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]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:16,483
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:87%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$15,192 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$44,365 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


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    No credit given for Composition because students may test out of the "First Writing Requirement" section of the "Competency Requirements" through SAT or ACT scores, and the "Second Writing Requirement" may be satisfied by courses offered in a range of departments that do not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.

  • 2. Literature


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    No credit given for Literature because it is one of three areas of the "Humanities" requirement from which students need only choose two.

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


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    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" and "Moral, Philosophical, and Religious Perspectives" requirements, respectively.

  • 5. Economics


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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.

  • 6. Mathematics


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    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Natural Science and Mathematics" requirement may be satisfied by science courses.

  • 7. Science


Curriculum last evaluated: 08/09/2016


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