Standardized Tests

A GMAT or GRE is the entry exam requirement for candidates applying to MBA programs. It is important to note that the GMAT or GRE is just one of many factors in a holistic admissions review process. Regardless of the test you choose, we encourage you to take the test before you graduate. Even if you do not plan to go directly to business school following your graduation from your undergraduate program, as a college student your test taking skills are at their peak and it may be easier to prepare and study for the test. Additionally, your quantitative and analytical skills are more likely to be up to date while you are in college and if they are not you can easily enroll in a course to prepare. GMAT and GRE scores are valid for 5 years so you have time to decide when to apply for business school.


GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) is accepted by graduate business schools and is comprised of four sections (Analytical Writing, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal) with a maximum score of 800.


The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is accepted by a wide range of business and graduate level programs. The test is comprised of three sections (Analytical Writing, Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning) with a maximum score of 170 per section.