George Mason University Computer Science Programs
Located in Fairfax, Virginia, George Mason University is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Fairfax makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
George Mason University Rankings
According to our 2021 analysis, GMU is ranked #81 out of 408 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
GMU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at GMU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards GMU has earned from around the web.
|#7||Best Computer Information Systems Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#9||Best Computer Information Systems Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#22||Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems||College Factual|
|#49||Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#78||Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is George Mason University?
Contact details for GMU are given below.
|Address:||4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444|
How Do I Get Into GMU?
You can apply to GMU online at: https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/apply-now
Admission Requirements for GMU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into GMU?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.
Average Test Scores
About 70% of students accepted to GMU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 650. Math scores were between 540 and 640.
Can I Afford George Mason University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At GMU, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $7,922 a year. That adds up to $31,688 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at GMU is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
George Mason University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 11,201 graduate students at the school.
Of the 21,672 full-time undergraduates at GMU, 50% are male and 50% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of George Mason University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,400|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,122|
Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at George Mason University. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 126 countries are represented at GMU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at George Mason University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at GMU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of GMU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at George Mason University was 18.3%. This is the #640 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GMU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of GMU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Computer Information Systems||7%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at GMU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at GMU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Computer Systems Networking||#20|
|Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications||#20|
|Computer Information Systems||#53|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
George Mason University Computer Science Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|General Computer & Information Sciences||237||3||58||13||311|
|Data Modeling/Warehousing & Database Administration||0||0||152||0||152|
|General Information Science||0||24||18||0||42|
|Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications||0||4||30||0||34|
|Computer & IS Security||0||1||14||0||15|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Lucien Dalarun under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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