Expand your applicant pool with the GRE® General Test
When you accept GRE® scores for your master's, MBA or doctoral programs, you have access to a bigger, more diversified pool of highly qualified applicants. That's because more than a half million individuals worldwide take the GRE® General Test each year.
With more than 4,000 institutions around the world accepting GRE® scores, including 1,000 institutions outside of the United States and nearly 1,300 business schools, the GRE® General Test is the most widely administered graduate admissions test worldwide. The GRE® General Test:
- measures skills considered essential to graduate school success by faculty and graduate deans
- provides institutions with a common measure for comparing applicants with differing educational and cultural backgrounds
- provides a valid predictor for first-year academic success
- provides admission officers with independent information to complement the evaluation of undergraduate grades and letters of recommendation
What does the GRE® General Test measure?
The GRE® General Test provides a reliable measure of the skills needed in today's demanding graduate and business school programs. Developed by ETS, the GRE® General Test is backed by extensive research and measures the skills valued by graduate and business schools worldwide including:
- Verbal Reasoning - Assesses the ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences, and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
- Quantitative Reasoning - Assesses problem-solving ability using basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
- Analytical Writing - Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically the test taker's ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively.
ETS also offers GRE® Subject Tests in the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. The Subject Tests measure achievement in these fields of study to help programs evaluate applicants' readiness for graduate school.