Admissions Statistics

Master of Public Policy and Administration admissions averages: graduate record exam scores and grade point averages by entering class year.

Graduate record exam (aka GRE) scores are valid for five years. *In 2012 the verbal and quantitative scores went from an 800 point to a 200 point scale. More information about interpreting GRE scores is found at http://www.ets.org/gre/

Grade point averages (aka GPA) listed here are calculated on a 4.0 scale and are cumulative. When necessary, some of our applicants are evaluated based on the grade point average of the last 60 semester units (or 90 quarter units) of coursework.

YEAR Verbal GRE  Quantitative GRE  Writing GRE  GPA
scores percent scores percent scores percent gpa
2017 152 60% 147 30% 3.9 60% 3.251
2016 152 50% 146 30% 4.1 60% 3.337
2015 155 70% 148 30% 4.0 60% 3.276
2014 156 70% 148 30% 4.3 70% 3.516
2013 155 63% 149 43% 3.9 50% 3.438
2012 167 70% 153 50% 4.4 60% 3.422
2011 518* 60% 572* 40% 4.2 50% 3.381
2010 504* 60% 575* 40% 4.2 50% 3.341
2009 561* 80% 619* 50% 4.8 70% 3.252
2008 507* na 589* na 4.6 na 3.326
2007 509* na 576* na 4.6 na 3.214