Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
Students planning to enter graduate school after receiving a baccalaureate degree normally are expected to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The computer-based revised General Test is administered in a secure environment on a continuous basis in ETS-authorized test centers.
Preparing for the Physics Subject GRE Test
The Ohio State University Society of Physics Students in conjunction with the OSU Office of Undergraduate Studies have put together a FREE GRE preparation course. The idea is to provide materials and course structure that will help students prepare for the Physics Subject GRE Test. The OSU Undergraduate Physics page is the primary source for materials, schedules, and links to solutions. Additional useful information may be found at the GRE Guide Physics page.
How Physics Majors Perform on the GRE revised General Test
Results of a recent study published online show that, as a group, physics and astronomy majors outperform essentially all other majors on the GRE revised General Test!
MAJOR AREA OF STUDY
MEAN COMBINED VERBAL AND QUANTITATIVE GRE SCORES (2011-2013)
|Physics and Astronomy||317|
|Biological and Biomedical Sciences||306|
|Computer and Information Sciences||306|
|English Language and Literature||306|
|Anthropology and Archaeology||305|
|Foreign Languages and Literatures||305|
|Architecture and Environmental Design||304|
|Business Admin. and Management||300|