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How to Find Minimum GRE Scores for Graduate School Admission?

It is fair to say that every student’s first visit to U.S. university websites commonly involve them searching for the minimum GRE scores or Average GRE Scores required for admission.

It is not always easy to find the required GRE scores for admission to specific programs, but fortunately, there is an easy way to this.

University of Buffalo

Master’s  program for biotechnology website doesn’t say the required GRE score. But still, the site had listed the contact details:

For further information and advisement, please contact:

  • Dr. Stephen Koury
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • E-mail:

So this means, sending Dr. Koury an email inquiry will help you find the admission requirements. Usually, they will respond to prospective students.

  • GRE Test Scores and Scoring

Email to Dr. Koury

Dear Dr.Koury,
I am a final year undergraduate student from Anna University (India). I am very much interested to pursue my graduate studies at your institution. I have a percentage of 83.32. I would like to know about the minimum GRE scores for pursuing graduate studies in biotechnology. I have a GRE score of 950 (verbal 310 and quantitative 640). Will I be eligible to apply to your program?? I have great interest in biotechnology. I have strong profile with paper presentations and projects. Will these factors help me in getting a graduate program admission at your prestigious institution??

Thank you.

Response from Dr.Koury

Your GRE scores are not competitive for admission as you need at least 1,100 total. This is based on the scores our accepted applicants have had over the last few years.

Stephen T. Koury, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences
University at Buffalo, 26 Cary Hall
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

Did you see how easy is to get answers about admission requirements? Thanks to Vicky for forwarding this email.

You can do the same thing with other departments. But make sure you email to the right contact person listed on the website.

Professors who take care of admission will have the information about admission requirements.

If you questions related to a project / research, you can send emails to particular professors but not necessarily concerning admission requirements.


  1. kanishk on August 22, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    Dear Dr.Koury

    i have already submitted my application to UB, my GRE score is 306/340 and toefl score is 97/120. Considering, rest of my application is at par with the requirement.
    What are my chances of getting into UB.

  2. roozbeh on May 27, 2010 at 12:25 AM

    hi ,ihave been student of B.S of physics in iran,& iwill graduate 3months later.
    i had hopeless scores in my B.S period with average of 12.00. & have no any paper. decided to take apart in gre subject, is there any hope for me for
    admission with any kind of scholarships in american or canadian universiti
    es? what score of gre general and subject should i gain?

  3. Shubham on January 27, 2010 at 12:54 AM

    please can i get the list of universities which does not require GRE for doing MS in kinesiology or exercise physiology

  4. vinay on December 26, 2009 at 11:55 PM

    i have a GRE Score of 1130 , could u suggest me somw universities where i could get funding..if not funding i atleast expect some quick part time jobs.. i have done my enginnering from the stream electronics and communication with an agregate of 72.3%

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