It’s been an exciting few years for the Mason community. From chasing hoop dreams to making progress in AIDS and cancer research, it’s been quite the ride. And now Mason’s received another feather for its cap: This year, George Mason University took the No. 1 spot in a listing of universities to watch in U.S.News & World Report.
The magazine asked academic experts from around the country to name the “schools that have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus, or facilities.” Seventy schools were identified, with Clemson University in South Carolina, the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Arizona State University in Tempe, and University of Maryland–Baltimore County rounding out the top five.