The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • GWU is a private (not-for-profit) and GMU is a public 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 (1,400) than GMU (1,245).
  • GWU has higher submitted ACT score (32) 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 Washington University and George Mason University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
GWUGMU
GWUvs.GMU
Washington, District of ColumbiaLocationFairfax, Virginia
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School 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)
$59,870Tuition & Fees
In-State$13,119
Out-Of-State$36,579
65% ($30,529)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($7,838)
$30,529Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,838
40.98 %Acceptance Rates81.32 %
23.60 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.59 %
1,400SAT Score1,245
32ACT Score28
85 %Graduation Rate72 %
-Transfer-out Rate15 %
88 %Retention Rate86 %
27,017Student Population38,541
1,255Number of Faculties1,399
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 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 servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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