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GPA Required

  1. Jun 7, 2005 #1
    I'm sure this has been asked many times before, but what is the lowest gpa one can have to be accepted by graduate schools in the areas of physics, mathematics, and/or computer science? I will be a junior next year and I'm majoring in physics and math/csci. But I don't regularly have the best gpa. I tend to get between 3.4 and 2.8 unfortunatly. I still have plenty of time to improve. But what are the chances of getting accepted say at a 3.3?
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  3. Jun 7, 2005 #2


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    A 3.0 GPA will not kill your application, if other aspects of it (specifically references, GRE score) are strong. The top grad schools, however, may be reluctant.
  4. Jun 7, 2005 #3
    what about engineering?
  5. Jun 7, 2005 #4
    which one is more important?
    GRE, GPA or references?
  6. Jun 7, 2005 #5
    all to some degree, i think something like this, in order of importance:
    1. references
    2. GPA
    3. GRE
  7. Jun 9, 2005 #6
    Research experience is also very, very important. If you can do research with a prof while you're in school, do it. Also aply to REUs!
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