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    What score is good for humanities? (am studies more specifically)

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    I've been out of school for three years now, having graduated from Yale undergrad in 2001. I don't have much independant research under my belt since I went right into the work force (advertising) after school. But I've been considering going back to school for possibly a humanities PhD or Masters. I'm most interested in American Studies. I'm still kind of testing the waters and seeing if it's really for me.

    So, I've just taken my GRE this past September and I scored:

    V - 720 / 98th percentile
    Q - 660 / 59th percentile
    AW - 6.0 / 96th percentile

    (I know my math is atrocious )

    My GPA from Yale is a 3.31, in American Studies. Not so high, I know.

    Does anyone out there know what American Studies programs look for for the GRE score of a candidate? And what else would come strongly into play?

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    Re: What score is good for humanities? (am studies more specifically)

    Although I'm not going for a PhD in american studies, I am in English lit. In my research, I've found that most humanities programs look at your verbal scores more than your math. A 720/6.0 is great in verbal, and your math is at least better than average! I know that you should get at least a 700 in verbal to get into top programs (and don't forget about your gpa, letters of rec, etc. - everything plays a role). I think that you'll do fine.
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    Thanks for the response Nancy9!

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