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GMU Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
Who is the typical student at GMU? College Factual wanted to know the truth so we crunched the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and location diversity of college campuses accross the United States. See how George Mason University fared in our <nil> diversity report.

GMU Student Population

38,541 Total Students
21,603 Undergraduates
4,428 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend George Mason University?

GMU total enrollment is approximately 38,541 students. 21,603 are undergraduates and 4,428 are graduate students.

GMU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time GMU undergraduate population is made up of 50% women, and 50% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

GMU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 7,970
Asian 4,734
Hispanic 3,288
Black or African American 2,490
International 1,245
Multi-Ethnic 1,146
Unknown 679
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 27

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

GMU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 56% of full-time grad students are women, and 44% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

GMU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,927
International 1,095
Asian 414
Black or African American 368
Hispanic 357
Unknown 187
Multi-Ethnic 72
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

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Racial/Ethnic Diversity

48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
High Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

GMU Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 15,554
Asian 7,094
Hispanic 5,348
Black or African American 4,246
International 2,774
Unknown 1,833
Multi-Ethnic 1,577
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 56

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

George Mason University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 3,507
Asian 520
Black or African American 435
Multi-Ethnic 107
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at GMU.

GMU Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 20,202 female students and 18,339 male students at GMU.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of GMU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  95.83 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


More about GMU faculty.

There are approximately 2,762 female teachers and 2,541 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

17.19% Out of State
1.84% Out of the Country

GMU ranks 646 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

17.19% of GMU students come from out of state, and 1.84% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  70 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 41 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Virginia 2,528
Maryland 105
Pennsylvania 86
New Jersey 76
New York 35

International Students at GMU

Students from 126 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Learn more about international students at GMU.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
39.03% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  84.36 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At GMU, 39.03% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
22-24 8,013
20-21 7,866
25-29 6,221
18-19 6,180
35 and over 4,448
30-34 2,909
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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