Acceptance Estimator

for Computer Science Graduate Admissions

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This table shows all Computer Science departments which 1. are academic members of the Computing Research Association (list), 2. have a Ph.D. program, 3. are not shadowed by a CS department at the same school, and 4. publish useful graduate admissions information on the web.

Note: Selectivity does not correlate well with quality. Indeed, we hope that providing this information will help you find good schools that are unexpectedly easy to get in.

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Arizona State University - CSE

"Ordinarily, an applicant for the Master's program is expected to have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 out of 4.0 scale. GRE general 500 verbal, 760 quantitative, and 4.0 in analytical writing"  (source)  

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Auburn University - CSSE

"GPA > 3.0; GRE general > 1000 - for all applicants"  (source)  

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Brigham Young University - CS

"2012 - general GRE exam (nominal minium expectation: Quantitative 70th percentile, Verbal 60th percentile, and Analytical 4.0"  (source)  

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Case Western Reserve University - EECS

"There is no set minimum score required by our department. The requirement is that all incoming students must take this test. However, guidelines for scoring are as follows: Verbal 520+, Quantitative 740+, and Analytical 3.5+."  (source)  

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City University of New York

"GRE: 700 is the minimum Quantitative score considered for admission. Verbal scores should be above the 50th percentile and a minimum score of 4.0 is required on the Analytical section."  (source)  

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Columbia University - CS

"the average GRE scores for the entering class of Fall 2010 were Verbal: 525, Quantitative: 781, and Analytical: 3.9. "  (source)  

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Drexel University

"The average GRE Quantitative score for M.S. students who were accepted and came in Fall 2004 was 722. The average GRE Verbal score was 501. The average GRE Analytical score was 714."  (source)  

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Florida Atlantic University

"At least 3.0 (of a 4.0 maximum) GPA (Grade point Average) in the last 60 credits attempted prior to graduation. A combined score of 1000 or higher on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE "  (source)  

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Florida International University

"GPA 3.0 ; GRE general test score of 1000 (verbal and quantitative combined), with a minimum quantitative score of 600"  (source)  

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Florida State University - CS

"All students admitted to the program significantly exceed these criteria in at least some areas. The minimum GRE score required for admission to the Department of Computer Science is 1100 (Verbal and Quantitative combined) with a minimum of 650 on the Quantitative. GPA: at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale average to be consider competitive."  (source)  

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Georgia Institute of Technology - CC

"GPA 3.0; Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required. Applicant scores are expected to be at least 500 in the Verbal, 700 in the Quantitative, and 3.0 in the Analytical sections for the MS program."  (source)  

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Illinois Institute of Technology - CS

" The minimum required combined GRE score is 1000 (Verbal + Quantitative) and 3.0 (Analytical Writing) for the MSCS program ...minimum overall GPA of 3.0 "  (source)  

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Iowa State University - CS

"GPA: 3.30 out of a possible 4.00 and ranking in top quartile of the graduating class. Successful candidates place in the 90th percentile in quantitative and analytical sections when percentiles are reported by ETS."  (source)  

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Kansas State University

"For M.S. and Ph.D. applicants; minimum GRE scores of 400/700 Verbal, 650/700 Quantitative, and 4.0/4.5 Analytical Writing"  (source)  

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Lehigh University - CSE

"We prefer students with at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, in their major and overall. The average score for successful applicants has been over 2000 in the old GREs (with three parts). We will prefer high scores (over 4.0) on the new written component."  (source)  

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Memorial University of Newfoundland

"GRE recommended, marks over 75%."  (source)  

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Michigan State University - CSE

"GPA at least 3.2 ... Applicants should have a total (verbal, quantitative, analytical) score of at least 2000. For the 'new' GRE, the total of Verbal and Quantitative scores should be at least 1360, and the Analytical Writing score should be at least 4.5. The scores mentioned above are generally considered as minimum requirements, and they do not guarantee admission if met."  (source)  

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Michigan Technological University - CS

"Minimum scores of 75% quantitative, 75% analytical and 50% verbal are required"  (source)  

