GRE Scores Needed to Get into UCLA

Posted by on January 13, 2014 in GRE, GRE Scores | 0 comments

UCLA, a public research university is the second oldest general-education universities of the university of California system. With just 13,000 graduate students enrolling at UCLA each year from over 100,000 applicants, one can expect a tough competition to get in. University of California, Los Angeles has been labelled as one of the public Ivies because of its competitive nature.

If you are applying to the prestigious public ivy, you know you are in for a tough challenge. Just like other elite schools like MIT, Harvard, Stanford or Columbia, one has to have above average GRE scores to stand any chance of making it to UCLA. And that is exactly what the USnews data suggests too – the average GRE score for Engineering at UCLA is 163 and 154 for quant and verbal respectively. For programs in education the average GRE scores are 152 & 158 in math and verbal respectively.

Here is an estimated average GRE score table for all other programs at UCLA. I have used the average GRE scores and standard deviation of GRE test takers around the world and mapped that over the individual program ranking at UCLA. Of course these scores are by no means perfect but are just a rough estimate of what you should be aiming for at the minimum.

Program Rank Average GRE Quant Scores for UCLA Average GRE Verbal Scores for UCLA Average GRE AWA Scores for UCLA
Average GRE Score for UCLA Biological & Biomedical Sciences 15 156 156 5
Average GRE Score for UCLA Chemistry 10 161 157 5
Average GRE Score for UCLA Computer and Information Sciences 17 162 153 4
Average GRE Score for UCLA Earth, Atmospheric and Marine Sciences 5 158 158 5
Average GRE Score for UCLA Mathematical Sciences 10 168 162 5
Average GRE Score for UCLA Physics and Astronomy 11 164 160 5
Average GRE Score for UCLA Economics 10 163 158 5
Average GRE Score for UCLA Political Science 7 158 163 5
Average GRE Score for UCLA Psychology 14 156 159 5
Average GRE Score for UCLA Sociology 12 155 160 5
Average GRE Score for UCLA ARTS AND HUMANITIES 10 157 164 5
Average GRE Score for UCLA English Language and Literature 4 156 164 5
Average GRE Score for UCLA History 7 155 163 5

 
Please note that while I would be love to give all of you an exact answer on what your chances are of getting into UCLA, I cannot do that. This is so because getting into top schools like UCLA requires a well rounded application. UCLA takes into account other factors as well while making admission decisions. Good luck!

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