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George Mason University (GMU) will be receiving a growth spurt throughout the next few years.
Between now and fall 2024, the full-time student population on the school’s Manassas campus is expected to increase from less than 2,000 to almost 6,200.
The growth is resulting from new academic programs that will be offered, including pre-med and mechanical engineering, according to a release.
Individuals are also expected to attend more classes on the Science and Technology campus.
Courses that students take in Manassas is expected to rise from 33 percent to 80 percent for undergraduates and from 50 percent to more than 80 percent for graduates.
In addition to growing its student population, the university is expanding one of its facilities.
Bull Run Hall will receive an extra 100,000 square feet of space. The renovated building will offer more than 80,000 square feet dedicated to instructional labs and more than 10,000 square feet for classrooms.
GMU has established a committee that will consider support for the expected growth.
Representatives from an array of departments, including Residence Life and the Provost Office, are serving on the committee.
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