Though we can’t invite you to campus this Spring, we want to give you the opportunity to learn how the Honors College cultivates a tight-knit community while providing the opportunities available at a large research university. You’ll enjoy an enriched academic and social environment where you can make a home for yourself and receive the support you need to excel.
Majors represented in the Honors College
Above the average graduation rates for 4-year public universities
Of our students lead a Registered Student Organization
Of our students participate in a Registered Student Organization
Have at least one internship while at Mason
Conduct research with a faculty member while at Mason
Begin conducting self-directed research starting their first semester
Present scholarly work at a conference while at Mason
Take a civic engagement class in the Honors College before graduating
I was admitted. How can I learn more from home?
In the coming weeks, we’ll be hosting a range of virtual events to help you get familiar with the Honors College and the opportunities available to you.
We’ll be hosting live video conferencing events where you can meet with our faculty and students, opportunities to chat one-on-one with current students, and community-generated content that will help you get a sense of who we are and why you should come make your home in the Honors College.
Go to our admitted students page go learn more.
How can I apply?
To be considered for the Honors College, prospective students should submit their online Mason application by November 1st. In the application, students will be given the option to apply and express their interest in the Honors College, so be sure to check the box! There is no minimum GPA or required test score. Current Mason students applying to the Honors College should submit their application by April 30. Admission to the Honors College is very competitive. The standards by which students are considered for admissions change each year depending on the applicant pool.
Why should I apply?
Apply to the Honors College at George Mason to gain a distinctive academic experience.
The Honors College has small class sizes with students who are as driven and passionate as you are. Honors College students take unique courses that fulfill their Mason Core requirements, while providing them with a challenging environment to explore and tackle multidisciplinary problems.