Parents and Families

We know families play a major role in helping select the best school for their students. You can feel confident that at Mason, the student(s) in your family will be encouraged to be themselves and believe in themselves, and that your student will graduate ready to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Mason graduates have proven records of success.

Our graduates become successful hires in top industries in our region, finding careers in business and financial consulting, government and military-related industries, technology, health care, and education. Overall, 88 percent of recent graduates report they are on track for career-related employment, graduate school, or the military.

The college admission process is exciting - particularly for the many Mason students who are the first member of their family to attend college. 

We proudly accept nearly 90 percent of undergraduate applicants, because we believe in inclusivity over exclusivity. 

Mason Parent

“My daughter Wren chose Mason, because of the abundant resources that Mason has to offer. With being in close proximity to Washington, D.C., for job opportunities to various study abroad programs, Mason has allowed Wren to become eager for new adventures. I remind her that the whole world is open to her for opportunities and I’m enjoying the benefit of watching her become independent as a college student. She reminds me how having our family as a support system for her throughout her college career is integral.”  

Julie Puckett, Mason Parent Council

We’re here to make the application and admissions process as smooth as possible. Whether you want to visit campus, learn more about academic programs, visit residence halls, talk to an admissions counselor, or just start the application process, you’ll discover the Mason Admissions team is eager to assist you.

Academic Quality

Your student will be prepared to succeed and lead fearlessly upon graduation. Mason graduates are continually recognized as critical thinkers, and are sought after by employers and graduate schools alike. Through one of the top five Writing in the Disciplines programs in the U.S., and extensive living and learning, experiential learning, and study abroad programs, our graduates don’t just process knowledge, they assess, react, and create it. Learn more about the 78 undergraduate programs offered across Mason's nine colleges.

Campus Life

Every Mason student is encouraged to be themselves and believe in themselves. We proudly welcome a diverse student body that reflects the real world, and strive to create an inclusive environment.

Mason provides students a small-school feel with the resources of a larger university. Our proximity to Washington, D.C., offers additional cultural, academic and career opportunities. State-of-the-art residence halls - which are home to more than 5,800 students - offer Wi-Fi, free laundry facilities, and card-key access for safety. Our flexible meal plans make dining options healthy and fun. Hear from students about on-campus life.

Campus News

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Student Success

Mason’s number-one commitment to your student is their success. Learn more about just a few of the Mason programs that support students, and see real-life examples of those programs in action: