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UPenn GRE Scores

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Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1740 and noted for being one of America’s nine colonial colleges, the University of Pennsylvania has a rich history of tradition and excellence. Students lucky enough to be admitted to UPenn have the city of Philadelphia right on their doorstep! Each year thousands of students apply to UPenn’s prestigious graduate programs with the hopes of adding their own mark to the school’s legacy. Of course a great application will consist of more than just an average GRE score, but what GRE score will it take?

Below we break down the GRE score ranges you will most likely need for the University of Pennsylvania.

Average GRE Scores for the University of Pennsylvania – Engineering and Education

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US News & World Report provides accurate rankings for graduate programs across the country. Here we provide average GRE scores for the University of Pennsylvania’s engineering and education programs.

Program Average Verbal Average Quantitative
Engineering – Master’s 155 166
Engineering – PhD 157 165
Education – Master’s 156 156
Education – PhD 161 159

Estimated Score Ranges for UPenn’s Other Graduate Programs

As for the other graduate programs UPenn offers, the GRE averages are not as easy to find as the engineering and education programs. We’ve tried our best to provide estimated score ranges based on the specific programs that UPenn offers. You can see how we did this by taking a look at the methodology section below.

Program US News Rank Estimated Verbal Range Estimated Quantitative Range
Biological Sciences 15 155-159 155-159
Chemistry 16 155-159 159-163
Computer Science 17 153-157 164-168
Earth Sciences 59 153-157 153-157
Economics 9 160-164 169-170
English 3 162-166 157-161
Fine Arts 64 156-160 151-155
History 11 158-162 151-155
Mathematics 16 156-160 166-170
Physics 13 158-162 163-167
Political Science 19 159-163 156-160
Psychology 12 154-158 151-155
Public Administration 58 153-157 151-155
Social Work 11 152-156 148-152
Sociology 13 156-160 153-157

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 11 points 166-170

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. 🙂


  • Jameson Sansone

    Jameson enjoys raising awareness for Magoosh’s awesome range of products! He will be graduating this year from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Economy (Go Bears!). As the self-proclaimed hipster of the office, Jameson is often mistaken for your local barista. When not on Reddit, you can probably find him watching soccer, scouring through music on Soundcloud, or combing his beard.

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