Oct 26, 2005, 7:41 PM
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These scores are very, very strong. I took the GRE ten years ago, scored a 590 on the verbal, and got into Bama's MFA program. Anything over 600 is a good to very good score. Anything over 700 is fantastic. But here's the thing. I honestly don't think GRE scores mean diddly to the majority of programs. Yes, some programs might require a 600 for a teaching assistantship, but not many. And I imagine that there are perhaps some programs, like Columbia, where a high score doesn't hurt, but programs will be judging you primarily on your writing sample, your statement of purpose, and your letters of rec. I've known plenty of people with 500-range verbal scores who got into fine MFA programs, and I know people with 500-range verbal scores who got into Ph.D programs.
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Really, I think the whole discussion of GREs for writing programs is very, very secondary. Oh, and did I mention that you could have scored a 420 on the math and MFA programs won't care?