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With the Educated perk, you gain two more skill points every time you advance in level. This perk is best taken early on, to maximize its effectiveness.— In-game description

Educated is a perk in Fallout: New Vegas.


With this perk, you will add +2 skill points each time you gain a new experience level.


  • Like in previous games, this perk works best when obtained early in the game.
  • The perk is more valuable in Fallout: New Vegas, as you get only half the bonus skill points for your INT stat when levelling up. This means that the perk is equivalent, in terms of skill point gain, to 4 points of INT.
  • With all 4 add-ons installed, the player's max level will be raised to 50. This perk will provide an extra 92 skill points from level 4 to 50.


Xbox 360Xbox 360 The 0.5 modifier that comes with an odd numbered Intelligence can sometimes cause Educated to bug out if the perk is taken. A character with 7 Intelligence for example will possess 14 and 13.5 skill points per even and odd numbered levels prior to the perk, however, after taking this perk at level 4, the character instead gains 16 points per level instead of 16 and 15.5. Conversely, characters with 9 Intelligence only gain 16 points per level after the perk is taken at level 4 instead of 17 and 16.5 at even and odd levels respectively. This bug can occur after rebuilding a character upon leaving Goodsprings as well, if both iterations had 10 intelligence. [verified]