Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)


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George Mason University is ranked 90 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 300 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 68%
Applicants who took ACT 16%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+5%
600-69930%
600+35%

SAT Math Score

700+7%
600-69932%
600+39%

ACT Score

30-3618%
24-2956%
24+74%

Students applied21,981
Students admitted15,138
Admission rate69%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate46%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$8,204
Fees$3,096
Room and board$10,730
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$23,230

Cost after need-based aid$17,138
Cost after non-need-based aid$18,860

Average debt at graduation$27,373

Out of State

Tuition$29,486
Fees$3,096
Room and board$10,730
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$44,512

Cost after need-based aid$38,420
Cost after non-need-based aid$40,142

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$57,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met57%
Average need-based aid$6,092
Average non-need-based aid$4,370

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment23,062

Full-Time

Men8,881
Women9,546

Part-Time

Men2,362
Women2,273

Freshmen retained87%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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