Comparison of GRE Test Scores

Philosophy students consistently rank among the highest-scoring majors on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Notice also that Philosophy students are well-rounded; they do well on all three divisions of the GRE, rather than peaking in one field and struggling with the others. They are also the highest-scoring major on the verbal section of the exam.

GRE score distribution within intended graduate major field. Philosophy Majors scored highest in both the Verbal and Analytical Writing sections.

Major Verbal Quantitative Analytical Writing
Philosophy
589
636
5.2
American History
543
556
4.8
Anthropology
532
571
4.7
Art
538
571
4.7
Biology
491
632
4.4
Chemistry
487
682
4.4
Communication
470
533
4.5
Computer Science
469
704
4.2
Economics
504
706
4.5
Elem. Education
443
527
4.3
Eng. Lang. and Literature
559
552
4.9
Earth, Atmospheric, and Marine Sciences
495
637
4.4
Mathematics
502
733
4.4
Music
489
554
4.3
Health, Med. Science
447
552
4.2
Physics
534
738
4.5
Political Science
522
589
4.8
Religion and Theology
538
583
4.8