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Montana State University

"Typical minimum GRE scores for admission are Verbal 450, Quantitative 650, analytical Writing 3.5"  (source)  

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National University of Singapore

"Most successful candidates have a minimum GRE score of 350 (verbal & quantitative) and 3.5 (analytical)."  (source)  

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New York University - CS

"Successful applicants to the MS program in Computer Science will generally have the following minimum qualifications: Strong GRE Quantitative and Analytical scores. (Typical acceptable scores are near 700 for each section, or 4.0 or better on the new Analytical Writing section.)"  (source)  

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North Carolina State University - CS

"Guideline scores are: Verbal Reasoning 65%, Quantitative Reasoning 85%, Analytical Writing 30%. In recent years, admission has become more competitive. For international students, the average percentile for the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing parts have exceeded 70% for most students gaining admission. GPA of 3.5 or higher"  (source)  

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Northwestern University - CS

"Typically, all the admitted applicants have GRE-Q scores higher than 760 (160 in the newer scale); GRE-V scores higher than 400 (146 in the newer scale)."  (source)  

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Ohio State University - CSE

"GPA 3.0+, Verbal+Quantitative+Analytical>=1900 (old format) or Verbal: 500, Quantitative: 700 and Analytical: 4 (new format)."  (source)  

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Ohio University - CS

"most successful applicants score in the top 25th percentile on the quantitative and analytical writing portions. "  (source)  

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Oregon State University - EECS

"minimum ... GPA 3.00 ... GRE required- The minimum requirement is a combined score of 1200 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections."  (source)  

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - CS

"The average GRE scores of admitted applicants for Fall 2011 were Verbal 609.3, Quantitative 769.3, and Analytical 4.3. However, applicants should not place too much importance on these numbers"  (source)  

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Rice University - CS

"Typical GRE scores for admitted applicants are in the 90-99th percentile on the quantitative and analytical portions of the GRE for those applying to the Ph.D. program and in the 80-89th percentile for the MCS program. CGPA scores range from 3.5-4.0 based on a 4.0 scale... The minimum score required on the general GRE is 70 percent in the analytical and quantitative sections. However, this is a minimum requirement, and applicants who are offered admission generally have much higher scores."  (source)  

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Rutgers University - CS

"mean GPA ... 3.62. A high score on all the GRE examinations required ... mean GRE scores for a recent entering class of students were: Verbal 580, Quantitative 782"  (source)  

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Simon Fraser University - CS

"For M.Sc. and Ph.D. applicants, the minimum GRE requirement is Verbal 560, Quantitative 740, and Analytical 4.0."  (source)  

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Temple University - CIS

"An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 system. The GRE examination is required. A minimum score of 1000 (verbal plus quantitative) and a minimum 25th percentile verbal score is expected."  (source)  

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Tufts University

"Median scores for a group of recent accepted masters and PhD applications (combined) were: GRE verbal: 540, GRE quantitative: 780."  (source)  

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University of Alabama, Birmingham - CIS

"1100 or better on the quantitative plus verbal (Q+V) Graduate Record Examination ... grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale), overall or for the last 60 hours (preferably higher in computer science courses)"  (source)  

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University of Alabama, Huntsville - CS

"Have a minimum total score of 1500 on the aptitude test (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) portion of the Graduate Record Examination. (For GRE tests taken after October 1, 2002 the score on the analytical portion is obtained by taking the (raw score + 2) x 100.) GPA: have a minimum grade-point average of B (3.0) on the undergraduate record."  (source)  

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University of Alberta - CS

"The GRE (general) is required if you have received a degree outside of Canada. Successful applicants obtain a minimum score of 700 on the quantitative and 4.0 on the analytical writing section. "  (source)  

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University of Arizona - CS

"Ordinarily, an applicant for the Master's program is expected to have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 out of 4.0 scale, and GRE General Test scores of 470 Verbal, 600 quantitative, and an analytical writing score of 5.0. "  (source)  

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University of Arkansas - CSCE

