Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

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Test Registration
Where: Register online at
Fees: Cost of the GRE is $205 (as of 1/6/2016) Rescheduling fee $50.
Test Dates: The GRE General Test is offered almost everyday of the year. Graduate Entrance Exam Testing in Columbia. See the website above for specific dates.

Test Composition

This is a Computer Adaptive Exam

  • Analytical Writing Section: 75 minutes consists of one 45-minute essay and one 30-minute essay. Analysis of an issue and Analysis of an Argument.
  • Verbal Section: 30 minutes, 30 questions. Tests reading and vocabulary skills.
  • Math Section: 45 minutes, 28 questions. Tests basic math, mathematical concepts, and quantitative reasoning.
  • Experimental Section: One additional unscored experimental section; could be Verbal, Math, or Writing.


Quantitative and Verbal; score scale: 200-800 each. AWA; score scale 0-6. Mean GRE scores are Verbal 467 and Quantitative 591. Analytical Writing Analysis mean score: 4.2



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