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A BIT ABOUT MASON

We are the largest public research university in Virginia. Although we are considered young by higher education standards, we have made impressive strides in size, stature, and influence.

Spread out over three campuses—Fairfax, Arlington, and Science and Technology—our current population is just under 34,000. That’s bigger than many towns. But because we are a diverse, inclusive community committed to the well-being and success of our students, you’ll never get lost in the shuffle because there isn’t one. In fact, it doesn’t take long to go from feeling like a newbie to feeling like a true Patriot. We want every student to have an empowering, enriching college experience that will take them far both in their personal and professional lives.

Here, every voice is heard and every idea is valued. After all, Mason is committed to helping create a more just, free, and prosperous world. Yes, that’s a mighty big goal. We could definitely use your help.