"On the other hand, we usually don't admit into our graduate studies program if any of the scores are below the 60th percentile. If the Verbal test score is below the 60th percentile, but the other test scores are above that mark, then we might admit ..."  (source)  

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University of Calgary

"minimum 3.3 GPA ... exceptions to the GPA requirements may be considered for students with ... GRE General scores of at least 600 verbal and 750 quantitative and either 720 analytical (old test format) or 5.5 (new test format). "  (source)  

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University of California, Davis - CS

"GRE for Fall 2005 admits ... Averages: Verbal 590, Quantitative 750, Analytical 739, Written Analytical 4.9; GPA 3.6"  (source)  

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University of Chicago - CS

"on average, our students have earned the following scores in the General GRE test: Verbal: 50th percentile and above, Quantitative: 75th percentile and above, Analytical: 75th percentile and above"  (source)  

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University of Connecticut - CSE

"no info"  (source)  

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University of Delaware - CIS

"Minimum scores of 550, 650 and 4.0 on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections, respectively, of the Graduate Record Examination"  (source)  

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University of Denver

"Minimum GRE Scores for Graduate Students: MS: Verbal - None Quantitative - 600 Analytical - 4.0/500; PhD: Verbal - 400 Quantitative - 720 Analytical - 4.5/600"  (source)  

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University of Florida - CISE

"This year the averages are: 560 verbal, 760 quantitative, 680 analytical"  (source)  

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University of Illinois, Chicago - CS

"A total score of 308 or above on the official GRE exam (153+ verbal, 155+ quantitative and 4.5/6.0 analytical). For the old GRE score system a total score of 1200 or above (500+ verbal, 700+ quantitative and 4.5+/6.0 analytical)."  (source)  

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University of Iowa

"The GRE General Test scores of students admitted for fall 2010 averaged approximately 482 Verbal, 706 Quantitative, 3.5 Analytic Writing."  (source)  

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University of Kansas - EECS

"GRE 550+ verbal 700+ quantitative 4.0+ analytical"  (source)  

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

"GRE-V not less than 380, and GRE-Q not less than 600 are expected"  (source)  

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University of Maine

"GRE-Verbal 60% or higher, Quantitative 90% or higher;Successful applicants will usually have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). Normally, no applicant will be considered who has less than a 3.0 average in undergraduate computer science courses"  (source)  

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University of Maryland - CS

"The average score for the General GRE is: Verbal- 580, Quantitative- 780, and Analytical- 5.0"  (source)  

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst - CS

"Average test scores of students who have been accepted are: Verbal: 84th percentile, Quantitative: 93rd percentile, Analytical: 93rd percentile, Analytical Writing Measure score: 4.93"  (source)  

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University of Michigan - CSE

"A GPA of at least 3.5/4.0 for the undergraduate degree. A Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General total score of at least 2000 (out of a possible 2400); new test scoring of at least 1300 and 4.5 (analytical)"  (source)  

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University of Missouri, Columbia - CS

"The minimum acceptable scores are (80%) 380 on the verbal (GRE-V) part, 740 on the quantitative (GRE-Q) part, and 4.0 (25%) on the analytical writing part."  (source)  

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University of Missouri, Rolla - CS

"Our current student population boasts a GRE quantitative score of 730 and a written score of 4.5. ... A minimum GRE verbal score of 370 - New system 144 effective November 2011; A minimum GRE Quantitative >= 700 - New system 155 effective November 2011 and WR score >=4.0"  (source)  

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University of Nebraska, Lincoln

"A GPA of 3.0; GRE General Test required with recommended scores of: Quantitative: 700 or higher; Verbal: 500 or higher, and Analytical: 3.5 or higher"  (source)  

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University of Nevada, Reno

"We expect successful students to have raw scores above 700 in the Quantitative and above 670 in the Analytical. Students who score below 400 in the Verbal will find it difficult to complete our graduate program. "  (source)  

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University of New Brunswick - CS

"normally want a minimum score of 600 for the Quantitative Section and a minimum score of 3.5 for the Analytical Writing Section"  (source)  

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University of New Mexico - CS

