University of Virginia - Charlottesville

Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia says, "The faculty believe a good liberal arts education must provide students with an extensive base of intellectual content and skills that enables them to explore ideas, evaluate evidence critically, draw reasoned conclusions, and communicate one's thoughts in a clear, coherent manner. Such abilities are particularly important in a world in which knowledge and professions are changing rapidly, and the United States is increasingly part of a global social and economic network. A good liberal arts education thus demands not only rigor and depth, but also sufficient breadth to expose students to a wide range of subjects and methods of studying them." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.virginia.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:16,655
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:88%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$16,853 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$47,273 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    NO

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    No credit given for Composition because students may test out of the "First-Year Writing" requirements through SAT or ACT scores. Additionally, no credit given for Composition because the "Second-Year" writing requirements may be satisfied with courses on public speaking.

  • 2. Literature

    NO

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    No credit given for Literature because a survey course in Literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill requirements in the "Traditional Curriculum" and "New College Curriculum," two of the three general education models UVA offers. Literature is not required to fulfill the "Forums" curriculum.

  • 3. Foreign Language

    YES
  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American Government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Historical Studies" requirement under the "Traditional Curriculum" and the "Historical Perspectives" requirement under the "New College Curriculum", which are just two of the three general education models UVA offers. U.S. History is not required to fulfill the "Forums" curriculum.

  • 5. Economics

    NO

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    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Sciences" requirement under the "Traditional Curriculum", and the "Social and Economic Systems" requirement under the "New College Curriculum", which are just two of the three general education models UVA offers. Economics is not required to fulfill the "Forums" curriculum.

  • 6. Mathematics

    NO

    See Note

    No credit for Mathematics, because while it is required under the "New College Curriculum", under the "Traditional College Curriculum," math and science are folded into the "Natural Science and Mathematics" requirement, and students may avoid math by taking a science course with little science content. Mathematics is not required to fulfill the "Forums" curriculum.

  • 7. Science

    NO

    See Note

    No credit for Natural Science because the "Natural Science and Mathematics" requirement under the "Traditional Curriculum" and the "Living Systems," "Science and Society," and "Chemical, Mathematical, and Physical Universe" requirements under the "New College Curriculum" may be satisfied by courses with little science content. Natural science is not required to fulfill the "Forums" curriculum.

Curriculum last evaluated: 05/23/2018

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