BUZZ Blog: GRE scores can make or break a graduate school application, so how should students prepare? Although there are a plethora of study books and materials available, decisions made freshman year may determine your score more than your cramming habits weeks before the test.
Ever year, the Educational Testing Service — the organization behind the GRE — releases scores for the general test and categorizes them by the test takers' intended graduate major. Although the GRE made significant revisions to the test this academic year, one fact remains: Physics and philosophy students still rocked the test. Physics majors tied for first in the math section, and philosophy students topped the verbal and writing sections.
Physicists even beat most majors in the verbal and writing sections — a measure of physics majors' stereotypically weak communication skills. Maybe physicists are more well-rounded than pop culture suggests.
For all the nerds tormented by Neanderthal, caveman jocks out there - give 'em this:
Physics Central: Best Majors for GRE Scores - Still Physics and Philosophy