Next list compare two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information in full comparison page.
  • GMU is a Public and GW is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • GW has more expensive tuition & fees ($56,935) than GMU ($36,024).
  • It is harder to admit to GW than GMU.
  • GW has higher submitted SAT score (1,215) than GMU (1,215).
  • GW has higher submitted ACT score (79) than GMU (79).
  • GMU has more students with 37,316 students while GW has 28,172 students.
  • GMU has more full-time faculties with 1,345 faculties while GW has 1,239 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - George Mason University and George Washington University.
Fairfax, VirginiaLocationWashington, District of Columbia
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees$56,935
50 (0.19%)Number Receiving Financial Aid66 (0.53%)
$7,175Average Amount of Financial Aid$28,405
81.32 %Acceptance Rates40.98 %
22.59 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)23.60 %
1,215SAT Score1,375
79ACT Score94
70 %Graduation Rate82 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate-
87 %Retention Rate93 %
37,316Student Population28,172
1,345Number of Faculties1,239
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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