- Class: Senior
- Major: International Relations
- Gender: F
- High School: Greenwood High School
- Transfer Student: N
There is no "typical" student at George Mason University. We are a highly diverse campus with students from over 130 countries. It's very easy to find a good group of friends when you immediately step foot on campus because so many students are interested in so many different things. The administration really cares about students and wants to do everything in their power to help us really love living and studying and working at George Mason University. When I tell people that I go to George Mason University, they say "Didn't you all go to the Final Four a few years ago?" I tell them "Yes. We're very proud of that. But there's also a lot more that happens at Mason. Did you know we're going to cure cancer in the Research I lab?" There are opportunities for EVERYONE here.
Classes here are really what you make them. Professors are not going to hold your hand to help you learn the material. They expect students to take an interest and make an effort outside of class to learn the material as best they can. That said, Professors are very open to questions and available for students to offer help...to those that make an effort to do the work that is. As long as you are willing to do the work and open your mind to new ideas, everyone can do great things here at Mason.
Like I said before, there is no "typical" student at George Mason University. We have Democrats and Republicans, activists and pacifists, those that pay their own way and those who have some help from their parents. The general atmostphere of campus is fairly calm, but open things to a controversial subject and no one will hesitate to speak their mind. Students here understand what a college education can do for them and, for the most part, are excited to do what it takes to get that degree!
The Best Things
The best thing about GMU is how close the student body is with one another. Groups of friends overlap constantly so you can have a huge network of people regardless of what activities you are involved with.
The Worst Things
The worst thing about GMU is the parking. There are just more people than there are spaces.