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GRE Scores Required to Get into Top American Universities

Wondering what GRE score would get you into your favourite university. Learn more about the average GRE scores needed to study in leading American universities.

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Students need to remember the fact that admission is based not just on the GRE score but also on the UG score, work experience/project experience, English skills and the ‘Statement of Purpose’.

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GRE profile evaluation is an integral part of the admissions process. A score of 330 and above on your GRE coupled with a great undergraduate score and a good score on the TOEFL/IELTS is a sure-shot way to grant you admission into America’s leading universities like MIT, Harvard and Stanford. Year-on-year GRE results have a number of Indian students scoring in the band of 300 to 320. This article will list top five American universities which accept students in the GRE score band of 300 to 320.

Students need to remember the fact that admission is based not just on the GRE score but also on the undergraduate score, work-experience/project experience, English skills and the ‘Statement of Purpose’. Another key factor that students should remember is that a public university will charge lesser tuition fee but the number of applicants vying for a place will be higher. 

Pennsylvania State University:

The Grad School at Pennsylvania State University offers an excellent selection of graduate programs. In the most recent National Research Council study, five Penn State doctoral programs were ranked at the top of their fields, with twenty-three other programs ranked within the top 10 percent.

North Carolina State University:

TheNorth Carolina Graduate School is has been offering graduate programs since 1893. With over 160 graduate programs on offer students can pick from various top-ranked courses in engineering and computer science.

Ohio State University:

The Graduate School at Ohio State University offers over 90 doctoral programs and 115 graduate degrees. Ohio State University ranks in the top 25 universities for graduate research in the USA.

Boston University:

Strategically located opposite the famed MIT campus stands Boston University. A small campus with a cluster of buildings the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Boston University has produced some brilliant achievers. With an option to complete dual degrees Boston University is a great place to study.

Stony Brook University:

The Graduate School at Stony Brook University, New York is one of those unassuming yet brilliant institutions that attract a lot of Indian applicants. With affordable fees, a great location to study and scholarship opportunities; do check this university.  

With reports of leading institutions tightening the GRE profile evaluation for Fall 2015 admissions a great score on the GRE is a great asset. There are lots of other universities that students can consider from Virginia Tech University to Vanderbilt University, the possibilities are many. It is of paramount importance that your GRE score is above 300 if you aspire to join the top-ranking universities in America. There are also a number of institutions which do not require you to submit a GRE score. Isn’t that cool? You can learn more about American institutions that do not require a GRE score for graduate admissions.

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