George Mason University: Make it happen in the nation’s capital

George Mason University prepares you for a meaningful career in a global society. We are a top 20 most innovative school in the nation, and top 25 for ethnic diversity in our campus community, according to U.S. News & World Report 2022.

Our emphasis is on critical, in-demand areas that thrive here like engineering, cybersecurity, and international relations. Study near the nation’s capital, Washington, DC, where you’ll be next to a global center of public policy and business and technology hubs.

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Why choose George Mason University?

- High ranking degrees - Our programs prepare you for a global career, whether you want to work in the US or take your talents back home. Sit in class with policy leaders in our top 50 public affairs program, according to U.S. News & World Report 2022. Connect academic research to solve real-world public policy problems at our Mercatus Center.

Engineering at Mason has earned a reputation for advancing information security in the US. We are ranked the No. 93 best undergraduate engineering program and have five graduate engineering programs ranked in the top 100, according to U.S. News & World Report 2022. Similarly, we have the expertise to discover and develop cybersecurity talent with the No. 28 best program in the US from U.S. News & World Report 2022.

- Connections for your future career - Networking and career opportunities will come right to you on campus. We have career fairs with 300+ employers, provide OPT workshops and strong professional networks to connect you with alumni in your industry. 74% of graduating students complete internships or research related to their career goals.

We're investing $250 million in our Arlington campus because Amazon's second world headquarters here in Northern Virginia will create 25,000+ jobs. Mason will create a new school of computing and an Institute for Digital Innovation to provide a job pipeline for those positions, give careers to our students and grow our local economy.

- A diverse and magnetic city - The capital of the US, Washington, DC, is an exciting, diverse city that is a growing center of business and tech. It is an ideal place to pursue a career in public policy or international relations with numerous nonprofit organizations, 177+ foreign embassies and international cultural centers.

Washington DC is one of the top 10 cities in the US to find a job, according to Indeed 2019 and the No. 12 best metro area for STEM professional opportunities, according to WalletHub 2021. Find an internship at a Fortune 500 company or connect with alumni at an organization that interests you.

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Your INTO Center

As a George Mason student, you will have access to all university facilities. These include recreation centers, dining halls, 30+ on-campus restaurants, a state-of-the-art library, performing arts centers, research labs and the Innovation Exchange

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Life in Fairfax

Fairfax is a safe, residential city in the heart of Northern Virginia. You’ll find restaurants, shops and theaters all within walking distance of campus. A variety of cuisines from Italian to Vietnamese are right outside your door. There are free shuttles around Fairfax and to the Metro station, where you can travel directly into Washington, DC.

Our Arlington campus is in the quiet neighborhood of Virginia Square and will be only a short distance from Amazon’s H2 headquarters. You’ll find great restaurants here like Mala Tang, serving Sichuan hot pot and El Pollo Rico, known for its Peruvian chicken. Other attractions include the Arlington Arts Center for visual arts and the largest park in the area, Quincy Park.

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Students share their New Year’s traditions

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Studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity to meet people from all over the world and learn about their traditions - INTO George Mason students share theirs.

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Dedicated support while you study

We’ll help you every step of the way from your application to the graduation stage here at George Mason University. When you choose INTO Mason for your study abroad experience, our staff will support you with what you need to succeed in your undergraduate or graduate degree.

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Your accommodation

The Housing and Residence Life team is here to help you settle into life on campus. They are available 24 hours a day to assist with any problems you may have.

Our Student Experience team is also here to help you meet friends from around the world and here in the US with fun social activities on-campus planned every month.

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