Freshman Admissions Application

Applying to Mason is the first step in your personal journey into higher education.

No matter where your interests lie, you’ll find that Mason is dedicated to putting you on the path to a successful career. To become the next generations of leaders tackling the most grand challenges the world has ever faced.

We proudly accept nearly 90 percent of undergraduate applicants, because we believe in inclusivity over exclusivity.

Overall, 88 percent of recent graduates report they are on track for career-related employment, graduate school, or the military. 

The road to joining them begins here.

The Common Application

Common App is a tool that lets you explore and apply to different colleges and universities.

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Mason's Exclusive Online Application

You can also apply to Mason directly using our Mason Exclusive Online Application.

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Application Fees

U.S. citizens and permanent residents pay a $70 application fee for undergraduate applications. International students and those with non-immigrant status pay $80 for undergraduate applications.

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Honors College

Mason’s Honors College inspires students to pursue the most challenging and enriching educational and civic engagement opportunities available to them. The College also provides multidisciplinary learning opportunities that complement any major.

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Mason has been recognized as a military-friendly school by, which puts it in the top 20 percent of colleges and universities nationwide recommended for veterans and active-duty service members.

Mason’s Office of Military Services is dedicated to assisting veterans, active-duty service members, guardsmen, reservists, and dependents in making a successful transition into the Mason community and university life.

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Mason Korea

Mason Korea offers select bachelor’s degree programs from Mason’s esteemed School of Management and College of Humanities and Social Sciences. These programs follow the same academic curriculum offered at Mason’s U.S. campuses. The degree will be granted by Mason and is identical in all purposes to a Mason degree.

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