Admissions Statistics

Our program attracts very high quality students, as indicated by these data.  Please note that these "quantifiables" are but one part of admissions decisions- letters of recommendation and student statements also weigh heavily.

 

GRE Scores (Average)

Year Verbal Quantitative Analytical writing
2008 686 739 5.4
2009 710 745 4.5
2010 680 760

5.2

2011 692 770

5.1

2012 709 773 4.9
2012 (New) 165 162 4.9
2013 718 744 5.2
2013 (New) 166 160 5.2
2014 164 160 5.0
2015 163 162 4.9
2016 166 163 5

 

GPA (Average)

Year GPA
2008 3.76
2009 3.62
2010 3.80
2011 3.71
2012 3.70
2013 3.80
2014 3.80
2015 3.70
2016 3.94

Admission Ratios

Year Admitted/Applications Number of New Students
2008 25% 18
2009 24% 17
2010 20% 15
2011 17% 12
2012 18% 19
2013 21% 21
2014 12% 7
2015 12% 12
2016 11% 9

 

TOEFL Exam (International Applicants only)

Required of all international applicants whose native language is not English or who were not enrolled, full time, for a minimum of one year in an academic program at an English speaking institution.

Paper based test score 600 minimum
Computer based test score 250 minimum
Internet based test score 100 minimum

Our Ph.D. program in Political Science is designed to break down barriers and build bridges across the subfields and give all of our students a broad command of the discipline as a whole, regardless of their area of specialization.

NOTE: REVISED GRE

The Department of Political Science will continue to accept non-revised GRE scores although it is recommended that applicants take the revised version. For tests taken in October-November, check the detailed score reporting schedule on the GRE website.


Contact Us

Political Science Graduate Admissions
psgradadmissions@ucsd.edu