GRE Scores for Computer Engineering

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GRE Scores for Computer Engineering

GRE Scores for Computer Engineering


The average GRE scores for graduate admissions in top Computer Engineering Programs are very high.


For top 20 Computer engineering programs, the average GRE Quant score for admitted applicants is 165.


University of Texas at Austin stands out with the highest average quant GRE score of 169. University of Iowa at Iowa city has a minimum requirement of 145.


Average verbal score for nearly all top programs is around 155. So verbal scores are not that demanding.


Georgia tech has been very generous at giving full scholarships to most of its admitted applicants. As is the case, graduate and teaching assistantships are generously available as well.


Let’s take a look at the average GRE scores of top 120 MS programs in Computer Engineering/Sciences in the US.

RankNameAverage GRE Quant Score
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA166
2Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA165
3University of California—​Berkeley Berkeley, CA166
4University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign Urbana, IL164
5Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA166
6University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI165
7Cornell University Ithaca, NY165
8University of Texas—​Austin (Cockrell) Austin, TX169
9California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA167
10Princeton University Princeton, NJ164
11Purdue University—​West Lafayette West Lafayette, IN163
12University of Washington Seattle, WA164
13University of Wisconsin—​Madison Madison, WI166
14University of California—​San Diego (Jacobs) La Jolla, CA166
15University of Southern California (Viterbi) Los Angeles, CA167
16Columbia University (Fu Foundation) New York, NY166
17Harvard University Cambridge, MA166
18Rice University (Brown) Houston, TX165
19University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA162
20Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA164
21Ohio State University Columbus, OH163
22Pennsylvania State University—​University Park University Park, PA164
23Texas A&M University—​College Station College Station, TX164
24Duke University (Pratt) Durham, NC166
25Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) Baltimore, MD164
26North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC166
27Northwestern University (McCormick) Evanston, IL164
28University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN164
29Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY164
30University of California—​Irvine (Samueli) Irvine, CA163
31University of Florida Gainesville, FL162
32Arizona State University (Fulton) Tempe, AZ165
33Brown University Providence, RI162
34University of Colorado—​Boulder Boulder, CO164
35University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA164
36Boston University Boston, MA162
37Northeastern University Boston, MA162
38University of Arizona Tucson, AZ163
39University of California—​Davis Davis, CA163
40University of Massachusetts—​Amherst Amherst, MA165
41Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO168
42Yale University New Haven, CT163
43Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick Piscataway, NJ163
44University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN162
45University of Pittsburgh (Swanson) Pittsburgh, PA164
46Dartmouth College (Thayer) Hanover, NH167
47Iowa State University Ames, IA161
48Washington State University Pullman, WA160
49Drexel University Philadelphia, PA162
50Tufts University Medford, MA162
51University of California—​Riverside (Bourns) Riverside, CA165
52University of Rochester Rochester, NY160
53University of Tennessee—​Knoxville (Tickle) Knoxville, TN162
54University of Texas—​Dallas (Jonsson) Richardson, TX164
55Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH158
56Clemson University Clemson, SC165
57Lehigh University (Rossin) Bethlehem, PA160
58Oregon State University Corvallis, OR165
59Stony Brook University—​SUNY Stony Brook, NY162
60University at Buffalo—​SUNY Buffalo, NY164
61University of California—​Santa Cruz (Baskin) Santa Cruz, CA157
62University of Maryland—​Baltimore County Baltimore, MD161
63University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT167
64Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO162
65Syracuse University Syracuse, NY160
66University of Central Florida Orlando, FL163
67University of Connecticut Storrs, CT160
68University of Illinois—​Chicago Chicago, IL158
69University of Texas—​Arlington Arlington, TX163
70Auburn University (Ginn) Auburn, AL163
71George Washington University Washington, DC162
72Kansas State University Manhattan, KS159
73Southern Methodist University (Lyle) Dallas, TX169
74University of Delaware Newark, DE161
75University of Iowa Iowa City, IA145
76University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM160
77Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO156
78Missouri University of Science & Technology Rolla, MO159
79Temple University Philadelphia, PA160
80University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL161
81University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH161
82University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI158
83University of South Florida Tampa, FL164
84Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA160
85Binghamton University—​SUNY (Watson) Binghamton, NY162
86Brigham Young University (Fulton) Provo, UT159
87George Mason University (Volgenau) Fairfax, VA160
88Illinois Institute of Technology (Armour) Chicago, IL159
89Louisiana State University—​Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA162
90Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI159
91New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ160
92Portland State University (Maseeh) Portland, OR157
93San Diego State University San Diego, CA161
94University of Hawaii—​Manoa Honolulu, HI156
95University of South Carolina Columbia, SC158
96University of Wisconsin—​Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI159
97Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA156
98Air Force Institute of Technology Wright Patterson AFB, OH161
99Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA158
100University of Massachusetts—​Lowell (Francis) Lowell, MA161
101University of Oklahoma Norman, OK158
102Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN157
103New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM157
104University of Alabama—​Huntsville Huntsville, AL159
105University of Arkansas—​Fayetteville Fayetteville, AR157
106University of Louisville (Speed) Louisville, KY159
107University of Miami Coral Gables, FL161
108University of Missouri Columbia, MO160
109University of New Hampshire Durham, NH157
110West Virginia University (Statler) Morgantown, WV156
111Wright State University Dayton, OH157
112Florida A&M University -​ Florida State University Tallahassee, FL159
113Marquette University Milwaukee, WI160
114University of Akron Akron, OH152
115University of Arkansas—​Little Rock Little Rock, AR154
116University of Colorado—​Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO160
117Boise State University Boise, ID155
118Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL158
119Montana State University Bozeman, MT151


