One-stop shop for Indian students interested in overseas education Enroll at one of our trusted Uni partners from Australia, US, UK and other countries Call us free on
1 800 103 2581
Universities that accept GRE score 310–320!
Gayathri Gopakumar

Meet Gayathri - a Content Editor at Hotcourses India- an IDP company. A once-international student herself- she loves to research & give insights into the world of global education through her writing. When she isn’t working, you'll find her playing, travelling or binge-watching just about anything.


11 Jan 2019 17.9K Book icon 5 mins Share

Top ten US Universities that accept GRE score 310–320!

Scored between 310 and 320 in your GRE? But confused if that’s an average or above average score? Want to know which US universities will accept your GRE score?

11 Jan 2019 17.9K Book icon 5 mins Share
Universities that accept GRE score 310–320!

Got your Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) results? How much did you score? If your GRE score is in the range of 310 to 320, then this article will tell you which US universities you can apply for.

But before we do that, we must feed some preliminary titbits: How to send your GRE scores to universities? and how much time you should spend preparing for GRE?

Now, you must remember that to get admissions to the below US universities, your GRE score is not the only criterion but your overall profile matters.

Note: A candidate X with a GRE score of 308 might get admissions at a university which accepts GRE in the range of 315–320 whereas a candidate Y with a GRE score of 325 might not get admissions at the same university. This depends on several factors: the academic profile of the candidate X, the profile of the average (other) candidates who apply to the same university, etc. Hence, it is highly competitive, and difficult to predict which university will grant admissions to which candidate, without knowing their academic history.

So, here’s a list of our top 10 partner universities in the US that accept GRE score between 310 and 320:

1. Arizona State University 

Established in 1886 in Phoenix, the Arizona State University (ASU) is ranked 123rd in the world by Times Higher Education 2019. The university has Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners among its 3,400 faculty members. It is also ranked first in the US for innovation by US News and World Report in 2016, 2017 and 2018, beating Stanford and MIT. 

ASU is home to over 46,000 students across its five campuses and boasts more than half a million alumni including Doug Ducey (Arizona governor), Jan Henne Hawkins (two-time Olympic gold medalist), Barbara Barrett (former US Ambassador and businesswoman) and Brenda Strong (award-winning actress of ‘Desperate Housewives’ fame).

2. Pennsylvania State University 

Ranked 81st in the world, according to Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019, Pennsylvania State University was founded in 1855. The university has 24 campuses and the University Park campus has the third highest student enrolment. It is collectively home to over 100,000 students and 17,000 faculty members and accepts GRE scores between 315 and 320.

Pennsylvania State University is known for its emphasis in research and has received the highest rating by Carnegie Foundation for research and innovation. 
With 692,000 alumni, the university has the largest alumni network in the US. Among several established professionals in various fields, few of the notable alumni are Herman Fisher (co-founder of Fisher-Price toys), Eugene O'Kelly (former CEO of KPMG), Mark Parker (CEO of Nike) and Terry Bartlett (Olympic gymnast).

3. University of Rochester 

Based across multiple campuses in New York, the University of Rochester was established in 1850. It is one of the top research universities with a ranking of 163 in Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019. Close to 10,000 students pursue education in the University of Rochester, of which 29% are international students. 

With small size classrooms of 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio, the university is ranked 30th in the US for best values in private colleges by Kiplinger’s 2018. It is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education and boasts 26,905 faculty members - many of whom are Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners. 

Notable alumni of the University of Rochester include Mary Armstrong (vice president of Boeing), Ram Sundaram (former Vice President of Goldman Sachs), Nobel laureates such as Paul Romer (Economics) and Donna Strickland (Physics).

4. North Carolina State University 

North Carolina State University was established in Raleigh in 1887. Home to over 35,000 students and 2,300 faculty members, it is ranked 11th in the US by the Princeton Review and the Entrepreneur magazine.

