The Mason Experience

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Junior Visit Day
Junior Visit Day

On March 25, high school juniors and their families are invited to see firsthand why Mason is the premier public university in the Washington, D.C., area at Junior Visit Day! You'll learn about the admissions process, hear from resource offices and academic programs, take a campus tour, and get a taste of Mason at one of our on-campus restaurants.

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Rafael Suanes
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Black History Month at Mason

Throughout the month of February and beyond, #MasonNation is hosting various events and sharing a collection of contemporary stories across the spectrum of Mason’s scholarly and artistic community. 

AIM Dancers

A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham, a contemporary dance company creating a body of dance-based work galvanized by Black culture and history, performs this month at Mason’s Center for the Arts.

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Christopher Duggan


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Honors Students

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School and College Spotlight
Learn more about the colleges and schools housed within Mason

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is at the very center of George Mason University’s mission to serve as a hub in intellectual dynamism and diversity. It is a locus of local and global civic engagement and an access point to excellence for individuals of all backgrounds.    

At CHSS, the liberal arts tradition of studying human minds, beliefs, languages, cultures, histories, societal structures, and forms of creative expression drives our community forward in advancing cutting-edge research, impactful service, and critical competencies for today’s global and knowledge-based economy. 

At Home in the Mason Nation


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Mason makes it easy to explore your new hometown in style! Mason shuttles get you to metro stations, grocery stores, shopping centers, and our regional campuses for free. Student carpooling and bike/e-scooter rental programs are also available.


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With shopMason's help, you'll have all your needs met right on campus. Plus, with Patriot Perks, students enjoy 150+ discounts when shopping at local businesses, purchasing concert and sporting event tickets, and more.


Affording College

More than 66% of Mason students receive some kind of financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, work-study employment, or loans.


With a default rate of only 0.8%, Mason graduates are better positioned than others to pay off their investment.

How to Apply for Financial Aid