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NYU GRE Scores

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This post was updated in March 2017 to reflect the latest information.

The great urban university of New York City, NYU. (Okay, I might catch some flack from Columbia folk for that.) Some years it seems that there as many people hoping to get into graduate school at NYU as there are actors desperate to make it on Broadway. And unfortunately for you, dear grad school aspirant, it often seems just about as difficult.

So how do you set yourself apart? Well one thing that the admissions committee looks at is your GRE test scores. Yeah, that’s right, one silly little test can change the course of the committee’s decision and consequently the course of your academic (and personal!) life. So what do you need to get in?

Average GRE scores for NYU – Engineering and Education

Here’s the US News & World Report data on the engineering and education program at NYU:

ProgramAverage verbalAverage Quantitative
Engineering - Master's150164
Engineering - PhD153164
Education - Master's153152
Education - PhD/EdD158152

Estimating NYU GRE scores in other disciplines

Below is an estimated range of scores you could expect from NYU’s ranked programs. For more on the methodology behind the numbers, see Methodology. 🙂

ProgramUS News RankEstimated Verbal RangeEstimated Quantitative Range
Biological Sciences68154-158149-153
Computer Science29150-154157-161
Fine Arts48156-160152-156
Political Science12159-163153-157
Public Administration11155-159150-154
Social Work17152-156156-160

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
English 4 #1-10 157 7 points 162-166

Of course, you could argue that this isn’t perfect, and I’d have to agree. This is just intended to give you a general idea of what you should be aiming for. 🙂

Admissions is not an exact science.

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