GRE Gaining Ground On The GMAT

ETS’ 10% CLAIM SUBTRACTS OUT REPEAT GMAT TEST TAKERS

ETS said its nearly 10% marketshare claim is based on the total population of individuals taking one of the two leading admission tests during the 2012-13 testing year and indicating an MBA as their intended degree objective. It was calculated by combining GMAT unique test-taker volume, estimated by deducting GMAT 20% annual repeater rate, and GRE unique test-taker volume.

Test-taker feedback, according to ETS, indicates the most popular GRE features include the new ScoreSelect option, which lets those who choose to repeat the test send schools only their best set of scores. In addition, the organization said, test takers like the ability to preview or skip questions and go back and change answers within a section, giving them the flexibility to use more of their own personal test-taking strategies.

More than 1,100 business schools now accept GRE scores for admission into their MBA programs, according to ETS. Currently more than 80 percent of the U.S. News & World Report Top 100 business schools in the United States and eight of the top 10 institutions on the Financial Times 2014 Global MBA Ranking accept GRE scores for admission into their MBA programs.

PERCENTAGE OF 2012-2013 APPLICANT POOL

SUBMITTING GRE SCORES & GRE/GMAT DIFFERENCE

 

School% GRE 2013% GRE 2012Average GRE Scores For AdmitsPredicted GRE vs. GMAT
Notre Dame (Mendoza)25%12%155 Verbal/156 Quant, 4.1 Writing530/690
Washington Univ. (Olin)24%31%158 Verbal/155 Quant, 4.3 Writing570/696
Vanderbilt (Owen)22%23%157 Verbal/155 Quant, 4.0 Writing570/688
Yale School of Mgt.21%18%160 Verbal/162 Quant, 4.7 Writing660/714
New York (Stern)13%NANANA/721
Texas-Austin (McCombs)11%13%161 Verbal/159 Quant, 4.3 Writing640/690
MIT (Sloan)10%NANANA/713
Cornell (Johnson)9%7%158 Verbal/157 Quant, 4.3 Writing600/691
UNC (Kenan-Flagler)9%9%159 Verbal/156 Quant, 4.0 Writing590/683
Emory (Goizueta)8%3%156 Verbal/155 Quant, 3.9 Writing560/681
Michigan (Ross)7%NA162 Verbal/159 Quant, 4.5 Writing640/704
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)6%4%160 Verbal/163 Quant, 4.0 Writing670/691
UPenn (Wharton)5%5%NANA/725
Columbia5%2%NANA/716
Virginia (Darden)4%NANANA/706
Duke (Fuqua)4%4%159 Verbal, 159 Quant, 4.7 Writing640/694
UCLA (Anderson)3%NA162 Verbal, 157 Quant, 4.2 Writing620/706

Source: Business schools reporting to U.S. News & World Report

DON’T MISS: SCHOOLS ACCEPTING LOWER GRE SCORES or AVERAGE GMAT SCORES AT TOP 50 BUSINESS SCHOOLS

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