Prospective Students and Families

As Virginia‚Äôs largest public research university, Mason sets the standard for a bold, progressive education that serves our students and communities. Mason’s identity was forged in 1972 on Virginia’s strong ideals of academic excellence and service. Today, that spirit energizes us as a leader in scholarship and research; preparing graduates to meet the complex needs of a rapidly changing world.

A public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia in the National Capital Region, Mason is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.