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GRE® Interpretive Data and Information

GRE® General Test

  • GRE Guide to the Use of Scores
    • Provides information about the benefits of using GRE scores, the skills measured on GRE tests, scoring and score reporting, and using and interpreting GRE scores. Also includes the guidelines for the use of GRE scores, GRE test summary statistics, percentile rank information, reliability coefficients and standard errors of measurement.
    • Download the guide
  • Using GRE Scores Successfully in Holistic Admissions
    • Provides information on how to be more fair and inclusive when making admissions decisions and avoid missing an applicant with great potential, why it is important to consider scores on each measure independently, and the best ways to compare applicants’ test scores.
    • Download the Using GRE Scores Successfully in Holistic Admissions flyer
  • General Test Interpretive Data
    • Provides summary statistics and percentile rank information for the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing measures.
    • Download the General Test Interpretive data
  • Reliability and Standard Error of Measurement
  • A Snapshot of the Individuals Who Took the GRE
    • Provides characteristics of interest and performance information for test takers who took the GRE® General Test. This report is intended to help GRE score users understand the scores they receive and to encourage appropriate score use.
    • Download the current Snapshot report
    • See previous Snapshot reports
  • General Test Percentage Distribution of Scores Within Intended Broad Graduate Major Field
    • Contains Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing data for seniors and nonenrolled college graduates who stated that they intended to do graduate work in one of approximately 300 major fields. The score data are summarized into 51 broad graduate major field categories so that applicants can be compared to others likely to be most similar to them in educational goals.
    • Download the broad graduate major field data
  • General Test Percentage Distribution of Scores Within Intended Graduate Major Field
    • Contains Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing data for seniors and nonenrolled college graduates who stated that they intended to do graduate work in one of approximately 300 major fields. The score data are summarized into 300 graduate major field categories so that applicants can be compared to others likely to be most similar to them in educational goals.
    • Download the graduate major field data
  • GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools
    • Allows users to calculate estimated GMAT® scores by entering an applicant's GRE Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores from the GRE General Test.
    • Use the comparison tool for business schools
  • GRE Comparison Tool for Law Schools
    • Allows users to calculate an applicant's predicted LSAT® score by entering GRE Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores from the GRE General Test.
    • Use the comparison tool for law schools
  • A Balanced Approach to GRE Score Use
    • Presents analyses based on examinees who took the GRE General Test that show how adhering to a particular cut score policy can lead to systematically disregarding large numbers of candidates in various subgroups (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender).
    • Download the analyses
  • State Level Data Sorted by Attended Institution
  • State Level Data Sorted by Test Center
  • GRE General Test Volumes by Country: 2008 to 2017
    • Presents GRE General Test means by country based on where individuals tested for 2008 to 2017.
    • Download GRE General Test Volumes
  • Analytical Writing Score Level Descriptions
    • Statements that describe the overall quality of analytical writing, for each score level, demonstrated in the Issue and Argument tasks.
    • View the score level descriptions

GRE® Subject Tests

  • GRE Guide to the Use of Scores
    • Provides information about the benefits of using GRE scores, the skills measured on GRE tests, scoring and score reporting, and using and interpreting GRE scores. Also includes GRE test summary statistics, percentile rank information, reliability coefficients and standard errors of measurement.
    • Download the guide
  • Subject Test Interpretive Data
  • Reliability and Standard Error of Measurement

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