Should I apply to the Top 10, based on just my Subject GRE score?

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fierydemon
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Should I apply to the Top 10, based on just my Subject GRE score?

Postby fierydemon » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:16 pm

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Re: Should I apply to the Top 10, based on just my Subject GRE score?

Postby GT » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:51 pm

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Re: Should I apply to the Top 10, based on just my Subject GRE score?

Postby korobeiniki » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:25 am

Answering directly to the title of the thread, just a subject GRE score is not going to open the doors to top universities. It is my impression that it is used as a filter and is not by any means a substantial factor in their decision. By that I mean that GRE scores do not matter, as long as they are "high enough" (i.e. somewhere in the 80s range would be my guess for top programs).

So it all largely depends on the other aspects of your application (letters of recommendation, grades in advanced classes, overall academic standing and aptitude for research / graduate study). That being said, I also think that people with very high scores (say 95+) are also more likely to have a strong application overall.

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Re: Should I apply to the Top 10, based on just my Subject GRE score?

Postby fierydemon » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:53 am

GT wrote:Your GRE and MGRE scores are very very strong!
How many math courses did you take?? or names of those courses?

Courses: Complex Analysis- A, real analysis- A-, Rings and Fields- A-, Linear Algebra-A, Representation Theory-A-, Algebraic Topology- A-, Lectures on Algebraic Geometry- A




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