Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

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Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby Dishsoap » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:32 am

Greetings all. Like everyone else, I'm sitting here twiddling my thumbs waiting to hear back from grad schools. I thought I might as well be productive, so I gathered the data for who was accepted where based on GRE score. I'm not sure yet of an intelligent way to post the data, so I'm just dumping it here. If anyone has ideas, please let me know. I think that the format here is pretty obvious - under Princeton, a "950A 5" means that 5 people with a score of 950 were accepted there. A(green) means accepted, R(red) means rejected. I didn't keep track of waitlistings, but I (mostly) entered data for everyone on the forum (unless either you or I misspelled a university name beyond recognition). I didn't use GradCafe, just the application profile discussions here.

When making this, I came to one conclusion. This list is only useful to determine which schools actually care about the pGRE, and which ones do not. Also, women tended to be accepted with lower scores, and international students need to score higher. There is so, so much more to an application than the PGRE, so don't be discouraged.

Alberta
900A 1

Arizona State
990A 2
760R 1
730A 2
700A 1
700R 2
680A 1
680R 2
670A 1
660A 2
640R 1
610R 1
520A 2

Baylor
700A 1

Berkeley
990A 27
990R 16
980A 7
980R 4
970A 2
970R 2
960A 5
960R 2
950A 3
950R 1
940A 3
940R 9
930A 3
920A 6
920R 2
910A 11
910R 7
900A 3
900R 7
890A 3
890R 8
880A 4
880R 1
870A 3
870R 10
860A 6
860R 7
850A 2
850R 4
840A 1
840R 11
830A 3
830R 4
820A 1
820R 4
810A 3
810R 4
800A 2
800R 9
790A 1
790R 10
780A 1
780R 6
770A 3
770R 5
760A 2
760R 6
750A 1
750R 7
740R 2
730R 3
720A 2
720R 2
700R 1
690R 4
680R 6
670R 2
660R 4
650R 1
640R 2
630R 2
620R 1
610R 1
600R 1
590R 3
580R 1
570R 1
550R 1
520R 2
500R 1

Boston College
820A 1
720A 1

Boston University
990A 2
990R 1
980R 1
960A 1
950R 1
940A 2
940R 1
920A 1
900A 1
890A 1
890R 1
880A 1
870R 1
860R 1
850A 3
840A 1
840R 2
830A 1
820A 3
810A 1
800A 4
800R 1
790A 2
790R 1
780A 1
780R 1
770A 1
770R 2
760R 1
750A 3
750R 3
720A 2
720R 2
700A 1
680A 2
680R 2
660A 1
660R 2
650A 2
640R 2
630R 1
620A 1
620R 1
590A 1
590R 2
580A 1
580R 1
550R 1
510R 1
500R 1

Brandeis
980R 1
940A 1
910A 1
870A 1
810A 1
800R 1
790R 1
750R 1
710A 1
680A 1
640R 1

Brown
990A 3
990R 2
980A 1
980R 2
970A 1
930A 1
920A 2
910R 1
900R 1
890A 2
890R 1
880A 1
880R 1
870A 3
860R 1
840R 1
800A 2
790R 2
780R 1
770R 1
760A 2
760R 1
750A 1
740A 1
740R 1
730A 1
720R 3
710A 1
710R 1
700R 1
690A 1
690R 1
680A 3
680R 1
660R 2
650R 1
640R 2
630R 1
600R 1
590A 1
590R 1
580R 1
520R 1

Bryn Mawr
750A 1

Calgary
940A 1

Caltech
990A 28
990R 14
980A 2
980R 7
970R 5
960A 3
960R 4
950A 2
950R 2
940A 2
940R 6
930A 1
930R 1
920A 5
920R 4
910A 6
910R 5
900A 3
900R 7
890A 3
890R 4
880A 3
880R 2
870A 1
870R 10
860A 3
860R 5
850A 1
850R 4
840A 5
840R 3
830A 1
830R 1
820A 1
820R 7
810A 1
810R 4
800A 3
800R 5
790R 7
780A 3
780R 4
770A 2
770R 6
760A 1
760R 5
750A 1
750R 1
740R 1
730R 1
720R 3
710R 1
700R 2
690A 2
690R 5
680R 4
670R 3
660R 3
640R 2
600R 1
580R 2
570R 1
550R 1
500R 1

Cambridge
990A 1
980R 1
910A 2
880A 1
870A 1
860A 2
850R 1
820A 1
790A 2
770A 3
750A 1
660R 1
620R 1

Carnegie Mellon
990A 2
990R 1
960R 1
940A 1
910R 1
900A 2
890A 2
880A 1
870A 1
870R 1
850A 1
820A 1
800A 3
790R 1
780A 1
780R 1
770R 1
720A 1
710R 1
700A 2
680A 1
680R 1
670R 1
630R 1
610R 2
550R 1

Case Western Reserve
990A 1
960A 1
910A 1
900A 1
890R 1
870R 1
850A 1
820R 1
800R 1
790A 1
770A 1
760A 1
710R 1
700A 1
650A 1
620A 2
500A 1

Catholic University
750A 1

Colorado School of Mines
740A 1
730A 1
670A 1

Colorado State
990A 2
840R 1
820R 1
790A 1
780R 1
730A 1
720A 2
710A 1
710R 1
700A 1
670A 1
620A 1
590A 2
490A 1

Columbia
990A 8
990R 8
980A 2
980R 4
970R 2
960A 5
950A 3
950R 1
940A 1
940R 3
930A 2
930R 1
920A 1
910A 4
910R 4
900A 3
900R 4
890A 1
890R 6
880A 1
870A 4
870R 3
860A 3
860R 2
850A 2
850R 3
840A 3
840R 2
830R 3
820R 3
810A 1
810R 1
800A 2
800R 5
790A 1
790R 1
780A 1
780R 1
770A 1
770R 2
760R 2
750A 2
750R 4
740A 1
740R 1
730R 1
720R 2
700R 2
680R 3
670A 1
670R 1
660R 4
650R 1
640R 2
630R 3
620R 1
610R 1
590R 2
580R 1
520R 1
510R 2

Cornell
990A 22
990R 8
980A 4
980R 6
970A 1
970R 3
960A 4
960R 1
950A 5
950R 1
940A 4
940R 1
930A 3
920A 2
920R 2
910A 4
910R 6
900A 7
900R 5
890R 5
880A 4
880R 3
870A 3
870R 6
860A 5
860R 2
850A 1
850R 5
840A 3
840R 4
830A 4
830R 2
820A 3
820R 3
810A 3
810R 4
800A 2
800R 2
790A 2
790R 1
780A 7
780R 1
770A 6
770R 2
760A 3
760R 4
750A 4
750R 5
740A 1
740R 2
730A 1
730R 2
720R 1
710R 1
700A 3
700R 1
690A 2
690R 2
680A 2
680R 3
670R 2
660R 2
640R 1
630A 1
630R 4
620A 1
620R 2
610R 2
600R 1
590R 1
580R 1
570R 1
550R 2
520R 1

City University of New York
710R 1
680A 2

Dartmouth
960A 1
940A 2
930A 1
910R 1
790A 1
750A 1
730A 1
720R 1
700R 1
680A 1
670R 1
650R 1

Drexel
770A 1
750R 1
730A 1
710A 1
630A 1
610R 1
590A 2
540R 1

Duke
990R 1
980A 3
980R 1
970A 1
950A 1
940A 2
910A 1
900R 1
890A 1
890R 1
860R 1
840R 1
830A 1
830R 1
820A 2
820R 1
810A 2
800A 1
790A 1
790R 2
780A 1
780R 2
770A 1
760A 1
750A 1
750R 1
740A 1
730A 1
730R 1
720R 1
710R 2
680A 1
660A 1
650R 2
640R 1
630R 1
620R 1
610R 1
600R 2
580A 1

Durham
980R 1
790A 1

Emory
790A 1
730A 1
720A 1
690R 1

Florida Tech
580A 1
500R 1

Georgia State
590A 1
580A 1
500R 1

Georgia Tech
990A 3
990R 1
980A 2
960A 1
950A 1
940R 1
930A 1
900A 2
880A 1
870A 1
850A 1
820A 3
790A 1
790R 1
770A 1
750A 1
730A 2
690A 2
660A 1
590A 1
570A 1

Harvard
990A 16
990R 29
980A 2
980R 9
970A 4
970R 2
960A 5
960R 4
950A 2
950R 4
940R 5
930A 2
920A 1
920R 3
910A 5
910R 11
900R 11
890A 4
890R 9
880A 3
880R 6
870A 1
870R 13
860A 1
860R 9
850A 2
850R 5
840A 1
840R 7
830A 1
830R 1
820A 2
820R 8
810A 1
810R 4
800A 1
800R 9
790A 1
790R 5
780R 3
770A 3
770R 4
760A 3
760R 2
750A 1
750R 5
740R 2
730R 2
720R 2
710R 1
700R 3
690A 1
690R 7
680A 1
670A 1
670R 2
660A 1
660R 3
640R 1
630R 2
620R 2
590R 2
580A 1
570R 1
550R 1
520R 1

Illinois Institute of Technology
740A 1

Imperial
980R 1
910R 1
870A 1
820A 1
700A 1

Indiana University
990A 3
980R 1
970A 1
940A 1
930A 1
910R 1
880A 1
840A 2
820A 1
770R 1
760A 1
750A 1
740A 2
740R 1
710A 1
710R 1
670A 2
640R 2
630R 1
610R 1
590R 2
580A 2
550R 2
520A 1

