Hey guys so I am planning to apply to grad school this fall for a Phd in Applied Math and am hoping to at least have a chance at some top schools such as NYU, Brown , Columbia, Cornell, Stony Brook, etc.. I just took the General GRE and didn't do as well as I hoped. My scores were Q163 (86%), V155 (67%) and 4.5 (80%) for the writing. I have not taken the subject test yet but am hoping to do well. I have a pretty strong resume but I am trying to figure out if I should retake the general GRE to avoid the first cut. How important are these scores, at least to avoid getting the first cut, when applying to an Applied Math program?

If it is any sort of judge this is what's stated on Columbia's website. I'm not sure how this relates to other schools though.

"4. What is the minimum acceptable GRE score for admission to the graduate program your department?

"There are no minimum test score requirements for SEAS.

The average GRE scores for past entering classes, in recent years, rank 64% or above for the verbal and writing sections, and above 82% for the quantitative section. Therefore, it is recommended that your scores be comparable. You can check the percentiles provided along with your scores from ETS to find your ranking and compare."

Thanks!

## Applied Math - GRE Scores good enough?

### Re: Applied Math - GRE Scores good enough?

I think your GRE score is acceptable. It doesn't give you neither an advantage nor a disadvantage. of course it's all my speculations, maybe those guys in the universities you mentioned think differently.

### Re: Applied Math - GRE Scores good enough?

Hoping they think the same hahaHassan1 wrote:I think your GRE score is acceptable. It doesn't give you neither an advantage nor a disadvantage. of course it's all my speculations, maybe those guys in the universities you mentioned think differently.

### Re: Applied Math - GRE Scores good enough?

Every thread I have read people say the General GRE scores are not that important as long as one does not do terrible. Getting 160-170 in the quantitative part it doesn't say anything about the math skills you need in grad school. Anybody who has completed pre-calculus can get 170 in the quantitative part of the general GRE. If someone gets 140/170 then it is a different story, which probably never happens for someone going to math/physics/engineering graduate degree.

My GRE scores are similar to yours and I will in not spend another $160 ($170?) to take that test again, at least so long that my scores have not expired.

My GRE scores are similar to yours and I will in not spend another $160 ($170?) to take that test again, at least so long that my scores have not expired.