What makes a good GRE score?Anisha Mukhija
A common query that arises in most of the Graduate Record Examinations candidates is, “What is a fine GRE mark?” Will my marks be enough to secure me a seat in my dream college? Well, the answer subtle lies in the question itself. Different colleges have different cut-offs and requirements. So, what you consider as a good GRE score might not be the same for a particular institute! Every college has specific admission criteria. To be more precise, each department within a college might’ve different score requisite.
How to find out the essential GRE score requirement for a university?
The best thing to do is to visit their site. Their website will show the admission criteria including Graduate Record Examinations benchmark score. The quant & verbal section are separately viewed thus making the departments to have a varied idea of a good Graduate Record Examinations score. Major of the top colleges are pretty obvious regarding their requirements. They state minimal marks for a section as well as the overall to get a seat into their institute.
The bottom-line is that you need to understand the needs of your ideal college before concluding a good score/ bad score.
|University||Verbal avg. marks||Quant marks||Quant avg. marks|
|Michigan Ann Arbor||154||159||161|
|University of California||155||159||161|
|Massachusetts institute of technology||157||160||162|
|University of Texas Austin||155||157||160|
|Carnegie Mellon University||159||159||161|
1. Great Marks: Getting 163 + in verbal, 165 + in quantitative & an overall of 328 plus will make you among 10% of GRE toppers. You need to also have 5.0+ in AWA.
2. Good Marks: Getting 158 to 162 in verbal, 159 to 164 in quantitative & an overall of 317- 327 will make you among 25% of scorers. You need to also get 4.5 in AWA.
3. Modest marks: Getting 152 to 157 in verbal & 153 to 158 in quantitative & an overall of 305 & 316 will make you among st 50% of the scorers. You need to also get 4.0+ in AWA.
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