OPINION: Degree value rises with Mason stock

Another year, another increase in rank of George Mason University on the US News and World Report rankings of Best Colleges in the United States. According to the report released on Sep. 10, 2013, Mason is ranked in their top 150 universities in the country.

OPINION: Students with autism are a crucial part of Mason's diverse population

No one person is truly the same as another. Some people come from small towns with little diversity, while others come from larger communities or more urban environments. Large universities like Mason act as a crossroads of culture: people from all over the world come together with the universal goal of learning.

Mason Drops in Latest 'Up-and-Coming' Rankings

In August of 2008, George Mason University boasted its status as the #1 “Up-and-Coming School” rated by the US News and World Report. 

In 2009, Mason dropped a spot as the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) claimed the top ranking, with Mason coming in at #2.

In the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings, released August 17, Mason's “Up-and-Coming” rank dropped to #5 with UMBC staying atop the list for the second consecutive year. However, GMU received several other distinctions.