What's a good GRE Score???

  1. Hey everybody,
    I was wondering what a good GRE score is for CRNA programs What do/did your classmates get?? what do I need to get to be competive. I am going to call the schools I am interested in and ask them but I wanted to hear from you all before I made a fool of my self.

    I just bought Kaplans GRE book with the CDROM I am just working though it.
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  3. by   AL bug
    I made a 1490. Only took it once and thought it was horrible. I did 3 practice tests on the Kaplan CD and 1740 was the highest I did on that CD. The minimum for most programs is 1500. Some people in our class made as high as 1900. It varies so much depending on how you do on those types of tests. I test really well in classes, but never do very well on standardized tests. I hate them.
  4. by   smogmatt
    Thanks Bug that helps, It's hard to know the standard, I wanted to have an idea before I called up the programs

    Thanks for all the help!

    Matt
  5. by   masstudent
    I realize the posts on this thread are old so it took me a minute too understand how people could score a 1490 and a 1700. Originally I thought a 1400 was great but I think th scores noted must refer to the older version of the GRE that contaned 3 sections- analytical, verbal, and quantitative that were all based on a score that had a max of 800. I just took the newest GRE yesterday and since it was on the computer, I already know my scores. What I would like to know is if there is a place that you can go to to find out what schools consider a competitive GRE score, including the writing section? I have looked at the schools I am applying to and many don't say.

    Also, does anyone know how long it takes schools to receive official GRE scores for computerized exams? One of the schools I am looking at once the scores by 1/1 and I don't know whether ETS will have sent them. I am hoping they will accept my scores that I have written on my application as unofficial scores but hoepfully this will allow them to make some type of decision on my application. I didn't want to wait this long to take the GRE (I finally was able to on Friday) but I had some problems scheduing it with Prometrics.
  6. by   andrew921
    The University of Detroit Mercy has average GRE scores for their prior admitted classes on their website to help answer your question. Of course, those scores are specific to that program and may not reflect the average scores of the program you are applying to. It may be worth looking at. Good luck. My experience with ETS was pretty good... it took 2 weeks for the schools to get my scores.

    Nurse Anesthesia Program (CRNA) - University of Detroit Mercy
  7. by   piper_for_hire
    Generally speaking, the schools I talked to said "anything over 1000 is good" Don't think they really cared because each school that accepted me told me that I would need to take the GRE before I started. Of course, I took it before I applied thinking it was important. I had studied my butt off and did well. They didn't even check! Funny. Glad I have a good score though - if only for the sense of accomplishment.

    -S
  8. by   winnieleigh
    Seems like most are over 1000
  9. by   Dan_fash
    GRE score is actually and indicator of how successful you will be in a masters level program. It relates to your ability to learn, comprehend, and recycle. So, a CRNA program (or other masters program) evaluates their program and determines that a student needs to be able to function on a GRE 1000 level, or 1100 etc. Have a score higher than their requirement, then you qualify. In theory a person with a 1050 has as much chance of success as someone with a 1400 in a program with a requirement of 1000.
  10. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from Dan_fash
    GRE score is actually and indicator of how successful you will be in a masters level program. It relates to your ability to learn, comprehend, and recycle. So, a CRNA program (or other masters program) evaluates their program and determines that a student needs to be able to function on a GRE 1000 level, or 1100 etc. Have a score higher than their requirement, then you qualify. In theory a person with a 1050 has as much chance of success as someone with a 1400 in a program with a requirement of 1000.
    It has been shown over and over that the GRE is not good indicator how you will do in Graduate Nursing programs including nurse anesthesia school.

    Also, this thread was started in 2002 so it is doubtful there are any of the original posters still around.
  11. by   2bRNot2b
    Quote from wtbcrna
    It has been shown over and over that the GRE is not good indicator how you will do in Graduate Nursing programs including nurse anesthesia school.

    Also, this thread was started in 2002 so it is doubtful there are any of the original posters still around.
    Maybe they aren't, but the question is still relevant for those of us who have to do the GRE in order to apply for a MSN program.
  12. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from 2bRNot2b
    Maybe they aren't, but the question is still relevant for those of us who have to do the GRE in order to apply for a MSN program.
    Anything over 1000 is decent, but to be competitive you probably need over 1100-1200 on the civilian side.

    As I stated before though this thread was started in 2002 and the GRE format has changed so a score in 2002 is not equal to a score now. Most schools require a GRE to get in and yes I had to take the GRE, but the fact doesn't change that it is only a number that has no basis on how you are going to do in nurse anesthesia school.
  13. by   2bRNot2b
    Do you have to know Calculus to be able to do well in the GRE?
  14. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from 2bRNot2b
    Do you have to know Calculus to be able to do well in the GRE?
    There is no calculus on the GRE. GRE General Test: About the GRE General Test
    [I]
    "Analytical Writing-Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically the test taker's ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
    Verbal Reasoning-Measures reading comprehension skills and verbal and analogical reasoning skills, focusing on the test taker's ability to analyze and evaluate written material
    Quantitative Reasoning-Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis[/I"]

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