Iowa State
990A 1
980A 1
890R 1
840A 1
800A 1
770A 1
750R 1
720A 1
670A 1
650A 1
610A 1
600A 1

Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis
750A 1

Johns Hopkins
990A 2
990R 1
980A 1
970A 1
960A 1
930A 1
910A 3
890A 1
880A 2
870A 1
870R 2
850A 2
840A 2
840R 1
820R 2
810A 2
780A 2
770R 1
750A 3
740A 1
730A 1
730R 1
720A 1
710A 2
700A 1
700R 4
690A 1
680A 1
680R 2
670A 1
660R 1
640A 1
640R 2
630R 1
610R 2
590R 1
570R 1

Kansas State
990A 1
870A 1
810A 2
780A 1
730A 1
660A 1
590A 1

Kent State
650A 1

LeHigh
880A 1
820A 1
750A 1
710A 2
590A 1
540A 1
540R 1

Louisiana State
990A 1
970A 1
800A 1
790A 1
780R 1
770R 1
750A 1
750R 1
710A 1
680R 1
590A 1
580A 1
510A 1

McGill
990R 1
970A 1
960A 1
920A 1
880A 1
870A 2
840A 1
830A 2
820A 1
810A 1
790R 1
760R 1
750A 1
720A 1
680A 1
640R 1
620A 1
590A 1
520R 1

McMaster
800A 1

Michigan State
990A 2
940A 1
910R 1
900A 1
870A 1
840A 2
820R 1
800A 1
790A 1
790R 2
780R 1
770A 1
760A 2
750A 2
750R 1
740A 1
720A 1
640A 1
640R 1
610A 1
600A 1
600R 1
570R 1
550R 1
540R 1

MIT
990A 22
990R 29
980A 4
980R 9
970A 1
970R 6
960A 6
960R 3
950A 1
950R 3
940A 2
940R 5
930A 3
930R 4
920A 4
920R 5
910A 6
910R 12
900A 3
900R 10
890A 1
890R 8
880A 2
880R 5
870A 1
870R 11
860A 3
860R 6
850A 1
850R 2
840A 2
840R 7
830A 1
830R 4
820A 2
820R 7
810R 5
800R 9
790A 1
790R 10
780A 1
780R 2
770A 1
770R 5
760A 1
760R 5
750R 6
740A 1
740R 2
730R 3
720R 4
710R 1
700R 3
690A 1
690R 1
680R 2
670R 3
660R 3
650R 1
640R 1
630R 1
620R 2
510R 1

Montana State
860A 1
800A 2
750A 2
720A 2
700A 1
690A 1
620A 1
560A 1
550R 1

New Mexico State
830A 1
690A 1
640A 1
620A 1

New Mexico Tech
490R 1

New York University
990A 2
990R 3
980R 1
930A 1
910A 2
900A 1
900R 1
890A 1
880A 1
870A 2
870R 2
860A 1
850A 1
840A 1
830A 1
830R 1
810A 1
790A 1
780A 1
770R 2
750A 1
740A 1
740R 1
720R 1
710R 1
700R 4
690R 1
680A 2
680R 3
670R 1
660R 1
640A 1
640R 1
630A 1
630R 1
620R 1
610R 1
600A 1
550R 1
520R 1
510R 1

North Carolina State
990A 1
970A 1
960A 1
840R 1
820A 1
800R 1
790A 1
780A 2
730A 2
720A 1
700A 1
700R 1
680A 1
670A 1
660R 1
650A 2
630A 1
520A 1

Northeastern
980R 1
870A 1
840A 1
800A 1
760A 1
740A 1
720A 2
710A 1
680A 1
660A 1
640R 1
630A 1
590A 1
580A 2

Northern Arizona University
570A 1

Northern Illinois University
820A 1
750A 1
740A 1
670A 1
650A 1

Northwestern
990A 2
950R 1
910A 1
900A 1
880A 1
880R 1
870A 1
870R 1
840A 3
840R 1
820A 2
810A 1
800R 1
790A 2
790R 2
780A 2
760R 1
740A 1
740R 1
730A 1
730R 1
720R 1
710R 1
660R 2
650A 1
630R 2
610R 1
600R 1
590R 2
580R 1
570R 1
540R 1
520R 1

Notre Dame
910A 1
880A 1
840A 1
820A 1
790A 1
790R 1
780A 1
760A 1
750A 2
710A 1
700A 1
680A 1
640R 1
610R 1
600R 1

Ohio State
990A 5
990R 1
980A 2
980R 2
970A 1
960A 1
950A 1
940A 2
930R 1
920A 1
920R 1
910A 2
900A 1
890A 1
870A 1
860R 1
850A 1
850R 1
830A 1
820A 4
820R 1
810A 4
810R 1
800A 3
790A 4
790R 1
780A 2
780R 1
770A 2
770R 2
760A 2
750A 2
750R 2
740A 1
740R 1
730A 2
720A 2
720R 1
710A 2
700A 1
700R 6
690R 1
670A 1
670R 1
660A 1
660R 1
650A 1
630A 1
630R 2
620R 2
610A 1
610R 1
600R 2
590R 1
580R 2
540R 1
520A 2
520R 2
510R 2

Oklahoma State
750A 1

Oregon State
890A 1
890R 1
840A 1
800R 1
790R 1
720A 1
710A 1
690A 1
590A 1
550A 1

Oxford
990R 1
980A 1
980R 1
940R 1
900A 1
800A 1
790A 2
780A 1
770R 1
620A 1

Penn State
990A 5
990R 4
980A 1
980R 1
960A 2
940A 2
930R 1
920A 1
920R 1
910A 3
900A 1
900R 1
890R 1
880A 2
870A 2
870R 1
860A 1
850A 1
850R 1
840A 5
840R 2
830A 2
830R 1
820A 1
810A 3
810R 1
800A 2
800R 1
790A 4
790R 2
780A 1
780R 4
770A 3
770R 3
760A 2
760R 1
750A 1
750R 3
740A 1
740R 2
730A 4
720R 2
710A 1
700A 5
700R 3
690A 2
690R 1
680A 1
680R 1
660R 1
650R 2
640R 1
630A 1
630R 2
610R 1
600R 2
590R 1
570R 1
530R 1
520R 1
510R 1

Perimeter Institute
990A 3
990R 2
950A 1
940R 1
910A 1
900A 1
890R 1
870R 2
840R 1
810R 1
800R 1
790R 1
780R 1
770R 1
760A 1
750A 1
720R 1

Pittsburgh
990A 1
970A 1
940A 1
930A 1
900A 1
850A 1
850R 1
840A 1
840R 1
820A 1
820R 1
800R 1
790A 2
780A 1
770A 1
760A 2
750A 1
710A 3
690A 1
680R 1
610A 1
610R 1
600R 1
590A 1
540R 1
500R 1

Princeton
990A 13
990R 24
980A 5
980R 8
970A 3
970R 4
960A 6
960R 1
950A 3
950R 5
940R 4
930A 1
930R 2
920A 3
920R 4
910A 8
910R 9
900A 1
900R 12
890A 2
890R 11
880A 3
880R 3
870A 2
870R 8
860A 1
860R 8
850A 2
850R 6
840A 1
840R 7
830A 1
830R 4
820A 1
820R 5
810A 1
810R 6
800R 7
790R 5
780R 4
770R 7
760R 5
750A 1
750R 2
740R 1
720R 4
700R 3
690R 2
680R 3
670R 1
660R 3
640R 2
620R 1
610R 1
600R 1
590R 1
550R 1
510R 1

Purdue
990R 1
960A 1
940A 1
940R 1
890A 1
880A 1
820A 1
810A 1
790A 2
780A 2
780R 1
760R 1
750A 1
740R 1
710A 1
700A 2
690R 1
680A 1
660R 1
650A 1
640R 1
620A 1

Rice
990A 1
990R 1
980R 1
950A 1
940A 1
890R 2
880A 1
860A 1
840A 1
840R 2
820A 1
810A 1
810R 1
800A 1
780R 1
750A 4
750R 1
720A 1
710A 3
710R 1
660A 1
630R 1
540R 1
510R 1

Rochester
990A 3
990R 4
980A 1
980R 1
970R 1
960A 1
940A 2
930A 1
910A 1
890A 1
890R 1
880A 1
880R 1
870R 1
850A 1
840A 2
830A 2
820A 1
810A 2
810R 1
800A 1
800R 2
790A 1
790R 3
780A 4
780R 1
770R 1
760A 1
750A 2
750R 1
730A 1
720A 1
710A 1
710R 1
700A 2
700R 1
690R 1
680A 3
670R 1
640A 1
630A 3
610A 2
600A 1
600R 1
590A 1
570A 1
540R 1
520A 1

Rockefeller
780R 1
740R 1

Rutgers
990A 2
990R 2
980R 1
970A 1
940A 1
940R 1
930A 1
910R 1
900A 1
900R 2
890A 1
890R 1
880A 2
840A 1
840R 1
830A 2
820R 1
790R 1
780R 1
770R 1
760A 1
750A 3
740A 1
740R 2
710A 1
700A 4
700R 1
690A 1
680A 2
680R 1
660A 1
660R 1
640R 2
620R 1
600A 1
590A 1
590R 1
540R 1
510R 1
500R 1

