Darden | Mr. Military Communications Officer
GRE Not taken yet, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Fill In The Gaps
GRE 330, GPA 3.21
INSEAD | Mr. Behavioral Changes
GRE 336, GPA 5.8/10
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Texas Recruiter
GMAT 770, GPA 3.04
USC Marshall | Mr. Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Qualcomm Quality
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
HEC Paris | Mr. Introverted Dancer
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Navy Vet
GRE 310, GPA 2.6
Kellogg | Ms. Retail To Technology
GMAT 670, GPA 3.8
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Entertainment Agency
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Ross | Mr. Top 25 Hopeful
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Well-Traveled Nonprofit Star
GRE 322, GPA 3.0
Yale | Mr. Gay Social Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 2.75 undergrad, 3.8 in MS
Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 3.3
London Business School | Mr. Low Undergrad GPA
GMAT 760, GPA 65/100 (1.0)
Harvard | Mr. Aspiring FinTech Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.9
Chicago Booth | Ms. Hotel Real Estate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Columbia | Mr. Infra-Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Vigor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
London Business School | Mr. Family Investment Fund
GMAT 790, GPA 3.0
HEC Paris | Ms. Freelancer
GMAT 710, GPA 5.3
MIT Sloan | Mr. Sans-Vertebrae
GMAT 730, GPA 3.78
INSEAD | Mr. Business Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0

Business Schools Accepting GRE Scores

More business schools are accepting the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as an alternative to the GMAT for admission to their MBA programs. In almost all cases, though, GMAT applicants far outweigh the number of applicants submitting GRE scores.

Even so, most of the prestige schools now accept the GRE, including Harvard, Stanford, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School, Columbia Business School, MIT Sloan, and Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. At Yale’s School of Management, for example, roughly 10% of the applicants now take the GRE instead of the GMAT.

Some admission consultants are now advising applicants who don’t test well to take the GRE instead of the GMAT. The reason: it’s not because the GRE is an easier test. It’s because GRE scores are not reported and therefore do not factor into some rankings, such as U.S. News & World Report’s annual lists. So a school may be willing to accept a much lower GRE score than it would impact its ranking status.

Here’s the complete list of schools that accept the GRE, as of April 18, 2012:

United States and U.S. Territories


Florida International University Redstone

South University Montgomery

Troy University Dothan

Troy University Montgomery

Troy University Phoenix City

Troy University Troy

University of Alabama Birmingham

University of Alabama Huntsville (EMBA)

University of Alabama Tuscaloosa

University of Montevallo

University of North Alabama


Alaska Pacific University

University of Alaska Fairbanks


Argosy Universiy Phoenix

Arizona State University (Evening & Online)

DeVry University Phoenix

Thunderbird University Phoenix

Troy University Davis Monthan AFB

University of Arizona Scottsdale

University of Arizona Tucson


Arkansas State University

Harding University North Little Rock

Harding University Searcy

University of Central Arkansas

University of Arkansas Fayetteville

John Brown University


Alliant International University Fresno

Alliant University Los Angeles

Alliant International University Sacramento

Alliant International University San Diego

American Jewish University

Argosy University Los Angeles

Argosy University Ontario

Argosy University Orange County

Argosy University San Diego

Argosy University San Francisco

Azusa Pacific University

Brandman University Antelope Valley

Brandman University Coachella Valley

Brandman University Fairfield

Brandman University Folsom

Brandman University Hanford

Brandman University Irvine

Brandman University Modesto

Brandman University Monterey

Brandman University Moreno Valley

Brandman University Ontario

Brandman University Roseville

Brandman University San Diego

Brandman University Santa Maria

Brandman University Travis AFB

Brandman University Visalia

Brandman University Walnut Creek

California Baptist University

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

California South Bay University

California State University Bakersfield

California State University Channel Islands

California State University Chico

California State University Fullerton (beginning Spring 2013)

California State University Long Beach

California State University Monterey Bay (EMBA)

California State University San Marcos

California State University Stanislaus

Claremont Graduate University

DeVry University Anaheim

DeVry University Fremont

DeVry University Pomona

DeVry University San Diego

Dominican University of California

Drexel University Sacramento

Fresno Pacific University Bakersfield

Fresno Pacific University North Fresno

Fresno Pacific University Visalia

Hult International Business School San Francisco

Humboldt State University

La Sierra University Chino Hills

La Sierra University Glendale

La Sierra University Los Angeles

La Sierra University Riverside

Lincoln University Oakland

Loma Linda University

Loyola Marymount University

Mills College

Mount Saint Mary’s College

National University Carlsbad

National University Costa Mesa

National University Fresno

National University La Mesa

National University Los Angeles

National University Marine Air Station Miramar

National University Marine Recruit Depot

National University Redding

National University Spectrum Business Park

Naval Postgraduate School

Pacific States University

Pepperdine University Encino

Pepperdine University Irvine

Pepperdine University Los Angeles

Pepperdine University Westlake Village

Presidio Graduate School

San Francisco State University

Santa Clara University

Silicon Valley University

Sonoma State University

St. Mary’s College of California

Stanford University

University of California Berkeley (Evening & Weekend MBA)

University of California Davis Main Campus

University of California Davis Sacramento

University of California Davis San Francisco Bay Area

University of California Irvine

University of California Los Angeles (EMBA Program)

University of California Riverside

University of La Verne

University of La Verne Bakersfield

University of La Verne Burbank

University of La Verne College of the Canyons

University of La Verne Irvine

University of La Verne Main Campus

University of La Verne Oxnard

University of La Verne Rancho Cucamonga

University of La Verne San Luis Obispo

University of La Verne Vanenberg AFB

University of La Verne Victorville

University of Redlands Burbank

University of Redlands Orange County

University of Redlands Rancho Cucamonga

University of Redlands Redlands

University of Redlands Riverside

University of Redlands San Diego

University of Redlands Temecula

University of Redlands Torrance

University of San Francisco

University of Southern California

University of the Pacific

Woodbury University

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.