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George Mason University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionD
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueD University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsD
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:

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She cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Oct 23 2011
Major: Communications (This Major's Salary over time)
If you want to hear the real-deal about George Mason University, read this review.

I'm a freshman at GMU and only decided to come here because of my parents financial hardships at the time of making a decision for college. I figured I would give the university a shot since my elders told me how up-and-coming GMU really is. Truth be told, GMU is an up-and-coming school, it just won't be as great as everyone think it is for at least the next five years.

I decided to live on campus and get the

full college experience
However, I was lied to by the GMU Patriot Leaders at orientation when they said the Triple rooms in Presidents Park are larger than the double. THIS IS NOT THE CASE and I have been placed in a small box room, cramped with two other people who didn't even receive enough dressers in our room due to the excess number of students living on campus.

Getting involved on campus isn't that hard, you just have to look into what you are interested in. Nothing is going to come to you. If you want a fun, social life at GMU you have two options: Join a fraternity/sorority (this means you are gauranteed to party) or don't go to GMU. However, these parties aren't even that fun. Mason is a dry campus and the police are out to get your on a friday/saturday night. Going to DC is an option. 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.

If you want to be challenged academically, do not go to GMU. I was a straight A student in high school with AP and Honors classes. I currently have straight As at Mason. The work is not challenging and I barely study for tests and haven't gotten lower than a B. I would say if you were a C student in high school then Mason would be challenging for you.

Overall, I've definitely learned that Mason is not the school for me and will do not nothing for me if I continue my studies here. Students who are from out-of-state tend to love Mason, while in-state students find themselves stuck and bored. Every Virginian I have met so far plans to transfer to VT, UVA or William and Mary. I, myself, am planning to transfer to GW next fall. The Mason Nation is dull and unenthusiatic about their future and career. However, if you feel you can make the best of it, go for it.

questionHi! I'm a foreign student. I live in Pakistan and I study in the best school there. It is one of the few schools in Pakistan that is internationally recognised. I learnt about GMU because my brother who is an American national resides and studies in VA. he wanted to go to mason but had issues when he was transferring from DePaul. In Pakistan, we go by the British educational system. I was a really good student but my grades seem to have dropped over the years. We don't have gpa's so I don't know what my gpa is either, however our high school studies are more challenging. I'm really scared I won't get into mason because of my grades. I have entry extra curricular activities and I'm retaking my sat cuz I got an 1800 and that's really low. Do you recommend anything else I should do for better chances of being accepted maybe? I am trying to pull up my grades. I'm thinking of majoring in economics and I have like an 89% in Eco. Thanks :)
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