San Diego State
660A 1

Stanford
990A 19
990R 25
980A 5
980R 12
970A 1
970R 3
960A 4
960R 3
950A 4
950R 3
940A 1
940R 8
930A 2
930R 1
920A 4
920R 4
910A 6
910R 10
900A 3
900R 10
890A 2
890R 10
880A 4
880R 3
870A 4
870R 13
860A 5
860R 8
850A 1
850R 7
840A 2
840R 13
830A 1
830R 6
820R 7
810A 1
810R 9
800A 4
800R 4
790A 2
790R 8
780A 2
780R 10
770A 1
770R 7
760A 2
760R 4
750A 1
750R 4
740R 2
730R 4
720R 4
700R 2
690R 2
680R 3
670R 2
660R 1
650R 1
640R 2
630R 1
600R 1
590R 2
580R 1
550R 1

SUNY Albany
870A 1
710A 1

SUNY Buffalo
990A 2
940R 1
930A 1
840A 1
820A 1
800A 1
770A 1
680A 1
610A 1

SUNY Stonybrook
990A 6
990R 3
980A 1
980R 3
970A 1
950A 1
940A 1
940R 2
930A 1
910R 1
900A 2
890A 4
890R 2
880A 2
880R 2
870R 1
860A 1
840A 1
840R 3
830A 2
820R 3
810A 2
810R 1
800A 2
800R 1
790A 2
790R 3
780A 5
770A 1
760A 2
760R 1
750R 1
740R 2
720A 2
720R 1
710A 3
700A 2
700R 1
690R 3
680R 1
660A 2
640R 1
630R 1
620A 2
610R 1
600R 1
590A 2
590R 1
520R 1
510A 1
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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

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Syracuse
970A 1
940A 1
890A 1
820A 1
750A 1
740R 2
710R 1
680A 1
620R 1
600R 1
560R 1

Texas A&M
990A 1
990R 1
980R 1
970R 1
940A 1
910A 1
890A 1
870A 1
810A 1
810R 1
800A 2
800R 1
790A 2
780A 2
730A 1
630A 1
610R 1
590A 1
580A 1
550A 1

Texas Tech
660A 1
510A 1

Tufts
910R 2
850A 1
840A 1
750A 1
720A 1
710R 1
680R 1
610R 1
580A 1

University of Alabama
990A 1
650R 1
580A 1

University of Arizona
990A 2
980R 1
970A 1
950R 1
920A 1
910A 1
890A 1
890R 1
880A 2
870A 1
870R 1
860A 1
850R 1
840A 1
840R 1
830A 3
820A 1
810A 2
810R 2
800A 1
800R 1
790A 3
780A 3
780R 1
770A 2
770R 1
760R 1
750A 3
750R 1
740R 2
730A 2
720A 4
710A 1
710R 3
700A 1
690A 2
690R 2
680A 2
680R 1
670R 1
660R 2
650R 3
640R 1
630R 1
620R 1
610A 1
610R 3
600R 2
590R 2
580R 1
570A 1
570R 1
560R 1
550R 1
520A 1
510R 1
500R 1
490R 1

University of British Columbia
990A 1
990R 1
960A 1
900A 2
890A 1
890R 1
880A 1
870A 3
830A 2
820A 1
800A 1
790A 2
780A 1
760R 1
740A 1
690A 1
640R 1
620R 1
590A 1
430A 1

University of California - Davis
990R 4
980A 2
980R 1
950A 1
940R 1
920A 1
890A 1
890R 1
880A 3
880R 1
870A 1
860A 2
850A 2
840A 1
810A 4
810R 1
800A 1
790A 1
790R 2
780A 2
780R 1
770A 1
770R 1
760A 1
750A 1
750R 2
740R 1
730R 2
720A 2
710A 1
710R 1
700A 1
690A 1
680A 1
660A 1
650R 1
640R 1
630A 1
620A 1
620R 2
590A 1
590R 1
580R 2
570R 1
560R 1
520R 2

University of Central Florida
990R 1
880A 2
800A 3
790A 1
760A 1

University of Chicago
990A 19
990R 11
980A 5
980R 4
970A 4
970R 2
960A 5
960R 1
950A 4
950R 2
940A 4
940R 5
930A 1
930R 3
920A 3
920R 2
910A 3
910R 4
900A 1
900R 9
890A 3
890R 8
880A 3
880R 3
870R 8
860A 4
860R 4
850A 3
850R 4
840A 2
840R 9
830A 4
830R 1
820A 2
820R 7
810R 3
800A 2
800R 8
790A 3
790R 7
780A 2
780R 5
770A 1
770R 6
760A 1
760R 4
750A 2
750R 2
740R 1
730A 1
730R 3
720R 3
700A 2
700R 3
690A 1
680A 1
680R 2
670A 1
670R 2
660R 1
650R 2
640R 3
630R 4
620A 1
600R 2
590R 1
580R 2
520A 1
500R 1

University of California - Irvine
990A 1
990R 2
970A 1
940A 1
930R 1
920A 1
890A 2
890R 2
880A 1
870A 1
860A 1
820A 1
810A 3
800A 1
800R 2
790R 1
780A 2
770A 2
770R 1
760R 1
750A 4
750R 1
740A 2
730A 1
720A 1
720R 1
710A 1
710R 1
690A 1
680A 1
670R 1
640A 3
640R 1
620A 1
610R 2
590A 1
590R 1
580R 1
520R 2

University of Cincinnati
990A 1

University of California – Los Angeles
990A 3
990R 2
980A 3
980R 1
970A 1
970R 1
950A 1
940A 3
930A 2
920A 3
920R 2
910A 5
900A 3
890A 1
890R 3
880A 1
870A 4
870R 2
860A 4
850A 1
850R 2
840A 1
840R 3
830A 3
830R 1
820A 4
820R 1
810A 1
810R 1
800A 8
800R 1
790A 2
790R 1
780A 3
770R 1
760A 2
760R 2
750A 3
750R 3
740A 1
730A 1
730R 1
720A 1
700R 4
680A 2
680R 1
670A 1
670R 1
660A 1
660R 1
640R 2
630R 2
620A 1
620R 1
610R 2
590R 1
580A 1
580R 1
570R 1
520R 2

University of California - Merced
710A 1
650A 1
520A 1

University of Colorado - Boulder
990A 13
980R 2
970A 1
960A 4
960R 1
950A 3
940A 2
940R 2
920A 4
910A 4
910R 1
900A 3
890A 4
890R 1
880A 4
880R 2
870A 2
870R 2
860A 3
860R 1
850R 1
840A 3
840R 3
820R 3
810A 6
810R 5
800A 1
800R 4
790A 2
790R 5
780A 3
770A 3
770R 3
760A 4
750A 2
750R 4
740R 4
730A 2
730R 3
720A 3
720R 1
710R 4
700A 2
700R 3
690A 1
690R 3
680A 1
680R 4
670R 3
660A 2
660R 4
640R 1
630A 2
630R 1
620R 3
610R 3
600R 2
590R 5
580R 1
570R 1
560R 1
550R 3
540R 1
520R 2
510R 1

University of Connecticut
960A 1
870A 1
820R 1
810A 2
790A 1
710A 1
650A 1
580A 1

University of California - Riverside
970R 1
870A 1
850A 2
840A 1
840R 1
810A 1
800A 1
760R 1
750A 3
740A 1
710A 2
690A 2
660A 1
640A 3
630R 1
620A 1
610A 3
590A 1
590R 1
580R 2
570R 1
560A 1
520A 2
520R 1
430A 1

University of California – Santa Barbara
990A 14
990R 11
980A 6
980R 2
970A 1
970R 3
960A 2
960R 3
950A 2
940A 1
940R 5
930A 1
920A 3
920R 3
910A 7
910R 7
900A 4
900R 5
890A 1
890R 7
880A 4
880R 2
870A 5
870R 2
860A 5
860R 3
850A 3
850R 5
840R 8
830A 2
830R 3
820R 6
810A 2
810R 3
800A 2
800R 4
790A 3
790R 3
780A 1
780R 5
770A 1
770R 6
760A 1
760R 7
750A 4
750R 7
740R 3
730A 1
730R 1
720A 2
720R 3
710R 2
700R 1
690R 2
680R 4
650R 1
640R 2
630R 2
600R 1
580R 2
530R 1
520R 1

University of California – Santa Cruz
990A 1
990R 2
970A 1
910A 2
900A 1
890A 5
890R 1
880A 1
870A 1
870R 1
860A 1
860R 1
850A 1
840A 1
840R 1
830A 1
830R 1
820A 2
800A 1
800R 1
790A 2
790R 1
780A 1
780R 2
770A 2
770R 2
750A 1
750R 3
740A 1
740R 2
730R 2
720A 2
720R 1
710R 1
700R 1
690R 3
680R 5
670A 1
670R 2
660A 2
660R 1
650R 1
640A 1
640R 1
630R 4
610R 1
600R 1
590A 2
590R 2
580R 3
570R 1
560R 1
550R 1
520A 1
520R 4
500R 1
480R 1

University of California – San Diego
990A 6
990R 5
980A 1
970R 3
960R 1
950A 1
950R 1
940A 2
930A 1
930R 1
920A 1
910A 5
910R 1
900A 3
890A 1
890R 3
880A 3
870A 6
870R 1
860A 1
850A 3
850R 2
840A 3
840R 5
830A 3
830R 1
820A 3
820R 1
810A 2
810R 1
800A 4
800R 2
790A 2
780A 4
770A 2
770R 3
760A 1
760R 1
750A 5
750R 3
740A 1
740R 2
730A 1
730R 2
720A 1
720R 3
710R 1
700A 1
700R 1
690R 2
680A 2
680R 1
670A 1
670R 1
640R 1
630R 1
620R 2
590R 1
580R 1
520R 2

