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As Virginia’s largest public research university, George Mason University is here to provide you not only a path to your degree, but a college experience like no other. Mason offers over 200 degrees and numerous minors and certificate programs so you can customize your education to meet your career and personal goals. Our top priority is to provide students with a transformational learning experience that helps them grow as individuals, scholars, and professionals.

The Value of a Mason Education

A college degree is one of the most valuable investments you can make and Mason is consistently recognized for providing a quality education at an affordable price. This past year alone, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranked Mason as one of the Top 100 Best Values in Public College on its national list, and Forbes magazine and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity ranked Mason number 68 among the Top 100 of “America’s Best College Buys.”

At Mason students gain unparalleled academic and career advantages. Virginia’s State Council of Higher Education placed Mason at the top of the list of Virginia schools for highest average starting salary of its graduates, making Mason a smart investment.