About George Mason University

We Were Made
to Make it Better

George Mason University is a public research university founded in 1957 and is located in Fairfax, Virginia. George Mason University has more than 37,000 students on campus with a diverse environment as its student body represents more than 130 countries. For more info go to GMU Website.


A public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia in the National Capital Region, we are an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.

Freedom and Learning

GMU Values

Our students come first
Our top priority is to provide students with a transformational learning experience that helps them grow as individuals, scholars and professionals

Diversity is our strength
We include and embrace a multitude of people and ideas in everything we do and respect differences

Innovation is our tradition
We strive to find new and better ways to deliver on our mission while honoring time-tested academic values

We honor freedom of thought and expression
We protect the freedom of all members of our community to seek truth and express their views

We are careful stewards
We manage the economic and natural resources entrusted to us responsibly and sustainably

We act with integrity
We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards as educators, scholars, students and professionals

We thrive together
We nurture a positive and collaborative community that contributes to the well-being and success of every member