George Mason University

George Mason University (often referred to as GMU or Mason) is a large public university with a main campus in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, south of and adjacent to the City of Fairfax. Additional campuses are located nearby in Arlington County, Prince William County, and Loudoun County, with an international campus in Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

Named after American revolutionary, patriot, and founding father George Mason, the University was founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1957 and became an independent institution in 1972. Recognized for its strong law, economics, nursing and public policy programs, the University enrolls over 30,000 students, making it the second largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia

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Date published: Jan 12, 2009


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