University of California – San Francisco
990R 2
910A 1
890A 1
670A 1

University of Delaware
760A 1
710A 1
680A 2
660A 1
620A 1
590A 1

University of Florida
990A 3
990R 1
980A 2
970R 1
940A 1
940R 1
890A 1
890R 1
850A 2
840A 1
840R 1
810A 1
800R 1
790A 1
780A 2
770A 1
770R 2
760A 1
750A 1
750R 1
740R 1
730A 3
710A 1
710R 1
700A 1
700R 2
690A 2
690R 1
650A 1
640A 1
630A 1
620A 2
620R 1
600A 1
590R 1
580A 3
570R 1
560R 1
520R 1
510R 1

University of Georgia
970A 1
890R 1
790A 1

University of Hawaii - Manoa
860A 1
830A 1
770A 1
770R 1
760R 1
750A 1
750R 1
700R 1
690A 1
680R 1
660A 1
650A 2
640A 1
630R 2
620A 1
610R 1
600R 2
590A 2
590R 1
570A 1
570R 1
480R 1

University of Idaho
550A 1

University of Illinois - Chicago
870A 1
800R 1
780R 1
750R 1
680A 1
670R 1
640A 1
580A 1

University of Iowa
890R 1
780A 1
760A 1
710A 2
700R 1
680A 1
660A 1
620A 1
610A 2
610R 1
500R 1

University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign
990A 12
990R 9
980A 3
980R 1
960A 2
960R 2
950A 1
940A 4
940R 2
930A 2
920A 1
910A 2
910R 1
900A 3
900R 4
890A 2
890R 3
880A 2
870A 3
860A 3
850A 3
850R 1
840A 8
840R 4
830A 4
820A 1
820R 5
810A 2
810R 3
800A 2
800R 3
790A 2
790R 3
780A 4
770A 3
770R 5
760A 4
760R 2
750A 2
750R 5
740A 2
730A 1
730R 2
720A 2
700A 1
700R 3
690A 1
690R 1
680A 2
670A 1
670R 2
660A 1
660R 1
650R 2
630R 1
590R 3
550R 1
520A 1
520R 1
510R 1

University of Kansas
820A 1
720A 1

University of Kentucky
790A 1
660A 1

University of Maryland
990A 14
990R 7
980A 2
980R 3
970R 1
960A 2
960R 1
950A 2
950R 1
940A 3
940R 1
930A 1
920A 4
920R 2
910A 5
910R 1
900A 6
900R 2
890A 5
890R 2
880A 9
870A 1
870R 3
860A 5
850A 3
850R 2
840A 3
840R 7
830A 5
820A 6
820R 1
810A 4
810R 4
800A 2
800R 5
790A 2
790R 4
780A 4
770A 4
770R 5
760A 2
760R 1
750A 3
750R 6
740R 5
730A 2
730R 2
720A 1
720R 2
710A 1
710R 5
700A 3
700R 1
690A 2
690R 1
680A 2
680R 5
670A 2
670R 1
660R 2
650R 2
640R 1
630R 2
620A 1
610A 1
610R 1
600R 2
590R 2
580A 1
580R 1
550R 1
540R 1
530R 1
520R 1

University of Massachusetts - Amherst
970A 1
910A 1
900R 1
890A 1
890R 1
870A 1
840A 1
820A 2
810R 1
800A 1
800R 1
790R 1
770A 1
750A 1
730A 1
720A 1
710A 1
710R 1
700A 2
670A 1
660A 2
660R 2
650A 1
650R 1
640A 2
640R 2
620A 1
610R 1
600A 1
590R 1
580A 1
570R 1
540R 1
500R 1

University of Massachusetts - Lowell
840A 1
720R 1
680A 1

University of Michigan
990A 8
990R 6
980A 3
980R 4
970R 1
960A 2
950A 1
950R 1
940A 1
940R 1
930R 1
910A 4
910R 2
900A 2
900R 1
890R 4
880A 1
870A 2
870R 3
860A 3
850R 1
840A 4
840R 4
830A 1
820A 3
820R 3
810A 3
810R 2
800A 2
800R 3
790A 4
790R 2
780A 4
780R 1
770A 4
770R 4
760A 4
760R 1
750A 2
750R 6
740A 1
740R 3
730A 1
730R 1
720A 2
720R 1
710A 1
710R 1
700A 1
700R 3
680R 5
670A 1
660R 1
650A 2
650R 1
640R 1
630R 2
620A 1
610R 1
600A 1
600R 2
580A 1
580R 1
570A 1
570R 2
560R 1
550R 1
520A 1
520R 2
510R 1

University of Minnesota
990R 3
980R 1
940A 2
920A 1
910A 2
900R 1
890A 2
890R 1
870A 2
860R 1
850A 1
840R 3
830A 1
820A 1
810R 1
800A 3
800R 1
790A 2
790R 2
780A 1
780R 1
770A 3
750A 1
730A 1
720A 2
720R 1
710R 1
700R 2
690A 1
690R 1
680A 3
680R 1
670A 1
660A 1
640A 2
640R 1
630A 1
620R 3
610A 1
610R 2
600A 1
590R 1
560R 1
540R 1
520A 2

University of Mississippi
840A 1
650R 1

University of Missouri – (not specified)
790R 1
780A 1
730A 1
580A 1

University of Nebraska
950A 1
840A 1
780A 1
710A 1
600R 1
540R 1

University of New Hampshire
890R 1
840R 1
720A 1
700A 1
690A 1
680A 1
640A 1
580A 1
550A 1
520A 1
500R 1

University of New Mexico
990A 1
970A 1
890R 1
870A 1
810A 1
800A 1
790A 1
780A 1
750A 2
710A 1
650A 2
620A 1
600A 1
590A 1
570A 1

University of North Carolina
990R 2
850A 1
830A 1
820R 1
800A 1
790R 1
780A 1
740A 1
720A 3
720R 1
700R 1
670R 1
660R 1
650A 3
650R 1
610R 1
600A 2
590A 1
580A 1
570A 1

University of Oklahoma
750A 2
670A 1
610A 1
590A 1
580A 2
550A 1
500R 1

University of Oregon
990A 1
880R 1
870A 1
850R 1
830A 1
820A 1
800A 1
800R 1
790A 2
790R 1
780A 1
770A 1
750A 1
750R 1
730A 1
710A 1
710R 1
700A 1
680R 2
650A 1
640R 2
600R 1
590A 2
570R 1
560R 1
550R 1

University of Pennsylvania
990A 2
990R 10
980R 2
960R 1
950A 1
940R 2
930A 1
920A 2
910A 2
910R 2
900A 1
900R 2
890A 1
890R 3
880A 2
870A 1
870R 1
860A 1
860R 2
850R 2
840R 2
830A 3
830R 1
820R 3
810R 1
800A 2
800R 1
790A 4
780R 2
770A 1
770R 1
760R 2
750R 1
740R 2
720R 2
710A 1
710R 2
700R 3
690A 1
680A 2
680R 2
660R 1
640A 1
640R 1
630R 1
590R 2

University of Rhode Island
640A 1

University of Southern California
990A 5
980A 1
970R 1
960R 1
940R 1
900A 1
890R 1
870A 1
830A 1
820A 2
810R 1
790A 1
760R 1
750A 1
750R 1
740R 1
700A 1
700R 1
650R 1

University of South Carolina
880A 1
880R 1
600A 1
600R 1

Utah State
750A 1
530A 1
490A 1

University of Tennessee
880A 1
820A 1
770A 1
770R 1
690A 1
660A 1
550A 1

University of Texas - Austin
990A 1
990R 4
980R 1
940A 2
920A 2
910A 1
900A 3
900R 1
890A 3
890R 4
880A 1
870A 2
870R 2
860A 4
850A 3
850R 1
840A 1
840R 1
830A 1
820A 2
810A 5
800A 1
790A 2
790R 1
780A 1
770R 2
760A 3
760R 1
750A 3
750R 2
740A 2
730R 1
720A 2
720R 1
710R 2
700A 1
700R 1
690A 2
680A 1
680R 1
670A 1
670R 1
660A 1
660R 1
640A 1
640R 1
630R 2
620A 1
620R 2
600R 1
580R 1
570R 1
560R 2
550A 1
550R 1
540R 1
510R 2

University of Texas - Dallas
870A 1
700A 1

University of Texas - Houston
790A 1
730R 1

University of Toledo
720A 1
630A 1
570A 1

University of Toronto
990A 2
980A 1
960A 1
950A 1
920A 1
900A 1
880A 1
870A 3
850A 1
830A 2
820A 1
800A 2
790A 1
790R 2
780A 1
770A 1
760A 1
740A 1
720A 1
710R 1
690A 2
590A 1
590R 1

University of San Antonio
730R 1

University of Utah
740R 1
710A 2
710R 1
610A 1
550A 1
540R 1

University of Victoria
840A 1
790A 1
780A 1
760A 1

University of Vienna
690R 1

University of Virginia
990A 1
980R 1
960A 1
950A 1
890A 1
880A 1
850A 1
840R 1
820A 4
810A 1
800A 1
790A 1
790R 1
780A 2
750R 1
740A 1
720A 1
710A 2
710R 1
700A 2
700R 1
690A 3
680A 1
680R 1
660A 1
630R 1
620R 1
570R 1
540R 1

