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