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 (1,295) than GMU (1,200).
  • UMass Amherst has higher submitted ACT score (30) than GMU (27).
  • GMU has more students with 38,541 students while UMass Amherst has 31,642 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 - University of Massachusetts-Amherst and George Mason University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UMass AmherstGMU
UMass Amherstvs.GMU
Amherst, MassachusettsLocationFairfax, 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$16,439
Out-Of-State$36,964
Tuition & Fees
In-State$13,119
Out-Of-State$36,579
73% ($10,126)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($7,838)
$10,126Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,838
57.58 %Acceptance Rates81.32 %
19.63 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.59 %
1,295SAT Score1,200
30ACT Score27
83 %Graduation Rate72 %
-Transfer-out Rate15 %
89 %Retention Rate86 %
31,642Student Population38,541
1,452Number of Faculties1,399
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, 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, On-campus daycare

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