University of Washington
990A 6
990R 3
980A 1
970A 1
960A 2
940A 2
920A 3
910A 2
910R 2
900A 5
900R 1
890A 1
890R 1
880A 3
870A 3
870R 1
860A 2
860R 1
850A 3
840A 5
840R 1
830A 2
820A 3
820R 4
810A 2
810R 2
800A 2
800R 6
790A 5
790R 4
780A 1
780R 1
770A 3
770R 3
760A 2
760R 1
750A 1
750R 2
740A 1
740R 3
730R 3
720A 1
720R 3
710R 3
700R 4
690A 2
690R 3
680R 5
670R 2
660R 2
630R 2
620R 1
610R 1
600R 2
590R 2
580A 1
580R 1
560R 1
550R 2
540R 1
520R 1
480R 1

University of Waterloo
990A 2
980A 1
930A 1
850A 2
840A 1
810A 1
720A 1

University of Western Ontario
870A 1
710A 1
540A 1

University of West Virginia
600A 1

University of Wisconsin
990A 2
990R 4
980A 1
980R 1
970A 1
970R 1
960A 1
960R 1
940A 1
940R 1
930A 2
930R 1
920A 2
920R 1
910A 4
900A 5
890A 2
890R 1
880R 1
870A 1
870R 3
860A 1
860R 2
850A 3
850R 1
840A 2
840R 1
830A 1
820A 5
820R 4
810A 4
810R 1
800A 4
800R 1
790A 8
790R 2
780A 1
770A 2
770R 2
760A 1
760R 1
750R 3
740A 2
730A 2
720A 1
720R 1
710A 2
710R 3
700A 5
700R 1
690A 2
690R 1
680A 2
670A 1
670R 3
660A 1
650R 4
640A 1
630R 1
620A 1
610A 1
600A 1
600R 1
590R 2
550R 1
520R 2
490A 1

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
970A 1
770A 1
750A 1
740R 1
710A 1
700R 1
690A 1
680A 1
670R 1
610R 1
530A 1
490A 1

University of Wyoming
620A 1
480R 1

Vanderbilt
910R 1
890R 1
880A 1
840R 1
820A 1
790A 1
790R 1
780A 1
660R 1
630R 1
620A 1
550R 1
520A 1

Virginia Tech
940R 1
890R 1
750A 1
710A 1
660A 1
630A 1

Washington State
900A 1
890R 1
800A 1
670A 1
660A 1
590A 2
480A 1

Washington University
990A 1
970A 1
910R 1
880R 1
870A 1
840A 2
790A 1
750A 1
750R 1
740R 1
560R 1
550A 2

Wayne State
780A 1

William & Mary
960A 1
890A 2
880A 1
820A 1
810A 1
790A 2
780A 1
770A 1
730A 1
720A 1
710A 2
690A 1
650A 1
640R 1
630A 1

Worcester
720A 1

Yale
990A 12
990R 10
980A 3
980R 3
970A 1
970R 2
960A 2
960R 3
950A 2
950R 3
940A 1
940R 2
930A 2
930R 1
920A 4
920R 2
910R 2
900A 3
900R 6
890R 2
880A 3
880R 5
870A 3
870R 4
860A 6
860R 2
850A 1
850R 2
840R 3
830R 2
820A 1
820R 8
810A 4
810R 2
800A 4
800R 1
790A 2
790R 4
780A 1
780R 6
770A 2
770R 2
760A 1
760R 2
750A 2
750R 6
740A 1
740R 1
730A 1
730R 4
720R 1
710A 1
700A 2
700R 4
690R 1
680A 1
680R 2
670R 2
660R 3
650R 1
640R 4
630R 3
620R 1
600R 1
590R 1
580R 2
550R 1
500R 1

furiousmushroom
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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby furiousmushroom » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:16 am

Ah, excellent! This is wonderful, thank you so much for doing this!

Worth pointing out that most UK universities explicitly ask not to be sent GRE scores, so while the data might be interesting for correlation purposes, the scores themselves will not have had any part in admission decisions at those places.

thehairupthere
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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby thehairupthere » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:36 am

Thanks! This must have taken a while to make!

It really gave me a confidence boost to see how most universities seem to care very little after seeing this list - especially e.g. that 580 Harvard acceptance.

Dishsoap
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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby Dishsoap » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:55 pm

Yes, it did indeed take me awhile - you know those typing speed tests you take when in grade school? My speed was quite high, but accuracy very low... as a result, at the end I had about 400 schools, most of which were things like the university of "maf8ayrlnd" and "wincsoin", so a good hour or two was spent fixing my stupid mistakes. :oops: Mathematica turned this project into only about 7-8 hours of work, though.

Nonetheless, as someone applying to top schools with a shoddy pGRE score, it was very encouraging. And a lot of people who posted their profiles also included little advice tidbits, which were great.

Also, a lot of rejections were not on this list because they were from people who simply never heard back (or did months later, and never changed their profile)... that was not so encouraging.

cwr
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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby cwr » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:40 pm

Wow, this is awesome! Thank you for putting it together!

Is there any straightforward way for you (or someone else) to sort your data into domestic vs. intl? I'm interested in seeing how many of the 990R at top schools are international students (I would imagine all or most, but it's an interesting thing to ask), and more generally, what sort of accepted vs. rejected distributions exist for the different schools.

In order to make any sort of distribution like this very meaningful, I would imagine that one would need to differentiate between international and domestic.

muke
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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby muke » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:23 pm

Thanks for doing this! Useful data indeed!
I notice that people with 970~980 usually have lower acceptance rate than 990 and 920~960, anyone has insight?

Dishsoap
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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby Dishsoap » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:36 pm

cwr wrote:Wow, this is awesome! Thank you for putting it together!

Is there any straightforward way for you (or someone else) to sort your data into domestic vs. intl? I'm interested in seeing how many of the 990R at top schools are international students (I would imagine all or most, but it's an interesting thing to ask), and more generally, what sort of accepted vs. rejected distributions exist for the different schools.

In order to make any sort of distribution like this very meaningful, I would imagine that one would need to differentiate between international and domestic.



At some point, I may do this. All of the structure is set up to make this sort of list, all it takes is 2-3 hours for data entry. I kind of regret not looking at domestic/international. Also, I'm not sure that there is a clear line - a lot of people are international but attended undergrad here, or domestic but attended undergrad abroad - there were more cases like this than I expected. But I'm sure that meaningful data could still be gathered.

I initially looked at this forum to see how women fared (since I am one), but in that regard there really is not enough data to be meaningful... about 2-3 females per page, on average.

muke wrote:Thanks for doing this! Useful data indeed!
I notice that people with 970~980 usually have lower acceptance rate than 990 and 920~960, anyone has insight?


I showed this to my advisors today, they affectionately called the 990 rejections the "Harvard bump". Their opinion is that international students with little research experience are getting perfect scores on the pGRE, and then applying to all of the big name schools (hence the name) and getting rejected. The 970-980 range may be from domestic applicants, and the 920-960 may just honestly be top schools eliminating applicants based on pGRE (though with a score that high, I would certainly hope not).

Damn it, you guys, now I need to actually look at domestic/international! Maybe it will be a good way to avoid small talk over the holidays :D

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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby Conga11 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:20 am

Thanks Dishsoap for the effort! I did a little calculation on your data to get some numbers for those who want short answers. As usual, it's up to readers to interpret these numbers. These numbers are computer generated so let me know if there is any errors.

( Green = Accepted; Red = Rejected; The numbers next to school's name are the number of acceptances/rejections)

Alberta ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 900 ; Mean: 900.0 ; Min accepted: 900
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Arizona State ( 11 : 7 )
Median: 680 ; Mean: 713.6 ; Min accepted: 520
Median: 680 ; Mean: 681.4 ; Max rejected: 760

Baylor ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 700 ; Mean: 700.0 ; Min accepted: 700
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Berkeley ( 108 : 187 )
Median: 920 ; Mean: 911.6 ; Min accepted: 720
Median: 830 ; Mean: 817.3 ; Max rejected: 990

Boston College ( 2 : 0 )
Median: 770 ; Mean: 770.0 ; Min accepted: 720
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Boston University ( 40 : 34 )
Median: 800 ; Mean: 793.3 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 750 ; Mean: 736.8 ; Max rejected: 990

Brandeis ( 6 : 5 )
Median: 840 ; Mean: 820.0 ; Min accepted: 680
Median: 790 ; Mean: 792.0 ; Max rejected: 980

Brown ( 27 : 33 )
Median: 870 ; Mean: 827.0 ; Min accepted: 590
Median: 720 ; Mean: 756.4 ; Max rejected: 990

Bryn Mawr ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 750 ; Mean: 750.0 ; Min accepted: 750
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Calgary ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 940 ; Mean: 940.0 ; Min accepted: 940
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Caltech ( 83 : 154 )
Median: 920 ; Mean: 909.3 ; Min accepted: 690
Median: 850 ; Mean: 836.6 ; Max rejected: 990

Cambridge ( 14 : 4 )
Median: 840 ; Mean: 838.6 ; Min accepted: 750
Median: 755 ; Mean: 777.5 ; Max rejected: 980

Carnegie Mellon ( 19 : 14 )
Median: 850 ; Mean: 836.8 ; Min accepted: 680
Median: 740 ; Mean: 752.1 ; Max rejected: 990

Case Western Reserve ( 13 : 5 )
Median: 770 ; Mean: 770.8 ; Min accepted: 500
Median: 820 ; Mean: 818.0 ; Max rejected: 890

