Here’s Rahul @ Average GRE Scores.
Hi! I have a GRE score of 1,070 (V = 390, Q = 680). But my GPA is 8.22/10, which is equivalent to 3.24/4.
I want to do my M.S. in computer science in some fairly standard U.S. university. So can anyone please suggest me the universities where I can be admitted?
Also, is there any hope of me getting some financial aid if I can prepare my letters of recommendation and SOP well and do a few certifications as well in different software programming languages?
Financial Aid in USA for Grad School
Every student assumes that there is a certain university in the U.S. that will give financial aid with admission irrespective of your score. If you have such thoughts, then you are wrong.
There is no university in the U.S. that will give financial aid to all its international students, even public schools has budget realities to reckon with.
You will need to have exceptional academic profile compared to those of other students applying for the same program slots to receive some financial aid.
If someone with a GRE score of 1,400 applies at same university’s program, you are not going to get any financial aid. That other student with such a high score will get the financial assistance.
You have much better chances to get aid after you come to the U.S. and start working with for a professor in a certain research project.
By the way, you cannot simply convert your CGPA of 8.22 into GPA, there is no GPA Converter formula for that.
A GRE score of 1,070 is already good, but with that score, admission with scholarship will be a tough sell unless you have very good projects and good recommendation letters.
Even then, you will still have less than 10% chances to get financial aid.