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Graduate Admission & Enrollment

Graduate Admission 2007

Of the 8,774 applicants to the Graduate School for 2007–08, 1,124 were admitted and 590 accepted the offer of admission.

While graduate candidates submit applications to the Graduate School, faculty members in the individual departments that will award the degrees review the applications and make recommendations for admission.

Division Applications Admits %
Humanities 1,449 142 10%
Natural sciences 1,907 291 15%
School of Architecture 407 41 10%
School of Engineering and Applied Science 1,794 294 16%
Social sciences 2,155 219 10%
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs 1,062 137 13%
   Total 8,774 1,124 13%

Graduate Admission 2007-08: All Master's and PhD Candidates

All percentages rounded.

  Applicants Admitted Accepted          
  No.   % of Total No.   % of Applicants No.   % of Admits % of Class
Total 8,774   — 1,124   13 590   53
  Men 5,482   62 694   13 359   52 61
  Women 3,292   38 430   13 231   54 39
International students 3,806   43 397   10 237   60 40
American minorities
(including Asian Americans)
1,072   12 168   16 87   52 15
Women in science and engineering 1,047   12 196   19 91   46 15

The Graduate School enrolled 2,290 degree candidates in 40 departments and programs in academic year 2006–07. Forty percent of the Graduate School’s students are female, 39 percent are citizens of other countries, and 12 percent are members of U.S. minority groups. The enrollment of graduate degree candidates by academic division for 2006–07 is given below.

Division Number %
Humanities 449 19.6
Natural sciences 636 27.8
School of Architecture 79 3.5
School of Engineering and Applied Science 495 21.6
Social sciences 427 18.6
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs 204 8.9
    Total 2,290 100

GRE scores

The average standardized Graduate Record Examinations scores vary by discipline.

  Applicants Admits Enrollees
Verbal (average)
Architecture 496 540 553
Engineering 504 587 577
Humanities 600 655 639
Natural sciences 518 603 562
Social sciences 541 640 617
Woodrow Wilson School 543 632 637
Quantitative (average)
Architecture 645 667 668
Engineering 734 783 777
Humanities 614 655 642
Natural sciences 698 760 745
Social sciences 641 734 710
Woodrow Wilson School 640 697 693