GRE Math Scores for Top Education Programs

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GRE Scores for Top Education Schools (Pictured: Logo of Johns Hopkins University)

Educators are communicators, so top Education schools tend to see a lot of strong GRE Verbal scores. What about Quant scores? Take a look at the Math scores for Education programs ranked in the top 25 from the latest U.S. News Best Grad Schools.

GRE Quant Scores at the Top 25 Education Schools

US News ranks schools by general area of study as well by specialty. (Read 5 Fast Facts about the US News Grad School Rankings.) Here, the area of study is Education and the specialties include fields like Curriculum & Instruction and Administration & Supervision.

US News gives the average GRE Quantitative score for doctoral students at each Education school. Among the top 25, the individual school averages range from 149 to 161, with an overall mean of 155. For comparison, the average Quant score among test takers intending to study Education is 149, according to ETS.

GRE Quant Scores for Top 25 Education Schools
155 149—161
Source: 2017 Best Education Schools, U.S. News & World Report, Top 25. Subscription required to view GRE scores.

The average for the top 25 schools in each specialty is usually 154 or 155. Some programs, however, do report a mean Quant score that is just average (or lower) for aspiring Engineering grads, based on the mean of 149 that ETS reports for that group.

GRE Quant Scores for Top Education Schools by Specialty
Specialty and Total # of Schools RankedAverageRange
Curriculum & Instruction (23) 155 150—162
Educational Administration & Supervision (22) 154 149—162
Education Policy (20) 155 150—162
Educational Psychology (20) 154 150—162
Elementary Teacher Education (20) 154 149—162
Higher Education Administration (19) 155 149—161
Secondary Teacher Education (19) 154 149—162
Special Education (22) 154 149—162
Student Counseling & Personnel Services (14) 152 148—156
Technical & Vocational (4) 151 145—153
Source: 2017 Best Education Schools, U.S. News & World Report. Subscription required to view full rankings and GRE scores.

ETS publishes the average scores for intended majors in several of the most popular Education specialties. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the averages from ETS and the ones from US News.

Average GRE Quantitative Scores for Graduate Education Specialties:
Students at Top Schools vs. Test Takers Intending to Major
SpecialtyStudents at Top SchoolsTest Takers
Curriculum & Instruction 155 149
Educational Administration & Supervision 154 149
Elementary Teacher Education 154 148
Higher Education Administration 158 149
Secondary Teacher Education 154 151
Special Education 154 147
Student Counseling & Personnel Services 152 146
Source of "Test Takers" data: General Test Percentage Distribution of Scores Within Intended Broad Graduate Major Field.

Overall, students who get into a top-ranked Education program tend to earn GRE Math scores in the mid- to high-150s. That's as much as 9 points above average for certain specialties, especially ones offered at elite schools. So if you're aiming high, make sure you study hard!

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