George Mason University is an entrepreneurial Tier 1 research institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located just outside of Washington, D.C., our beautiful 677-acre residential campus boasts a diverse student population. Over 6,200 students live on campus in over 40 residence halls. As the largest public research institution in Virginia, Mason enrolls more than 38,000 students in over 210 degree programs at the undergraduate, master's, doctoral, and professional levels. Students at all levels are routinely recognized with national and international scholarships and awards. Faculty members have received some of academia's highest honors, including twice winning the Nobel Prize in Economics. Our connection to the D.C. area results in engaged and dedicated faculty members who are at the top of their respective fields. This connectivity extends to our students, who take advantage of our unparalleled internship and research opportunities, and who secure careers at national and international companies and organizations, ranging from Amazon, Deloitte and Northrup Grumman to the Smithsonian Institution, the CIA, NASA and the White House. Many of our innovative degree programs are the first of their kind, including the first Ph.D. program in biodefense, the first D.C.-based undergraduate program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the first dedicated Cybersecurity Engineering program in the region, and one of the most innovative performing arts management programs in the United States. Mason is at the forefront of the emerging field of biotechnology, is a leader in the performing arts, and holds a preeminent position in the fields of economics, electronic journalism, and history.