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Dance at George Mason University

Every dance school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the dance program at George Mason University stacks up to those at other schools.

GMU is located in Fairfax, Virginia and has a total student population of 37,863. Of the 5,866 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in 2019, 21 of them were dance majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Dance section at the bottom of this page.

GMU Dance Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dance

GMU Dance Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the dance progam at GMU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The dance major at GMU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Dance. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Dance Bachelor’s Degree Schools 46
Best Value Dance Schools 102
Most Focused Dance Schools 168

Dance Student Demographics at GMU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the dance majors at George Mason University.

GMU Dance Bachelor’s Program

90% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in dance from GMU. About 10% were men and 90% were women.

GMU Gender Breakdown of Dance Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 57% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in dance at GMU are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor's in dance.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Dance Majors at George Mason University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 12
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

GMU also has a doctoral program available in dance. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Dance Grads May Go Into

A degree in dance can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for VA, the home state for George Mason University.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
Choreographers 430 $58,240


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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