Students applying to business schools may have a better chance of admission if they the take the GMAT instead of the GRE.
In a recent survey of 288 business school admissions officers by Kaplan Test Prep, 39 percent said they accept the GRE as well as the GMAT, up from 24 percent last year. Of the respondents that accept both tests, 32 percent said students who submit GMAT scores have a better chance of admission than those who take the GRE.
“While the GRE is gaining acceptance among business schools, it’s still fairly new to the MBA admissions process and programs are not in a hurry to embrace it due to its lack of history in predicting business school performance,” said Liza Weale, executive director of pre-business and graduate programs for Kaplan Test Prep in a press release.
The Yale School of Management had stopped accepting the GRE in the mid-1990s, but last fall began taking them again.