Stanford University says, "Whereas the concentration of courses in the major is expected to provide depth, the General Education Requirements have the complementary purpose of providing breadth to a student's undergraduate program. The requirements are also intended to introduce students to the major social, historical, cultural, and intellectual forces that shape the contemporary world." [Source]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:7,063
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:80%
- Tuition & Fees:$42,225 annually
General Education Requirements
3. Foreign LanguageNO
No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.
4. U.S. Government or HistoryNO
No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the "American Cultures" section of the "Education for Citizenship" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not government or history surveys.
No credit given for Science because the "Natural Science" requirement may be fulfilled with courses with little science content.
Notably, Stanford's optional "Structured Liberal Education" program offers freshman an integrated curriculum combining literature, philosophy, and the arts.