Top Engineering Graduate Programs and Average GRE Quant Scores 2017

According to the Council of Graduate Schools, engineering is the most popular field of study by quantity of applications (321,521 in Fall 2015). If you’re thinking of applying to a top engineering graduate program, you’ll want to have an idea about the GRE score range for the best schools in the U.S. We’ve got information about the top engineering programs and their average GRE Quant scores for 2017 from U.S. News & World Report:

Ranking School Average GRE Quantitative Score
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 167
2 Stanford University 167
3 University of California–Berkeley 166
4 California Institute of Technology 168
5 Carnegie Mellon University 165
6 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 166
7 (tie) Georgia Institute of Technology 164
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9 Purdue University–West Lafayette 164
10 University of Texas–Austin (Cockrell) 165

Although U.S. News & World Report does not provide average GRE Verbal score data, we recommend that you aim for a score range of 155 – 160 for the schools on this list. Of course, having the perfect GRE score doesn’t guarantee admission to any graduate program, but it helps if your score falls within the average range.

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