Good GRE Score for US Universities Admission

By Raghuram Sukumar GRE Edit

What is considered as a “good GRE score” for U.S. graduate school admission?

It depends on your relative understanding of the word “good”.

I was reading through the comments to respond to and I did find one common question among those comments in posts about GRE scores.

The same question was asked in different flavor by different students:

  • What is a good GRE score?
  • What is the minimum GRE score required for admission to U.S. Universities?
  • I scored 295 in GRE, is that score good enough to get admission?
  • I want to study PhD in biotechnology, what is a good GRE Score for graduate school admission
  • What is the minimum GRE score required for admission in M.S. computer science?

So what is a good GRE score?

I’m really not sure how to answer the question “What is good GRE Score”.

What I’m sure about, though, everyone is still in the process of learning about GRE scores and how this whole U.S. school admission process works.

I strongly suggest them to read the free e-book, Student Guide to U.S. Universities.

I think what they really want to know is what are average GRE exam scores required for admission to universities or the minimum GRE scores required for admission.

However, the truth is, there is no such a thing as a good GRE score or bad GRE score.

There is only one GRE exam score, i.e., what you have scored and it’s now up to you to find if that score is sufficient enough to get admission.

Good GRE Score Examples

If you apply to a few universities, get admission, and get I-20 and visa, then we could say that your GRE test score is good…or maybe not that good.

But, there are other questions that you can see above, which are difficult to answer.

There are so many colleges and universities in the U.S. so responding with one answer like “Minimum GRE Score required for admission with PhD in Biotechnology with scholarship is 30,” might not be possible.

The bottom line: aim for the best possible score you can get with a good study plan for GRE. Then pick the good college that matches your profile.

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