George Mason University Tours & Reviews

Fairfax, VA


A Day in the Life with Josh

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Hey, guys. So I want to talk to you more about my coursework and my scheduling kind of stuff with a school. I'm actually sitting here this beautiful pond here on campus. That's right. Inside Patriot Circle was actually a main road, just circles around campus, so it's actually really easily to get around. It's maybe like a ten minute walk on either side to campus. So it's just a big circle. It's actually really cool. Uh, anyways. So my coursework classes like discussions and lectures and labs and stuff. It really depends on what class you're taking. That, um, you know, whether they're just lecture based or they're more discussion based, certain classes that I have. They were just really lectures. And then there was a separate lab class. Ah, some classes I have were like, right now I'm taking an ethics class where it is more discussion, basically was kind of like no right or wrong answer really depends on what class you're taken there on, actually, something along with the classes, Why I came to Mason to is the class sizes so actually, like thirty percent of all the classes, he could have twenty or less people in them, and over fifty percent of classes have between twenty and fifty people. That's really actually a big deal because you get more one on one time with your professors, get to experience and ask questions more. And the professors here, too. So because we're in so such close proximity with DC, we get a lot of experienced adjunct professors, which I really love, their really experienced in their fields. I know what they're talking about. You get really insights and help from them about the specific topics you're learning for class. So they're really helpful to emailing them for setting up for office hours and such. I've never had a problem. They're all very, very helpful, which is really cool. And really, some classes like my major classes actually don't have a ton of worked like a week to week. There's definitely some big projects that take a good bit. Usually the more general classes that you have to take. That s'more week to week stuff in terms. Of course, load. Some weeks. I don't really have a lot of stuff. Another week, some kind of cramming it, all landings. That's a big, uh, group project or something. Like that or some programming coding. Simon, I have to do that takes a while. What's up, guys? Here's one of my friends here. Gonna answer a couple questions for us. Introduce yourself. All right. My name is Ben Lucas, and I'm a freshman at George Mason. Awesome. Why did you choose yours, Mason? Because I don't do a bunch of people that come here only really said, like, laters. Nice about students on campus community. Sorry. Just like that. Pretty nice. Like everyone's really supportive like classes and like, my whole were all, like, nice. Yeah. And how do your classes men are that good? Like students and professors and workload and stuff. I mean, the workload is, um professors, like seem like they actually care enoughto, like help you out and stuff. And then the students are, like, really supportive. That's good. So, so far. First semester at George Mason. What are some pros and cons? You say? Pros are like everyone's really supportive and, like, help each other out like homework and stuff. I guess cons would be. I mean, I guess it can be kind of crowded in the force, triple others. So what? The freshmen housing. They actually demolished the whole like apartment building that house, like three under students. So they actually had Teo make force triples, which technically supposed to be two people in one room. But they had to add an extra bed in there because they couldn't. It knocked down one building. So some of the freshmen have to have forced triples, which kind of sucks. But we don't really I guess we don't really know the future plan on housing and in that case, cool. So from other schools you have Look that what makes Gene you different? I think something that helps a lot is like the location of Since we're so close free ride Etro helps with like internships and especially you, uncle, our government fields. And then I think I have been other colleges like James Madison. It seems like their campuses a lot wider, but harder to like. We need to go faster, and here it's and so it's easier. All right, So this is one of the main quads. Some people say it's called sub One Kwok's. There's a building over there called someone so a lot of different organizations and frats and sororities and stuff to come here and have different parties. And they come here and have events where you come. I mean, my friends come here to play Frisbee on the ultimate team, which still around so much grass. Also a really cool thing. There are a bunch of these benches here on the hat that different clubs and France and sorties make, So they're all different colors. Um, they're really cool. I'm gonna show you some more here in a second. Um also, it kind of sucks, but there's some big construction going on in the middle of campus. Some renovations, Actually, George Mason's kind of slogan is called Where innovation is Tradition. It's pretty cool because no, lots of new buildings and stuff are happening. So, um, here is a bunch of the benches, different colors of different clubs and things really cool to see some different design work. Come and just chill. So here's one of the quads. Here. I have one of the main Jim's on campus. This is called the FC of War Aquatic and Fitness Center, taking their here in a second. This is where all of our pools are for those swimming sports. And there's a fitness room there stuff. So let's check it out. All right, Here's the main competitive. Cool. Got some cool of spectators sitting up here. Yeah, really big. Does training and doing some laps right now. All right. Here's the other pool. Mrs Thie Wreck pool. Um, two D'Oh What you want? Just wreck lapse labs here on your own. There's a big hot tub there, Tool. See? Right there. Big hot tub. Feels really nice going chill there's ah, class aqua aerobics. I think it's in the other pool area, but that's like in the week days at five. So you can go there and get a good workout in the pool. Done. It's actually really fun. You know what's up? Mason? Wait here. Gold Rush here first Friday basketball game. Got some games, Got it. Got free T shirts. You know what's going on, guys? Here's a tour of one of the freshman dorm rooms. This is in Dominion Hall. So doorway coming through big clouds space. This is a forced triples. It was