Catholic University ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 750 ; Mean: 750.0 ; Min accepted: 750
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Colorado School of Mines ( 3 : 0 )
Median: 730 ; Mean: 713.3 ; Min accepted: 670
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Colorado State ( 13 : 4 )
Median: 710 ; Mean: 716.2 ; Min accepted: 490
Median: 800 ; Mean: 787.5 ; Max rejected: 840

Columbia ( 53 : 93 )
Median: 900 ; Mean: 892.5 ; Min accepted: 670
Median: 820 ; Mean: 806.7 ; Max rejected: 990

Cornell ( 117 : 114 )
Median: 880 ; Mean: 869.2 ; Min accepted: 620
Median: 840 ; Mean: 812.2 ; Max rejected: 990

City University of New York ( 2 : 1 )
Median: 680 ; Mean: 680.0 ; Min accepted: 680
Median: 710 ; Mean: 710.0 ; Max rejected: 710

Dartmouth ( 8 : 5 )
Median: 860 ; Mean: 840.0 ; Min accepted: 680
Median: 700 ; Mean: 730.0 ; Max rejected: 910

Drexel ( 6 : 3 )
Median: 670 ; Mean: 670.0 ; Min accepted: 590
Median: 610 ; Mean: 633.3 ; Max rejected: 750

Duke ( 25 : 25 )
Median: 810 ; Mean: 826.8 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 750 ; Mean: 754.8 ; Max rejected: 990

Durham ( 1 : 1 )
Median: 790 ; Mean: 790.0 ; Min accepted: 790
Median: 980 ; Mean: 980.0 ; Max rejected: 980

Emory ( 3 : 1 )
Median: 730 ; Mean: 746.7 ; Min accepted: 720
Median: 690 ; Mean: 690.0 ; Max rejected: 690

Florida Tech ( 1 : 1 )
Median: 580 ; Mean: 580.0 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 500 ; Mean: 500.0 ; Max rejected: 500

Georgia State ( 2 : 1 )
Median: 585 ; Mean: 585.0 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 500 ; Mean: 500.0 ; Max rejected: 500

Georgia Tech ( 26 : 3 )
Median: 835 ; Mean: 830.8 ; Min accepted: 570
Median: 940 ; Mean: 906.7 ; Max rejected: 990

Harvard ( 67 : 200 )
Median: 910 ; Mean: 890.6 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 870 ; Mean: 853.6 ; Max rejected: 990

Illinois Institute of Technology ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 740 ; Mean: 740.0 ; Min accepted: 740
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Imperial ( 3 : 2 )
Median: 820 ; Mean: 796.7 ; Min accepted: 700
Median: 945 ; Mean: 945.0 ; Max rejected: 980

Indiana University ( 20 : 13 )
Median: 790 ; Mean: 795.5 ; Min accepted: 520
Median: 640 ; Mean: 685.4 ; Max rejected: 980

Iowa State ( 10 : 2 )
Median: 745 ; Mean: 763.0 ; Min accepted: 600
Median: 820 ; Mean: 820.0 ; Max rejected: 890

Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 750 ; Mean: 750.0 ; Min accepted: 750
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Johns Hopkins ( 34 : 22 )
Median: 825 ; Mean: 819.7 ; Min accepted: 640
Median: 700 ; Mean: 719.1 ; Max rejected: 990

Kansas State ( 8 : 0 )
Median: 795 ; Mean: 780.0 ; Min accepted: 590
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Kent State ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 650 ; Mean: 650.0 ; Min accepted: 650
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

LeHigh ( 7 : 1 )
Median: 710 ; Mean: 714.3 ; Min accepted: 540
Median: 540 ; Mean: 540.0 ; Max rejected: 540

Louisiana State ( 9 : 4 )
Median: 750 ; Mean: 743.3 ; Min accepted: 510
Median: 760 ; Mean: 745.0 ; Max rejected: 780

McGill ( 16 : 5 )
Median: 830 ; Mean: 810.0 ; Min accepted: 590
Median: 760 ; Mean: 740.0 ; Max rejected: 990

McMaster ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 800 ; Mean: 800.0 ; Min accepted: 800
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Michigan State ( 19 : 11 )
Median: 770 ; Mean: 792.6 ; Min accepted: 600
Median: 750 ; Mean: 703.6 ; Max rejected: 910

MIT ( 71 : 206 )
Median: 940 ; Mean: 922.8 ; Min accepted: 690
Median: 870 ; Mean: 858.4 ; Max rejected: 990

Montana State ( 11 : 1 )
Median: 720 ; Mean: 724.5 ; Min accepted: 560
Median: 550 ; Mean: 550.0 ; Max rejected: 550

New Mexico State ( 4 : 0 )
Median: 665 ; Mean: 695.0 ; Min accepted: 620
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

New Mexico Tech ( 0 : 1 )
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Min accepted: Nil
Median: 490 ; Mean: 490.0 ; Max rejected: 490

New York University ( 24 : 30 )
Median: 845 ; Mean: 817.5 ; Min accepted: 600
Median: 700 ; Mean: 735.7 ; Max rejected: 990

North Carolina State ( 17 : 4 )
Median: 730 ; Mean: 751.2 ; Min accepted: 520
Median: 750 ; Mean: 750.0 ; Max rejected: 840

Northeastern ( 14 : 2 )
Median: 715 ; Mean: 705.7 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 810 ; Mean: 810.0 ; Max rejected: 980

Northern Arizona University ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 570 ; Mean: 570.0 ; Min accepted: 570
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Northern Illinois University ( 5 : 0 )
Median: 740 ; Mean: 726.0 ; Min accepted: 650
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Northwestern ( 19 : 24 )
Median: 820 ; Mean: 830.0 ; Min accepted: 650
Median: 685 ; Mean: 698.3 ; Max rejected: 950

Notre Dame ( 12 : 4 )
Median: 770 ; Mean: 780.8 ; Min accepted: 680
Median: 625 ; Mean: 660.0 ; Max rejected: 790

Ohio State ( 58 : 41 )
Median: 800 ; Mean: 809.8 ; Min accepted: 520
Median: 700 ; Mean: 709.5 ; Max rejected: 990

Oklahoma State ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 750 ; Mean: 750.0 ; Min accepted: 750
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Oregon State ( 7 : 3 )
Median: 710 ; Mean: 712.9 ; Min accepted: 550
Median: 800 ; Mean: 826.7 ; Max rejected: 890

Oxford ( 7 : 4 )
Median: 790 ; Mean: 808.6 ; Min accepted: 620
Median: 960 ; Mean: 920.0 ; Max rejected: 990

Penn State ( 60 : 52 )
Median: 810 ; Mean: 821.3 ; Min accepted: 630
Median: 755 ; Mean: 754.2 ; Max rejected: 990

Perimeter Institute ( 8 : 13 )
Median: 930 ; Mean: 905.0 ; Min accepted: 750
Median: 840 ; Mean: 850.8 ; Max rejected: 990

Pittsburgh ( 21 : 9 )
Median: 780 ; Mean: 793.3 ; Min accepted: 590
Median: 680 ; Mean: 693.3 ; Max rejected: 850

Princeton ( 58 : 186 )
Median: 950 ; Mean: 929.8 ; Min accepted: 750
Median: 870 ; Mean: 854.4 ; Max rejected: 990

Purdue ( 17 : 8 )
Median: 780 ; Mean: 779.4 ; Min accepted: 620
Median: 750 ; Mean: 775.0 ; Max rejected: 990

Rice ( 18 : 13 )
Median: 775 ; Mean: 800.0 ; Min accepted: 660
Median: 810 ; Mean: 781.5 ; Max rejected: 990

Rochester ( 46 : 24 )
Median: 780 ; Mean: 774.6 ; Min accepted: 520
Median: 795 ; Mean: 814.2 ; Max rejected: 990

Rockefeller ( 0 : 2 )
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Min accepted: Nil
Median: 760 ; Mean: 760.0 ; Max rejected: 780

Rutgers ( 28 : 25 )
Median: 750 ; Mean: 786.8 ; Min accepted: 590
Median: 770 ; Mean: 762.4 ; Max rejected: 990

San Diego State ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 660 ; Mean: 660.0 ; Min accepted: 660
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Stanford ( 81 : 221 )
Median: 910 ; Mean: 908.5 ; Min accepted: 750
Median: 860 ; Mean: 852.1 ; Max rejected: 990

SUNY Albany ( 2 : 0 )
Median: 790 ; Mean: 790.0 ; Min accepted: 710
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

SUNY Buffalo ( 9 : 1 )
Median: 820 ; Mean: 825.6 ; Min accepted: 610
Median: 940 ; Mean: 940.0 ; Max rejected: 940

SUNY Stonybrook ( 51 : 41 )
Median: 800 ; Mean: 811.8 ; Min accepted: 510
Median: 810 ; Mean: 800.5 ; Max rejected: 990

Syracuse ( 6 : 6 )
Median: 855 ; Mean: 841.7 ; Min accepted: 680
Median: 665 ; Mean: 661.7 ; Max rejected: 740

Texas A&M ( 17 : 6 )
Median: 790 ; Mean: 778.2 ; Min accepted: 550
Median: 890 ; Mean: 860.0 ; Max rejected: 990

Texas Tech ( 2 : 0 )
Median: 585 ; Mean: 585.0 ; Min accepted: 510
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Tufts ( 5 : 5 )
Median: 750 ; Mean: 748.0 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 710 ; Mean: 764.0 ; Max rejected: 910

