Recent studies show that, as a group, Philosophy majors outperform many other majors and all government and prelaw majors on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

MAJOR AREA OF STUDY

MEAN LSAT SCORE (PERCENTILE), 2002-07

NUMBER OF APPLICANTS

Philosophy 158 (75.4) 2,221
Int'l Relations 157 (72.2) 1,536
Government/Service 156 (68.2) 588
Political Science 153 (56.8) 14,802
Pre-law 149 (40.5) 1,047
Criminal Justice 146 (29.4) 3.239

(Source: Philip Handwerk, LSAC Data Services, Law Services Admission Council)