U.S. News: Mason ranks highly for diversity, innovation


Students walking on the Fairfax Campus in the Fall. Photo by: Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

George Mason University was ranked as one of the nation’s top institutions for diversity, innovative learning and a campus atmosphere that allows its students to thrive, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings, released Monday.

For a second consecutive year, Mason is the top-ranked institution in Virginia for campus diversity and tied for 25th nationally. Mason also tied for 28th nationally for educational innovation and was one of only 96 national institutions listed as an “A+ School for B Students,” a category that identifies universities that create an atmosphere in which spirit and hard work fosters student success.

Mason also rose to a tie for 136th in U.S. News’ overall national ranking, a jump of four spots from last year, and moved up to 67th nationally among public universities.

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