GRE Scores for Top US Universities - 
GRE score is inarguably one of the most important elements for graduate level admission in the US universities.If the candidate is eyeing some of the best universities in the USA, it is imperative that he is aware of the complete admission procedure, including the GRE scores required by the universities. One thing to keep in mind is that the required GRE score varies within departments of the same university.

 

For example, the University of California, Berkeley, requires GRE 2017 score within the range of 154-159 for MS in Physics, but there is a requirement of massive 167 GRE score in English. Same is the case with other universities as well.

 

While a majority of the universities and departments accept GRE score, this, however, is not the sole criteria for admission. The universities admit students depending on their intake capacity. 

 

Before we discuss the required GRE Scores for Top US Universities, let us first take a look at the GRE pattern.

 

The GRE General Test measures an aspirant's verbal, quantitative, critical thinking and analytical writing skills which are covered in three sections — Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing. GRE is scored on a scale of 130-170.

Measure

Number of Questions

Allotted Time

Analytical Writing (One section with two separately timed tasks)

One "Analyse an Issue" task and one "Analyse an Argument" task

30 minutes per task

Verbal Reasoning
(Two sections)

20 questions per section

30 minutes per section

Quantitative Reasoning
(Two sections)

20 questions per section

35 minutes per section

Here, we will discuss the average or minimum GRE score required by Top US Universities across four subjects - Computer Science, English, Economics and Physics. The GRE scores mentioned here pertain to the Verbal and Quantitative sections. It reflects that the candidate has to get a minimum required score between the mentioned relatives in both the sections. For example, if the candidate's score against a subject is 165-170, it means, he needs to score between 165-170 in both the sections. 

 

Want to know which universities do not require GRE score, check here

 

List of GRE Scores for Top US Universities

S. No.

Top Universities

1

Stanford

2

Princeton

3

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

4

University of California, Berkeley

5

Yale University

6

University of Chicago

7

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

8

Columbia University

9

Johns Hopkins University

GRE Scores for Top US Universities:

 

Harvard:

Ranked among the top universities in the world, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The university has more than 100 research centres and has 12 degree-granting schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The university offers over 8,000 courses. The best part about Harvard is that international students receive exactly the same financial aid as Americans.

 

As reflected in the table below, Harvard demands very high scores in GRE across all fields. Most of the departments require above 95 percentile or 165 points on the scale.

Department

Total

Computer Science

161-165

Economics

169-170

Physics

168-170

English

166

Stanford

Founded in 1885, Stanford is recognized as one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions. The seven schools of Stanford -  Business, Earth Sciences, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Sciences, Law and Medicine -- offer over 15 degrees. Stanford, too, follows a high standard when it comes to accepting GRE scores.

Department

Total

Computer Science

165-168

English

156-166

Economics

167-169

Physics

176

Princeton:

One of the most popular Ivy League institutes in the United States, there are three schools within the Princeton campus - School of Architecture, School of Engineering and Applied Science and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The University also has 34 departments offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Department

Total

Computer Science

161

English

164

Economics

169-170

Physics

160

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT):

Established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on April 10, 1861, MIT has five schools offering over 30 courses. The schools include School of Architecture and Planning, School of Engineering, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, MIT Sloan School of Management and School of Science. 

Department

Total

Computer Science

-

English

-

Economics

163-167

Physics

165-169

University of California, Berkeley:

Famous for the identification of vitamin E and many such pioneering researches, the University of California, Berkeley, has been ranked among the top ten universities in the world by almost all the reputed ranking agencies. Constituting 14 colleges and schools, the university offers around 350 degree programs.

Department

Total

Computer Science

160-164

English

161-167

Economics

163

Physics

154-159

Yale University:

Yale University is the third oldest institution of higher education in the United States and has three major academic components - Yale College for pursuing undergraduate program, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools.  Founded in 1701, the university has around 15 schools, and offers about 145 programs. 

Department

Total

Computer Science

Above 162

English

160

Economics

160

Physics

164-170

University of Chicago: A private research university, the University of Chicago was established in 1890 and focuses on  arts, engineering, medicine and education. University of Chicago’s graduate studies department has 5 divisions and 6 professional schools

Department

Total

Computer Science

159

English

-

Economics

167

Physics

Above 160

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA):

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is a private research university which offers over 335 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. It offers 150 graduate programmes which includes both management and health sciences subjects.

Department

Total

Computer Science

154/163

English

163

Economics

159/164

Physics

-

Columbia University:

Established in 1754, Columbia is the fifth oldest institution in the USA. Columbia University has 21 schools, which include the Columbia School of Journalism- the administrator of the famous Pulitzer prize. The 96 departments of the university offer courses in over 1,000 courses.

Department

Total

Computer Science

169

English

166-170

Economics

163-167

Physics

Above 162

Johns Hopkins University: One of the best known research universities in the USA, Johns Hopkins was founded in 1876 and is also the first research university in the USA. The university has 10 schools - School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Engineering, School of Nursing, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Peabody Institute, School of Business, School of Advanced International Studies and Applied Physics Laboratory.

Department

Total

Computer Science

153/160

English

-

Economics

162-170

Physics

-

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Im interested to do BBA in canada.Is it necessary to attempt GRE ?

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Dear,

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a 4-year full time undergraduate course. To study in Canada, you must have qualified their secondary level education or equivalent to pursue this course.Basic Requirement is :IELTS- 6.5, TOEFL- 88, CAEL- 70 and PTE- 65In Canada, GRE is required for master's level admission, and some universities and programs may need a good score in the test too.

As you intend to study business, you don't require appearing for GRE exam.

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Anantika Kushwaha 30th Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,


The type of exam should you give depends on the University you're looking for and also the course.


SAT or ACT is basically for Undergraduate courses while GRE and GMAT is for Postgraduate courses. TOEFL and IELTS are basically English Proficiency tests. They are given by the candidates whose native language is not English, it too varies according to the university. Every university has it's different criteria but if you're looking for Undergraduate course then you should give SAT as it is accepted by many universities and the language exam based on what the university is accepting.

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Anantika Kushwaha 13th Apr, 2020
Hello Aspirant,


Try searching for the top universities and apply for them. If your GRE score is low but above the required score then a strong LOR of SOP may compensate for it. While selecting the candidates GRE is not the only criterion taken into account.
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I want to pursue a PhD from english- speaking country. So do I need to take IELTS and GRE both?

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Dear Akira a,

As per your query there is no need to go for both ,You can choose any of one Where you should good score .You can either GRE or IELTS or TOFEL .Score is much more important So as per my suggest please focus in one .

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