With campuses and sites reaching across Virginia and beyond, George Mason University has a sizable regional presence and a global reach. Our locations serve Mason's 39,000-plus students, as well as nearly 10,000 faculty and staff.

Our Campuses

Illuminated spier of the Johnson Center at George Mason University Fairfax campus, reflected in Mason Pond.
The Fairfax campus of George Mason University is our original campus. 

Fairfax Campus

Mason's primary location in the City of Fairfax is home to most of our undergraduate student population. The campus provides housing for up to 6,000 students and features the Center for the Arts, EagleBank Arena, the Recreation and Athletic Complex, and an Aquatics and Fitness Center.

The campus, on 677 wooded acres just 20 miles from downtown Washington, D.C., offers academic programs in nine colleges and schools:

The campus is an internationally recognized arboretum, and home to many indoor and outdoor expressions of art, creativity, and contemplation. Most recently, the university community gathered to dedicate the Memorial for the Enslaved People of George Mason at the center of campus on Roger Wilkins Plaza.

Twighlight view of Van Metre Hall at Mason Square. The plaza in the foreground is populated by people studying and relaxing at the cafe tables.
Mason Square (formerly Arlington Campus), is a location undergoing changes that will bring together the public and private sectors in a collaborative alliance to address the world’s grand challenges in a site unparalleled for its access to decision-makers and industry.

Mason Square

Located in Arlington, Virginia, Mason Square (formerly Arlington Campus) is a hub of education, research, and business development featuring Fuse, a technology-forward building that will house Mason’s Institute for Digital Innovation, helping drive research and development partnerships.

Mason Square offers programs from:

In addition, Mason Square includes a prime location for tech innovators and companies looking to harness the unique lab-to-market access Mason is known for.

Exterior shot of Katherine Johnson Hall on the SciTech Campus of George Mason Univerity in Prince William County, Virginia.
Mason's location in Manassas, Virginia, is in Innovation Park, the largest research business park in Northern Virginia. The campus provides instruction for undergraduate and graduate students and is also home to the Hylton Performing Arts Center and the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Science and Technology Campus

Mason's SciTech Campus comprises 134 acres within Innovation Park, Northern Virginia's largest research business park.

Research and academic courses include programs from

The campus features community fixtures such as the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, the Hylton Performing Arts Center, and cutting-edge research facilities such as

The SciTech Campus is also an ideal location for government agencies, community organizations, businesses, and nonprofits to host large events and conferences. Easy access to Interstate-66 from Manassas, Virginia, and a professional events planning staff make the SciTech Campus an attractive choice for your next business gathering.

Students in graduation garb toss hats in the air in celebration of graduation at Mason Korea. They stand next to the Mason Korea statue of George Mason.
Mason Korea offers U.S. degrees in six undergraduate disciplines. Approved by the Korean Ministry of Education, these degree programs afford students the unique opportunity to spend three years at Mason Korea in Songdo and one year in the United States.

Mason Korea

Students who acquire a global education have the advantage in becoming leaders of the future in industry, government, nonprofit organizations, and the production of learning. Mason Korea starts with an educational program that spans campuses in Korea and in the United States. Pursuing a course of study in two countries allows Mason Korea students to gain the global perspectives that the 21st century's great challenges—and opportunities—require.

Programs currently offered through George Mason University at the Songdo, South Korea campus include

Additional Sites

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC): The only program of its kind in the nation, SMSC is a 3,200-acre institute in Front Royal, Virginia, where students are taught and mentored by Smithsonian scientists. Guest speakers include such conservation scientists as primatologist Jane Goodall.


Students at Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation survey the health of wild turtles

Point of View

At Mason's Point of View International Retreat and Research Center, the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution has created an atmosphere that promotes honest and open conversation.The facility, set on 120 acres of pristine wooded land in Lorton, Virginia, is dedicated to peacebuilding practice, teaching, and research.

Sunset over the Potomac at Point of View, Mason's retreat facility for the purpose of building peace and finding resolution

Potomac Science Center

Mural depicting native species otters, frogs, and turtles on an outdoor wall at George Mason University's Potomac Science Center

Located on Belmont Bay in Woodbridge, Virginia, near the mouth of the Occoquan River, Mason's Potomac Science Center is a 50,000-square-foot research facility that houses laboratories for teaching and research, lecture rooms, and event space, and additionally features outdoor trails.

The $32-million waterfront building, which opened for use in 2017, is home to the College of Science's Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center and its Center for Geospatial Intelligence.

Mason in Loudoun

Signal Hill George Mason University location in Loudoun County Virginia

Located with Northern Virginia Community College in Sterling, VirginiaMason in Loudoun offers course work in education, information technology, and business, along with undergraduate general education courses.