actually three bedrooms in here. There has been is the bathroom. So this is kind of small room. Looks like it's John John. My space. Sure feels cozy in here at night. All right. Here I am, outside of another dining hall. This is called Ike's. So this is where most of the freshmen go to eat because it is closest to there. Neighborhood called Presidents Park, which is right there. That kind of starts it out. So this is twenty four hours. A lot of people go here during the middle of the night. Teo staying out, Study, strike it out. Wei have stunning hall. You got pizza, which is really good. Walk through here dessert bar. Chinese start Friday. That's more stir fry that sandwich making like a subway, Clarence. Different areas. There's a sitting area. Walk over here some more. Check it out. Big open area looks good. We got metro centre burgers and fries. All right. Here's another one of my roommates. Introduce yourself. I'm Josh France for I'm a junior at Mason, and I'm also captain for Ultimate Frisbee. Sick. All right. How do you feel about Jamie? Why did you choose them? I think, Jimmy. So play for us to play Frisbee. Let's get it, boys. All right. How do you feel about the student culture? Culture? I really don't talk to a lot of people on campus. It's mainly like, Yeah, you're going to be involved with other people around campus. You want to join a sorority of Fred or a club because that's just how you're gonna meet people unless you or one of those weird people that, like, talks to join Presby. Yeah, join for pretty much a song saying, by the way he is playing rocket league. Why is not paying attention to us? It's okay. How do you feel about your academics? Academics. It's can academically like strong school. Like there's a lot of graduate students that come here. It's competitive in different like schools. It's like school business in medical school. It's really competitive school atmosphere. That's it. Teachers really care a lot. I know that's true experience in my classes, like they really want you to do well, they want to like build relationships with students and everything academically. Nice was some pros and cons to think of praise of being in Fairfax. It's like, really close everything this campus. You don't have to necessarily have a car or means of transportation. But, like, get around campus or get Teo like places like your campus because it's connected like the metro idols to go straight to the Metro. They got the city bus that you can use for free Get to the Metro. Like other areas, you write nice cons. There's always a lot of construction. It's guess that earlier. It's hard to like kind of get involved and the campus because people just kind of don't talk to each other. It's not really college town, so on weekends, it's like really dead stuffs. Unless you're in a fractures or earlier organization like you're not really going a lot to do outside of school. Yeah, Insides. Good. I want what makes Jim you different than other schools. You mean makes it. It's really diverse. That's like what you always here uppers, and that's true. This is like a shit ton of like international students, good. A campus on in South Korea. It's just like being around. People like in the organizations like you get a lot of different experiences and stories from other people. So it's like, I think the best part Mason true being able to grow not just as a student, but as a person interacting with all these great What would you give some advice to prospective students? Really make sure that like I would want to know like what you really wanted when you come to college, because if you come here thinking maybe one like to party, like lots of friends and things to do on campus like, maybe it's not the best place to pick. But if you want so, like get involved, like in a club or join a sorority in like, do really cool academic stuff like this product place to be, I Right here is one of the main buildings on campus. This is called Exploratory Hall. This building is pretty massive. See, it wraps around here. Um, this is a lot of science classes and stuff. I really like that space right up here. Take a little check. We could go and chill, get some outdoors feels it's really nice inside. There's a lot of places to sit down and do your homework and such and meeting with classmates and stuff on group projects. I was just kind of space in there for that. So yeah, right here. I have the engineering building. This is probably the most important building that I have been in because that house is a lot of my classes. For my degree, it looks really cool. So yeah, there's a lot of computer labs in there. We have tto do assignments and stuff, probably like seventy percent of my classes have been in this building. School of Engineering. It's definitely one of the biggest degrees or areas of study here. Mason. Um, So this definitely plays an important role of mine and many other students lives. All right, guys, I want to show you one of the lecture rooms here. This is important to me. This was the room where I had my very first lecture class. Kosar. Some students get ready for class. Pretty big, with stats to fifty class and sure statistics. Pretty easy. There's a big class is where I started You guys, I'm outside of South Side Dining Hall. This is one of the three main dining halls on campus. It's probably the most busy because it's near the center of campus. Of the other two were going on on the outside, um, freshmen are required to have a meal plan because I have to live on campus there. First year comes with unlimited swipes. Um, for all of the three dining halls. Southside is open from seven in the morning to A M except on the weekends open at ten. Thirty. Um, X is another, uh, dining hall. They're open twenty four hours. And then there's another one called the Globe, which has more normal strong hours. Don't go. There's much you guys saw him at South Side now a late breakfast about eleven a. M. Omelette house grounds juice. Tell you what. The omelets here are insanely good. Very addicting because they're so good. So I gave him all the time. It's probably not the best. The South Side's awesome. You can eat whatever you want, how much you want. It's kind of like unlimited buffet style thing. They only give you so many like a portion size for a place to get a get multiple played some time. I have a really nice dessert bar here. I have little vegan station over here. He can discover and get food whenever you want. It's really cool. Not the best quality, but there's a lot of options you can choose from. You don't really get bored of, uh, the same things.