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.
  • GMU has more expensive tuition & fees ($36,579) than VCU ($36,366).
  • It is harder to admit to GMU than VCU.
  • GMU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,245) than VCU (1,185).
  • GMU has higher submitted ACT score (28) than VCU (25).
  • GMU has more students with 38,628 students while VCU has 28,594 students.
  • VCU has more full-time faculties with 2,183 faculties while GMU has 1,399 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University.
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GMUvs.VCU
Fairfax, VirginiaLocationRichmond, Virginia
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)
In-State$13,119
Out-Of-State$36,579
Tuition & Fees
In-State$15,028
Out-Of-State$36,366
57% ($8,675)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)67% ($11,909)
$8,675Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,909
81.32 %Acceptance Rates83.90 %
22.59 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.28 %
1,245SAT Score1,185
28ACT Score25
70 %Graduation Rate68 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate19 %
84 %Retention Rate84 %
38,628Student Population28,594
1,399Number of Faculties2,183
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 ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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