An average score on the GRE is about a 500 on each of the Verbal and Quantitative Sections and a 4 on the Writing Section. The bigger question is: what’s the score you need to meet your goals? A good way to do this is to check the websites of the schools you are applying to and see the average GRE scores for those students admitted. That way you will know what score to aim for, or if you’ve already taken the test, you can decide whether you want to study harder and take the test again. Another thing to consider is that average GRE scores vary by field. For example, an engineering graduate school may require applicants to score higher on the Quantitative Section in the GRE.