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Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Westfield State says 'In keeping with the University's mission to assist its students to develop intellectually and to use their knowledge to improve the conditions of their communities, the Core has been designed to introduce students to a variety of academic disciplines and social issues. For each area in the core a set of goals has been established, offering students an opportunity to develop the critical skills needed to deal effectively with a variety of academic disciplines and concepts. The foundations of the Common Core are disciplinary forms, within which, students select specific courses. One of the goals of the Common Core is to introduce students to areas of study which are seen as necessary ingredients for a cultivated, humane life.' [Source]

Website: http://www.wsc.mass.edu/

B

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5,382
Undergraduate
Enrollment
53%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$10,429
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$16,509
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

YES

Economics

NO

Mathematics

YES

Science

YES


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