University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago says, "Chicago's long-standing commitment to a rigorous core of general education for first- and second-year students emphasizes the unique value of studying original texts and of formulating original problems based on the study of those texts. The objective of our faculty-taught general education courses - which constitute the major component of the first two years in the College - is not to transfer information, but to raise fundamental questions and to encourage those habits of mind and those critical, analytical, and writing skills that are most urgent to a well-informed member of civil society." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:5,738
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:86%
  • Tuition & Fees:$51,351 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in U.S. government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Civilization Studies" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • Additional Information

    The University of Chicago should be noted for its excellent Humanities, Civilization Studies, and the Arts requirement, which introduces students to a wide range of classic and modern texts as well as the fine arts.

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/30/2016


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