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.
  • 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 (1,185) than VCU (1,185).
  • GMU has higher submitted ACT score (25) 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 - Virginia Commonwealth University and George Mason University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Richmond, VirginiaLocationFairfax, 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)
Tuition & Fees
59% ($11,276)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($7,838)
$11,276Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,838
83.90 %Acceptance Rates81.32 %
32.28 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.59 %
1,185SAT Score1,245
25ACT Score28
66 %Graduation Rate72 %
21 %Transfer-out Rate15 %
83 %Retention Rate86 %
29,070Student Population38,541
2,183Number of Faculties1,399
18 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
Remedial Service, 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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