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GRE score distributions

The GRE scores of your competitors

Below is a pdf provided by the ETS website.  It details the distribution of scores within the intended graduate major field based on seniors and non-enrolled college graduates between 2005 and 2008.  In other words if you are a chemistry major it tells you what the distribution of other chemistry majors is.  Thus, you can get a general idea of what your competition is getting since you'll probably be competing against others in your field in the application process.more

GRE composite score

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:

GMAT score that is needed to be competitive- Average GMAT scores of top schools

What GMAT score do I have to get?

European GMAT scores and  Median GMAT scores in the US

Many students ask what score they need to achieve in order to be competitive for the schools of their choice. Below are the forty schools that require the highest GMAT scores in the US.  Usually, a higher median score is linked to a higher business school ranking.  However, as you will see, this is not always the case.

 At the bottom of the page I have added the information for European schoolsmore

GRE tips

How To Study For The GRE

(Comment Etudier Pour Le GRE)

When students first begin preparing for the GRE many times they feel like they don't know where to start. are a few tips to help you get started and for taking the GRE in general.

1)   Be wary of adaptive online tests.  Many of these tests aren’t accurate, and could give you a very bad idea of what your level actually is.more

How to do the GMAT math section faster

Many students have trouble finishing the math section on the GMAT within the given time constraints.  Here are some tips to help you finish the math section on time!