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 Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • VCU has more expensive tuition & fees ($36,657) than GMU ($36,579).
  • It is harder to admit to GMU than VCU.
  • GMU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,200) than VCU (1,155).
  • GMU has higher submitted ACT score (27) than VCU (25).
  • GMU has more students with 38,541 students while VCU has 29,070 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.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
GMUVCU
GMUvs.VCU
Fairfax, VirginiaLocationRichmond, Virginia
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 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)
In-State$13,119
Out-Of-State$36,579
Tuition & Fees
In-State$15,319
Out-Of-State$36,657
59% ($7,838)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($11,276)
$7,838Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,276
81.32 %Acceptance Rates83.90 %
22.59 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.28 %
1,200SAT Score1,155
27ACT Score25
72 %Graduation Rate66 %
15 %Transfer-out Rate21 %
86 %Retention Rate83 %
38,541Student Population29,070
1,399Number of Faculties2,183
17 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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