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.
  • GMU has more expensive tuition & fees ($36,474) than UMass Amherst ($36,427).
  • It is harder to admit to UMass Amherst than GMU.
  • UMass Amherst has a higher submitted SAT score (1,290) than GMU (1,215).
  • UMass Amherst has higher submitted ACT score (29) than GMU (27).
  • GMU has more students with 37,316 students while UMass Amherst has 30,593 students.
  • UMass Amherst has more full-time faculties with 1,417 faculties while GMU has 1,345 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
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$16,439
Out-Of-State$36,427
Tuition & Fees
In-State$13,014
Out-Of-State$36,474
73% ($9,757)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)50% ($7,175)
$9,757Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,175
57.58 %Acceptance Rates81.32 %
19.63 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.59 %
1,290SAT Score1,215
29ACT Score27
82 %Graduation Rate71 %
13 %Transfer-out Rate16 %
91 %Retention Rate87 %
30,593Student Population37,316
1,417Number of Faculties1,345
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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