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Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: Average GRE Scores by Top U.S. Business Schools

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Average GRE scores by business school can provide applicants with a sense of the rigor of the MBA program, expectations of the adcom and general competitiveness of the applicant pool. While the GMAT used to be the only accepted admissions exam at leading MBA programs, many have opened up to other options, including the GRE. The GRE consists of a 60-minute Analytical Writing section, which includes two essays that applicants have 30 minutes each to complete. An additional Verbal Reasoning section also features two 30-minute sections of 20 questions each. Another two sections are devoted to Quantitative Reasoning, each with a 35-minute time allotment for completion. Finally, there is a 30- to 35-minute experimental section that can be either math or verbal. In general, MBA candidates from nontraditional backgrounds or lacking in a history of quantitative work tend to favor the GRE over the GMAT.

To see where you stack up against other MBA applicants, see the average GRE scores by business school in the chart below. Please note, business schools may accept the GRE, but not report scores in their class profiles. The chart below includes the average GRE scores by business schools that report them. Check your target school’s requirements before ruling out the GRE as a test option.

U.S. SchoolAvg. GRE
Arizona State University W.P. School of Business312
Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business324
Harvard Business School327*
Mays Business School at Texas A&M University–College Station299-321
MIT Sloan School of Management315-337
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management327*
Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business311*
Stanford Graduate School of Business330*
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business323
University of Chicago Booth School of Business325
University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business320
University of Minnesota Curtis L. Carlson School of Management321*
University of Rochester Simon Business School297-330
UT Austin McCombs School of Business319
UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management314
The Wharton School324
Yale School of Management331*

*Median score

The average GRE scores by school in this Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: Average GRE Scores at Top U.S. Programs represent the Class of 2023.

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Posted in: GRE, Real Humans of MBA Admissions

Schools: Arizona State / W.P. Carey, Berkeley / Haas, Dartmouth / Tuck, Harvard Business School, Michigan / Ross, Minnesota / Carlson, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, Ohio State / Fisher, Rochester / Simon, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth, UPenn / Wharton, UT Austin / McCombs, Yale SOM

About the Author


Lauren Wakal

Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.

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