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 2012||Average GRE Scores For Admits||Predicted GRE vs. GMAT|
|Notre Dame (Mendoza)||25%||12%||155 Verbal/156 Quant, 4.1 Writing||530/690|
|Washington Univ. (Olin)||24%||31%||158 Verbal/155 Quant, 4.3 Writing||570/696|
|Vanderbilt (Owen)||22%||23%||157 Verbal/155 Quant, 4.0 Writing||570/688|
|Yale School of Mgt.||21%||18%||160 Verbal/162 Quant, 4.7 Writing||660/714|
|New York (Stern)||13%||NA||NA||NA/721|
|Texas-Austin (McCombs)||11%||13%||161 Verbal/159 Quant, 4.3 Writing||640/690|
|Cornell (Johnson)||9%||7%||158 Verbal/157 Quant, 4.3 Writing||600/691|
|UNC (Kenan-Flagler)||9%||9%||159 Verbal/156 Quant, 4.0 Writing||590/683|
|Emory (Goizueta)||8%||3%||156 Verbal/155 Quant, 3.9 Writing||560/681|
|Michigan (Ross)||7%||NA||162 Verbal/159 Quant, 4.5 Writing||640/704|
|Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)||6%||4%||160 Verbal/163 Quant, 4.0 Writing||670/691|
|Duke (Fuqua)||4%||4%||159 Verbal, 159 Quant, 4.7 Writing||640/694|
|UCLA (Anderson)||3%||NA||162 Verbal, 157 Quant, 4.2 Writing||620/706|
Source: Business schools reporting to U.S. News & World Report