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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. Starting in September 2023, the GRE consists of a 30-minute Analytical Writing section, which includes one essay. An additional Verbal Reasoning section features two sections with 18 minutes allowed for 12 questions and 23 minutes allowed for 15 questions, respectively. Another two sections are devoted to Quantitative Reasoning, one with 12 questions and 21 minutes for completion and the other with 15 questions over 26 minutes. 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. School Avg. GRE
Arizona State University W.P. School of Business 311
Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business 324
Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business 322
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business 318
Harvard Business School 326*
The Haslam College of Business at University of Tennessee–Knoxville 315
Indiana University Kelley School of Business 322
MIT Sloan School of Management 312-335
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management 326*
NYU Stern School of Business 326
Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business 317
Owen Graduate School of Business of Vanderbilt University 317
Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business 317
Stanford Graduate School of Business 328*
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business 324
University of Chicago Booth School of Business 325
University of Georgia Terry College of Business 311
University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business 322
University of Minnesota Curtis L. Carlson School of Management 321*
University of Rochester Simon Business School 301-331
USC Marshall School of Business 323
UT Austin McCombs School of Business 321
UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management 314
UVA Darden School of Business 321
University of Washington Foster School of Business 322*
The Wharton School 324
Yale School of Management 330*

*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 2025.

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