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BA Classics

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
45320 USD
National
45320 USD

Application fee

International 65 USD
National 65 USD
Department
Department of Classics
Scores accepted
7

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About this course

Undergraduate Studies in The Classics
We live in a rapidly changing, globally networked world. The problems we face in the twenty-first century—disparities of wealth and opportunity, environmental degradation, political deadlock—are as urgent as any in human history. How will studying classical antiquity help you live in a world like this? How will it help you change it for the better?

The study of ancient Greece and Rome at Princeton is about engaging with the past to reimagine the world today. It’s about learning to grapple with the foundational texts and artifacts of the Western world on their own terms. It’s about coming to see how classical antiquity has shaped and continues to shape the present, from the inspiration that America’s Founding Fathers took from the Roman Republic, to the enduring value of authors like Homer and Virgil, to the prominent position of the Hippocratic Oath in contemporary medicine, to the lively popularity of figures from Greek and Roman mythology.
Students of Classics build a wide range of intellectual and practical skills: how to make sense of and learn from foreign languages and distant cultures; how to appreciate and engage with works and ideas that have inspired people for millennia; how to analyze an argument, to interrogate a long-standing assumption, to see the ancient roots of contemporary concepts; how to develop, communicate, and defend your own ideas. Studying Classics, you have the opportunity to join in a centuries-long conversation about value, justice, and the human condition – what Socrates famously called the examined life.

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Eligibility Criteria

TOEFL

Educational Testing Service(link is external) administers the internet-based TOEFL. The Graduate School prefers scores from the iBT TOEFL. Due to the nature of the graduate admission process, the Graduate School has not set a recommended minimum score for the iBT TOEFL. Applicants who take the test in a country which does not offer the iBT TOEFL should take the PBT TOEFL.

Admitted students who score below a 28 on the speaking subsection of the TOEFL iBT will be required to take an English placement test at Princeton. Students who do not pass the test will be required to enroll in English Language Program classes.

IELTS

IELTS is a testing arm of Cambridge University, United Kingdom ESOL examinations and the British Council. Students who wish to demonstrate English proficiency through the IELTS test should visit their website(link is external), for information about the administration of this test and how to have test results reported to Princeton in a timely fashion.

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Course Modules

The Department of Classics offers courses for undergraduate students in three categories: 

  • Classics (CLA) - these are courses that do not require the use of Greek or Latin language.
  • Classical Greek (CLG)  
  • Latin (LAT)

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How to Apply

Required Application Components

  • A completed application form. You must submit your application through either the Common Application or the Universal College Application. The Common Application may be submitted online (preferred) or by PDF. The Universal College Application may be submitted online (preferred) or by PDF.
  • Princeton's Writing Supplement to the Common Application. If applying through the Common Application, all applicants must submit the writing supplement online (preferred) or by PDF
  • Princeton’s Supplement to the Universal College Application. If applying through the Universal College Application, all applicants must submit the supplement either online or by PDF.
  • A School Report (SR), Counselor Recommendation and transcript. The SR form is available from the Common Application and Universal College Application website. Please ask your high school counselor or other school official to complete and submit the SR form, along with a letter of evaluation and an official transcript. If you are using the Common Application online please note that the SR and the Counselor Recommendation are separate items. Be sure to 'invite' your counselor to complete both items.
  • Two teacher recommendations. Please ask two of your teachers from different academic areas of study to complete and send the teacher recommendation forms available on the Common Application and Universal College Application site. Choose teachers from two different areas of study.
  • A Mid-year School Report. Please ask your high school counselor or other school official to complete and submit this form, which is available on the Common Application and Universal Application site.
  • SAT Reasoning Test or ACT. Early action applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their SAT and ACT tests before the Nov. 1 deadline. Regular decision applicants should take the SAT Reasoning Test by the January test date or take the ACT with Writing by the December date.

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