With campuses and sites reaching across Virginia and beyond, George Mason University has a sizable regional presence and a global reach. Its locations serve Mason's 39,000-plus students, as well as nearly 10,000 faculty and staff.
Mason provides classes in multiple places, with regional campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William counties, an international branch campus in Songdo, South Korea, and instructional sites in Loudoun County, Herndon, Lorton, Woodbridge, and Front Royal. Each Mason campus plays a critical role in the economy and community of its surrounding region. At each campus, students and faculty have access to all the university's resources, while the duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology.
Mason's primary location is located in the City of Fairfax, Virginia.The campus, on 677 wooded acres, is just 20 miles from downtown Washington, D.C.. It is home to most of our undergraduate student population, with more than 6,000 students living in 40 residence halls on campus.
The campus is home to many indoor and outdoor expressions of art, creativity, and contemplation. The Center for the Arts and the EagleBank Arena offer numerous opportunities to experience the arts, as well as sports and other entertainment. More interested in the natural world? Check out the Mason Observatory, with viewing hours for both the academic community and the public. While you are on campus, enjoy the plethora of trees, gardens, and other natural spaces. The Fairfax campus earned its ArbNet Level II accreditation in 2021, designating the 900+ acres as an Arboretum.
The Aquatic and Fitness Center provides state-of-the-art exercise equipment and competitive and recreational swimming for the university community and outside teams. The 120,000-square-foot Recreation and Athletic Complex boasts three gymnasiums, two racquetball courts, two squash courts, and a two-story fitness gallery. Additional equipment and exercise space is also available in Skyline Fitness, adjacent to the residence halls.
Located in Arlington, Virginia, Mason Square is a hub of education, research, and business development. This campus is positioned in a prime location for tech innovators and companies, with proximity to Arlington's technology corridor and downtown Washington, D.C. This region continues to grow in technology-driven innovation.
The new centerpiece of the campus, Fuse, from Mason Innovation Partners, will incorporate advanced cyber-infrastructure and design to support digital innovation, active learning, cutting-edge research, and tech incubators. This one-of-a-kind building will help create a pipeline of growth for people and ideas.
The Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA) is the driving force behind Mason’s vision for Arlington’s future. IDIA will support partnerships with academic, business, and community stakeholders across all three Mason campuses in Virginia, structure cross-curricular collaborations on research and technology development, and guide participation by faculty, staff, and students.
Mason's SciTech Campus comprises 134 acres within Innovation Park, Northern Virginia's largest research business park. The campus serves more than 4,000 students in five innovative facilities specially designed for classrooms, laboratories, libraries, recreation, the arts and more.
Along with administrative, teaching, and research spaces, the Science and Technology Campus is home to such facilities as the 300-seat Verizon Auditorium and other spaces available for event rentals, the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, The EDGE, the Hylton Performing Arts Center, a Biomedical Research Laboratory, and Beacon Hall (graduate student housing).
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 event planning staff make the SciTech Campus an attractive choice for your next business gathering.
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.
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.
In addition, any George Mason University student in good academic standing may study at Mason's campus in Korea, which, as a campus of George Mason, offers the same courses as Mason’s US campuses. Study at Mason Korea provides George Mason undergraduates a transformative international experience combined with the convenience of remaining within the Mason curriculum and system.
Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
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.
Mason in Loudoun
Located with Northern Virginia Community College in Sterling, Virginia, Mason in Loudoun offers course work in education, information technology, and business, along with undergraduate general education courses.
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, as well as 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.
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 designed to welcome, facilitate, sustain, and generate opportunities for conflict resolution in an environmentally respectful and sensitive atmosphere.