Students who want to expand their horizons and take advantage of every possible opportunity are best suited to attending George Mason University (GMU). The location, being outside of our nation's capital, affords exposure to people from diverse backgrounds which I had never before encountered. By just meeting a few students from abroad, one becomes exponentially more aware of the vastness and variety in the world. Within course curriculum, from computer game programming to botany to education and beyond, students have the chance to discover interests that they may have never heard of. I didn't know my chosen major, Conflict Analysis & Resolution, existed until I attended freshman orientation. The School of Conflict Analysis & Resolution is a pioneer institution, a interdisciplinary and revolutionary approach to interpersonal, inter-group, and international relations. There are so many opportunities for undergraduate students, from study abroad (which is one of the reasons I chose this school) to individualized research. We lie in a populated and demographically diverse area, just a metro ride away from DC, which allows students to meet and intern for countless organizations and institutions. The chances for excelling could be described as intimidating, but the university places emphasis on student well-being and there are many accessible support services around campus. GMU should be on the top of the list for any student who wants to maximize their potential and enjoy as many different, enriching experiences as they can.