Not many schools’ names have become so synonymous with prestige that mere the utterance of their name elicits great awe and wonder from outsiders. Princeton, the fourth oldest college in the United States, is doubtlessly one of those awe-inspirers. They are consistently ranked at the top of graduate program rankings across the board. But joining the elite group of Princeton alumni is by no means a walk in the park, especially for graduate level programs. If you want to get into Princeton, you’re going to need to be the cream of the crop. And naturally one of the factors of your application is going to be the GRE.
Below I’ve outlined the GRE scores that will put on solid footing when it comes time to apply.
Average GRE scores for Princeton – Engineering
Here’s the US News & World Report data on the engineering program at Princeton:
|Program||Average Verbal||Average Quantitative|
The Verbal Score is in the 86th percentile and the Quantitative is in the 88th.
Estimating Princeton GRE scores in other disciplines
Below is an estimated range of scores you could expect from Princeton’s ranked programs. For more on the methodology behind the numbers, see Methodology. 🙂
|Program||US News Rank||Verbal Range||Quantitative Range|
To see where those scores fall, check out the GRE percentile rankings.
Resources to get the GRE scores you’ll need
Check out the following links for more help preparing for the GRE:
Using the limited score data in the US News & World Report’s release on graduate schools (for engineering and education), I created a block scale that assumes a standard difference between the ETS’s average of intended applicants of a specific major and the rank block (ie Ranks 1-10, 11-50, 51-100). Next I added the expected difference to the average score of the intended major and spread 2 points on either side of that to create a nice range. It would look like this:
|Program||Rank||Rank block||Intended Score||Exp Difference||Range|
Note: This is just intended to give you a general idea of what you should be aiming for. 🙂 Admissions is not an exact science.