Classes Start Today at GMU

Nearly 29,000 students are at George Mason University in Fairfax this school year. That's probably not going to help the traffic congestion in Fairfax City from the downtown redevelopment project.

According to the results of a recent survey, GMU has the most diverse student body of any institution of higher learning in the U.S. The survey, conducted by the Princeton Review condor.gmu.edu/newsroom/display.phtml?rid=500, found that students from 127 countries are represented in the 28,874-member student body at the university this year.
More than 35 percent of the 1,710 international students are from India, China, the Republic of Korea or Saudi Arabia. Overall, almost six percent of the school's students come from overseas.
New parts of campus life this year, according to a news release, include an on-campus residence program for students with disabilities such as cerebral palsy and Down syndrome, new course offerings on religious fundamentalism and entrepreneurship and a new on-campus sports-themed restaurant.

By  |  August 29, 2005; 7:00 AM ET  | Category:  Colleges and Universities
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