In recognition of the National First-Generation College Celebration on Nov. 8, George Mason University celebrates the successes of its first-generation students and alumni.
First-generation students are a big part of Mason’s community. Nearly 40% of Mason students identify as being the first in their families to attain a college degree. Of those, 33% are eligible for federal need-based Pell Grants, which is greater than the Virginia average.
Read more about first-generation students.