Want to study in a large metropolitan area or on a quiet, tree-lined campus? Become a George Mason University student and you'll get the best of both worlds. At Mason’s Fairfax, Virginia campus, you'll be part of a safe, suburban community with students from all over the world. The best part? You’ll still have all the benefits of the big city, with easy access to all kinds of exciting things to see, learn and experience in the Washington, DC, area.
The city of Fairfax is ranked No. 3 on the Top 25 Places to Live Well (Forbes 2009). You can walk to downtown Fairfax to enjoy unique restaurants, free community festivals and boutique shops. Take a free shuttle from campus to the metro, and 45 minutes later you can find yourself in front of the White House or some of the world-famous (and free) Smithsonian museums. Shop along the Georgetown Waterfront, hike in the Blue Ridge mountains, or visit historic US sites like George Washington's home. You'll never run out of things to do with your new friends.
Arlington, VA is the No. 1 Best City to Live in America (Niche.com 2020).
Located just 15 minutes outside of Washington, DC, the Arlington Campus is situated in the neighborhood of Virginia Square. The campus dedicated to graduate studies has a strong focus on professional education courses. Students have access to state-of-the-art educational spaces, technology, libraries for research and great opportunities for professional development.