The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • GMU is a public and GWU is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • GWU has more expensive tuition & fees ($59,870) than GMU ($36,579).
  • It is harder to admit to GWU than GMU.
  • GWU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,245) than GMU (1,245).
  • GWU has higher submitted ACT score (28) than GMU (28).
  • GMU has more students with 38,541 students while GWU has 27,017 students.
  • GMU has more full-time faculties with 1,399 faculties while GWU has 1,255 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - George Mason University and George Washington University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
GMUGWU
GMUvs.GWU
Fairfax, VirginiaLocationWashington, District of Columbia
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
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)
In-State$13,119
Out-Of-State$36,579
Tuition & Fees$59,870
59% ($7,838)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)65% ($30,529)
$7,838Average Amount of Financial Aid$30,529
81.32 %Acceptance Rates40.98 %
22.59 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)23.60 %
1,245SAT Score1,400
28ACT Score32
72 %Graduation Rate85 %
15 %Transfer-out Rate-
86 %Retention Rate88 %
38,541Student Population27,017
1,399Number of Faculties1,255
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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