Top Business Schools accepting GRE Scores
Updated on Nov 25, 2015 - 5:46 p.m. IST by Bedasree Das

Top Business Schools accepting GRE Scores - If the latest numbers from ETS are any proof, management aspirants are increasingly taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) route to business schools. Around 34,021 GRE candidates opted for business schools in the 2014-15 testing year compared to 30,860 in the previous testing year which means that around 9% more candidates chose to submit GRE scores for admission to business schools over a year. Not many students are aware that there are many top Business Schools accepting GRE Scores across the World. And not just in USA, major business schools in Canada, UK, France and even Asian countries are increasingly accepting GRE scores for admission to their MBA programmes. Though unlike GMAT, there are no fixed average GRE scores for top Business Schools. In fact, most of the business schools do not publish any required minimum or average GRE score. However, the average GRE score for top business schools can be reached by converting the GMAT score to GRE scores.


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Before we bring you top Business Schools accepting GRE Scores, let us first take a look at the GRE pattern.


GRE is a standardised test that is accepted for admission to various disciplines at many graduate and business schools across the globe. The GRE General Test (which is accepted for admission) measures an aspirant's verbal, quantitative, critical thinking and analytical writing skills which are covered in three sections — Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing. Currently, over 544,000 students take the GRE test across the World.



Unarguably one of the most prominent destinations for management studies, it is the American business schools which started the trend of accepting GRE Test scores for their MBA programmes. Presently, most of the top management schools accept GRE scores for admission to their MBA programmes. While the business schools do accept GRE scores, they do not publish the average GRE scores accepted. However, if we convert the generally accepted GMAT score to a valid GRE score we find that most of the business schools in USA accept GRE scores ranging 160-168 which translates to above 700 in GMAT.


Here are the top business schools accepting GRE scores in USA:




Harvard Business school



University of Pennsylvania: Wharton



Stanford Graduate School of Business



Columbia Business School



MIT: Sloan



University of Chicago: Booth



University of California at Berkeley: Haas



Northwestern University: Kellogg



Yale School of Management



New York University: Stern





Besides USA, Canada is another country that accepts GRE scores in its business schools. Currently around 27 business schools in Canada accept GRE scores, out of which 5 fall among the top 100 business schools in the World.  Among the top 5 business schools in the country, Western University is the only one which does not accept GRE. Also, the average GRE scores accepted in the top universities in Canada is over 150 and not more than 165.


Here are the top business schools accepting GRE scores in Canada:




University of Toronto: Rotman



University of British Columbia: Sauder



Queen's University: Smith



University of Alberta




While universities in Asia are known to traditionally accept scores of standardised tests like GMAT and IELTS among others, few business schools have been that forthcoming with GRE. In total, around 100 universities all over Asia accept GRE scores. However, that includes only few of the top universities. In fact, two of the top business schools that do accept GRE -INSEAD and CEIBS are either Europe based or are collaborative institutes with Europe. The average GRE score, however accepted in Asian business schools is very high starting at 163 and going upwards to 170.


Here are the top business schools accepting GRE scores in Asia:














Home to some of the finest business schools in the World, Europe boasts of names like Insead, HEC Paris in its list of top business schools. However, not many business schools around Europe accept GRE scores. Currently, over 50 business schools accept GRE scores across France, UK, Spain and Italy accept GRE scores for admission to its management programmes. Among the top, except IE business school in Spain, all the top 5 business schools from Europe accept GRE. Also, the average GRE score accepted for admission falls in the range of 160-165.


Here are the top business schools accepting GRE scores in Europe:









Iese Business School




University of Cambridge: Judge




HEC Paris




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Sir, I would like to do my masters in biotechnology for that what type of GRE test should I apply I mean like GRE general test or GRE subject test (biology)

Swatika Sharma 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Greeshma,

As you didn't mention anything so I'm expecting you to be an undergraduate or you are pursuing it. First of all, I recommend you choose what you want to accomplish in future: Do you want to do your postgraduate, Abroad or in India itself?

GRE (Graduation Record Examination) is a universally comprehended exam which is supervised by ETS ( Education Testing Services). GRE examination is taken by future aspirants for postgraduate programs in foreign universities and its score are approved in over 160 countries colleges and universities across the world. GRE exam is conducted in two types such as- GRE general test and GRE subject test.

GRE general test is the primary requirements for most of the postgraduate programs in Abroad or in India which consists of verbal perception, analytical writing and quantitative reasoning while GRE subject test is specifically for subjects which you are looking for like biology.

In India, there are very few technical colleges which are accepting GRE scores but for not the same course you are opting for, while there are so many colleges or universities in Abroad which approved or accepted GRE scores.

In my opinion, the GRE general test should be given for admission in Postgraduate programs.  Along with the GRE general test, it's best for you to give the subject test (in biology ) which give extra weightage to your academic record either it's your choice.

Hope its help!!


What is GRE? What is its use? What is its qualifications?

Kanupriya Gupta 19th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

GRE is also called Graduate Record Examination and it tests your verbal reasoning skills, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing. It is a 3 hour and 45 minutes test and it is mandatory if you are applying for a Masters or Doctorate in the US. It is computer-based. You also have the option of taking it multiple times and there is a limit of taking it the maximum five times in a year. You can attempt it only once in 21 days. These scores are valid for 5 years. For the verbal and quantitative section, GRE score falls around 150 to 152. If you get 165 you are have secured close to 95%. In the section of analytical writing, an average score would be 3.5, 6 being the highest.

The paper is as follows:

You will have to write two essays for the analytical writing section within the time limit of 30 minutes where you will have to analyse one argument and one issue.

You will face 20 questions in verbal and quantitative learning each.

There is an unsecured section at the end of the exam which is a dummy and does not carry marks but is to be filled so that the conducting body can get information about the candidate.

Countries like USA, Canada, Singapore, Australia and UK accept GRE scores. Other than determining your eligibility, GRE seems to enhance a candidates profile. Taking subject tests in GRE seems to be an additional advantage for specific courses abroad.

Hope this helps. All the best!


hello sir i am doing post Graduate(M. Sc on botany ) ,i have thinking to apear for GRE exam after completion of the M. sc, so sir i wanted to know is there any age limit to apear the GRE exam, and sir, how can i apply the gre form, .so sir i want to complete my P. hd from abroad.plz suggest me

Sanjay Khandelwal 13th Jan, 2020
There is no specific age limit to appear for GRE test, you must be atleast 18 years old to take this test. But upper age limit is not specified. You can take this test after 21 days from one test and 5 times in a year. To apply for gre test you must register and create an ETS account after registering you can select the type of test general or subject test, and select the exam dates.
All the best.

how much does it cost overall to study PhD biochemistry at mit uk. and wat should be my GRE and TOEFL/ IELTS scores ?

Ameya Narendra Parkar 13th Jan, 2020
Dear Aishwarya,
I would like to tell you that PhD in biology is available at MIT, in that you can choose your research area as biochemistry.
PhDs are usually full funded but if theres any tuition fee present then your PI can only tell you about that.

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Minimum score required: 6.5
Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Minimum score required: 90 (iBT) 577 (PBT)
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 35

I hope this information helps you

all the best

gre is tough exam or noy?? gre exam is conducted in india ??

L RESHMASREE 13th Jan, 2020

The GRE is administered by ETS worldwide in two separate tests. Only the computer-based test format is available in India. GRE General Test and GRE Subject test are available in various Indian cities.

Coming to it's toughness since it's one of the most recognized exam it will be little tough when compared other normal university exams.

Hope this helps you.

Wishing you a good luck!

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