The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • UMass Amherst has more expensive tuition & fees ($36,964) than GMU ($36,579).
  • It is harder to admit to UMass Amherst than GMU.
  • UMass Amherst has a higher submitted SAT score (1,245) than GMU (1,245).
  • UMass Amherst has higher submitted ACT score (28) than GMU (28).
  • GMU has more students with 38,628 students while UMass Amherst has 32,045 students.
  • UMass Amherst has more full-time faculties with 1,452 faculties while GMU has 1,399 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - George Mason University and University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
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GMUvs.UMass Amherst
Fairfax, VirginiaLocationAmherst, Massachusetts
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
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
57% ($8,675)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)80% ($9,734)
$8,675Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,734
81.32 %Acceptance Rates57.58 %
22.59 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)19.63 %
1,245SAT Score1,355
28ACT Score31
70 %Graduation Rate84 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate-
84 %Retention Rate91 %
38,628Student Population32,045
1,399Number of Faculties1,452
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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