What is a Good GRE Score?

If you are looking to secure admission into a good university, this is a question that probably has crossed your mind: What is a good GRE score?

A competitive GRE score is ultimately based on the university in which you want to get into. While some universities have higher cut-offs or the highest GRE score, others do not. Simply put, a high GRE score is one that helps you get into the bracket in which our applications are reviewed.

 

SCORING PATTERN OF THE GRE

 

The GRE is split into 3 sections: Verbal, Quants and AWA. The Verbal Section tests your aptitude in vocabulary, and your basic grammatical skills, while the Quants Section tests your logical reasoning in the field of Mathematics.

The AWA (Analytical Writing Assessment) is a section that is based on your writing skills. Writing skills are developed over a period of time. Consistent practice can help you enhance the way you pen down your essays. Essays are of two types: ISSUE and ARGUMENT.

Scoring System:

  • The VERBAL and the QUANTITATIVE sections are scored between 130 and 170, with increments of 1 point

  • AWA is scored between 0 and 6.

The highest GRE score is 340, 170 in the Verbal Section and 170 in the Quants section.

 

SCORE RANGE

Scoring ranges differ depending on the university bracket that you are looking for. While top universities work in the score bracket above 320, many others require lower cut-offs. As we mentioned earlier, what is a good GRE score? A good GRE score is about what bracket your target universities are in.

Successful applicants to top universities generally get a GRE score report well above 320, while applying to the top colleges and having a well-rounded profile. Remember that a well-rounded application is as important as a good GRE score. Most universities have cut-offs much lower than those published by top universities.

Do not worry about securing a 320+ score unless you are an MIT, Harvard or Stanford aspirant. Most Tier 2 and Tier 3 universities that are outstanding in their pedagogical systems have cut-offs way lower, and your target should be determined by your profile and your aspirations.

We, at Jamboree, would love to assist every kind of applicant, do give us a call and speak to us for more!!

 

AVERAGE GRE SCORES OF TOP UNIVERSITIES 

“Good” is a very subjective term so instead of going there, let’s check out what some of the top grad schools in the world are expecting from you… No pressure!

 

 

University accepting GRE Scores

Verbal

Quantitative

Writing

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

158

159

5.3

Stanford University

159

158

4.8

University of California, Berkeley

153 – 156

167

4.5

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

155

167

5.0

University of Virginia

163

166

4.5

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

160

167

5.0

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

158

160

4.5

Georgia Institute of Technology

158

167

4.3

University of California – San Diego

162

160

5.5

University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign

155

165

4.0

University of Wisconsin – Madison

163

163

4.5

University of Washington

156

167

4.0

Pennsylvania State University

150

165

3.0

University of Florida (UFL)

154

165

3.0

The University of Texas, Austin

155

165

4.0

Ohio State University

156

165

4.0

California Institute of Technology

160

157

5.0

Duke University

160

160

4.5

The University of Chicago

158

167

4.0

Northwestern University

160

160

5.0

Washington University in St. Louis

161

160

5.0

Johns Hopkins University

163

164

4.8

Rice University

160

167

5.0

Emory University

153

163

4.0-6.0

University of Notre Dame

165

165

5.3

Vanderbilt University

157

166

4.8

Johns Hopkins University

159

162

4.2

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