admissionprof wrote:We consider the GRE quantitative exam to be quite important (but don't worry about a few percentiles). The verbal is pretty meaningless, and the analytical writing is even less meaningless. The GRE subject, of course, is more important.
physicshbar wrote:How can I know what score does each institute requires?
What will you say the requirement for Princeton, MIT, or Caltech, etc?
grae313 wrote:All schools with very little exception require the physics GRE, and the general GRE (all sections: quantitative, verbal, writing)
mhazelm wrote:This is directed at admissionprof if he sees it, but I'm wondering: for those of us who, for whatever weird reason, got a low score on the QGRE but have otherwise good applications, is it likely to be a for-sure dealbreaker? Has anyone ever been admitted with sub-par general GRE scores, with an otherwise stellar application?
My score is an accident - I really can do basic math! - but I haven't the money to retake it just yet, and it would have been too late to get the new scores to schools in time anyway. Anyway, I know that if I don't get admitted anywhere it will be due purely to QGRE and PGRE scores. It all depends on whether they can be weighted less compared to recommendation letters and other good things.
physicshbar wrote:so would the letter of recommendation and research experience help even with a low Verbal GRE? I worry the verbal part the most, so...
cato88 wrote:The worst part about having 90%+ in GRE verbal is that it is so much like the GMAT so unless you have 80%+ on PGRE you know you have a better shot at getting into Harvard Business School then Harvard Physics or just into an MBA program in general were after you graduate after 2 years your bound to make at least 50K+ more than with a physics PhD after 5 years.
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