GMAT Versus GRE: Which Top-50 MBA Programs Prefer Which Test?

At UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2021-2022, 77% of MBA admits submitted GMAT scores with their applications, highest among all top-50 U.S. B-schools

“Standardized tests,” writes former Graduate Management Admission Council CEO Sangeet Chowfla, “are a useful tool in the admission process. The benefit is in the word – standardized – that provides an empirical data point that is free from bias and interpretation. A GMAT 700 is a GMAT 700. You cannot wish it away if you are unfamiliar with the candidate’s background or uncomfortable with their color, origin, orientation, or political beliefs. They are not without issues – in structure and in usage. We should strive to make them better, not throw the baby out with the bathwater of the politics of the day.”

2023 P&Q Rank School % GMAT 2022 % GRE 2022 Tests Required?
1 Pennsylvania (Wharton) 71% 30% Yes
2 Chicago (Booth) 73% N/A Yes
3 Stanford GSB 67% 33% Yes
4 Northwestern (Kellogg) 76% N/A Yes
5 Harvard Business School 74% 30% Yes
6 MIT (Sloan) 54% 32% Waiver can be requested
7 Columbia Business School 55% 26% Yes
8 Yale SOM 58% 39% Yes
9 Dartmouth (Tuck) 68% 38% Yes
10 UC-Berkeley (Haas) 49% 45% Yes
11 Michigan (Ross) 43% 30% Waiver can be requested
12 Duke (Fuqua) 46% 36% Yes
13 Cornell (Johnson) 50% 22% Waiver can be requested
14 Virginia (Darden) 40% 36% Waiver can be requested
15 New York (Stern) 49% 21% Waiver can be requested
16 UCLA (Anderson) 77% 22% No
17 Southern California (Marshall) 42% 33% Waiver can be requested
18 Texas-Austin (McCombs) 44% 40% Waiver can be requested
19 North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 29% 19% Waiver can be requested
20 Washington (Foster) 64% 9% No
21 Emory (Goizueta) 50% N/A Waiver can be requested
22 Indiana (Kelley) 50% 20% Waiver can be requested
23 Washington (Olin) 30% 47% No
24 Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) 69% 17% Waiver can be requested
25 Georgetown (McDonough) 39% 49% Waiver can be requested
26 Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller) 37% 26% No
27 Vanderbilt (Owen) 47% 22% Waiver can be requested
27 Notre Dame (Mendoza) 48% 16% Waiver can be requested
29 Rice (Jones) 39% 7% Waiver can be requested
30 Rochester (Simon) 39% 16% No
31 Arizona State (Carey) 44% 37% Waiver can be requested
32 Minnesota (Carlson) 33% 15% Waiver can be requested
33 Penn State (Smeal) 27% 22% No
34 Brigham Young (Marriott) 39% N/A Waiver can be requested
35 Ohio State (Fisher) 36% 23% Waiver can be requested
36 Georgia (Terry) 29% 38% Waiver can be requested
37 Boston (Questrom) 17% 18% Waiver can be requested
38 Texas A&M (Mays) 33% 39% Yes
39 Wisconsin 42% 21% No
40 Texas-Dallas (Jindal) 33% 44% Waiver can be requested
41 Maryland (Smith) 24% 18% No
42 Florida (Hough) 54% 46% Yes
43 Pittsburgh (Katz) 54% 23% No
44 UC-Irvine (Merage) 24% 29% Waiver can be requested
45 Michigan State (Broad) 32% 5% No
46 Southern Methodist (Cox) 26% 23% No
47 William & Mary (Mason) 14% 15% No
48 Rutgers Business School 59% 6% No
49 Utah (Eccles) 27% 38% Yes
50 George Washington 25% 23% No

Source: U.S. News & World Report

See the next page for a breakdown of GRE score submission rates at the top 50 U.S. B-schools from 2017 to 2022. 

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