Students applying at graduate schools in the US generally belong to two categories — those who understand the impact of GRE scores on scholarships and those who don’t.

This article is purely intended to help students who don’t have a good understanding of the entire admission process.

Here are some selected comments from such students.

I scored 980 in the GRE, can I get admission at US schools for masters in mechanical engineering with full scholarship?

I’m applying for the Fall 2011 semester, can I get admission in top ranked US universities for a GRE Score of 1,050? If so, send me the list of 5 universities ASAP.

My GRE score is 1,150, I want to know if I’m eligible to get scholarship at US schools.

GRE Scores and Scholarships

The above comments (which are only among the many) clearly show that these students don’t know how graduate school admission process in the U.S. works.

They visit this blog by searching in Google and read 1 or 2 articles and comments and then immediately assume that posting another comment will get them the answer they need.

Responding to each of such comments is time consuming, especially when repeating the same answers.

If these visitors hang around the blog longer to read a few more posts, they will get a working idea of how the U.S. admission process works as well as about the true impact of GRE scores on scholarships.

In general, if you have a GRE score way above the minimum required GRE scores for admission, you have a high chance of getting some form of financial aid (scholarship, RA, TA, fellowship, etc.) together with admission.

However, students simply don’t understand the above answers but they prefer to see tables like this:

GRE Scores Scholarships Universities
less than 1000 No Scholarship List of schools
1000 to 1100 Yes/No 5 Universities
1200 and above yes list of universities

Wouldn’t it be nice to have such a list for all the possible GRE exam scores to every department at all colleges and universities in the U.S.?

I would love to have such a table or software that can do that work. If there is such a table, soon all the U.S. education consulting companies will be out of business.

If you belong to the student group who believes that for any given GRE score, there are universities that will give admission with scholarship, you are wrong.

You need to have exceptional skills and have above the minimum requirements for admission to get admission with scholarships.


  1. dhani bhakta shahi on June 7, 2018 at 3:33 AM

    is it possible to get any university for RA with score 305 and 2 AWA and it is good to take RE-GRE exam or it enough for MS agriculture?

  2. samir misra on February 8, 2013 at 3:09 AM

    hello i have excellent gre and also TOEFL and gained mark in subject gre also but i have low academic marks and i passed lots of exam with lots of effort so lots of second or third attempt remarks are there in my marks sheet ……in spite of such low marks , is there any probability to get scholarship ?

  3. rukmani on December 30, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Hi! how to actually ask the university for fee waiver.what is the actual procedure for it?please…. help me out

  4. philip antwi adjei on November 28, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    hi my name is philip, and am a graduate pharmacist with a Gre score of vr 520, qr 680 and aw of 4.5. which universities in the US are likely to offer me full or partial scholarship in Master of pharmaceutical sciences or clinical pharmacy. Thanks

  5. philip antwi adjei on November 28, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    hi there please my name is philip a graduate pharmacist with a score of 680 quantitative , 520 verbal and 4 in analytical writing. which universities in the US are likely to grant me full or partial scholarship in the ff. Masters in Pharmaceutical sciences or clinical pharmacy

  6. Gursimranjeet Singh on July 20, 2012 at 5:35 AM

    Can you tell me plz. about the requirement to take scholarship in MS in Top 50 Universities in US through GRE.
    Plz. give me solution

  7. paras on June 26, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    can i get scholarship for master in structural enggineering in us? how much i will get scholarship …………can you tell me the requirement for getting scholarship…………

  8. Olisa on April 15, 2012 at 5:27 AM

    What are my admission chances for Masters in Economics with GRE 650 (Quantitative) and 570 (Verbal) and 3.0 (Writing)?

  9. sarada on March 7, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    hello..i am doing my in cse.I want to do MS furhter with a full scholarship.Could any one suggest what things i need to do for that.
    Can anyone suggest me the GRE pattern and score of it.
    Suggest me some gud programmes for computer science MS

  10. Bharat Dadi on October 31, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    hellow all !can any one suggest me with these profile,do I v any chance for texas austin,texas A&M or clemson university?with or without funding?
    10th grade-70%
    12th grade-89%
    Bachelor in Information Technology-74% .
    GRE-Ist attempt(Q-780+V-450+AWA-2.5)
    Toefl-expecting near 100
    I wanna persue my M.S. in Computer Science.
    Pls suggest me some good university where I can get scholarship with my these profile,thank you all.

  11. helal on July 26, 2011 at 7:38 AM

    hellow all !can any one suggest me with these profile,do I v any chance for texas austin,texas A&M or clemson university?with or without funding?
    10th grade-77.5%
    12th grade-77.1%
    Bachelor in civil engineering-58.5% with 11 backlog.
    GRE-Ist attempt(Q-780+V-450+AWA-2.5)
    2nd attempt(Q-760+V-520+AWA-expecting over 3)
    Toefl-expecting over 100
    work experience-4yr,1year with intl.japaneese company
    I wanna persue my M.S. in structure.
    Pls suggest me some good university where I can get scholarship with my these profile,thank you all

  12. kuldeep makwana on April 29, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    sir i have scored 700 in verbal and 650 in quant but only 3 in awa section.wat i wana ask is whether i will be able to get scholarship while persuing my phd

  13. Nathan John on September 30, 2010 at 10:51 PM

    Hei Friends,

    Many of you are interested in USA Degree!! but one thing is that, GRE is not the prime of getting scholarship in US University. It is an additional requirement. You have to show your skill via your Excellent Academic result/Outstanding research idea..Thus you may deserve USA scholarship. Without having extraordinary performance it is quite hard to get a scholarship now a day… Yah, it was possible 40-50 years ago. But not now.

