How do I translate my GRE composite score into a percentile score?

The GRE score reports don't publish what your overall percentile rank is. However, we can use a statistic given on the ETS website to calculate your composite percentile!

The ETS website tells us the average GRE score is 1050 with a 190 standard deviation.

In other words, if you score 1050, it's around 50%

Using a simple normal distribution, you can calculate:

## GRE total score --> composite percentile

1100 = 61%

1150 = 70%

1200 = 79%

1250 = 85%

1300 = 91%

1350 = 95%

1400 = 97%

1450 = 98%

1500+ = 99%

If you haven't taken the test yet and you want to know what score you have to get to be in a certain percentile here are two more charts. Here the mean for the math section was a 586 with a standard deviation of 152, and the mean for the verbal section was 457 with a standard deviation of 121.

## Math section

Score percentile

662 69

700 76

738 84

753.2 86

768.4 89

783.6 90

798.8 92

## Verbal Section

Score Percentile

518 69

548 76

578 84

639 93

699 97

711 98

723 98

735 99

You may also want to know what your average competitors are getting so you know where you stand. To find out more information about that click here

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