Average GRE Scores – Harvard School of Engineering

Raghuram Sukumar Universities 3 Comments

I found this interesting data in Harvard University’s Schools of Engineering and Applied Sciences about Average GRE Scores, Admission Enrollment, Selectivity.

Above all last section lists colleges selected by students who were admitted to Harvard.

Graduate Enrollment

  • Total graduate engineering enrollment: 416
  • Master’s degree full-time: 18
  • Master’s degree part-time: 7
  • Ph.D. full-time: 391

By Degree & Major

Note: Numbers are approximate (depending on time of declaration of field).

  • Applied Mathematics: 24
  • Applied Physics: 138
  • Computer Science: 68
  • Engineering Sciences: 185

By Gender (all degrees)

  • Women: 104 (25%)
  • Men: 312 (75%)

By Race/Ethnicity/Nationality

  • African American: 3
  • Asian American/Pacific: 44
  • Hispanic American: 9
  • Native American: 0
  • Foreign National: 185

Number of Applicants

  • Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.): 1,331
  • Total acceptances: 199
  • Overall acceptance rate: 15%

Average Scores

  • Average GPA: 3.80
  • Average GRE Verbal Score: 566
  • Average GRE Quantitative Score: 782
  • Average GRE Analytical Score: 4.3
  • TOEFL required for international students: Yes
  • Minimum TOEFL score required for computer test: 213
  • Minimum TOEFL score required for paper test: 550

Top Cross Over Programs

Accepted students in engineering and applied sciences who chose not to attend Harvard, most commonly went to:

  • Stanford University
  • MIT
  • UC-Berkeley
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cambridge University (UK)
  • Johns Hopkins
  • University of Pennsylvania

Source of Above Data


  1. does this hold true for biological sciences at harvard?

    I am confused about this, whether or not harvard gives stipend to phd students.

  2. Hey HSB and Dear Readers,

    Please throw light on the following question I have.

    Suppose Candidate A has a GRE score of 1300 (Current Format) and Candidate B has a GRE score of 290 (New Format). Lets assume that both the candidates have excelled more or less equally in their academics and have weighty SOPs. If I am not mistaken GRE scores should be given maximum weightage here for admittance. So in such a scenario how will they compare the two scores. I mean how good or bad is a 1300 from 290?

  3. l am an international student, a Nigerian. l am interested in studying avaition engerineering. How do l go about getting admitted.

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