Study USA without GRE

The GRE is a standardised admissions test that is used to test the calibre of applicants aspiring to study a postgraduate programme abroad, especially in the USA. With a special focus on Science and Engineering, an excellent GRE score is considered extremely crucial in finding a place at a popular university.

But did you know that there are a number of top-class American universities that have done away with the need of a student submitting a GRE score? Yes, you can join a postgraduate programme in the USA without writing the GRE. The detailed list given below consolidates the names of various American universities where you can study specific MS programmes without submitting a GRE score.

University List:

  • Farleigh Dickinson University(NJ)
  • Monmouth University(NJ)
  • Montclair State University(NJ)
  • The Richard Stockton College of NJ(NJ)
  • Rowan University(NJ)
  • Wichita State University
  • Kansas State University
  • Virginia State University
  • Rivier University
  • San Jose University – Computer Science
  • University of Florida for Arts Education
  • George Mason University (for Master in Health Information Systems and Civil Engineering)
  • University of Oklahoma – Some programmes do not require GRE scores
  • Oklahoma State University – Bio systems and Agricultural Engineering
  • Washington State University – Few MS programmes
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Few engineering programmes
  • University of Northern Virginia – Optional GRE for some programmes
  • New Mexico State University – Few MS programmes have optional GRE
  • University of Dayton – All Engineering programmes MS and MEng
  • University of New Mexico – Biomedical science
  • Ohio University – MHA – Masters in Health Administration (GRE is waived if GPA is 3.2 or +)
  • California State University, Sacramento – Civil Engineering
  • Norwich University – Civil Engineering
  • Iowa State University – Civil Engineering
  • University of Minnesota – Civil Engineering
  • University of Washington – Civil Engineering

The GMAT is written by students aspiring to study a postgraduate Business programme in the USA, mainly the MBA. Some universities that allow students to opt for postgraduate Business programmes without submitting GMAT scores are:

  • DePaul University – Kellstadt
  • University of Phoenix
  • Lake Forest College, Chicago
  • Loyola University – Quinlan
  • Boston University
  • Villanova University
  • Suffolk University – Sawyer

Disclaimer – General admission requirements and course-specific entry requirements are liable to be changed at the discretion of the University. Hence all prospective students are advised to cross-check with the Admissions Team of the concerned University if GRE/GMAT scores are needed or not.

So be it an MS, M.Tech or an MBA there are a number of leading universities that let you study a course of your choice without asking for GRE/GMAT scores.  Given below are some other parameters, which universities use to judge the applicant’s calibre.

Exceptional GPA:

Some universities choose to waive off the GRE/GMAT score if your grade point average is above 3.3 on a scale of 0 to 4. So it pays to focus on your undergraduate degree and achieving an excellent GPA.

Work Experience:

Some universities waive off the GRE/GMAT if you have relevant work-experience of four years or more that is closely related to the degree that you aim to study.

Undergraduate Research Projects:

There have been instances in the past wherein exceptional undergraduate research projects executed by students have led to the students being offered a place to study in leading universities.

We hope you found this article useful. If you are aware of other American universities accepting students without a GRE/GMAT score, you can share the names with us. Do call or chat with us and ask any questions you may have.