GRE score requirement for US Universities

Rachit Agrawal
Modified on 2017-12-19 in GRE
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GRE is a test that is required for admission in most of the Graduate Schools for admission in various programs in the USA.  This test is all about the verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critically analyzed writing skills. This test is conducted by ETS (Educational Testing Service) for the graduate students who are willing to take admission in masters and doctoral degree programs. GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) can be considered as the admission requirement for MBA programs also. The admission process for MBA programs is based upon the overall profile including GRE regarding the fulfilment of the basic need in the university. Read here for useful resources for GRE preparation. There are various institutions all around the world for MBA with GRE. Here we are going to talk about the average GRE scores for top MBA programs in the USA.

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List of GRE Score requirement for US Universities

These are the average scores accepted at the top universities in the USA:

Stanford University

This university is located in Palo Alto in California. This university is counted in the top line range for the best departments of Engineering, Business, and Computer Science. It is a private institution having a huge area and the location is really very beautiful and beneficial as it is in San Francisco Bay Area, also known as the Silicon Valley where the students can join startups. This institution requires the average GRE range between 152-166 for verbal and 152-170 for quantitative. Basically, for Masters, GRE is needed 160 for verbal and 157 quantitative. These GRE scores are changing yearly yet the average figure revolves around this.

UNC Kenan-Flager Business School

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is located in North Carolina in the USA. This is a private business institution for both graduations and undergraduate students. There are many business programs running on this campus. This school provides Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of accounting, Master of Executives along with many other executive programs. This business school was founded in 1919 as a Commerce department and in 1991 it was turned into a business school and renamed as Kenan-Flagler Business School. The average GRE score is needed as 157 in verbal and 155 in quantitative.

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Owen Graduate School of Management

Owen Graduate School of Management was founded in 1969 at Nashville, Tennessee in the USA. This is a private institution for graduate and undergraduate students who are willing to take admission in MBA programs. This institution is also known as Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. A number of courses are provided in this institution as Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Accountancy-Valuation, and a Master of Finance, a Master of Accountancy, healthcare MBA, an Executive MBA and other professional courses including a Master of Management in Health. MBA program of this institution is categorized under the best MBA programs in the USA. The average GRE score needed for taking an admission in MBA in the institution is 153 in verbal and 154 in quantitative.

Tepper School of Business

Tepper School of Business is a private institution for business administration. It is situated in Pittsburgh, PA in the United States. This business school was established in 1949 for the graduation and undergraduate students. The economists are the top persons of United States as they won Nobel Prize regarding their fields of business. The average GRE score for MBA program is needed as 161 verbal and 156 quantitative skills.

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Olin Business School

Olin Business School is a private institution for business administration for both graduate and undergraduate students. This school was established in 1917 at Missouri in the United States. This institution offers Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master in Finance, Doctor of Business in Finance (DBA), Executive MBA, Master in Accounting, Master in Leadership, Master in Customer Analytics, and PhD degrees.  The average GRE score required is 156 in verbal and 153 in quantitative skills.

Georgia Institution of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology is a research university at Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. This institution is very old business school, established in 1885. This institution offers admission in MBA program with an average GRE score of 158 in verbal and 158 in quantitative skills.

McCombs School of Business

This business institution is located in Austin, Texas in the United States. This school was founded in 1922. Here business programs are running for both graduated and under graduated students along with many other programs of education. The average GRE for MBA programs in this institution is 161 in verbal and 161 in quantitative skills.

US Universities and GRE Scores

These institutions are running with an average GRE for MBA programs but the notable point is that they not only needed GRE but an overall good academic profile is required also for admission in the US. Read here to know the advantages of doing an MBA abroad. The GRE score may be changed as per year but it is always required and for admissions, one must have an average GRE as demanded by the school. These are some of the average GRE scores required at top universities in the US. If you have anything to add to the list, please do share your views in the comments. We always welcome your feedback and suggestion.

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Rachit AgrawalRachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.

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