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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.

MAJOR AREA OF STUDY 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)