George Mason University (Mason)

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George Mason University can be found in Fairfax, VA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Mason enrolls nearly thirty three thousand students annually.

Most of the students accepted into Mason had an SAT score in the range of 1050 to 1250, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 24 to 28. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Mason average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.35 - 3.52. Roughly 60 percent of all applicant were accepted at George Mason University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 23 percent continued on to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Mason acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 57%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mason Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for George Mason University was reported as 62.0% in Fall 2013 with over 20,800 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Mason ACT Scores: 24 - 28
  • Mason Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into George Mason University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Mason, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for George Mason University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 63.3%
  • 2010-2011: 51.7%
  • 2011-2012: 52.8%
  • 2012-2013: 54.9%
  • 2013-2014: 62.0%
  • Projected Mason Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 57.4%

How Does Mason Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Mason is twelve percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Georgetown University17.0%
American University43.1%
George Washington University33.1%
Howard University49.3%
University of Maryland-College Park47.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mason (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English23 - 29
Math23 - 27
Composite Score24 - 28
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