Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley

Posted by on January 9, 2014 in GRE Scores | 2 comments

UC Berkeley is one of the top global universities and one of the toughest places to get in with an acceptance rate of just 18%. It is a top prospect for majority of business school applicants who apply to the elite Haas business school. Moreover its science and engineering programs are the hardest to get an admission in.

With admission rate at just 18%, one can definitely expect that UC Berkeley is a tough place to get in – required GRE scores will be above average and applicants will have to demonstrate a high level of excellence in their overall application. With all top schools like Harvard and Stanford, average GRE scores will just no cut the deal.

According to US News the average GRE scores for engineering on quantitative and verbal are 161 (83 percentile) and 154 (61 percentile) respectively. For education programs it is 152 (quant, 52 percentile) and 159 (verbal 80 percentile).

As most of these top programs always do, they do not provide average or minimum GRE score requirements for most of their programs. As a result I use the

ETS data on GRE scores for every discipline and the program ranks of UC Berkeley to estimate the average GRE scores required.

Of course this method of estimating the average scores is not perfect but it would give you a rough estimate of what GRE scores you must be aiming for to get admitted in UC Berkeley.

Program Rank Average GRE Quant Scores for UC Berkeley Average GRE Verbal Scores for UC Berkeley Average GRE AWA Scores for UC Berkeley
Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley Chemistry 1 164 161 5
Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley Computer and Information Sciences 1 166 157 5
Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley Sociology 1 155 160 5
Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley English Language and Literature 1 156 164 5
Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley History 1 155 163 5
Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2 157 157 5
Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley Mathematical Sciences 2 165 158 5
Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley Psychology 2 153 156 5
Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley Earth, Atmospheric and Marine Sciences 3 157 157 5
Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley Physics and Astronomy 5 163 158 5
Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley Economics 5 161 156 5
Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley Political Science 6 153 158 5
Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley ARTS AND HUMANITIES 36 151 158 5

 
A Word of Caution:

There are numerous factors involved that help determine chances of admissions at UC Berkeley. GRE is just one of those factors – naturally a good GRE score can increase your chances of getting in UC Berkeley but it does not guarantee an admission.
Good luck!

P.S. Always check out the US News list to check the rating of your respective program.

2 Comments

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    There is a very obscure PHD program at UC Berkeley called Logic and The Methodology of Science. Do you have any idea what the average GRE score is for this program?

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      Hello Daneil – not much of an idea although I would advise you to contact the program directly to inquire about average GRE scores.

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