies, and alot of other abundant opportunities you can't find anywhere else. Definitely a school to attend, and also a school that will be Top 50 in America in the near future.

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