University of Alabama ( 2 : 1 )
Median: 785 ; Mean: 785.0 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 650 ; Mean: 650.0 ; Max rejected: 650

University of Arizona ( 44 : 44 )
Median: 780 ; Mean: 782.3 ; Min accepted: 520
Median: 665 ; Mean: 689.3 ; Max rejected: 980

University of British Columbia ( 20 : 5 )
Median: 830 ; Mean: 811.0 ; Min accepted: 430
Median: 760 ; Mean: 780.0 ; Max rejected: 990

University of California - Davis ( 35 : 30 )
Median: 810 ; Mean: 796.6 ; Min accepted: 590
Median: 745 ; Mean: 748.3 ; Max rejected: 990

University of Central Florida ( 7 : 1 )
Median: 800 ; Mean: 815.7 ; Min accepted: 760
Median: 990 ; Mean: 990.0 ; Max rejected: 990

University of Chicago ( 89 : 152 )
Median: 920 ; Mean: 888.5 ; Min accepted: 520
Median: 840 ; Mean: 825.9 ; Max rejected: 990

University of California - Irvine ( 34 : 21 )
Median: 770 ; Mean: 779.4 ; Min accepted: 590
Median: 750 ; Mean: 739.5 ; Max rejected: 990

University of Cincinnati ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 990 ; Mean: 990.0 ; Min accepted: 990
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

University of California – Los Angeles ( 71 : 47 )
Median: 840 ; Mean: 840.1 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 760 ; Mean: 759.4 ; Max rejected: 990

University of California - Merced ( 3 : 0 )
Median: 650 ; Mean: 626.7 ; Min accepted: 520
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

University of Colorado - Boulder ( 84 : 94 )
Median: 875 ; Mean: 854.2 ; Min accepted: 630
Median: 725 ; Mean: 724.6 ; Max rejected: 980

University of Connecticut ( 8 : 1 )
Median: 800 ; Mean: 772.5 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 820 ; Mean: 820.0 ; Max rejected: 820

University of California - Riverside ( 27 : 9 )
Median: 690 ; Mean: 683.7 ; Min accepted: 430
Median: 590 ; Mean: 671.1 ; Max rejected: 970

University of California – Santa Barbara ( 78 : 136 )
Median: 900 ; Mean: 890.6 ; Min accepted: 720
Median: 830 ; Mean: 824.1 ; Max rejected: 990

University of California – Santa Cruz ( 35 : 56 )
Median: 820 ; Mean: 796.0 ; Min accepted: 520
Median: 680 ; Mean: 686.3 ; Max rejected: 990

University of California – San Diego ( 70 : 56 )
Median: 840 ; Mean: 842.4 ; Min accepted: 670
Median: 785 ; Mean: 792.7 ; Max rejected: 990

University of California – San Francisco ( 3 : 2 )
Median: 890 ; Mean: 823.3 ; Min accepted: 670
Median: 990 ; Mean: 990.0 ; Max rejected: 990

University of Delaware ( 7 : 0 )
Median: 680 ; Mean: 671.4 ; Min accepted: 590
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

University of Florida ( 33 : 20 )
Median: 750 ; Mean: 764.2 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 725 ; Mean: 731.5 ; Max rejected: 990

University of Georgia ( 2 : 1 )
Median: 880 ; Mean: 880.0 ; Min accepted: 790
Median: 890 ; Mean: 890.0 ; Max rejected: 890

University of Hawaii - Manoa ( 13 : 13 )
Median: 650 ; Mean: 682.3 ; Min accepted: 570
Median: 630 ; Mean: 643.8 ; Max rejected: 770

University of Idaho ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 550 ; Mean: 550.0 ; Min accepted: 550
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

University of Illinois - Chicago ( 4 : 4 )
Median: 660 ; Mean: 692.5 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 765 ; Mean: 750.0 ; Max rejected: 800

University of Iowa ( 9 : 4 )
Median: 680 ; Mean: 682.2 ; Min accepted: 610
Median: 655 ; Mean: 675.0 ; Max rejected: 890

University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign ( 87 : 71 )
Median: 840 ; Mean: 849.5 ; Min accepted: 520
Median: 800 ; Mean: 803.2 ; Max rejected: 990

University of Kansas ( 2 : 0 )
Median: 770 ; Mean: 770.0 ; Min accepted: 720
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

University of Kentucky ( 2 : 0 )
Median: 725 ; Mean: 725.0 ; Min accepted: 660
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

University of Maryland ( 113 : 98 )
Median: 860 ; Mean: 849.3 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 770 ; Mean: 779.4 ; Max rejected: 990

University of Massachusetts - Amherst ( 24 : 16 )
Median: 715 ; Mean: 738.3 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 655 ; Mean: 685.0 ; Max rejected: 900

University of Massachusetts - Lowell ( 2 : 1 )
Median: 760 ; Mean: 760.0 ; Min accepted: 680
Median: 720 ; Mean: 720.0 ; Max rejected: 720

University of Michigan ( 72 : 81 )
Median: 810 ; Mean: 820.4 ; Min accepted: 520
Median: 770 ; Mean: 780.4 ; Max rejected: 990

University of Minnesota ( 38 : 30 )
Median: 770 ; Mean: 759.2 ; Min accepted: 520
Median: 750 ; Mean: 756.7 ; Max rejected: 990

University of Mississippi ( 1 : 1 )
Median: 840 ; Mean: 840.0 ; Min accepted: 840
Median: 650 ; Mean: 650.0 ; Max rejected: 650

University of Missouri – (not specified) ( 3 : 1 )
Median: 730 ; Mean: 696.7 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 790 ; Mean: 790.0 ; Max rejected: 790

University of Nebraska ( 4 : 2 )
Median: 810 ; Mean: 820.0 ; Min accepted: 710
Median: 570 ; Mean: 570.0 ; Max rejected: 600

University of New Hampshire ( 8 : 3 )
Median: 660 ; Mean: 635.0 ; Min accepted: 520
Median: 840 ; Mean: 743.3 ; Max rejected: 890

University of New Mexico ( 16 : 1 )
Median: 750 ; Mean: 743.8 ; Min accepted: 570
Median: 890 ; Mean: 890.0 ; Max rejected: 890

University of North Carolina ( 16 : 10 )
Median: 685 ; Mean: 690.6 ; Min accepted: 570
Median: 710 ; Mean: 760.0 ; Max rejected: 990

University of Oklahoma ( 8 : 1 )
Median: 600 ; Mean: 635.0 ; Min accepted: 550
Median: 500 ; Mean: 500.0 ; Max rejected: 500

University of Oregon ( 16 : 14 )
Median: 775 ; Mean: 760.0 ; Min accepted: 590
Median: 680 ; Mean: 692.9 ; Max rejected: 880

University of Pennsylvania ( 29 : 57 )
Median: 830 ; Mean: 835.2 ; Min accepted: 640
Median: 840 ; Mean: 831.1 ; Max rejected: 990

University of Rhode Island ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 640 ; Mean: 640.0 ; Min accepted: 640
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

University of Southern California ( 14 : 10 )
Median: 885 ; Mean: 886.4 ; Min accepted: 700
Median: 785 ; Mean: 817.0 ; Max rejected: 970

University of South Carolina ( 2 : 2 )
Median: 740 ; Mean: 740.0 ; Min accepted: 600
Median: 740 ; Mean: 740.0 ; Max rejected: 880

Utah State ( 3 : 0 )
Median: 530 ; Mean: 590.0 ; Min accepted: 490
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

University of Tennessee ( 6 : 1 )
Median: 730 ; Mean: 728.3 ; Min accepted: 550
Median: 770 ; Mean: 770.0 ; Max rejected: 770

University of Texas - Austin ( 54 : 42 )
Median: 810 ; Mean: 805.0 ; Min accepted: 550
Median: 725 ; Mean: 741.0 ; Max rejected: 990

University of Texas - Dallas ( 2 : 0 )
Median: 785 ; Mean: 785.0 ; Min accepted: 700
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

University of Texas - Houston ( 1 : 1 )
Median: 790 ; Mean: 790.0 ; Min accepted: 790
Median: 730 ; Mean: 730.0 ; Max rejected: 730

University of Toledo ( 3 : 0 )
Median: 630 ; Mean: 640.0 ; Min accepted: 570
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

University of Toronto ( 26 : 4 )
Median: 830 ; Mean: 832.3 ; Min accepted: 590
Median: 750 ; Mean: 720.0 ; Max rejected: 790

University of San Antonio ( 0 : 1 )
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Min accepted: Nil
Median: 730 ; Mean: 730.0 ; Max rejected: 730

University of Utah ( 4 : 3 )
Median: 660 ; Mean: 645.0 ; Min accepted: 550
Median: 710 ; Mean: 663.3 ; Max rejected: 740

University of Victoria ( 4 : 0 )
Median: 785 ; Mean: 792.5 ; Min accepted: 760
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

University of Vienna ( 0 : 1 )
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Min accepted: Nil
Median: 690 ; Mean: 690.0 ; Max rejected: 690

University of Virginia ( 26 : 11 )
Median: 785 ; Mean: 786.5 ; Min accepted: 660
Median: 700 ; Mean: 710.0 ; Max rejected: 980

University of Washington ( 65 : 76 )
Median: 850 ; Mean: 853.1 ; Min accepted: 580
Median: 730 ; Mean: 732.1 ; Max rejected: 990

University of Waterloo ( 9 : 0 )
Median: 850 ; Mean: 884.4 ; Min accepted: 720
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

