Humanities students are much more likely to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) than the admission exam for medical or business school, and their average test scores are close to or appreciably better than students in the sciences.
* The LSAT is scored on a scale ranging from 120 to 180.
Source: Data provided by Law School Admission Council at the request of the Humanities Indicators.
For data regarding the occupations actually pursued by students with bachelor’s degrees in the humanities, see “Occupations of College Graduates Who Majored in Humanities Disciplines” and "Occupations of College Humanities Majors Who Earned an Advanced Degree.”
For trends concerning the share of those with law degrees who majored in the humanities, see “Humanities Majors and the Professions.”
For comparative information from other professional examinations, see “Humanities Majors and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)” and “Humanities Majors and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).”
The Humanities Indicators and Departmental Survey have been made possible in part
by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the
Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this
website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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