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George Mason University

University information
NameGeorge Mason University
MottoPro Patria Semper
Motto in EnglishFor my country always
TypePublic university
Endowment$41.87 million (2009) 
PresidentAlan G. Merten
ProvostPeter Stearns
Under graduates20,157 (Fall 2010)
Post graduates12,405 (Fall 2010)
CityFairfax, Virginia
Arlington, Virginia
Manassas, Virginia
Sterling, Virginia
CampusSuburban, 806 acre (3.3 km2) total across all campuses
ColorsMason Green and Mason Gold    
Athletic nicknamePatriots
MascotThe Patriot (formerly "Gunston")
AthleticsNCAA Division I, CAA, 22 varsity teams

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George Mason University (often referred to as GMU or Mason) is a public university based in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, south of and adjacent to the city of Fairfax. Additional campuses are located nearby in Arlington County, Prince William County, and Loudoun County. The university's motto is Freedom and Learning while its slogan or tagline is Where Innovation Is Tradition.

Named after American revolutionary, patriot, and founding father George Mason, the university was founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1957 and became an independent institution in 1972. Today, Mason is recognized for its strong programs in economics, law, creative writing, and computer science. In recent years, George Mason's department of economics has twice won the Nobel Prize in Economics. The university enrolls over 32,500 students, making it the largest university by head count in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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George Mason University

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Campuses Fairfax * Arlington * Prince William * Loudoun * Ras Al Khaimah
People Alan G. Merten * Jim Larranaga * Roger Wilkins * Richard Norton Smith * James M. Buchanan * Vernon L. Smith
Media Broadside * Mason Gazette * Phoebe * WGMU
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