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    Harvard University

    Boston, MA
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    Harvard Business School applicants must submit either a GMAT or GRE score to be considered for admission. The school does not have preference for one test over the other. An average HBS student accepted last year had a 727 GMAT score. In 2020, HBS reported an acceptance rate of 11.5%. TOEFL scores are required for international applicants.
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    Harvard Business School applicants must submit either a GMAT or GRE score to be considered for admission. The school does not have preference for one test over the other. An average HBS student accepted last year had a 727 GMAT score. In 2020, HBS reported an acceptance rate of 11.5%. TOEFL scores are required for international applicants.
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  2. RANK 2

    Stanford University

    Stanford, CA
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    Stanford Graduate School of Business requires applicants to submit either a GMAT or GRE score, and in response to COVID-19 is accepting test scores for the official online versions of the tests. The average incoming student to Stanford’s Graduate School of Business has a 733 GMAT score and a 3.8 undergraduate GPA. In 2020, Stanford GSB reported an 8.9% acceptance rate. Applications must include two recommendation letters.
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    Stanford Graduate School of Business requires applicants to submit either a GMAT or GRE score, and in response to COVID-19 is accepting test scores for the official online versions of the tests. The average incoming student to Stanford’s Graduate School of Business has a 733 GMAT score and a 3.8 undergraduate GPA. In 2020, Stanford GSB reported an 8.9% acceptance rate. Applications must include two recommendation letters.
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  3. RANK 3

    University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

    Philadelphia, PA
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    The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania requires applicants to submit either a GMAT or GRE score to be considered for admission. With a 27% acceptance rate last year, the average student had a 722 GMAT and 3.58 undergraduate GPA. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted with an application. International students are not required to submit TOEFL scores.
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    The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania requires applicants to submit either a GMAT or GRE score to be considered for admission. With a 27% acceptance rate last year, the average student had a 722 GMAT and 3.58 undergraduate GPA. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted with an application. International students are not required to submit TOEFL scores.
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  4. RANK 4

    University of Chicago (Booth)

    Chicago, IL
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    The University of Chicago Booth School of Business requires either a GMAT or GRE score to be submitted with an application. The average incoming Booth student has a 724 GMAT score (or 163 quantitative and 161 verbal GRE score) and 3.6 undergraduate GPA. Candidates must submit two recommendation letters with their application. The TOEFL is required for international applicants.
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    The University of Chicago Booth School of Business requires either a GMAT or GRE score to be submitted with an application. The average incoming Booth student has a 724 GMAT score (or 163 quantitative and 161 verbal GRE score) and 3.6 undergraduate GPA. Candidates must submit two recommendation letters with their application. The TOEFL is required for international applicants.
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  5. RANK 5

    Northwestern University (Kellogg)

    Evanston, IL
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    The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University requires that applicants submit either a GMAT or GRE score during the admissions process. The average incoming Kellogg student has a 727 GMAT score or 163 GRE score and a 3.6 undergraduate GPA. Last year, 27% of applicants to Kellogg’s full-time MBA program were admitted. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted with an application.
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    The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University requires that applicants submit either a GMAT or GRE score during the admissions process. The average incoming Kellogg student has a 727 GMAT score or 163 GRE score and a 3.6 undergraduate GPA. Last year, 27% of applicants to Kellogg’s full-time MBA program were admitted. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted with an application.
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  6. RANK 6

    Columbia University

    New York, NY
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    Columbia Business School requires a GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment score for admission, with the average incoming student reporting a 726 GMAT score. Last year, the average incoming student had a 3.6 undergraduate GPA and the school’s acceptance rate was 16%. Columbia requires one letter of recommendation with an application, but does not require a TOEFL score for international students.
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    Columbia Business School requires a GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment score for admission, with the average incoming student reporting a 726 GMAT score. Last year, the average incoming student had a 3.6 undergraduate GPA and the school’s acceptance rate was 16%. Columbia requires one letter of recommendation with an application, but does not require a TOEFL score for international students.
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  7. RANK 7

    New York University (Stern)

    New York, NY
    NYU Stern School of Business requires applicants to submit a GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment score or a test waiver to be considered for admission. Last year, the average incoming student had a 723 GMAT score and 3.6 undergraduate GPA. Stern admitted 29% of applicants last year. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must submit two letters of recommendation.
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    NYU Stern School of Business requires applicants to submit a GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment score or a test waiver to be considered for admission. Last year, the average incoming student had a 723 GMAT score and 3.6 undergraduate GPA. Stern admitted 29% of applicants last year. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must submit two letters of recommendation.
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  8. RANK 8

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

    Cambridge, MA
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    MIT Sloan School of Management for the 2021-2022 application cycle does not require a GMAT or GRE score to be submitted due to COVID-19 challenges. The average incoming student in 2020 had a 720 GMAT score and a 3.49 undergraduate GPA. The school did not disclose its acceptance rate for last year. Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation to be considered for admission.
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    MIT Sloan School of Management for the 2021-2022 application cycle does not require a GMAT or GRE score to be submitted due to COVID-19 challenges. The average incoming student in 2020 had a 720 GMAT score and a 3.49 undergraduate GPA. The school did not disclose its acceptance rate for last year. Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation to be considered for admission.
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  9. RANK 9

    Yale University

    New Haven, CT
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    Yale School of Management requires full-time MBA applicants to submit either a GMAT or GRE score. The average incoming student last year had a 720 GMAT score and 3.62 undergraduate GPA. In 2020, less than one third of candidates who applied were accepted to the program. Two recommendation letters are needed to apply.
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    Yale School of Management requires full-time MBA applicants to submit either a GMAT or GRE score. The average incoming student last year had a 720 GMAT score and 3.62 undergraduate GPA. In 2020, less than one third of candidates who applied were accepted to the program. Two recommendation letters are needed to apply.
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  10. RANK 10

    Dartmouth College (Tuck)

    Hanover, NH
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    Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business requires applicants to submit either a GMAT or GRE score. There are no test waivers available. In 2020, the average incoming student reported a 720 GMAT score and 3.5 undergraduate GPA. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, and non-native English speakers must submit scores for either the TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS. Dartmouth’s acceptance rate in 2020 was 34.5%.
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    Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business requires applicants to submit either a GMAT or GRE score. There are no test waivers available. In 2020, the average incoming student reported a 720 GMAT score and 3.5 undergraduate GPA. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, and non-native English speakers must submit scores for either the TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS. Dartmouth’s acceptance rate in 2020 was 34.5%.
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  11. RANK 11

    Duke University (Fuqua)

    Durham, NC
    Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business requires applicants to submit a standardized test score, but will accept either the GMAT, the GRE, or the Executive Assessment. Applicants are allowed to submit multiple test scores. The average incoming student to Fuqua in 2020 had a 702 GMAT score and a 3.5 undergraduate GPA. The acceptance rate to Duke’s full-time MBA program was 25% last year.
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    Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business requires applicants to submit a standardized test score, but will accept either the GMAT, the GRE, or the Executive Assessment. