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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 68%
Applicants who took ACT: 16%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 30%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 5%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 35%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 32%
SAT I Math score 700+: 7%
SAT I Math score 600+: 39%
ACT score 24-29: 56%
ACT score 30-36: 18%
ACT score 24+: 74%
Students applied: 21,981
Students admitted: 15,138
Admission rate: 69%
Students per faculty: 16
4-year graduation rate: 46%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 23,062
Full-time enrolled men: 8,881
Full-time enrolled women: 9,546
Part-time enrolled men: 2,362
Part-time enrolled women: 2,273
Freshmen retained: 87%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $8,204
Fees (in state): $3,096
Tuition (out of state): $29,486
Fees (out of state): $3,096
Room and board: $10,730
Est. book expense: $1,200
Total cost (in state): $23,230
Total cost (out of state): $44,512
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$17,138
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$18,860
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$38,420
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$40,142
Average debt at graduation: $27,373

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 57%
Average need-based aid: $6,092
Average non-need-based aid: $4,370

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

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