A deeper dive into academia and the achievements of Oluwatimi
The GRE, or Graduate Record Examination, has three components: Quantitative, Verbal, and Analytical Reasoning. The first two areas are scored from 130-170 points, while the last section is scored from 0-6 points. Hey, I didn't make the rules; talk to the Educational Testing Service.
So, the average scores for all entrants are as follows: 150.37 for Quantitative, 152.66 for Verbal, and 3.60 for Analytical. All of those mathy bits are from the article, "What is a good GRE Score" by Lekhika Dhariyal. Thanks for the heavy lifting!
Ah, but those are average scores, and U of M is not an average program; it's generally recognized as being one of the top ten schools in the nation. While the minimum requirements for admission are set at the 50th percentile for each of the three scores, the average score for those accepted are 168, 155, and 3.3, per the school's own website. Those averages are for the engineering program, but you get the idea, right? The average for the Quantitative score is particularly high, close to the 90th percentile. Oh, and your GPA has to be a minimum of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. In short, you better be smart to get in.
Which brings me back to Mr. Olusegun Oluwatimi. You see, he's been proving his acumen for academics all his life. At DeMatha Catholic High School, he was on the Dean's List every single semester. He was accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy; again, a school with stringent academic standards.
Once he discovered it wasn't the right fit for him, he enrolled closer to home at the University of Virginia. Once again, he was accepted into a program with extremely high academic standards. Oh, and he was a walk-on for the Cavaliers, so he didn't get in through his gridiron prowess at all. Olu has the cerebral goods, for sure. For a terrific look at Olu and the importance of academics in his life, dive into Nicholas Stoll's article for the Michigan Daily.