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University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, WI

The University of Wisconsin Madison says, 'The purpose of the General Education Requirements is to ensure that every graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison acquires the essential core of an undergraduate education. This core establishes a foundation for living a productive life, being a citizen of the world, appreciating aesthetic values, and engaging in lifelong learning in a continually changing world.' [Source]

Website: http://www.wisc.edu/

C

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31,705
Undergraduate
Enrollment
61%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$10,555
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$36,805
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
General Education Requirements

Composition

NO

Literature

YES

Foreign Language

YES

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

YES


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A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.

Warning: FIRE believes that free speech is not only a moral imperative, but also an essential element of a college education. However, private universities, as private associations, possess their own right to free association, which allows them to prioritize other values above the right to free speech if they wish to do so. Therefore, when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech, FIRE warns prospective students and faculty members of this fact. Six schools surveyed for this report meet these criteria.
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Curriculum last evaluated: 8/2/2019

2018-19 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.