Sunday, July 14, 2013

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GRE Scores for Life Sciences Programs

Hoping to get into a life sciences program and wondering what GRE score you'll be expected to have to make it through the application process? Here’s the info from ETS chart that tells us the average GRE scores for majors based on survey data they collect from test takers.


ProgramVerbalQuantAWA
Agriculture1511513.7
Biological Sciences1531533.9
Health & Medical1501493.8


The scores above are intended majors. What does “intended” major mean? It simply means that that these are the average scores of people planning on applying to graduate school in a specific major.

Finding a real score range for Life Science Programs

Using a scale drawn from the limited score data in the US News & World Report’s report on graduate schools, here’s a range of scores you could expect:
Top Ten Programs #11-50 Programs #51-100 Programs 
 VerbalMathVerbalMathVerbalMath
Agriculture158-162154-158154-158152-156152-156150-154
Biological Sciences160-164156-160156-160154-158154-158152-156
Health & Medical157-161152-156153-157150-154151-155148-152

Applying to school isn't exactly a science, so a (slightly) non-scientific approach should put you in a good enough position to create the appropriate study goals. So if you're interested in a Master’s of Health Administration from UCLA, or a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Berkeley, then this is a good starting point for understanding where you swim in the great, mysterious sea of grad school applicants.
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