Junaid456 wrote:I got a 600. Your score is much, much better.
Schools like Rochester, UCSB, UIUC responded to me by saying a score of 700+ will make you competitive. I'm an unconventional applicant with an unconventional background (see the post I posted an hour ago with similar concerns). If you have solid coursework and good research experience, I assume you'll have a solid chance, though I must admit I, myself, still have to go through the application process now.
Good luck!
P.S: I knew I bombed the test, and I would have killed for a ~750. Totally bombed it.
Tianma799 wrote:Junaid456 wrote:I got a 600. Your score is much, much better.
Schools like Rochester, UCSB, UIUC responded to me by saying a score of 700+ will make you competitive. I'm an unconventional applicant with an unconventional background (see the post I posted an hour ago with similar concerns). If you have solid coursework and good research experience, I assume you'll have a solid chance, though I must admit I, myself, still have to go through the application process now.
Good luck!
P.S: I knew I bombed the test, and I would have killed for a ~750. Totally bombed it.
Did you also mention that you are international? Like did they say anything about different bars for domestic and international students...?
Bottomology wrote:I got a 770 (74%) on the math GRE on the October test. I would like to go to a good graduate school, studying differential geometry. Should I retake? What should I aim for? Thanks!
EGA wrote:Bottomology wrote:I got a 770 (74%) on the math GRE on the October test. I would like to go to a good graduate school, studying differential geometry. Should I retake? What should I aim for? Thanks!
I suppose this depends on what you mean by a 'good graduate school'. If you're aiming for Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Chicago, MIT, or Berkeley, a 770 will probably get you rejected. On the other hand, at most other places, a 770 is just fine, and you should be more worried about the rest of your application.
Bottomology wrote:EGA wrote:Bottomology wrote:I got a 770 (74%) on the math GRE on the October test. I would like to go to a good graduate school, studying differential geometry. Should I retake? What should I aim for? Thanks!
I suppose this depends on what you mean by a 'good graduate school'. If you're aiming for Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Chicago, MIT, or Berkeley, a 770 will probably get you rejected. On the other hand, at most other places, a 770 is just fine, and you should be more worried about the rest of your application.
Ideally, I'd like to go to one of the six schools you mentioned, but my top priority is getting a good advisor in a school that is strong in my area of interest (differential geometry, knot theory). Are you sure that I can basically get anywhere else with my score? If so I might not retake.
Bottomology wrote:I got a 770 (74%) on the math GRE on the October test. I would like to go to a good graduate school, studying differential geometry. Should I retake? What should I aim for? Thanks!
FreddieBiddleBooty wrote:Bottomology wrote:I got a 770 (74%) on the math GRE on the October test. I would like to go to a good graduate school, studying differential geometry. Should I retake? What should I aim for? Thanks!
Why would you be worried about this score? This means you did better than almost three quarters of the test-taking population. Also this test is NOT the most important component of a graduate application (so I'm told, but I believe it).
Bottomology wrote:FreddieBiddleBooty wrote:Bottomology wrote:I got a 770 (74%) on the math GRE on the October test. I would like to go to a good graduate school, studying differential geometry. Should I retake? What should I aim for? Thanks!
Why would you be worried about this score? This means you did better than almost three quarters of the test-taking population. Also this test is NOT the most important component of a graduate application (so I'm told, but I believe it).
The consensus seems to be that a competitive applicant needs an 80% or higher to be considered for a top school.
Junaid456 wrote:Schools like Rochester, UCSB, UIUC responded to me by saying a score of 700+ will make you competitive.
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