Good GRE Score for US Universities Admission

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Raghuram Sukumar GRE 111 Comments

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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Comments

  1. divya

    I scored 314(V-152, Q-162) I’ve applied to univ of wisconsin madison, univ of florida, north carolina state univ and univ of california, berkeley. I’ve a Cgpa of 9.27/10 till my 5th sem in Electrical Engg and am the topper of my colg. What are my chances of getting into those univs with such scores? Are my gre scores too low??

  2. nirav

    gre 1370 and cgpa 9.45 which universities would be available in usa for ms in computer/electrical engineering

  3. Devapriya

    Hi,
    I am a student of English Literature and have scored a 1260 in my GRE. It would be great if you could tell me if this is good enough a score for my field. I wish to do Film studies for my Ph.D.
    Thanks!

  4. kanika verma

    I have scored a 1280 in my GRE exam. I am currently doing my b.tech in biomedical engg and want to pursue my masters in this field. Please help me with the colleges that are suitable for me with an appropriate financial aid. My profile is

    10th: 93%

    12th:80%

    b.tech: 9.05

    1. sp

      hey why you want study.its finished your happy life so just join my company and……………………………………..

  5. emmadishetty rohit

    hii.. i got 1250 in gre (quants-750,verbal-500) and i have 85%,93%,70% percentages in tenth,12th and grads accordingly and toefl score is 90 and im planning for fall-2011,so pls can u tell me the list of top colleges that will be available for my admission with a handsome aid..

    thank you..

  6. bhavna

    sir,I have scored a 990 on the gre(math-710 & eng 280).could u please tell me whether i wud get an admission in a better university with funding..or shud i prefer writing the xam again in nov or dec?I wish to go to us by nxt aug-sep!I'm pursuing my b-tech final now.

  7. harsha

    hello everyone,
    my acads 64%B.Tech , GRE 1020(verbal 310, quant 710) , IELTS 6.5 , TOEFL 75.
    Can i apply for univ's using GRE and IELTS. i think i cannot be admitted with TOEFL coz its too low. Please suggest me.

  8. srikanth

    i score 68% in b.tech(electronics and communication)wil it effect to get seat in ms and also in scholarship

  9. Rajan Sangwan

    i have scored 57% in my Enineering (Electronics and Comm.).Will this %age will effect to get admission in MS or we just require good GRE score ?

  10. amandeep brar

    sir,

    I am doing mechanical engineering…i want to do m.s in mechanical field…

    can you tell me which college is best for mechanical students..

    as i have seen you answered all the questions for electronics and computer science ,bitech etc..

    and what will you suggest how much score are required to get admission in the same..

    thank you

  11. harshni

    I am doing my btech 3rd year cse. i havent written gre test. how should i start my preparation to write it this year

    1. srinivas

      hi!!!! this is srinivas……. me too studing in b.tech 3rd year cse, i am planning to write GRE exam in this year and i have started going to coaching in one of the top institute so first u collect the required books , join in good institute , be thorough in maths

  12. ashish kumar

    hii..i have gre score of 1480 (800-quant and 680-verbal).but i have second division in my 12th and grads .i did my engg in information technology and have a work experience of 2 years.can u please tell me that will top notch universities consider me for admission in their masters in computer science program and will i be able to get scholorships too…plzz reply i would be thankful…i want to do ms in information systems or computer science…

  13. fatima

    hi, my gre score is 1480 and academics is 80 percent………can u plz suggest wat univs can i apply to.electronics and computers….also i have a ten week summer internship experience from abroad……….do u think i can make it to cmu??

  14. ashish kumar

    hii..i have gre score of 1480 (800-quant and 680-verbal).but i have second division in my 12th and grads .i did my engg in information technology and have a work experience of 2 years.can u please tell me that will top notch universities consider me for admission in their masters in computer science program and will i be able to get scholorships too…plzz reply i would be thankful…

  15. Rohit

    Hello!!

    I am in third year Mechanical B.Tech

    i have given my GRE and got 1140(Q 800 & V 340). i want to pursue MS in Mechanics or CAD/CAM with scholarship. In which universities in USA i can apply. I am the branch topper with

    cgpa of 9.39

    12th- 88% and 10th – 83.2 %

    1 paper in proceedings for international conference.

    I want to take admission in fall 2011.

  16. param

    if i got 1000-1100 marks which college i can get ..
    ..and my b.tec% IS 62 AND MY 10 IS 70 AND INTER % IS 84 …. SOPLZ ASSIST ME……………

  17. salman

    Hello Frnds !!!! i m prepare for GRE & TOFEL… how much score better for me get admission in Ms prog in US avg univercity with scolership…

    plzzzzzzz suggest me…

    My academic record is as under:-

    10th – 69%

    12th – 64%

    B.E. – 78% (c.s.e)

    .. 1 international research paper &

    .. 3 national research papers &

    .. 1 live project (website).

    Plzzz frnds suggest me …. ur comments is vry helpfull fr me … plzz suggest …..

  18. Nitin

    i got 1160 in Gre i'm havin 78,79 and 80 % in btech ,inter and tenth so what are the universities that i can apply

  19. Sneha Ambekar

    I am currently in the final year of B. pharmacy and I would like to pursue my M S in Forensic sciences from a good university in US. I am taking GRE exam at the end of July. When should i take the TOEFL examination? What is a good score in both these exams for obtaining full scholarship in the desired course? Also when should i begin the application process? please answer these questions as soon as possible.

  20. jinosha

    I am doing my bpharmarcy now. I would like to do my Ms in pharmaceutics in US.what is the maximum score I should get to get an admission in the top universities?

  21. kumar

    i have a gre score of 1530 (quants 800 , verbal 730). i wanna study ms in electrical and computer. what are my prospects?

    1. manoj

      hi i am manoj. i am doing third year mechanical in ceg campus. can u plz give me some tips to improve my GRE score. which coaching centre is better according to u sir?

      1. kumar

        for vocab i suggest barron's word list. I had mugged up all the words. I had taken help from princeton review coaching centre

    2. Prashant

      hei..

      congrats for the GRE score..

      I am also preparing for GRE and i had some doubts…like if i give GRE in dEC 2010, CAN i apply for admission aroud next 4-5 months or after Dec 2011?

      And also The Scores depicted by GRE bible and other softwares really legitimate??

      1. kumar

        If u take gre in dec 2010 u can go for fall 2011. But i suggest u check out university websites for application deadlines. Also for financial aid u need to apply early. U can't take gre bible and other such softwares seriously. All depends on wat happens on the day of actual gre. I never got such a score in any mock test but things turned out well on actual gre.

    3. neil

      hey hi there kumar .

      congrats on ur awesome score…………..

      hope u get gud univ like urbana champion and …………….

      tell how u managed to mug up barron's list

      i am planng to give m gre in nov mid . suggest me some tps pls…

  22. Md. Abdullahil Baki

    I got 1200 (q-720 and v-480) in GRE. I am an agriculturist and doing my MS in plant pathology. My BSC ag Hons mark percentage is 70.01% and MS result is CGPA 3.984 out of 4.000. I would like to do my phd from one of the leading universities in USA with full scholarship. which universities i should apply. I had not appeared for toefl yet.

    1. nirav

      gre 1370 and cgpa 9.45 which universities would be available in usa for ms in computer/electrical engineering

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