|Jun29-11, 02:39 PM||#1|
Lowish Verbal GRE Score and Top Physics Grad Programs
I just finished up the GRE with with a Verbal:530, Q:780, A:5.5 and was wondering how much that low verbal score would hurt my chances at top grad schools in astrophysics.
I know a lot of averages are ~600ish, but I have the following on my resume which I think is rather good.
Vanderbilt University: Overall GPA 3.85: Physics GPA 3.95
-2011 Goldwater Scholar
-Working on a current publication in theoretical astrophysics on big bang photosynthesis
-Winner of Vanderbilt's McMinn Honors Scholarship (2 sophomores get it each year for full ride/have had it then for a year)
-Winner of Vanderbilt's Ernst Jones Physics Scholarship
-RISE program in Germany last summer
-Two Summers working at ORNL in nanoscience
-Poster presentations at National conferences during High School
-Have finished my undergraduate courses so next semester (my senior year) I am taking 4 graduate courses and doing senior research
Taking the physics GRE in October and expect that I'll do pretty well ~850ish.
Thoughts on my low Verbal... Worth taking it again or just rest on the rest of application to pull it up?
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