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Best engineering schools for GRE 320 to 340 

Katie Schenk - August 27, 2018

Best engineering
schools for GRE 320 to 340 

Engineering universities don’t usually insist on a minimum GRE score; they don’t want to turn away from top talent for something a negligible as a test score. 

Okay, we know your GRE score is no small thing when you’re busy applying to international universities, but the folks in admissions know that students are much more than a single test result. Stellar applicants still have a solid chance of admission with a low GRE score - as long as the rest of the application demands it.

That’s why you won’t find MIT demanding a minimum GRE score of 330. Indeed, you won’t find many, if any, schools doing it. But, if you’re lucky, your top choice schools will provide you with an expected range.

If you've scored over 330 on the GRE, you can comfortably apply to just about any school, as the average GRE scores from the top 50 schools (according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report ranking) suggest.

Best engineering schools with GRE 320-340 scores

If your GRE is well above 320, you may think there aren’t many reasons to apply to a school that’s lower on the ranking list. 

But, there’s a lot more to choosing a university than its position in the rankings or the GRE scores they accept

You may want a bigger programme or a smaller one, a larger city or a tiny one. There’s also climate to consider and that’s before considering the rankings of specific engineering departments and whether you can afford it.

Most cost-effective engineering schools with GRE 320+ scores

So, let’s consider the universities accepting GRE 320+ scores in terms of cost. 

The figures provided alongside the average GRE scores below have been taken from information provided by each school. It’s the Cost of Attendance (including tuition and living expenses) for an academic year. The most recent figures have been pulled. In most cases, that means costs for 2018-2019; in a few cases, the data provided is for 2017-2018.

With these costs reflecting a single year of study, we’d bet that there are plenty of students willing to look at a few universities in a new light.

