Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Washington University says, "Each student should strive toward breadth and depth of study, as represented in the formal requirements. The faculty also believes that primary responsibility for selection of an academic program rests with the student, in consultation with academic advisers. This freedom of choice carries with it a corresponding responsibility for the consequence of such choices." [Source]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:7,555
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:88%
- Tuition & Fees:$49,770 annually
General Education Requirements
No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Humanities Area" requirement.
3. Foreign LanguageNO
No credit given for Foreign Language because students may choose between studying a foreign language or a foreign culture.
4. U.S. Government or HistoryNO
No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Applied Numeracy" requirement.
One-half credit given for both Mathematics and Natural or Physical Sciences because math and science are folded into the "Natural Sciences and Mathematics" requirement; thus students may choose either one or the other. Furthermore, full credit is not given for Mathematics because the "Quantitative Analysis" portion of the "Basic Skills" requirement may be satisfied by classes in several disciplines other than mathematics.
One-half credit given for both Mathematics and Natural or Physical Sciences because math and science are folded into the "Natural Sciences and Mathematics" requirement; thus students may choose either one or the other.
Notably, Washington University offers an optional, two-year "Text and Tradition" program that is both coherent and rich in content.
Curriculum last evaluated: 05/16/2018