“Hello, I have my GPA around 3. If I were to choose 1 among the top 20 universities, what should be my probable GRE score. I’m planning for Fall 2010 semester, which I would complete 2 years of my work experience. I want to specialize in computer science, and I have completed my BS in computer Science. I wanted your suggestion about GMAT. For my profile what do you think would help me Master’s in Technology or in Management. I’m even interested in management, but i want to go into a field which will give me a good lift up in my company.”
GPA Around 3.0
I would definitely like to know how you calculated your GPA with your degree from India. Unless your school observes a GPA system, it’s simply impossible to convert percentage grade into GPA on your own.
Having said that, I should note that U.S. universities have their own GPA Converter formula.
Admission in Top 20 Schools
To get college admission into the top 20 schools for master’s program, you will need to have research experience, which students from IIT, NIT, etc. have.
These would include recommendation letters from professors who are renowned and have knowledge about professors in U.S. schools, strong resumé, innovative project implementations, out of the box thinking and proof for these qualities/experience.
GRE Scores required for Top 20 Schools
I would bet GRE scores above 1,300 are safe ones. Since the GRE score is considered along with other factors, like paper presentations, projects, statement of purpose, resumé, etc., it’s hard to really determine exactly what is the minimum GRE score required.
However, you can find the minimum GRE scores required to get admission within the computer science program at the department’s admission page.
GRE or GMAT
There are many schools in the US that consider GRE for admission into their MBA program. For instance, Stanford University is accepting GRE scores for MBA admission.
So it’s good to know which U.S. schools accept GRE for MBA if in case you want to take up MBA. Check how to find GMAT Score from GRE Score.
MBA or MS?
Well, all I know about you are the above 4 lines in the question you asked. Each person is unique and it would be a mistake from my part to suggest that MBA is good for you or maybe a master’s in technology is better.
At end of the day, you are going to work and earn money. If you are not happy with your job, then life will be difficult. So please take considerable time to decide which field of study will be your best fit.
Also, you can come to the U.S. for MBA but if you don’t like it, change into MS or vice versa. So, I will let you decide which you would take, an MBA or MS. All I can do is guide you with key information.
Minimum Admission Requirements
All U.S. schools have minimum admission requirements. If all the minimum admission requirements are not satisfied, then the student will be given conditional admission status.