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. School||Avg. GRE|
|Arizona State University W.P. School of Business||312|
|Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business||324|
|Harvard Business School||327*|
|Mays Business School at Texas A&M University–College Station||299-321|
|MIT Sloan School of Management||315-337|
|Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management||327*|
|Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business||311*|
|Stanford Graduate School of Business||330*|
|UC Berkeley Haas School of Business||323|
|University of Chicago Booth School of Business||325|
|University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business||320|
|University of Minnesota Curtis L. Carlson School of Management||321*|
|University of Rochester Simon Business School||297-330|
|UT Austin McCombs School of Business||319|
|UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management||314|
|The Wharton School||324|
|Yale School of Management||331*|
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.