The university’s student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1, which enables effective and individualised classroom sessions. Student life in the North Carolina State University is guaranteed to be engaging, thanks to more than 900 student organisations. The university is also ranked 68th among national universities, by the Center for World University Rankings, 2018 and considers GRE scores between 315 and 320.

Notable alumni include John Edwards (former U.S. Senator), Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (chief of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that won Nobel Peace Prize), Jeff Williams (COO of Apple Inc.) and James W. Owens (CEO of Caterpillar Inc.).

5. University of South Carolina

 The University of South Carolina was established in 1801. Based in Columbia, this 200-old university has featured in the top 500 universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019. It is home to over 30,000 students, including international students coming in from over 100 countries. 

The university has over 250,000 living alumni members including Andrew Card (former US Secretary of Transportation and former White House Chief under George W Bush), Rita Cosby (three-time Emmy Award winner) and several other politicians and industrialists.  

6. Ohio State University 

The Ohio State University is ranked 71st in the world, according to Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019. Established in 1870, the university has 5 campuses across Ohio with 53,540 students.

With over 1000 student organisations, student life in Ohio State University is known to be exciting. It is also featured among the top 10 universities in the US with regards to international student experience. If your GRE score is between 315 and 320, this university will consider your application.   

Ohio State University’s alumni community consists of almost half-a-million members worldwide, including several distinguished Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, leaders of multi-national companies, Olympic athletes and Hollywood artists. 

7. Indiana University – Bloomington

Founded in 1820, Indiana University boasts 9 campuses across Indiana. However, the university’s Bloomington campus is considered the star campus. Indiana University is ranked 146th in the world by Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019, offering over 550 programmes. It is home to more than 65,000 students, of which over 2700 students come in from around the world.

Its alumni network of almost 700,000 people includes Mike Pence (48th Vice President of the United States), Jimmy Wales (co-founder of Wikipedia) and John T chambers (chairman and former CEO of Cisco Systems).

8. Boston University

Ranked 74th in the world by Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019, Boston University emphasises on research and innovation. This private university is home to more than 25,000 students and has two campuses. The Charles River campus is the main campus that houses schools and lecture halls, while the West Campus houses student facilities like sports and housing. The university also has its presence in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Sydney and Washington, D.C. and accepts GRE scores between 315 and 320.

Established in 1839, Boston University boasts 8 Nobel Prize winners and 23 Pulitzer Prize winners among its alumni and current faculties, including Alexander Graham Bell. It was in Boston University’s lab that he invented the first telephone.     

9. University of Colorado

 The University of Colorado was established in 1876 in Boulder, Colorado. The prestigious university is ranked 114th in the world by Times Higher Education World Ranking 2019. More than 30,000 students pursue their education at the university, which offers over 3800 courses across 150 fields of study. 

The University of Colorado’s teaching quality is well-reputed. Waleed Abdalati (chief scientist of NASA) was among the many distinguished faculty members. The university’s small size classrooms with 18:1 students-to-faculty ratio further enhances the teaching quality. It ranks among the top 10 universities in the US in fields such as aerospace, geology, environmental law and physics. 

The university is considered a top spot among recruiting organisations. It prides on its 270,000-strong alumni, among whom, are several Nobel laureates. Indian-origin NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla is among their notable alumni.

10. Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University was established in the spring of 1873 in Nashville, Tennessee. Ranked 121st by Times Higher Education, it is home to almost 13,000 students and 4,700 faculty members.

This private research-based university was placed in the top 10 among 100 universities by Reuters for innovation in 2018. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the university accepts GRE scores between 315 and 320.

Ranked 14th among American universities, by US News and World Report 2018, Vanderbilt University boasts close to 140,000 living alumni, including Nobel Peace Prize laureates Al Gore Jr. (former US vice president) and Muhammad Yunus.

Do you have your GRE scores with you? If yes, why don’t you have a word with our advisors to know which university you can study in USA, and what the minimum cut-off mark is? Reach out to us and benefit from our admission guidance.

Preparing for GRE?

Kanika Trikha Kanika Trikha,
IDP Expert
We can help you. Request a call from us and get FREE advice to study abroad.