Do you love the idea of going to college in Washington D.C., but can’t stand the thought of big cities? It’s that old oil and water issue. Well, for college shoppers hoping to find the perfect combination of a suburban campus with convenient access to D.C., George Mason University is bound to be the perfect fit.
George Mason University is located in Fairfax, Virginia. With just over 18,000 undergraduate students, the school is large enough to offer something for everyone. They have one of the top nursing programs in northern Virginia, and the School of Management and economics department are world-renowned. Internships abound in Washington D.C., and Mason students are able to take advantage of gaining real-world experience while completing their education. It’s not uncommon for politicians, CEO’s of large companies, and other professionals to guest speak in classes or give lectures on campus to the student body.
More than 200 clubs and organizations are available to students here, and the school has a program called “Every Freakin’ Friday” that ensures events are an option for those living on campus. Students love traveling into the city to shop, eat in posh restaurants, take advantage of the nightlife, and attend professional sporting events. Mason has a diverse student population, and at any given time in the student center on campus, you’ll hear multiple languages being spoken. Fittingly, the university’s mascot is the patriot.
If you’re searching for a large college back east that’s traditional on the one hand, and diverse and quirky on the other, George Mason University would be worth researching. Plus, who wouldn’t enjoy the chance to visit our nation’s capital? For information about campus tours and visiting, check out: http://admissions.gmu.edu/common/visitMason.asp