GRE Scores for Mechanical Engineering

Posted by on September 26, 2017 in GRE Scores | 0 comments


No minimum cut-off


Most top-ranked graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering have no minimum cut-off scores for GRE. Therefore students should not strive for perfection– nevertheless a competitive GRE score is still expected by all good programs. However some programs like the University of Washington’s Mechanical Engineering course requires a minimum level on the GRE.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering requires the following minimum GRE scores: Verbal: 150 (143 if English is not native language) & Quantitative: 155


Quant score matters most


“We encourage all students to apply as we review application packages as a whole. However, our program is competitive and successful applicants tend to score very well on the GRE, especially the math section.” – Stanford’s Mechanical Engineering Department.


Nearly all Mechanical Engineering programs require an 90% or above GRE Quantitative score – verbal scores on the other hand are not that important. Anything above 150 on the verbal section is a safe score to apply.


Good GRE scores are necessary, but not sufficient to get into any top US university – excellent recommendation letters, and well-crafted applications are just as important. A good GRE score is no guarantee for an admission but a bad GRE score is definitely going to get you a rejection from most programs.


Therefore for improving your admissions chances in a good Mechanical Engineering program, strive hard to


1. Get a good GRE score (165+ QUANT & 150+ VERBAL).

2. Build a well-rounded application

3. Publish research

4. Attend international conferences

5. Gain solid research experience

6. Get involved in extracurricular activities


Below are the average GRE scores and universities for mechanical engineering.

RankNameAverage GRE (Quant Score)
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology 166 
2Stanford University 167 
3University of California—?Berkeley 165 
4California Institute of Technology 169 
5University of Illinois—?Urbana-?Champaign 166 
6Georgia Institute of Technology 164 
7University of Michigan—?Ann Arbor 166 
8Cornell University 165 
9Princeton University 167 
10Purdue University—?West Lafayette 164 
11Carnegie Mellon University 166 
12University of Texas—?Austin (Cockrell) 165 
13Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) 166 
14Northwestern University (McCormick) 166 
15Harvard University 166 
16Pennsylvania State University—?University Park 163 
17Texas A&M University—?College Station 164 
18University of California—?Los Angeles (Samueli) 166 
19University of Maryland—?College Park (Clark) 164 
20University of Pennsylvania 165 
21University of Wisconsin—?Madison 164 
22University of California—?San Diego (Jacobs) 166 
23Virginia Tech 162 
24Brown University 165 
25Columbia University (Fu Foundation) 167 
26Ohio State University 164 
27University of California—?Santa Barbara 165 
28University of Florida 163 
29University of Minnesota—?Twin Cities 164 
30University of Southern California (Viterbi) 166 
31Duke University (Pratt) 164 
32Rice University (Brown) 166 
33Yale University 168 
34Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 164 
35University of Washington 163 
36University of California—?Davis 163 
37University of California—?Irvine (Samueli) 164 
38University of Colorado—?Boulder 162 
39Northeastern University 162 
40Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—?New Brunswick 163 
41University of Notre Dame 163 
42Boston University 164 
43Case Western Reserve University 164 
44Iowa State University 167 
45Michigan State University 162 
46North Carolina State University 164 
47University of Virginia 164 
48Vanderbilt University 163 
49Lehigh University (Rossin) 165 
50University of Delaware 169 
51University of Illinois—?Chicago 160 
52Arizona State University (Fulton) 162 
53Colorado School of Mines 160 
54Drexel University 160 
55University of Connecticut 163 
56Washington University in St. Louis 165 
57Clemson University 158 
58Dartmouth College (Thayer) 164 
59Tufts University 162 
60University of Arizona 162 
61University of Massachusetts—?Amherst 163 
62University of Pittsburgh (Swanson) 162 
63Washington State University 161 
64Worcester Polytechnic Institute 164 
65Michigan Technological University 162 
66New York University (Tandon) 164 
67Oregon State University 160 
68University of Iowa 161 
69Colorado State University 167 
70George Washington University 163 
71Missouri University of Science & Technology 156 
72Stony Brook University—?SUNY 165 
73University at Buffalo—?SUNY 162 
74University of Central Florida 160 
75University of Cincinnati 161 
76University of Houston (Cullen) 161 
77University of Tennessee—?Knoxville (Tickle) 160 
78Brigham Young University (Fulton) 162 
79Louisiana State University—?Baton Rouge 159 
80Oklahoma State University 160 
81Stevens Institute of Technology (Schaefer) 161 
82Texas Tech University (Whitacre) 159 
83University of Nebraska—?Lincoln 161 
84University of Utah 161 
85Auburn University (Ginn) 163 
86Embry-?Riddle Aeronautical University 157 
87Illinois Institute of Technology (Armour) 160 
88New Jersey Institute of Technology 159 
89Syracuse University 162 
90University of California—?Riverside (Bourns) 162 
91University of Kentucky 160 
92University of Rochester 165 
93University of Texas—?Dallas (Jonsson) 162 
94West Virginia University (Statler) 157 
95Florida A&M University -? Florida State University 157 
96Kansas State University 162 
97Mississippi State University (Bagley) 158 
98University of Kansas 161 
99University of Missouri 161 
100University of New Mexico 145 

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