Cornell’s campus in Ithaca combines an Ivy-level education with the tranquility of rural upstate New York. If you’re dreaming of scenic tree lines and weekend getaways to New York City, you’re definitely not the only one! Thousands of talented, well-rounded students apply to Cornell each year. A fantastic, well-rounded application is your best bet at getting accepted! This includes having a mix of a competitive GPA, strong letters of recommendation, and (possibly) work experience. Your GRE score is just another piece of the puzzle that can make or break your application. That being said, what GRE scores should you be aiming for to get into Cornell? Chances are an average GRE score will not be enough.
Below, we identify the GRE score ranges to strive for based on Cornell’s graduate school programs.
Average GRE Score for Cornell Engineering
Before we get to Cornell’s GRE score ranges, let’s start by discussing the scores that we do know! Thanks to US News & World Report rankings, we have the average GRE scores for Cornell’s engineering program. As you can see, whether a PhD candidate or not, Cornell’s engineering program attracts very talented individuals.
|Program||Average Verbal||Average Quantitative|
|Engineering - Master's||154||166|
|Engineering - PhD||158||165|
Now, that we’ve covered engineering, we can get to the other fun stuff! Here we have listed 14 different Cornell programs with national rankings and estimated GRE score ranges. Check out the methodology section below to see how we got these numbers.
Estimated GRE Scores for Cornell Academic Programs
|Program||US News Rank||Estimated Verbal Range||Estimated Quantitative Range|
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), we 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 we 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|
Of course, you could argue that this isn’t perfect, and we’d have to agree. This is just intended to give you a general idea of what you should be aiming for. 🙂