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Low Verbal GRE score


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My GRE score is 169/Math, 144/Verbal. Verbal score is low, but I heard from couple friends said some statistics master program won't look at verbal score. Is this true? And what is the normal cutoff point for verbal part? If someone know this could you give me some school that does not care verbal score. Cause I am deciding should I take it again, or should I just move on to prepare other things. Thank you

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I'm going to be a bit of a jerk here (hopefully in a helpful way) and say that you should really focus on improving your english, regardless of your GRE score. Forget about your personal statement, I can tell from three lines that you're not fluent, and that will hurt you a lot in admissions, not to mention the rest of your life in the English-speaking world.

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28 minutes ago, MLHopeful said:

I'm going to be a bit of a jerk here (hopefully in a helpful way) and say that you should really focus on improving your english, regardless of your GRE score. Forget about your personal statement, I can tell from three lines that you're not fluent, and that will hurt you a lot in admissions, not to mention the rest of your life in the English-speaking world.

I'm afraid this speaks some truth. I've heard from past members of admissions committees both that a. some applications that simply don't meet basic GRE cutoffs are discarded before the first round, and b. a large proportion of first-round losses are applications which demonstrate poor command of English. Even if you're in a heavily mathematic field, strong English is required for successful study at an English-speaking institution, so applicants who seem very disfluent are unlikely to receive consideration.

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