Out-of-State Students' Guide to George Mason University

Recorded Wednesday, November 18 at 01:00 AM

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George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

A growing number of students are attending college out-of-state. Join current George Mason University students from your region and find out how students like you have adapted to life at Virginia's largest research institution and gone on to forge successful careers at Mason.

Designed specifically for out-of-state students and their families, the Fall Virtual Series is your opportunity to learn more about the college application and admission process, hear from current out-of-state students and regional admissions counselors, and explore all that Mason has to offer.

School information

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Elias and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
5:20@anonymous:I am unable to hear or see the live stream
7:16@anonymous:In the Honors College when do you start getting involved in research opportunities
10:28@anonymous:What are your favorite things to do outside of campus?
13:33@anonymous:Are there required internships depending on your major?
13:51@anonymous:Does Mason have a support structure to help students get internships during their summers?
15:35@anonymous:What is dorm life like for out of state students?
17:15@anonymous:How many students stay on campus vs commuters?
19:25@anonymous:Is on-campus housing guaranteed all four years? If not, under what circumstances is it not guaranteed?
19:37@anonymous:Is on-campus housing guaranteed all four years?
20:51@Ineffable.Ari:What's your favorite tradition?
24:11@anonymous:What mental health supports are in place?
25:24@anonymous:I can’t hear
26:16@anonymous:How does Mason support students with learning differences?
26:33@anonymous:What is greek life like at GMU?
26:35@anonymous:Does George Mason have Greek life?
26:45@anonymous:Can you talk about the extracurricular activities available?
28:12@anonymous:Are there non-competitive sports clubs on campus: Baseball, Basketball, or Tennis?
34:23@anonymous:Could you provide some idea about what the average GPA is for admissions to the honors college (Weighted/Unweighted)?
35:23@anonymous:How is the food on campus: on campus restauraunts, dining halls etc?
38:55@anonymous:What sort of transit systems are there to get from George Mason campus to DC?
40:10@anonymous:How expensive is it to get into DC on the weekends?
40:35@anonymous:Can you explain the process of declaring a minor?
41:09@anonymous:Are there study abroad opportunities available for undergraduates?
41:26@anonymous:Are there study away opportunities still within the U.S.?
41:53@anonymous:Are you having any on-campus tours this year?
45:27@anonymous:Does George Mason have workout or exercise rooms?
48:04@anonymous:What is one thing you wish you knew your senior year of high school when applying to college and more importantly Mason?


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