What are my chances to get accepted into an MSEE program?

<p>Just received my revised GRE scores.</p>

<p>Got 75th percentile for both Verbal and Math. Not awesome but not crap either (I think?). 3.5 on analytical writing but I heard it's quite irrelevant when it comes to engineering.</p>

<p>Anyway, after graduating with a 3.2 GPA from UT Austin with a BSEE, I worked for 4 years. I'm thinking about applying for grad school but I'm not sure what schools I should apply to based on my scores. All the information out there (avg GRE quantitative scores by accepted applicants) is based on the old GRE so all I can go by are the percentiles. </p>

<p>Based on the info above, do I have a decent chance at getting accepted at a top 50 school? I would have letters of recommendation from previous bosses (some are PEs) and I have also backpacked around the world for a year (maybe something like this could be mentioned to emphasize a well-rounded individual?)</p>

<p>Thank you in advance.</p>

<p>Maybe I should've posted in this thread:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/graduate-school/1183200-ask-your-gre-questions-here-how-important-yours-too-low-when-take.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/graduate-school/1183200-ask-your-gre-questions-here-how-important-yours-too-low-when-take.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>But I can't seem to delete this one now so I guess I'll just leave it here.</p>

<p>Being well-rounded is irrelevant for graduate school.</p>

<p>Do you have research experience as an undergraduate?</p>

<p>No, I don't have research experience as an undergrad. I did not believe I was going for a Masters or PhD when I was an undergrad so I didn't pay attention to acquiring research experience.</p>


<p>10 char</p>

<p>I think with a 3.2, no research, and a sub-par GRE Q score, you need to consider a master's before trying for a PhD, and you may need to look at lower tier schools. You have a lot of ground to make up, in other words. It's not impossible, I hope (I firmly believe that people can continuously grow and improve themselves), but you are facing an uphill journey.</p>

<p>Thank you for your reply. I may have to retake the GRE if anything.</p>