"The department has established criteria for the GRE scores of 570 (verbal-native English speakers), 670 (quantitative) and GPA 3.0"  (source)  

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - CS

"High scores on all three parts of the General Aptitude Test of the Graduate Record Examination are also recommended: a minimum of 80th percentile on the verbal section, 90th percentile on the quantitative section, and 90th percentile on the analytical section or a minimum of 5 on the analytical writing section. In recent years, most entering students have averaged in the 90th percentile or higher on each of the three sections."  (source)  

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University of North Texas - CS

"GPA 3.00 in prior work; typical scores for successful applicants (MS): Verbal - 400, Quantitative - 700, Analytical 600, Analytical Writing 4.0"  (source)  

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University of Notre Dame - CSE

"It is our past experience that students with a GRE totals exceeding 550 Verbal, 700 Quantative, 4 Analytical, in the upper 10% of their class tend to be competitive."  (source)  

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University of Oregon - CS

"Acceptable GRE scores on the general test. Under the old GRE scoring system (pre-8/1/11), minimum scores considered to be favorable are a verbal score of 500 or better, a quantitative score of 650 or better and an analytical score of at least 4.5."  (source)  

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University of Pennsylvania - CIS

"for the Fall 2010, the average GRE scores for admitted candidates were: PhD V 580/ Q 790 / AW 4.5; MSE admissions statistics: Average GRE: V 570/Q 750/ AW 4"  (source)  

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University of South Carolina - CSE

"We expect international applicants to achieve scores of at least 500 on the Verbal section, 700 on the Quantitative section, and 600 on the Analytical section."  (source)  

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University of South Florida - CSE

"in 2008/2009 the median GRE scores of admitted students were Quantitative of 770, and a Verbal+Quantitative of 1220"  (source)  

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville - EECS

"the departmental admissions committee will spend most of their time focusing on applicants with GRE scores of at least: verbal 450, quantitative 700, analytical 3.5"  (source)  

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University of Texas, Arlington - CSE

"A sum of verbal and quantitative GRE scores of at least 1150 for MS and 1250 for Ph.D. applicants. GRE quantitative score - 700. GRE verbal score - 400."  (source)  

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University of Texas, Dallas - CS

"For the M.S. program, a minimum GRE score of 1200 (verbal plus quantitative) is acceptable. For the Ph.D. program, a minimum GRE score of 1300 (verbal plus quantitative) is acceptable."  (source)  

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University of Texas, El Paso - CS

"From Fall 2007 to Spring 2010, the average GRE scores of an applicant accepted in the Master in CS program are approximately Q: 670 and AW: 3.5. We do consider the Verbal GRE score (preferably 500+), but this factor is not as important. We don't consider any specific threshold as absolute: a weak GRE score can be compensated by strengths in other sections of the application packet. In recent years, applicants with a GQ score (see estimator) over -25 have mostly been accepted, whereas those below -25 have generally not been accepted."  (source)  

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University of Virginia - CS

"nominal minimum GPA for a successful applicant is about 3.2 (out of 4.0). Nominal scores for successful applicants ... 750 for the quantitative part and 550 for the verbal"  (source)  

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University of Washington - CS

"The average GPA of those offered admission for Autumn 2010 was 3.81. The average GRE scores of these applicants were: Verbal (including international applicants): 90%, Quantitative: 92%, Analytical 47%."  (source)  

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University of Wyoming - CS

"For the Old GRE scores, a minimum combined score (verbal and quantitative) of 900 for master's applicants and 1000 for doctoral applicants is required. For the new GRE scores, a minmum of 143 verbal and 155 quantitative with a combined total minmum of 298"  (source)  

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Wayne State University - CS

"The department requires at least - verbal 450, quantitative 750, analytical writing 4.5 (Old exam format requirement is analytical score of 650)."  (source)  

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Wright State University - CS

"The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is required with a minimum combined score of at least 1050 (old scale) or 298 (new scale) on the verbal and quantitative sections are expected."  (source)  

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Yale University - CS

"Most students we admit are above the 90th percentile in quantitative, analytical and verbal scores."  (source)  

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