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

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business led all top-50 U.S. B-schools in 2021-2022 with 49% of its MBA class submitting Graduate Record Exam scores

2023 P&Q Rank School % GRE 2022 % GRE 2021 % GRE 2020 % GRE 2019 % GRE 2018 % GRE 2017 2-Year Trend 6-Year Trend
1 Pennsylvania (Wharton) 30% 24% N/A 15% 10% 11% +6 +19
2 Chicago (Booth) N/A 18% 17% 13% N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 Stanford GSB 33% 24% 25% 19% 18% 16% +9 +17
4 Northwestern (Kellogg) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 Harvard Business School 30% 29% 22% 20% 15% 12% +1 +18
6 MIT (Sloan) 32% 24% N/A 24% N/A 18% +8 +14
7 Columbia Business School 26% 23% 24% 16% 9% 7% +3 +19
8 Yale SOM 39% 36% 35% 26% 25% N/A +3 N/A
9 Dartmouth (Tuck) 38% 37% 39% 21% 15% 15% +1 +23
10 UC-Berkeley (Haas) 45% 36% 35% 21% 11% 10% +9 +35
11 Michigan (Ross) 30% 33% 37% 34% 24% 19% -3 +11
12 Duke (Fuqua) 36% 33% 38% 23% 14% 11% +3 +25
13 Cornell (Johnson) 22% 19% 18% 18% 14% 11% +3 +11
14 Virginia (Darden) 36% 38% 28% 23% 18% 8% -2 +28
15 New York (Stern) 21% 18% 23% 18% 19% 12% +3 +9
16 UCLA (Anderson) 22% 19% 14% 10% 9% 10% +3 +12
17 Southern California (Marshall) 33% 31% 25% 29% 20% 21% +2 +12
18 Texas-Austin (McCombs) 40% 42% 38% 33% 23% 18% -2 +22
19 North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) 19% 26% 22% 48% 30% 20% -7 -1
20 Washington (Foster) 9% 36% 27% 21% 16% 17% -27 -8
21 Emory (Goizueta) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 13% N/A N/A
22 Indiana (Kelley) 20% 15% 26% 23% 14% 10% +5 +10
23 Washington (Olin) 47% 70% 71% 49% 50% 27% -23 +20
24 Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) 17% 17% 11% 19% 14% 11% Even +6
25 Georgetown (McDonough) 49% 48% 54% 43% 33% 28% +1 +21
26 Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller) 26% 20% 26% 29% 35% 25% +6 +1
27 Vanderbilt (Owen) 22% 23% 19% 16% 12% 13% -1 +9
27 Notre Dame (Mendoza) 16% 17% 37% 24% 13% 20% -1 -4
29 Rice (Jones) 7% 35% 29% 31% 22% 12% -28 -5
30 Rochester (Simon) 16% 19% 23% 27% 20% 23% -3 -7
31 Arizona State (Carey) 37% 46% 48% 43% 40% 30% -9 +7
32 Minnesota (Carlson) 15% 20% 36% 30% 24% 22% -5 -7
33 Penn State (Smeal) 22% 33% 19% 35% 26% 24% -11 -2
34 Brigham Young (Marriott) N/A N/A N/A 19% N/A N/A N/A N/A
35 Ohio State (Fisher) 23% 44% 53% 35% 31% 45% -21 -22
36 Georgia (Terry) 38% 32% 42% 34% 33% 33% +6 +5
37 Boston (Questrom) 18% 29% 49% 52% 45% 29% -11 -11
38 Texas A&M (Mays) 39% 38% 29% 39% 36% 33% +1 +6
39 Wisconsin 21% 30% 15% 16% 10% 12% -9 +9
40 Texas-Dallas (Jindal) 44% 33% 36% 62% 40% 45% +11 +1
41 Maryland (Smith) 18% 22% 28% 33% 38% 31% -4 +13
42 Florida (Hough) 46% 62% 45% 50% 24% 21% -16 +25
43 Pittsburgh (Katz) 23% 24% 58% 34% 22% 29% -1 -6
44 UC-Irvine (Merage) 29% 12% 7% 20% 11% 14% +17 +15
45 Michigan State (Broad) 5% 14% 23% 14% 29% 8% -9 -3
46 Southern Methodist (Cox) 23% 20% 31% 40% 47% 20% +3 +3
47 William & Mary (Mason) 15% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
48 Rutgers Business School 6% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
49 Utah (Eccles) 38% 40% 12% N/A N/A N/A -2 N/A
50 George Washington 23% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Source: U.S. News & World Report

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