Not long ago I posted a brag when Forbes Magazine listed the D.C. area as one of the 10 best places in the U.S. for college graduates. One of my minions (that would be Emily A, who you may periodically see cleaning up my messes on these pages) has been gently reminding me (one COULD say nagging) to include her research on why our particular location is so great. She notes that our readers already know that D.C. has the White House and NASA and the Kennedy Center, etc, etc…but supposes that you may not know as much about our suburban location. I assured her that you did, but the nagging has continued, and so…
Mason’s residential campus (approximately 5,000 on-campus students placing us among the 100 largest residential student facilities in the U.S.) is located in Fairfax County, Virginia. Time magazine called Fairfax County, just outside Washington, D.C., “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Forbes Magazine has listed Virginia as the best state in the country for business three years running, and Fairfax prides itself as being at the center of that accomplishment. The county is home to seven Fortune 500 companies and more than 5,400 technology companies. This incredible business community offers tremendous connections for students and for Mason academics.
Along with all the incredible career opportunities, the county also has four locations on Money Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S., including the area around Mason! That’s probably because of the amazing range of food, shopping, and entertainment – everything from the finest malls to Wolftrap America’s only national park for the peforming arts!
Don’t take my (well, Emily’s) word for it – come visit! Be seeing you.
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