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 (1,355) than GMU (1,245).
  • UMass Amherst has higher submitted ACT score (31) than GMU (28).
  • GMU has more students with 38,628 students while UMass Amherst has 32,045 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.
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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
80% ($9,734)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)57% ($8,675)
$9,734Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,675
57.58 %Acceptance Rates81.32 %
19.63 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.59 %
1,355SAT Score1,245
31ACT Score28
84 %Graduation Rate70 %
-Transfer-out Rate16 %
91 %Retention Rate84 %
32,045Student Population38,628
1,452Number of Faculties1,399
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 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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