Since I started writing about Average GRE scores for various U.S Universities, I had few comments and questions about not getting admission even with GRE Score above the average GRE scores required by the University. So, I wanted to highlight few things about importance of GRE score and graduate school admission.
GRE Scores Average
So far I have listed average graduate record exam scores for few universities and will be adding more universities ( University of North Texas, NCSU, University of Texas at El Paso, ..) to the existing list. All those standardized test scores and average GRE scores is supposed to give an idea about universities expectations.
In on the of previous article about getting admission with low gre scores, explains in detail about how universities consider and use the GRE scores while considering the candidate for college admission. Almost all the schools had the same idea and view about using GRE scores.
GRE Exam Score is part of many factors
GRE Exam scores is considered along with many other application documents. So, GRE Score alone will not get admission into graduate school. In some case that will work. For instance, having GRE score of 1410 and GPA less then 3.2 might balance low GPA. So, I want to highlight the fact that, GRE score is not the only criteria to get admission into grad school.
Also, university considers to give admission to variety of students to have diversity among student population. If they have many students application with similar profile, they then to weigh those students credentials and select one and reject other applications.
So, for instance, Minimum GRE Score required for admission into M.S. Computer Science in UTA is 1150, which have increased from 1100 in 2003/2004. Student with GRE Score of 1250 might not get admission, due the reason I have stated above., even thought Average GRE Score is around 1100 to 1200.
Average GRE Scores
Average GRE Scores for different schools includes all the departments and majors and also PhD candidates. I havent seen average GRE Score specif to each department. If I happen to find the scores, I will include and highlight in the future articles.