Average GRE score: 328

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4

CoA

$83,785

Acceptance

7.9%

Quant

168

Verbal

160

Average GRE score: 327

#

2

University

CoA

$89,115

Acceptance

16.2%

Quant

167

Verbal

160

Average GRE score: 326

#

17

CoA

$82,225

Acceptance

4.4%

Quant

166

Verbal

160

#

39

University

CoA

$65,337

Acceptance

17.0%

Quant

169

Verbal

154

Average GRE score: 325

#

1

CoA

$82,750

Acceptance

23.8%

Quant

165

Verbal

160

#

22

University

CoA

$79,169

Acceptance

12.4%

Quant

166

Verbal

159

Average GRE score: 324

#

43

CoA

$41,253

Acceptance

26.0%

Quant

167

Verbal

157

Average GRE score: 323

#

3

CoA

$46,787

Acceptance

26.3%

Quant

166

Verbal

157

#

6

CoA

$71,433

Acceptance

23.0%

Quant

167

Verbal

156

Average GRE score: 322

#

12

University

CoA

$82,794

Acceptance

25.4%

Quant

167

Verbal

155

#

15

CoA

$55,926

Acceptance

35.8%

Quant

167

Verbal

155

#

30

University

CoA

$65,328

Acceptance

30.6%

Quant

168

Verbal

154

Average GRE score: 321

#

4

CoA

$70,356

Acceptance

31.9%

Quant

166

Verbal

155

#

9

CoA

$57,584

Acceptance

28.2%

Quant

166

Verbal

155

#

10

CoA

$40,005

Acceptance

18.4%

Quant

164

Verbal

157

#

12

CoA

$56,760

Acceptance

32.2%

Quant

166

Verbal

155

#

18

CoA

$72,885

Acceptance

42.5%

Quant

166

Verbal

155

#

18

CoA

$71,274

Acceptance

26.3%

Quant

166

Verbal

155

#

26

University

CoA

$77,30

Acceptance

40.8%

Quant

166

Verbal

155

#

41

CoA

$72,639

Acceptance

22.6%

Quant

165

Verbal

156

Average GRE score: 320

#

7

University

CoA

$43,824

Acceptance

29.3%

Quant

165

Verbal

155

#

8

CoA

$47,304

Acceptance

34.9%

Quant

164

Verbal

156

#

16

CoA

$59,332

Acceptance

31.2%

Quant

166

Verbal

154

#

20

CoA

$44,993

Acceptance

22.4%

Quant

164

Verbal

156

#

37

CoA

$70,146

Acceptance

25.8%

Quant

166

Verbal

154

#

47

University

CoA

$85,634

Acceptance

35.9%

Quant

166

Verbal

154

#

47

CoA

$51,896

Acceptance

48.4%

Quant

168

Verbal

152

Average GRE score: 319

#

35

University

CoA

$73,127

Acceptance

43.9%

Quant

165

Verbal

154

#

40

CoA

$47,372

Acceptance

32.8%

Quant

165

Verbal

154

Average GRE score: 318

#

26

CoA

$53,018

Acceptance

45.8%

Quant

163

Verbal

155

#

28

CoA

$45,820

Acceptance

30.9%

Quant

164

Verbal

154

#

45

CoA

$72,554

Acceptance

49.1%

Quant

163

Verbal

153

Average GRE score: 317

#

10

CoA

$81,271

Acceptance

23.6%

Quant

166

Verbal

151

#

20

CoA

$85,032

Acceptance

26.3%

Quant

166

Verbal

155

#

24

CoA

$46,158

Acceptance

18.1%

Quant

164

Verbal

153

#

50

CoA

$63,901

Acceptance

52.3%

Quant

166

Verbal

151

Average GRE score: 316

#

12

CoA

$38,470

Acceptance

24.6%

Quant

164

Verbal

152

#

22

CoA

$42,560

Acceptance

26.4%

Quant

163

Verbal

153

#

24

CoA

$53,997

Acceptance

16.6%

Quant

162

Verbal

154

#

29

CoA

$53,840

Acceptance

17.2%

Quant

164

Verbal

152

#

30

University

CoA

$43,220

Acceptance

21.1%

Quant

162

Verbal

154

#

32

CoA

$56,108

Acceptance

30.9%

Quant

162

Verbal

154

#

33

CoA

$52,600

Acceptance

22.3%

Quant

163

Verbal

153

#

35

CoA

$53,549

Acceptance

18.3%

Quant

165

Verbal

151

Average GRE score: 315

#

33

CoA

$52,480

Acceptance

24.1%

Quant

162

Verbal

153

#

41

University

CoA

$58,476

Acceptance

42.1%

Quant

164

Verbal

151

#

43

CoA

$47,814

Acceptance

40.9%

Quant

163

Verbal

152

Average GRE score: 313

#

47

CoA

$48,528

Acceptance

36.4%

Quant

164

Verbal

149

Average GRE score: 312

#

45

CoA

$47,256

Acceptance

61.9%

Quant

163

Verbal

152

Average GRE score: 311

#

37

CoA

$43,630

Acceptance

45.5%

Quant

162

Verbal

149

And then, it’s worth considering the selectivity of some of these programmes. That certainly makes it easier to consider your safety choices (because a perfect GRE score isn’t everything – even to admissions committees).

While the numbers certainly fluctuate year on year, some schools are definitely more selective than others. 

So what are your chances of acceptance into schools with GRE 330+ or 320+ scores?

Okay, not everyone can achieve a GRE 320+ scoreYou may have an amazing undergrad record and awesome recommendations, but so does a lot of the competition. 

Which schools are looking for candidates just like you?

Selectivity of engineering schools with GRE 320+ scores

Narrowing your shortlist of engineering schools for 2018-2019

There’s a lot more that goes into choosing which engineering universities to apply to than just your GRE score. 

One of the biggest factors will be the departments and degrees available. (And, we know that there are some people that just won’t manage in the frosty snow of New York City.)

Plus, there’s the ability to secure funding to attend

Take a closer look at the programmes that sparked your interest - and the loan terms Prodigy Finance can offer once you're accepted. And then, it's probably time you went back to studying for the GRE.


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