V:360/Q:790, looking for ECE program.

<p>Hi guys,</p>

<p>I'm new in this forum. I've been reading for a while and now I want to give it a shot. I just took GRE test this morning, I got V:360/Q:790 (total=1150) and AWA awating. I know my verbal is kinda embarrassing, I'm an international student tho. I graduated from EE with 3.10 GPA and planning to take master degree in ECE.</p>

<p>I'm going to apply to these universities:
1. Boston Uni
2. Northeastern Uni
3. U Mass
4. Tufts</p>

<p>They all >50 in ECE (except Tufts). I'm hoping I can get accepted in one of them.</p>

<p>Anyway after reading some blogs or forums, I got some little information that Engineering schools don't bother about verbal score? is it true? Do I still have a chance to get accepted in >30 or even >20 schools?</p>

<p>Thanks,
Yukie.</p>

<p>Sorry this is not an answer to your question, but can you tell me where to find ECE grad school/master's rankings link. I have done some searches and come up empty. I have to be doing something wrong. Thanks</p>

<p>It's ok..</p>

<p>look at here: <a href="http://premium.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-engineering-schools/electrical-engineering%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://premium.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-engineering-schools/electrical-engineering&lt;/a> , you need to subscribe first, it's like $10 something for a year, worth subscribing!</p>

<p>Its true verbal isnt very important....but 360 is pretty low. Are you taking the TOEFL? For a masters you maybe fine, but I would try my best to find if the schools tend to have a cutoff for the GREs</p>

<p>Thanks CH121S for the reply,</p>

<p>Yea, I'm going to take TOEFL in the middle of August. I hope I do a lot better than GRE Verbal which I had no idea what they asking. Also, I only want master degree. I'm sorry I dont understand the meaning of "a cutoff for the GREs", please tell me what is it and how can I find it. Thanks once again!</p>

<p>Yukie</p>

<p>I want to add something, right now I'm currently a student in Western Kentucky University in MBA program, with 4.0 GPA.</p>

<p>A cut-off would be some minimum score of the GRE that the school absolutely requires (official or unofficial) to attend a masters program. For example, if a cut-off is 400 at U Mass (I have no idea if it actually is), you would not be able to be accepted there.</p>

<p>Thanks Jmeyer29 for the answer,</p>

<p>I did some research over the internet about the cutoff for engineering school, most of them only put the Quantitative score, which the highest is >790. And I couldn't find any info about universities cutoff on their website, I think they don't officially state it. I wish for international applicant they consider the TOEFL > GRE Verbal.</p>

<p>Is there any chance I get into USC? What do you guys think?</p>

<p>I'm so stressed out, If I retake the GRE, maybe I can boost my verbal around 400 but I dont know if I can reach Q 790. I have to admit I was lucky at that time... :(</p>

<p>I would see how you do on the TOEFL first and if you are really worried I would try and contact an admissions person or two to ask for their opinions on your verbal score.</p>

<p>Thanks CH121S,</p>

<p>I'm contacting 4 universities now. I'll post the answers.</p>

<p>Hi guys, just wanna update my info.</p>

<p>I got two replies from two different schools, Boston Uni and USC.</p>

<p>Here's some quote from USC:</p>

<p>"You are welcome to apply to USC, but we cannot evaluate your credentials or
admissibility until you have submitted an application. Here at USC, we do a
comprehensive review of all applications. We do not use a formula or use
minimum GPA or test scores to determine admission to USC. In general,
successful applicants have demonstrated outstanding quantitative ability and
proven success in previous academic endeavors, particularly prerequisite
coursework relevant to their intended major."</p>

<p>What you think? Is this good?</p>

<p>Anw, I'm going to use fully independent financial support, I'm not asking of any scholarship.</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>Amykie, take the TOEFL, which most schools will accept in lieu of the verbal GRE for non-native speakers. A 360, combined with such a high math score, suggests that you're not completely fluent in English, which is understandable if you're an international student. The TEOFL will indicate to the school whether your English is good enough for you to comprehend material presented in English, and (if there's a teaching component to your degree) whether you are going to be able to communicate intelligibly to your students.</p>

<p>Thank you jingle for the reply, I'm going to take the TOEFL this Thursday, hopefully i can nail it :)</p>