FreddieBiddleBooty wrote: You should ask directly the grad admissions at your desired universities. Just email them.
I have spoken to a few schools in the past, including Courant, which didn't tell me a specific number but just told me to make sure my scores are strong. I found an article estimating the GRE scores for your average accepted Courant student as Q168+ and V158+. I'm sure that number isn't too
reliable, however judging by this site and the grad cafe it seems about accurate.
ponchan wrote:Acceptances to top 20 schools is correlated with high GRE scores, but this doesn't imply that they are necessary (and certainly not sufficient) to be accepted.
That is very true, but I come from a rather unconventional undergraduate background and from an unknown undergraduate institution, so I was hoping through the GRE I could stand out in some regard, but instead it seems I've done the opposite. These schools are reaches as is, I believe I may have greatly hurt my chance by doing so poorly on the GRE (for a domestic applicant that is).
I am considering retaking the exam, but I'm not sure if my score was a fluke or really does reflect my ability. If it's the former, I'll have time to devote time to prepare but I'm not sure if that's a possibility by the time applications are due.