Kaplan, J. et al
A recent study from scientists at UCLA has found that students who score highly on the GRE are five times more successful at falling for capitalist scams than their lower scoring peers.
“Incredibly, we discovered these ‘high achievers’ often didn’t realize they were suckers to scheming test companies,” said Dudley Palaki, senior author on the paper. “However, they were great at defining incredibly useful GRE words like ‘quixotic,’ ‘fecund,’ and ‘mercurial,’ so it’s clear they are super smart.”
In fact, many successful GRE takers had already been swindled out of thousands of dollars worth of prep courses before even taking the exam (three times, on average). “In summary, these students are more than prepared for the financial mistake that is graduate school,” the authors concluded.