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|
|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|
|7 (tie)||University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign/td>||165|
|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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