To give you a sense, here is the type of universities that you can aim for, based on our experience.
- With a score of 320+, you can realistically aim for top 20 universities in the US, assuming you have a GPA of 3.5 or more.
- With a score of 310+, you can realistically aim for top 20-50 universities in the US, assuming you have a GPA of 3.2 or more.
- You can still get admission into some good public universities with a score of 295+.
For any GRE score below 295, we don’t advise applying. With such low score, through you can still manage to get admission, but your entire purpose of studying overseas – for a global career and better standard of life – may get compromised. So, why so hurry? GRE is far simpler test than you may think and with a right approach you can easily crack 300+. Prepare again and get a better score.
You chances of admission will dramatically improve in all the above cases, if you also have relevant research experience, paper publications, internships and projects in related domain.
You can also maximize your chances of admission by carefully selected your target schools. Divide your target schools into three categories:
- Dream: Schools, where your academic ability is little below the class average. For example, your GRE score is 312, against the class average of 315.
- Reach: Schools, where you academic ability is at par with the class average. For example, your GRE score is 312, against the class average of 310.
- Safe: Schools, where your academic ability is above the class average. For example, your GRE score is 312, against a class average of 302.
Please be mindful that in addition to average GRE score, there will be many more factors to decide your dream, reach and safe schools. For example, your GPA, research experience (papers published, internships and projects), extra-curricular, historical data about class profile, school and program that you are applying to among others.