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    thankyou for sharing please i need guidance for writing study objective share a computer science sample?

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      You can use the other essays on the website to gauge yourself

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    I have recently sat for GRE and got 305 (V-142, Q-163). Can you please suggest me some safe and ambitious universities for PhD.

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      You should aim for 50-100 rank universities with this score….you can check to shortlist those universities.

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    My GRE score is 325 and my CGPA is 7.35. Can you suggest some universities for MS in CS.

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    Hi. I got 322 in GRE (Qunat -169, Verbal – 153). I have 79% in my graduation and have 5 years of working experience. Can you suggest some universities for me.

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    I scored Verbal(151) and quant (169) which universities can I apply for?

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      You can apply to ranked 15-50 programs available on

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    hi omar, My gre is 306 and i completed my MS in EE from UT Arlington.. Can you suggest some safe universities for spring 2020 admission.
    Thanks in advance!

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    I have a quant score of 166 and verbal score of 150. I also have a college cgpa of 7/10. Where should I look to apply?

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      You can apply to 20-40 ranked programs in usnews rankings.

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    Hi, I have 330 in my Gre and scored 93% in my graduation. Can you please suggest some universities for me?

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      Hello – you can apply to 10-20 ranked programs in

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    I scored 158(Verbal) , 165(Maths) ans have a CGPA of 9.59 in my engg in electronics and computer engg.
    I have an experience of 3 years.

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      Very good profile for top programs

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    MY GRE score is 316 (166 in GRE Quant, 150 verbal, 3.5 AWA), my Avg CGPA is 8.34, ,y 6th Sem CGPA is 9.2
    Kind.y suggest for MS IN CS

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      Hello – ranked 40-70 according to

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    My GRE score is 319(Q-167, V-152). I have three years of work experience. My cgpa is 9.22(silver medalist for the stream telecommunication). Which universities should I apply to ?

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      Apply to ranked 35-70 programs in the rankings

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    My GRE score is 313(Verbal 154, Quant 159, awa 3.0). CGPA 3.74/4.0 Could you please suggest some universities based on my profile?

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      you can apply to ranked 60-100 in

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    My GRE score is 318 (Verbal 155, Quant 163, awa 5.0). GPA is 3.76/4 for Computer Engineering from top 10 engineering school. Based on the profile, could you kindly suggest me universities for MS for EE? Also, this was my first time taking GRE. I am planning on retaking it to increase math, but do you think it is necessary for me to get a higher verbal score ?

