Resources › For Students and Parents Average GRE Scores for Top Public Universities Average GRE Scores for Grad Admissions Share Flipboard Email Print Ilya Terentyev For Students and Parents Test Prep GRE Test Prep Test Prep Strategies Test Registration Study Skills SAT Test Prep ACT Test Prep LSAT Test Prep Certifications Homework Help Private School College Admissions College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Kelly Roell Education Expert B.A., English, University of Michigan Kelly Roell is the author of "Ace the ACT. " She has a master's degree in secondary English education and has worked as a high school English teacher. our editorial process Kelly Roell Updated July 03, 2019 Many graduate schools have taken the average GRE scores for incoming graduate students off of their websites. They're not publishing the rankings in many cases. However, some graduate schools are willing to post average ranges of scores for incoming grad students, although most of those scores are arranged by intended major rather than by the school's statistics. If you're interested in seeing the most up-to-date GRE scores by intended major, then take a peek at the link provided. Otherwise, read on for the average GRE scores as listed for top public universities for a select few of their majors - Engineering and Education - as published in US News and World Report. GRE Scores Information If you are confused perusing these scores because you expected to see numbers in the 700's, then I'm betting you're probably still thinking about the old GRE score system which ended in 2011. Currently, average GRE scores can run anywhere between 130 - 170 in 1-point increments. The old system assessed students with a scale from 200 - 800 in 10-point increments. If you took the GRE using the old system and want to see what your approximate GRE score would be on the new scale, then check out these two concordance tables. Please note, however, that GRE scores are only valid for five years, so July 2016 was the last time students with GRE scores in the prior format were able to use them. GRE Verbal Concordance TableGRE Quantitative Concordance Table University of California - Berkeley: Engineering: Quantitative: 165 Education Verbal: 149Quantitative: 155 University of California - LA: Engineering: Quantitative: 162 Education Verbal: 155Quantitative: 146 University of Virginia: Engineering: Quantitative: 160 Education Verbal: 160Quantitative: 164 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor: Engineering: Quantitative: 161 Education Verbal: NAQuantitative: NA University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill: Engineering: Quantitative: 160 Education Verbal: 158Quantitative: 148 College of William and Mary: Education Verbal: 156Quantitative: 149 University of California – San Diego: Engineering: Quantitative: NA Education Verbal: NAQuantitative: NA University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign: Engineering: Quantitative: 170 Education Verbal: 156Quantitative: 160 University of Wisconsin – Madison: Engineering: Quantitative: 168 Education Verbal: 158Quantitative: 149 University of Washington: Engineering: Quantitative: 170 Education Verbal: 156Quantitative: 147 Pennsylvania State: Engineering: Quantitative: 170 Education Verbal: 154Quantitative: 145 University of Florida: Engineering: Quantitative: 169 Education Verbal: 155Quantitative: 155 University of Texas – Austin: Engineering: Quantitative: 170 Education Verbal: 158Quantitative: 152 Georgia Institute of Technology: Engineering: Quantitative: 164 Ohio State University: Engineering: Quantitative: 169 Education Verbal: 156Quantitative: 151 Texas A&M: Engineering: Quantitative: 163 Education Verbal: NAQuantitative: NA So Are My Scores Going to Get Me In? There are a number of factors that go into your admittance into one of these top public universities. And although your GRE scores are important, they are not the only things considered by admissions counselors, as I am sure you already know. Make sure your application essay is top-notch and that you have secured stellar recommendations from those professors who know you best in undergrad. And if you haven't worked on that GPA already, then now is the time to ensure you're getting the best grades you possibly can in case your GRE score isn't exactly what you wanted it to be.