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Best Values in Colleges

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George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)


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George Mason University is ranked 72 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 76%
Applicants who took ACT 12%

SAT Verbal Score

700+7%
600-69930%
600+37%

SAT Math Score

700+7%
600-69936%
600+43%

ACT Score

30-3614%
24-2956%
24+70%

Students applied14,703
Students admitted9,667
Admission rate66%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate42%
6-year graduation rate66%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$7,220
Fees$2,688
Room and board$9,580
Estimated book expense$1,120
Total cost$20,608

Cost after need-based aid$14,314
Cost after non-need-based aid$15,201

Average debt at graduation$25,822

Out of State

Tuition$25,904
Fees$2,688
Room and board$9,580
Estimated book expense$1,120
Total cost$39,292

Cost after need-based aid$32,998
Cost after non-need-based aid$33,885

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met61%
Average need-based aid$6,294
Average non-need-based aid$5,407

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment20,653

Full-Time

Men7,821
Women8,444

Part-Time

Men2,181
Women2,207

Freshmen retained86%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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