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GRE Score Goals??

mchurchwmchurchw Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
edited July 2007 in Graduate School
This coming fall I will be an undergrad senior, majoring in History. I'm planning to take a year off, and then head back to school for my master's degree. I'm aiming for Western Washington U for History/Archives Management. I have plenty of time to study for the GRE. What kind of score should I be aiming for? I just took one of the ETS practice tests, and got 600 verbal and 730 quantitative. I got 1480 on the SAT (old version).
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Replies to: GRE Score Goals??

  • Phoenix WrightPhoenix Wright Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    I'm not sure about the specifics for Western Washington U, but, seeing as you are a history major, it is a little odd that your quantitative score is much higher than your verbal score. In any case, you aim for maybe ~50 points higher than that for verbal and you should be fine. Either way, you're doing pretty good.
  • 14_of_spades14_of_spades Registered User Posts: 222 Junior Member
    1480 on the old SAT is like 1550 on the new SAT. if u can get >1500 on the SATs, there's no reason you can't aim for the same on the GREs.

    i too took the old SAT. when i wrote the GRE (though i studied for this, whereas i didn't study at all for the SAT - i didn't even know what those anology questions were), my combined went up 210 points. considering i scored >1350 on the old SAT, my GRE score ended up being very high.
  • DespSeekPhdDespSeekPhd Registered User Posts: 991 Member
    The GRE and SAT aren't really comparable, because the verbal on the GRE is much tougher and the math on the GRE is much easier.
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