University of Western Ontario ( 3 : 0 )
Median: 710 ; Mean: 706.7 ; Min accepted: 540
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

University of West Virginia ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 600 ; Mean: 600.0 ; Min accepted: 600
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

University of Wisconsin ( 77 : 53 )
Median: 800 ; Mean: 802.5 ; Min accepted: 490
Median: 790 ; Mean: 779.6 ; Max rejected: 990

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee ( 8 : 4 )
Median: 700 ; Mean: 698.8 ; Min accepted: 490
Median: 685 ; Mean: 680.0 ; Max rejected: 740

University of Wyoming ( 1 : 1 )
Median: 620 ; Mean: 620.0 ; Min accepted: 620
Median: 480 ; Mean: 480.0 ; Max rejected: 480

Vanderbilt ( 6 : 7 )
Median: 785 ; Mean: 735.0 ; Min accepted: 520
Median: 790 ; Mean: 752.9 ; Max rejected: 910

Virginia Tech ( 4 : 2 )
Median: 685 ; Mean: 687.5 ; Min accepted: 630
Median: 915 ; Mean: 915.0 ; Max rejected: 940

Washington State ( 7 : 1 )
Median: 660 ; Mean: 670.0 ; Min accepted: 480
Median: 890 ; Mean: 890.0 ; Max rejected: 890

Washington University ( 9 : 5 )
Median: 840 ; Mean: 794.4 ; Min accepted: 550
Median: 750 ; Mean: 768.0 ; Max rejected: 910

Wayne State ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 780 ; Mean: 780.0 ; Min accepted: 780
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

William & Mary ( 17 : 1 )
Median: 780 ; Mean: 777.6 ; Min accepted: 630
Median: 640 ; Mean: 640.0 ; Max rejected: 640

Worcester ( 1 : 0 )
Median: 720 ; Mean: 720.0 ; Min accepted: 720
Median: Nil ; Mean: Nil ; Max rejected: Nil

Yale ( 66 : 118 )
Median: 875 ; Mean: 874.7 ; Min accepted: 680
Median: 820 ; Mean: 810.9 ; Max rejected: 990

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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby Dishsoap » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:59 am

Woo! Thank you so much Conga for compiling the data like that, it's very useful info. It also helps me realize that either:

a) domestic applicants with low pGRE scores are toast, or
b) I really should've separated domestic from international data. One of those things on my to-do list... if anyone else is interested, I have the structure already set up. It would take about two hours, if you type fast.

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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby TakeruK » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:23 pm

Dishsoap wrote:Woo! Thank you so much Conga for compiling the data like that, it's very useful info. It also helps me realize that either:

a) domestic applicants with low pGRE scores are toast, or
b) I really should've separated domestic from international data. One of those things on my to-do list... if anyone else is interested, I have the structure already set up. It would take about two hours, if you type fast.


Just want to point out that I don't think the data supports (a), because if you look at the minimum accepted score at schools with large numbers of applicants, it's often in the 650-750 range. Maybe by "low pGRE scores", you mean scores lower than this, but I know a score around 700 is just over the 50th percentile. I think to evaluate (a), we need to look at the minimum score, or maybe the mean + standard deviation. The median/mean score on its own isn't good enough because if you are comparing yourself to the median score, then by definition, you are comparing yourself to the top half of accepted applicants, not all accepted applicants. And for admissions, it doesn't matter if you are the last person accepted or the first one!

Also, please keep in mind that the data from this website is skewed towards the top applicants. So, I would also say the median/minimum scores posted here don't accurately reflect the spread of scores of actual applicants. There are likely people accepted with lower pGRE scores than the minimum posted here.

Another interesting point is that the opposite of (a) isn't true either---lots of higher PGRE applicants are rejected from schools, by looking at the maximum rejected scores.

Finally, in addition to complications from combining domestic/international applicants, I think there are potentially issues when combining different programs at the same school. For example, generally the pGRE plays a smaller role in physics-related departments such as Astronomy and Planetary Science. Combining all the programs together could result in a less-informative result for that school. This could be confirmation bias, but you can see this for a school like Stanford, which, if I remember my research correctly, offers mostly Physics programs only and not that much in astro and planetary science. Their PGRE score range is a lot higher than schools that offer a large range of programs that users on this site would apply to.

P.S. Fun fact: Based on this list, I have the minimum accepted PGRE score at the school I'm currently at! lol (but from talking to others at my school when we were discussing whether or not to continue using the PGRE, I know that I'm not the lowest PGRE admitted student, also indicating that this website is not a fair sample of applicants).

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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby Catria » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:43 pm

And somehow I managed to be the topmost reject (in sheer PGRE terms) at not one but 4 schools (910); other students at my level often bypass these four entirely. We're talking about the ones encouraged here to apply to top-10 schools (and I recall being encouraged to do so here); also the DGS also mentioned that the only real difference between me and the top-10 admits (Stanford x1, Cornell x2, UChicago x1 - but ended up at UMass Amherst, UIUC x3) that were in Minnesota's admit pile was their choice of subfields. :D

But that could be just a poorly built list at the bottom... :oops:

And my choice of an area of research (HEP-TH/cosmo-theory) did not help (WUSTL also shrank its class size this year).

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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby Conga11 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:59 am

I feel that these numbers have some psychological value. It's like knowing that something doesn't mean anything but you still want to know :D. I know that checking this website and GradCafe everyday will not make the results come out any sooner, but here I am. Also I am fighting with myself whether I should apply for more grad schools (20 now). On one hand I know it is probably too many already but on the other hand I am still afraid it is not and I will be left with nothing to do this time next year. So having these numbers helps me believe in my chance and really calm me down a lot.

Anyway, I think we more or less agree that there are quite a few limitations with these statistics and one should not take them serious.

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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby TakeruK » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:16 pm

Conga11 wrote:Also I am fighting with myself whether I should apply for more grad schools (20 now). On one hand I know it is probably too many already but on the other hand I am still afraid it is not and I will be left with nothing to do this time next year. So having these numbers helps me believe in my chance and really calm me down a lot.


Strategies to manage stress and anxiety are important to develop and maintain! The thing that worked for me, both for PhD applications and for qualifying examinations, was to adopt the mindset that I am giving this my 100% and if it's not good enough, then it's better that I find out now. I applied to 8 schools and I picked the 8 schools I wanted to go to the most. I wasn't worried about not getting into all 8 schools because I would prefer to do something else than to attend a grad school outside of those 8. For my qualifying exam, I wasn't worried about failing because while it would suck, I would know I gave it my 100% effort and if that's not good enough, then so be it. I wouldn't think "oh, if only I studied more hours, I would have passed" because passing/staying in school would not be worth the extra time and stress of studying and taking me away from my life. I hope to apply this strategy again next year when I apply for postdocs!

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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby pangshiyuan » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:49 pm

Hi. I'm an international student who applied to physics PhD programs and I must say thank you for taking the work to make the list!!

I have one question. I am so surprise by the high acceptance rate of Cornell, it is one of my top choice, but they seem to have so high acceptance rate even relative to less ranked schools. I feel this is good news for me, but also concerning. Is there something undesirable about Cornell or do they just take in so many more students??

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby Cho'bal » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:26 am

pangshiyuan wrote:Hi. I'm an international student who applied to physics PhD programs and I must say thank you for taking the work to make the list!!

I have one question. I am so surprise by the high acceptance rate of Cornell, it is one of my top choice, but they seem to have so high acceptance rate even relative to less ranked schools. I feel this is good news for me, but also concerning. Is there something undesirable about Cornell or do they just take in so many more students??

Thanks in advance.


I don't think it's a good idea to deduce acceptance rates based on this list. Last year Cornell accepted 79 out of 559 applicants, so the program is indeed competitive.

http://www.gradschoolshopper.com/gradsc ... admissions

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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby Conga11 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:22 am

TakeruK wrote:
Conga11 wrote:Also I am fighting with myself whether I should apply for more grad schools (20 now). On one hand I know it is probably too many already but on the other hand I am still afraid it is not and I will be left with nothing to do this time next year. So having these numbers helps me believe in my chance and really calm me down a lot.


Strategies to manage stress and anxiety are important to develop and maintain! The thing that worked for me, both for PhD applications and for qualifying examinations, was to adopt the mindset that I am giving this my 100% and if it's not good enough, then it's better that I find out now. I applied to 8 schools and I picked the 8 schools I wanted to go to the most. I wasn't worried about not getting into all 8 schools because I would prefer to do something else than to attend a grad school outside of those 8. For my qualifying exam, I wasn't worried about failing because while it would suck, I would know I gave it my 100% effort and if that's not good enough, then so be it. I wouldn't think "oh, if only I studied more hours, I would have passed" because passing/staying in school would not be worth the extra time and stress of studying and taking me away from my life. I hope to apply this strategy again next year when I apply for postdocs!


Thanks for the tip :D. The thing is that I am not giving it my best. I am employed as a researcher at the moment so more time for phd application means less time for research and I really feel I can push for a paper or two in the next few months. Anyways I've made myself more or less content with the idea of doing something else if not accepted to any school.

I agree that stress management is very important, especially now. I find that reading advice and talking to people on this forum is very helpful. So I'm writing all this to let those under stress know that they are not alone and soon it'll pass. "All Izz Well!" :D

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Re: Acceptance by pGRE Score -- Data dump! (winter 2015)

Postby moon » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:22 am

Made a tab delimited version of the mean gre acceptance data so someone can make a nice plot like in the other thread.

https://github.com/hymno/code_projects/ ... ta_gre.txt




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