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This post was updated in May 2018 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's150*164
Engineering - PhD153*164
Education - Master's153*152*
Education - PhD/EdD159156
 
*US News & World Report has not provided updated information for these scores; however, we have included these as the last listed scores for this program.
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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 Sciences62156-160158-162
Chemistry52156-160162-166
Computer Science30149-153160-164
Economics11157-161162-166
English20160-164151-155
Fine Arts48156-160153-157
History23159-163150-154
Mathematics9156-160168-170
Physics37159-163166-170
Political Science12159-163154-158
Psychology36155-159151-155
Public Administration9154-158151-155
Social Work17151-155146-150
Sociology11155-159151-155

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:

Methodology

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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