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    Throw me a bone with a GRE range

    So, I know that there is no threshold for GRE scores for MUP, but I was wondering if anyone could point me in the general range of scores one would need to get into the following schools, with the understanding that the applicant has a strong GPA, letters of rec., and work experience.

    Berkeley
    MIT
    Harvard
    UCLA
    USC
    Cornell
    Columbia
    Rutgers

    I have searched various websites and I am not getting any definitive info concerning entering classes. If you are in one of these programs and can shoot me your gpa, gre's, etc. that would be helpful.

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    I got a 1200 on the GRE (650 math, 550 verbal) and 6.0 on the writing. I had a 3.7 GPA from Berkeley undergrad and got into UCLA, USC and Berkeley for grad. I am currently at UCLA. Hope this helps.


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    Hello. I got a 1480 in my GRE (740 math /740 verbal) and 6.0 in the writing. Accepted into MIT, Harvard and Cornell. Berkeley reject. Going to MIT Fall 2007 onwards.

    Best of luck for your GRE and applications!

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    yeah most of those schools i think require a base line score, something like 600 verbal, 500 math 5.0 writing if I recall my conversation with some admissions person at harvard correctly. I hope i score as well as the above guy, thats pretty impressive...

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    Rutgers has a min of 1100, if I recall correctly. I believe someone here mentioned admission to Rutgers for scores slightly under with an otherwise strong application.
    What luck! A random assemblage of words never sounded less intelligent.

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    Good to see these scores. I'm not going for a planning degree but I am entering graduate school in the Fall. I have a 3.93 undergraduate gpa but have not taken the GRE yet. Ah well, I'm just going to a dinky state school anyway (did the private school thing for undergrad... too expensive).
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    be mindful that . . .

    not all urban planning graduate schools require the GRE. Check the website of individual schools and you'll find that a few schools don't require it if your GPA was above a certain percentage and some don't require it at all.

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    I can only speak for UCLA. It seems that the GRE determines your funding more than your admissions. They care for your resume the most. That is the impression I got from going to a billion of their workshops and speaking with the professors and counselors. They are looking for people that are interested in public affairs, social justice, and in making the world a better place not scores and gpa.

    Oh and I forgot to add that if your math scores are low they'll have you enroll in a math boot camp the summer prior, so you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally posted by njm View post
    Rutgers has a min of 1100, if I recall correctly. I believe someone here mentioned admission to Rutgers for scores slightly under with an otherwise strong application.
    1110-560 Verbal, 550 Math, 5.5 Writing. Admitted to Rutgers, Ohio State, Portland State, Ball State. Attending Rutgers on scholarship.

    Remember it's about the overall application.
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