October scores come out at 12am tonight

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abstractguy
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October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby abstractguy » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:39 pm

:!: :!: :!:

chrisps1992
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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby chrisps1992 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:02 am

Are you sure? The website says 24 Nov.

abstractguy
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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby abstractguy » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:10 am

Yeah, scores are out now.

chrisps1992
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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby chrisps1992 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:31 am

Yea....I'm definitely taking this again. YIKES

superballzach
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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby superballzach » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:33 am

610 (~40th percentile) here. Not great, but I improved significantly from my September score, and I’ve seen people with similar scores get into the places I’m applying to. Thank God it’s over.

chrisps1992
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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby chrisps1992 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:36 am

I thought I was going to take this thing once and be done with it. I guess I was wrong lol.

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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby MMDE » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:55 am

Well I just saw more score and I'm not quite sure what to do. Way below what I expected, and I'm certainly not going to get into half the schools I'm applying to now. Not sure if I should even bother wasting the money sending the applications in at this point, maybe just apply for a few masters and then reapply for a PhD once that's done, though that requires money and time that I don't quite have. Very disappointed and even a little distraught. What do you all think?

chrisps1992
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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby chrisps1992 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:58 am

I'm postponing my application for another year. There are other reasons than this, but it's a large part of why.

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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby mathidiot » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:23 am

Lower than expected...

johanMo
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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby johanMo » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:49 am

How do you know how low is too low for the schools you’re applying to ? Is there any data for average scores for certain schools ?

I got a 690 (57%), which is improvement from the last time I took it but still not where I wanted to be. I’m applying to half group 1 schools and half group 2’s (AMS groupings), do I have a chance at any group 1’s?

djysyed
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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby djysyed » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:07 am

johanMo wrote:How do you know how low is too low for the schools you’re applying to ? Is there any data for average scores for certain schools ?

I got a 690 (57%), which is improvement from the last time I took it but still not where I wanted to be. I’m applying to half group 1 schools and half group 2’s (AMS groupings), do I have a chance at any group 1’s?


Certainly, my school and many others don't toss out your application if you get above a 40%. I know some very smart people who were in the 40-50% range.

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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby nktruong1996 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:40 am

I got a 740 on my October test, this is also my first time taking the test.
Can anybody tell me if this is an acceptable score? I'm applying to PhD in Mathematics at: University at Buffalo (this is a little out of reach), University of Florida and Colorado State University (these are my applications in the USA that need an mGRE score).

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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby calisapna » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:17 am

I improved from last time and I had little to no confidence at all, I felt like I did significantly worse. This test is such a crapshoot lol.

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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby tusharp » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:26 am

Is 90 percentile good for top colleges like Princeton?

XNHZC
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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby XNHZC » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:42 am

I just see the scaled score and the percentile. Isn't there supposed to be an additional raw score? :shock: At least I want to know how many problems I got right! :|

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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby lippyrogue » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:48 am

tusharp wrote:Is 90 percentile good for top colleges like Princeton?


Someone got into Princeton (+ Stanford and Harvard) with 80-90% (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3695#p15152) but she's probably super special in ways we can't understand.

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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby kuz » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:08 pm

lippyrogue wrote:
tusharp wrote:Is 90 percentile good for top colleges like Princeton?


Someone got into Princeton (+ Stanford and Harvard) with 80-90% (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3695#p15152) but she's probably super special in ways we can't understand.

I got into (and graduated from) Princeton with 77%/770.

chrisps1992
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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby chrisps1992 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:10 pm

kuz wrote:
lippyrogue wrote:
tusharp wrote:Is 90 percentile good for top colleges like Princeton?


Someone got into Princeton (+ Stanford and Harvard) with 80-90% (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3695#p15152) but she's probably super special in ways we can't understand.

I got into (and graduated from) Princeton with 77%/770.

You must have had lots of undergrad research then.

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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby djysyed » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:54 pm

Rumor has it that Princeton is one of those places where you need to have connections in order to get in.

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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby emecece » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:09 pm

Has everyone gotten their score already? I'm still waiting... Is this normal?

kuz
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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby kuz » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:37 am

djysyed wrote:Rumor has it that Princeton is one of those places where you need to have connections in order to get in.

C'mon, you know that's not true. Of course having connections may help your application, but you don't need connections. It's merit-based - though Princeton could fill its incoming classes 4 times over and not see a big drop-off in quality, so it's always a little random.

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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby bbym » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:04 am

nktruong1996 wrote:I got a 740 on my October test, this is also my first time taking the test.
Can anybody tell me if this is an acceptable score? I'm applying to PhD in Mathematics at: University at Buffalo (this is a little out of reach), University of Florida and Colorado State University (these are my applications in the USA that need an mGRE score).


I don't think a 740 will put you into trouble for schools ranking lower than or equal to 30-50, assuming your application materials overall (like REU, rec letters, GPA, sop) are decent. I know people getting into top20 phd program with 60+ percentile in GRE. Certainly they are strong in other aspects but this shows that a 740 is definitely acceptable. So good luck :D

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Re: October scores come out at 12am tonight

Postby ponchan » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:59 am

People get into top 20 schools with scores in the 50s too. Some programs care more about this than others. A lot of them just want to make sure you didn't get something abysmal so they can move in to the rest of your app and see what you've actually done.




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