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MBA News: GRE Gains More Acceptance, But GMAT Still Reigns

More than 400 full-time MBA programs accept GRE scores as part of the application process, including top-30 programs such as the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School. However, admissions officers still seem to prefer that applicants take the GMAT instead. According to a Kaplan survey, 32% of schools that accept both GRE and GMAT scores regard applicants who submit GMAT scores more favorably, although 65% reported that an applicant gains no advantage by submitting results for one test over another. Of the schools surveyed, 69% said that fewer than one in ten applicants submitted a GRE score in the most recent admission cycle when given the option. And, of the schools that allow students to submit only GMAT scores, 75% reported that they have no plans to accept GRE scores in the future. So, although the GRE is gaining more acceptance, it is still a fairly new addition to the MBA admissions process and will not be taking over anytime soon.




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