Mason’s changing identity impacts retention rates

George Mason University’s identity has changed over the past few years; from local alternative and commuter school to having one of the biggest on-campus student presence in Virginia, Mason is creating a new identity that is evolving everyday. Many students attend Mason for two years and then transfer to another university. The administration is taking steps to reduce sophomore-year transfer rates.

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Undocumented students find support at George Mason University

George Mason University is one of the schools in Virginia that accepts undocumented students, who are not citizens and do not have legal documentation of their residency in the United States either because their visa expired or they were brought to the U.S. unauthorized. These students are often first-generation college students and must often pay out-of-state tuition without the help of loans, grants or other federal financial aid.

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