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U.S. News and World report recently named George Mason University the second most "up-and-coming" school in the country. The school's Arlington campus is pictured here.
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U.S. News and World report recently named George Mason University the second most "up-and-coming" school in the country. The school's Arlington campus is pictured here.

 

George Mason University in Northern Virginia has been ranked number two by U.S. News and World Report among "up and coming" universities.

The Virginia institution came in just behind another school in the D.C.-Baltimore region, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, which was named the number on up-and-comer.

Coinciding with the ranking announcement for Mason are the launch of two new projects designed to continue to raise the school's profile at its Prince William County Campus in Manassas. 

The university breaks ground today on a new life sciences lab and a residence hall for graduate students, according to Associate Press. The life sciences building will house the University's nationally recognized program in proteomics and molecular medicine.  The graduate residence hall will be the first on-campus housing at the Manassas campus, serving 152 students in 112 apartments. The dorm should be complete by 2012, and the lab by 2013.

The university opened its 124-acre campus in Manassas back in 1997. Enrollment was about 800 at the time; current enrollment about 4,000.

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