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Recent studies show that, as a group, Philosophy majors outperform most other majors and all business, pre-law, and liberal arts majors on the GRE (Graduate Records Exam)! Philosophy was the only major of 57 reported to score an mean 5.0 on the Analytical Writing section of the exam.


MEAN GRE SCORE: Verb.+Quant./Analytical Writing 2003-06

Physics and Astronomy    1266/4.5   
Mathematical Sciences    1233/4.4   
Philosophy    1225/5.0   
Economics    1212/4.5   
Chemistry    1164/4.3   
Computer/Information Services    1158/4.0   
Biological Sciences    1118/4.4   
English Language/Literature    1111/4.8   
Political Science    1110/4.7   
Foreign Language/Literature    1103/4.6   
History    1096/4.7   
Sociology    1034/4.5   
Psychology    1015/4.4   
Accounting    1009/3.9   
Communications    1001/4.4   
Business Administration    997/4.1   

(Source: GRE Guide to use of Scores, 2007-08, Educational Testing Service, pp. 17-19

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