George Mason University Background and History
George Mason University was established in 1972 and is one of the largest and youngest public research university located in Arlington, Virginia. George Mason has four campuses located in Virginia, one in Songdo, South Korea. The university is recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as ‘R1 research institution’ for its programs in economics, law, creative writing, computer science, and business.
George Mason University Programs, Courses and Schools
The university comprises of different schools and colleges such as Antonin Scalia Law School, College of Education and human development , College of Health and human Services ,College of Humanities and social sciences , College of Science, College of Visual and performing arts , Schar school of policy and government , School of Analysis and resolution, Volgenau School o Engineering and School of business.
The university has a total student population of over 33,900 students of which more than 23,000 are enrolled in undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 16:1 and the acceptance rate is 69%. It holds a diverse campus life with students enrolled from over 130 countries.
George Mason University Achievements and USP
The Mercatus Center, a think tank oriented around free market ideas, is based at GMU and university’s forensics program is regularly ranked as one of the best in the USA. The research at the university is focused on health, sustainability and security. In health, researchers focus is on wellness, disease prevention, advanced diagnostics and biomedical analytics. Mason's security experts study domestic and international security as well as cyber security. Sustainability research examines climate change, natural disaster forecasting, and risk assessment.
George Mason University? Notable Alumni
Martin Sherwin (Pulitzer Prize winner for his biography of Robert Oppenheimer), Hala Gorani (News anchor, CNN International), Stephen Moore (Journalist, Policy analyst, The Wall Street Journal and Fox News)
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