ucla gre scores

ucla gre scores

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I pulled out the data for Average GRE Scores for M.S. and PhD for Computer Science for UCLA.

They have listed Average GRE Scores under following categories

  • International Students – M.S. and PhD
  • Domestic Students – M.S. and PhD

Following are data for applicants admitted for study beginning Fall 2012.

M.S. Ph.D.
Applicants 830 446
Admits 168   75
Enrolled   72   29

Average GPA of all admittees: 3.67 (A=4.0)

Average GRE scores – Admitted Students

  • International Ph.D. : V: 153 (62%); Q: 164 (91%); AW : 4.0 (48%);
  • Domestic Ph.D. :      V: 159 (84%); Q: 163 (89%); AW:  4.6. (63%);
  • International M.S. :   V: 156 (76%); Q: 165 (92%); AW: 3.87 (47%);
  • Domestic M.S. :        V: 158 (79%); Q: 161 (85%); AW:  4.5 (72%)

Did you notice something about the above data?

GRE Analytical writing score for International Students is lowers than Domestic students.

Same applies to GRE Verbal Score.

Quantitative scores are higher for International Students.  My guess is that, most of the International students should be from China and India.

Do you think it’s because of being Native English Speakers vs Non-Native English speakers?

See if you can find such differences with other Average Revised GRE Scores for Princeton University.

Average GRE UCLA

  • Clinical Psychology – V: 671/165 ; Q : 749/163 ; AW: 5.1
  • Mechanical Engineering – Verbal, above the 70th percentile; Quantitative, above the 88th percentile; Analytical Writing score above 4.0
  • Electrical Engineering – Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical sections have averaged 541, 770, and 3.83, respectively.

Cost of Studying in UCLA

The total amount = $49,946 ( living and educational expenses for the 2012-2013 academic year )

This includes

  • US $29,720 for tuition and fees for three quarters
  • US $20,226 for basic living costs (food, rent, laundry, local transportation, books and supplies, etc.)

Next – Average GRE Scores by U.S. Universities and Major.


  1. priya on December 8, 2012 at 5:23 AM

    Hi, I have a question here if i can get some answers, it would be of much help. I took gre in august 2012 and have 155 (V), 159 (Q) and 4.0 (AW). I would want to go for PhD electrical Engineering program. I did apply to some middle level University for spring 2013. I got a reject even from there. My profile includes 6 years of relevant industry experience and i hold a good academic record, though I am not from a premiere institute of India. Just curious to know, do universities always prefer graduates from some premiere institutes like IITs etc for PhD courses? what could have gone wrong that i did not get a response from a University ranks between ~ 60-70.
    I am apprehensive to apply for Fall 2013 term now, to other universities, considering that my profile probably stands nowhere and i should drop the idea of a PhD and settle down in other aspects of life. Has anyone before got into PhD Electrical engineering from similar background? It would be encouraging to know.

  2. Devajeet on December 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    my gre score is 330 and TOEFL is 114 but my acad avg is 62%. Can I apply to any good university. because GPA clearly is the single most important criteria for many colleges.

  3. saksha on December 6, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    my gre score is 286.toefl 101.will i get admit

  4. Sunil on December 6, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    thanks for posting these average GRE scores. But is it not safe to assume that for the top 20-30 schools, one must aim for a 320+ in their GREs regardless of what the average is. I say this because a lot of people who apply from India are under the wrong assumption that scoring the average score from a particular university is enough for them to get admitted.

    • Raghu on December 6, 2012 at 7:25 PM

      Yup. 320 and good profile.

  5. shakuka on December 6, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    hello, can you put information on average gpa &gre for universities in Louisiana: Lafayette, L. state university, Latech? thank you in advance

  6. Debarchan on December 6, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    my GRE score is 307 ( verbal 149, quants 158, analytical 3 ). and my toefl is 84. I want to apply for Phd program in Geology. So would you please recommend me some suitable universities?

  7. AruniRC on December 6, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Dear Raghu, your observation in the trend of GRE scores was quite interesting. It might well be so – for native-english speakers writing the analytical essays would be more natural. for intl. applicants obviously the same degree of fluency would not come automatically…. inherently the system is fair – ppl who *should* get better scores have a higher cutoff.

    incidentally, scoring high on the quant. doesnt mean that the AWA would be high. I luckily got a 165 v , 165q. however AWA was 4.5 only. top schools like JHU have a cutoff of 5 in the AWA. so kinda screwed there.

    lots of things are to be factored in of course.

  8. osama on December 5, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    my f1 visa got rejected yesterday, reason of rejection was why i applied in only one college , Los Angeles southwest college , she wanted a better reason on why m i going to this community college. can you tell me when i should reapply , my semester starts on 2nd FEB 2013, and how to present myself fr the 2nd time?

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