Which GRE scores to send

Philip Chen

New Member
Hi, I just took my GRE today and about 3 weeks ago.

First scores Q: 167 and V: 155
Second scores Q: 168 and V: 150.

I tried getting a perfect quant score on my second try but did much worse on the verbal. I'm a US citizen and majored in math at a US school. I'm applying to all the top programs that are still open (CMU, Columbia, NYU, Chicago, etc.) My question is should I send both scores? Is the 150 negligible given I'm a US citizen? Thank you.
 
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smiguel

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If I were you, I would send the first ones. Its just one point in math vs 5 points in Verbal (+ you're a US citizen)
 

Onegin

Active Member
C++ Student
I don't think anyone cares about the verbal. I got a perfect score on verbal, and asked two admissions folks at two top schools if that would make up for my less than perfect quant scores. Both laughed.
 

Philip Chen

New Member
I don't think anyone cares about the verbal. I got a perfect score on verbal, and asked two admissions folks at two top schools if that would make up for my less than perfect quant scores. Both laughed.
I also received chuckles when I asked about the verbal score
Do you mind sharing which school said that? I'm roaming through quantnet and feels like some schools value a higher gre score and some just care about quant
 

perspolis

New Member
I might be wrong, but isn't being a us citizen and yet getting 150 on verbal obviously a red flag? On the other hand, I don't think there's much difference between 167 and 168 on quant.
 
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