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Discover Magazine: "Classicists are smart!"

Date: January 25, 2012

Discover Magazine: "Classicists are smart!"

Discover Magazine's Gene Expression blog analyzed and reported on GRE scores by intended graduate school concentration on the basis of data published by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which designs and administers the exam.

Among the findings: "...[G]raduate students who wish to pursue classics or classical languages are very bright."

The Classics and Classical Languages classifications (an apparently unimportant distinction) produced the highest mean Verbal scores of all the fields examined. Classicists also scored very respectable mean Mathematical scores, producing among the highest mean combined scores of any field.

Classicists are smart! | Gene Expression | Discover Magazine

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