What makes a good GRE score?

What makes a good GRE score?

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.

 UniversityVerbal avg. marksQuant marksQuant avg. marks
Purdue university158160163
Michigan Ann Arbor154159161
Georgia Technological155159161
Illinois Urbana155159163
University of California155159161
Stanford university158160163
Massachusetts institute of technology157160162
Cornell university160159162
University of Texas Austin155157160
Carnegie Mellon University159159161

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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