What is the GRE score required for getting admission to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the department of Computer Science and Engineering?


I completed my bachelor’s degree in computer science, and I’m looking to pursue my master of science degree in it as well. I used to have financial constraints, so it’s been a while since I’ve been back to university. I’m working in the field of computer science now, but I want to further my career in it. I want to know the masters admission requirements for the University of North Carolina and what is the minimum GRE score required?

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The Department of Computer Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was one of the first in the United States to be established as an independent computer science department. The department’s primary missions are research and graduate teaching. The M.S. program prepares highly competent and broadly skilled practitioners.

Students’ having 90th percentile or above scores in all the sections of GRE are mostly offered the admission in the University of North Carolina. However, 80th, 90th, 90th and 5 in verbal, quantitative, analytical, and analytical writing sections respectively are also preferred.

Other admission requirements are,

  • Online Application form.
  • Application fee (non-refundable $90.00).
  • Transcripts (complete, not selected courses)
  • Current letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (For International Applicants only)

The above requirements are just basic things and not comprehensive. Students might be asked for some extra information as well. If you require any further information regarding any department of the university, do not hesitate to ask. Further, you can also visit the website of the university yourself by clicking the link below:


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Awesome! I just want to let you know that if you’re looking to pursue your Masters Degree in Computer Science, you will most likely receive some sort of financial aid. Some universities offer TA positions that can lead you to be eligible for a monthly stipend and a full ride. It is competitive though.

To be prepared from admissions, you need to already have knowledge in calculus (both differential and integral), discrete mathematics, linear algebra, structured programming design, data types and structures, and computer organization.

University of North Carolina’s masters program in computer science and engineering offers a minimum GRE score requirement. They require incoming graduate students to have at least an 80th percentile score on the verbal section. Furthermore, you would need to reach at least the 90th percentile for both the analytical and quantitative parts of the GRE test.

The other general requirements for applying into UNC’s Computer and Engineering graduate program includes a statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, and a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Thank you!

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That’s great!

Since you’ve already completed your undergraduate degree in computer science, the next step would be to fulfill all the admission requirements for UNC’s graduate program in Computer Science and Engineering. Your average GPA for his undergraduate degree would need to reach at least a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The GRE score requirement for entering the University of North Carolina’s computer science and engineering is about 90th percentile of every aspect of the test including verbal, quantitative and analytical.

Other non-test related requirements include three letters of recommendation, a Statement of Purpose, and a knowledge in matrix theory, differential and integral calculus, data structures and many other computer science-related knowledge.

You can find more information here: http://cs.unc.edu/admissions/graduate/admitreq/

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The Computer Science M.S. program at North Carolina prepares highly competent and broadly skilled practitioners. A majority of the master’s graduates from this program work in industry, in companies ranging from small start-up operations to government labs and large research and development corporations.


Admission requirements  for the computer science students at the University of North Carolina

  • Transaction fees $95.00 which can’t be refunded once it is paid
  • Standardized test results
  • Additional information (if the  system needs some additional information, it must be submitted within the application).

Applicants are encouraged to take the GRE exam by December 1, at the latest. If the student has not taken the GRE exam in the current year, then they can apply GRE scores at North Carolina University from the previous year and they will be competing with the same scores in 2020.

All foreign candidates must send reasonable, official TOEFL scores or IELTS scores with their other admission requirements. 

For graduate students to take up their exams the minimum total score needed is:

  • TOEFL test online 90
  • IELTS exam = 7


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