Welcome to the Daily Nous Value of Philosophy Pages (VPP) pages at www.WhyStudyPhilosophy.com  
The purpose of VPP is to provide a centralized, highly visible, and up-to-date resource for those seeking information about the benefits of studying philosophy and those seeking to disseminate such information. It is intended for a wide range of users, including: students making choices about their studies, departments trying to attract students and majors, faculty and administrators looking for arguments and data with which to defend philosophy’s place in the college curriculum, teachers seeking to learn about the value of philosophy outreach programs, and so on.
VPP is a work in progress.  Please send in additions to Nathan (email) and Justin  (via emailFacebookTwitter)!
VPP is organized into four pages:

Why Study Philosophy?

Why Study Philosophy?
What can it do for you?

V a l u a b l e  S k i l l s
Leave your preconceptions at the door! Philosophy delivers highly marketable, highly transferable skills. If your ideal career requires thinking, talking, or writing, we'll help you prepare.
The discipline teaches you how to think clearly, a gift that can be applied to any line of work.
If you're getting a liberal arts degree, here's a piece of welcome news: you're actually in more demand than those who are getting finance and accounting degrees.
Your parents might have worried when you chose Philosophy as a major. But a year-long survey of 1.2 million people shows that graduates in philosophy earned 103.5% more about 10 years post-commencement.
Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show
philosophy graduates are in growing demand from employers.
Most of management theory is inane, writes the founder of a consulting firm. If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead.
In an era in which chronic unemployment seems to demand hard skills, some students are turning to an ancient study that they say prepares them not for a job, but for the multiple jobs they expect to hold during their lifetimes.

B i g  Q u e s t i o n s
Ever wondered if God exists? If you have free will? If life has a meaning? Whether abortion / same-sex marriage / capitalism is right or wrong?If death is the end?
So have we! Believe it or not, we've made progress and we have answers—lots of them—backed up with reasons. Come join humanity's conversation before life gets in the way and you die wondering. 
Consider this question: "What Do I desire?"

H i g h  S c o r e s
Thinking about graduate school? Add up the three sections:
Philosophy majors have the highest overall score on the GRE. (New data for 2013, same story: philosophy dominates)

How about business school? Philosophy majors outperform majors in economics, statistics, finance, accounting, etc.

Need that J.D.? Philosophy is a better bet than political science, pre-law, and anything starting with "business."
Philosophers enjoy the best chance of admission to medical school of any major.