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      Yes, you should retake the GRE and aim for a 167+ on the quant score. If you get something above 167 on quant I ll suggest applying to good programs such as G.A Tech, Michigan, UCLA, Virginia tech (safe school).

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    GRE is 324 (V 155, Q 169) and GPA is 3.77/4. What universities should I be looking at for Masters?

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      You should apply to 15-40 ranked programs in CS.

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    Research interests: Community detection, Natural language processing, algorithms related to AI, etc.
    GRE: 317, 153V, 164Q
    cgpa: 3.14/4 (currently in 4th year)
    Research: 1 paper (in IJCA on linked list)
    SOP: good
    LOR: probably good…
    University: NMIMS univ. (MPSTME, shirpur campus)
    Work experience: none.
    Any good universities I can apply to?

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      Your profile is impressive and competitive too for admissions to 25-50 ranked programs in U.S.

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    GRE SCORE:313(V-153 Q-160) AWA-3
    CGPA-9.16/10(currently 4th year)
    Research paper:as of now none,currently working on signature extraction from documents Springer conference in November.
    Work Experience:NONE
    Can you suggest some good universities?

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      Well you can apply to 75-100 ranked programs in…. given no work exeprience, no research papers and a below avg. GRE.

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    GRE score 314 (158 quont’ 156 verbal) computer science cgp 8.04 2 years experience as developer.kindly suggest good colleges in USA i can apply pls..

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      Quant score too low for a good CS program. At least a 162 is needed.

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    Hi my GRE Score is 313 and I am from IIT Delhi with Overall GPA of 9.13/10 . Can you suggest me universities?

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      Hi, Yes you can apply to ranked 80-120 programs. Thanks

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        My GRE score is 309.
        Quant: 159.
        AWA: 3.
        Cgpa: 3.53.
        3 IEEE conference papers on computer vision.

        Please suggest me some universities based on profile for MS in Computer Science.

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          You can apply to ranked 50-100 programs in

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    Hi, My GRE Score is 312(Quant – 162 and Verbal – 150), B.Tech CGPA is 6.77. Have work experience of 1 year in an MNC.
    Can you suggest me on which universities to apply?
    Thanks in advance.

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      You can apply to 50-100 ranked programs.

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    I scored 315 (165 quant and 150 Verb), I have 8.6 CGPA in my undergraduate. I also have 4 years of work experience. Can you suggest me universities. Can I target for UT Austin.


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      Hello – Yes UT Austin can be targeted. Texas A&M, Dallas, UIC can also be considered.

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    I scored 309 (162Q,147V)and I have a CGPA of 9.1 in BTech. I am currently pursuing Engg in cse. Which colleges can I apply?

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      You can apply to 50-100 ranked programs.

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    My gre score is 311 (quants 164 verbal 147 ) and 4 awa score . My cgpa is 7.44 and I have 3 paper publications . What universities can I apply

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    I scored 303 (157-Q,146-V)and I have a CGPA of 9.4 in BTech. I am currently pursuing Eng in cse. Which colleges can I apply?I want to persue my masters in cs or Data science.

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      Hello, You can apply to 100-150 ranked programs.

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    I have scored 164 (Quant) 139 (Verbal) .
    My CGPA is 9.43 and I have 2 years for indurstry experience .
    Which colleges should I apply

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    Hey I have gre score of 300 with 160 in quant and 140 in verbal, I am looking for cyber security MS program. Also I have 1 year experience as software security engineer in a US based company. GPA 8/10

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    I have 320(168Q,152V). I ‘m currently pursuing in SRM with a GPA of 8.4. I have secured a job in TCS Digital.
    Do you think my chances of getting into a top universities improve if I work for a year or two? Could you please tell me the college ranking range if I apply now and after 2 years?
    Thanks a lot!

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      Hello – Work experience is always a huge plus for admissions. Right now you can apply to 40-75 ranked programs or after experience you can apply to ranked 15-50 programs.

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