According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education (Clifford Adelman, Senior Associate of the National Institute of Education, The Standardized Test Scores of College Graduates, 1964-1982) of the three principle examinations for entry to graduate school (GRE), law school (LSAT), and business school (GMAT):

  • The only two majors which performed substantially better than national average on each of the tests were philosophy majors and biology majors.
  • The highest performers on the verbal portion of the GRE were philosophy majors.
  • The only majors among the humanities and social sciences to perform significantly higher than the national average on the quantitative portion of the GRE were philosophy majors and economics majors.
  • The highest performers on both the LSAT and the GMAT were philosophy majors, mathematics majors, and engineering majors.

The KSU Philosophy Department offers no guarantees, but the Philosophy Department Undergraduate Coordinator can guarantee you a chance to talk about the possibility of becoming a philosophy major or minor. Drop by Bowman 320 on the Kent State main campus or call (330) 672-2315 today!