A recent survey found that 70% of Americans believe colleges should require their students to take basic courses in core subjects. Yet one report found that fewer than 2% of colleges and universities in the U.S. require even six of the top seven core subjects (composition, literature, foreign language, U.S. government/history, economics, math, and science).
Among those 2%? Yep — Baylor University.
Baylor was one of 19 institutions nationwide to earn an “A” for its core curriculum from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, based on exactly that fact — the university’s dedication to providing a well-rounded education.
No other college in the Big 12 earned that distinction. Besides Baylor, the short list of “A” schools includes Georgia, Pepperdine, Air Force and West Point. Interestingly, only five of the 19 schools are larger than BU, and only one other school (UGA) belongs to a BCS conference.
Sic ’em, Baylor!