Mason Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Mason? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 15,138 out of 21,981 applicants or 69% were admitted making Mason a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. George Mason University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 12,353 9,628 21,981
Accepted 8,765 6,373 15,138
Acceptance Rate 71% 66% 69%
Enrolled 1,668 1,513 3,181
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 24% 21%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to George Mason University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Mason regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to George Mason University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1025. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1215 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1120 1310
SAT Reading 570 660
SAT Math 550 650
ACT Composite 23 29
ACT English 23 30
ACT Math 23 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >79%
26 to 29 Avg + 69%-79%
23 to 26 Avg - 57%-69%
20 to 23 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 20 Low <44%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >79%
1215 to 1310 Avg + 69%-79%
1120 to 1215 Avg - 57%-69%
1025 to 1120 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 1025 Low <44%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into George Mason University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at George Mason University was 3.66 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Mason accepts 69% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 37% Good
3.50 to 3.75 32% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 8% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to George Mason University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232186 IPEDS survey data for George Mason University.

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