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List of 9 Universities in the U.S. that Don’t Require GRE

Are you looking at studying at an American university? Yes! But, is it that you are quite reluctant in writing the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) exam? Needless to say, the score of these exams plays a critical role when we talk about the admission process. GRE/ GMAT is considered to be the standardized test for the screening of candidates that apply for masters programs in the U.S. universities.

The thumb rule says that you need a high score, typically, in GMAT to be considered for admission to business school. Likewise, you need a high score in GRE for admission to most of the graduate schools. Nevertheless, it is easily understood that there could be different reasons behind your reluctance to write these exams. It could be that you slogged day and night to get a decent score, but it only led to disappointment and a lot of frustration. As a result, you dread getting back into the same loop again. It could also be your fear to write an exam. Or, you’re not left with sufficient time to take the exams and get through the entire process. And, even if it is just that you’re too lazy; it doesn’t imply that you have to give up on your dream of studying masters in the U.S. It is because there are a number of universities that are quite flexible. They offer admission on different criteria than on the basis of GRE or GMAT scores. Such universities waive off the requirement of GRE/ GMAT scores.

Given below is the list that highlights the names of the universities that don’t require GRE scores:

1. Columbia University

The applicants to Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation for the programs given below are exempted from GRE:

  • Advanced Architectural Design
  • Architecture
  • Urban Design programs

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

This institution doesn’t use the GRE test scores for admissions to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science program.

3. Purdue University – West Lafayette (IN)

There is no requirement for GRE when applying to M.S. and Ph.D. Computer Science programs in this university.

4. Alabama A&M University

This university does not require GRE for students seeking admissions in the following programs:

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Education Specialist
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  •  Food Science
  •  Social Work
  •  Physics

5. Rochester Institute of Technology

The master courses that do not require GRE in this university include:

  •  Masters in Manufacturing Leadership
  •  Masters in Applied Statistics
  •  Masters in Communication and Media Technologies
  •  Masters in Product Development

There are various engineering courses also that don’t require GRE.

 6. Central Michigan University

There are no requirements for GRE or GMAT score when you apply for Master of Science in Administration in this university.

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7. University of California, Berkeley

The university waives the GRE requirement for the following programs:

  • Ph.D. in African American Studies
  • Ph.D. in French
  • Master of Science in Architecture (Optional)
  • Ph.D. in Architecture and Environmental Design (Optional)

8. George Mason University

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences clearly states that GRE scores are optional.

9. University of Iowa

The Master of Computer Science (MCS) program (non-research) doesn’t require GRE scores. This program helps the students in enhancing their knowledge of computer science.

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