The other day I got a promotional brochure from the University of California, Berkeley. I never applied for it or signed anything for it. I guess the school must publish some lists that show prospective graduate students, and international students because the brochure was about summer programs for then UC Berkeley, and for graduate programs.
Some of the requirements of the English PhD program at Berkeley:
GPA of at least 3.0; however, the average GPA of successful applicants is considerably higher at 3.85.
Average, in the 700s (97%) in the Verbal test and 650 (88%) or higher in the Subject test.
Those are some intimidating figures.