  14. Ripon Eugine Corraya on August 29, 2010 at 3:51 AM

    I am a student of EEE in Bangladesh and would like to study MS in the same subject in USA. I am looking for scholarship and name of the Universities have this subject.

  15. surya28 on August 18, 2010 at 1:28 AM

    can u plz suggest me the best universities in US to pursue my masters in electrical engineering

  16. ifeanyi amadi on August 1, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    pls i have a GRE score of 1,110 and a TOEFL score of 87.Please which univ. in usa that will grant scholarship for graduste study.I graduated with a first class honours

  17. salman on July 23, 2010 at 3:56 AM

    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 …..

    • sohail on December 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM

      I need an advice from you sir,
      how did you get your research paper published ??
      I’m a 3rd year IT engineering student and I do not have a great cgpa (6.75 till 6th sem) , hence I would like to boost my admission chances with at least one research paper in my field ,
      please help

  18. Elias on May 12, 2010 at 3:46 AM

    My name is Elias and I am from Ethiopia.
    I would like to know what the effects of a CGPA are on the GRE results. I have an Electrical Engineering Degree with a CGPA of 2.3
    I am currently working as a software programmer and just got my CCNA certificate. Would I get a scholarship to the USA to do my Masters in fields like Computer Engineering, software Engineering or any other It related field. If i get a good results, would i get a scholarship. How would my CGPA affect my chances of getting one.
    Please give information about what exams i would have to take, and what results are good to get me a Masters Scholarship in the USA.

  19. omar faroque on March 27, 2010 at 9:05 AM

    i am Bangladeshi student.i have completed my graduation from international islamic univecity dept of EEE.I have achieved 65%marks.if my GRE score is 1300 above,can i get full scholarship.inform me about the university and addmission schedule.

  20. suma on March 24, 2010 at 11:42 PM

    Is there any kinda fees reduction in the universities if v ve the aggregate of 70% n above in our graduation?
    n can v surely get part time jobs within the campus in the begining itself?
    plz help

  21. SEBINEZA B Adrien on March 9, 2010 at 11:29 PM

    This is to apply for admission and scholarship to study in Wales University in UK. Infact, I hold a Bachelor degree in social sciences, Administration.Then, I'd like to improve my knowledge in social sciences especially in socilogy of developpement. I don't know if my degree could fit well with the faculty and have my departement. If not, can you give me the list of your faculties and departement to choose which fits me. Nowdays, I'm planning officer at Mines and Geology Authority. Please brief me how can I send you my academic transcript and relevant documents if necessary. I look forward to hearing from you

    Sincerely yours.

  22. kofi on March 2, 2010 at 3:03 AM

    Hi Everybody,

    I got a GRE Score of 1400 ( verbal: 620, quantitative : 780 and AW: 3.5) Unfortunately, I got no financial aid from Rutgers University and the University of Pittsburgh. I would be glad if you can suggest to me Universities where I can get some financial aid because i cant afford graduate studies without financial aid. My undergraduate cumulative average was 65% and I am from Ghana in west africa.

    I intend to study Transportation Engineering.

    • snehal lokhande on March 23, 2010 at 5:59 AM

      hey ,kofi u gt such an awesum score well right now m in 2nd yr dun have dat much idea about universities ..ol d best n u can get admission in PURDUE UNI

  23. Vinay Ganji on February 6, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Hi Sir,

    I have a GRE score of 1030, verbal-320 quant-710, Analytical writing 3.5, I have TOEFL iBt score of 93, I have completed Engineering in E&C (VTU) with 65 % aggregate, i have 2 years of working experience in software industry.

    I intend to do MS with specialization in Robotics/ Mechatronics

    Please see below, for the short listed universities, please let me know if i have a chance of getting admissions into these universities

    1. Colorado State university
    2. University of Detroit, Mercy
    3. University of Denver.
    4. Oklahoma State university
    5. Western Michigan university.

    Also could you suggest me some other good universities which offer MS in Robotics/ Mechatronics, Also suggest if there are any chances of scholarship.


  24. saurabh on February 6, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    I have done my MBBS and applied for PhD programs in Biomedical Sciences in 3 US universities. my GRE score is 1100 and TOEFL is 85.

    all the universities I applied give stipend to their student along with full fee waiver. Sould I have to submit any financial document before starting the course? what are the chances of getting in the PhD program with my scores.?

  25. Andrie Tanusetiawan on February 6, 2010 at 12:45 PM


    Usually there are departmental scholarships that you can apply to once you are enrolled in a university.

    Jesus bless you,

    Andrie Tanusetiawan

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