Average GRE Scores by Intended Graduate Major, 7/1/01-6/30/04*

Verbal Reasoning
Score
Quantitative Reasoning
Score
Analytical Writing
Score
1. PHILOSOPHY
589
1. Physics/Astronomy
738
1. PHILOSOPHY
5.1
2. English Lang. & Lit.
559
2. Mathematics
733
2. English Lang. & Lit.
4.9
3. Humanities & Arts - other
558
3. Engineering - Materials
729
3. Arts & Humanities - other
4.8
4. History
543
4. Engineering - Electrical
728
4. History
4.8
5. Arts - History, Theory
538
5. Engineering - Chemical
727
5. Political Science
4.8
6. Religion
538
6. Engineering - Mechanical
723
6. Religion
4.8
7. Physics/Astronomy
534
7. Engineering - other
714
7. Anthropology/Archaeology
4.7
8. Library/Archival Sciences
533
8. Engineering - Industrial
710
8. Arts - History, Theory
4.7
9. Anthropology/Archaeology
532
9. Business - Bank. & Fin.
709
9. Education - Higher
4.6
10. Foreign Lang. & Lit.
529
10. Economics
706
10. Foreign Lang. & Lit.
4.6
11. Political Science
522
11. Computer & Info. Sciences
704
11.Sociology
4.6
12. Economics
504
12. Engineering - Civil
702
12. Communications
4.5
13. Mathematics
502
13. Chemistry
682
13. Economics
4.5
14. Earth/Atmos./Marine Scs.
495
14. Earth/Atmos./Marine Scs.
637
14. Education - Secondary
4.5
15. Engineering - Materials
494
15. PHILOSOPHY
636
15. Library/Archival Sciences
4.5
16. Biological Sciences
491
16. Biological Sciences
632
16. Physics/Astronomy
4.5
17. Engineering - other
490
17. Architecture
614
17. Psychology
4.5
18. Arts - Performance/Studio
489
18. Business - other
609
18. Biological Sciences
4.4
19. Chemistry
487
19. Natural Sciences - other
603
19. Chemistry
4.4
20. Sociology
487
20. Agriculture
596
20. Earth/Atmos./Marine Scs.
4.4
21. Education - Secondary
486
21. Business - Accounting
595
21. Education - Curr. & Instr.
4.4
22. Engineering - Chemical
485
22. Humanities & Arts - other
594
22. Education - Eval. & Res.
4.4
23. Natural Sciences - other
482
23. Political Science
589
23. Engineering - other
4.4
24. Architecture
477
24. Religion
583
24. Mathematics
4.4
25. Business - Bank. & Fin.
476
25. Education - Secondary
577
25. Natural Sciences - other
4.4
26. Communications
470
26. Foreign Lang. & Lit.
573
26. Social Sciences - other
4.4
27. Psychology
470
27. Anthropology/Archaeology
571
27. Architecture
4.3
28. Computer & Info. Sciences
469
28. Arts - History, Theory
571
28. Arts - Performing/Studio
4.3
29. Engineering - Mechanical
467
29. Business - Administration
562
29. Business - Bank. & Fin.
4.3
30. Education - Higher
465
30. History
556
30. Education - Elementary
4.3
31. Social Sciences - other
465
31. Arts - Performance/Studio
554
31. Engineering - Chemical
4.3
32. Education - Curr. & Instr.
462
32. English Lang. & Lit.
552
32. Engineering - Materials
4.3
33. Agriculture
461
33. Health & Med. Sciences
552
33. Public Administration
4.3
34. Engineering - Electrical
461
34. Education - Curr. & Inst.
548
34. Agriculture
4.2
35. Engineering - Civil
457
35. Education - Higher
548
35. Business - Administration
4.2
36. Public Administration
452
36. Sociology
545
36. Computer & Info. Sciences
4.2
37. Education - Eval. & Res.
451
37. Psychology
543
37. Education - Administration
4.2
38. Business - other
450
38. Library/Archival Sciences
540
38. Education - Counseling
4.2
39. Health & Med. Sciences
447
39. Education - Eval. & Res.
534
39. Education - other
4.2
40. Education - Elementary
443
40. Communications
533
40. Education - special
4.2
41. Engineering - Industrial
440
41. Education - other
531
41. Engineering - Civil
4.2
42. Business - Administration
439
42. Social Sciences - other
528
42. Engineering - Mechanical
4.2
43. Education - other
437
43. Education - Elementary
527
43. Health & Med. Sciences
4.2
44. Home Economics
435
44. Education - Administration
523
44. Home Economics
4.2
45. Education - Special
432
45. Public Administration
513
45. Business - other
4.1
46. Education - Counseling
428
46. Education - Special
502
46. Education - Early Childhood
4.1
47. Social Work
428
47. Education - Counseling
500
47. Engineering - Electrical
4.1
48. Education - Administration
427
48. Home Economics
498
48. Engineering - Industrial
4.1
49. Education - Early Childhood
418
49. Education-Early Childhood
495
49. Social Work
4.1
50. Business - Accounting
415
50. Social Work
468
50. Business - Accounting
3.9

*See Educational Testing Service publication 2005 2006 Guide to the Use of Scores, pp. 18-20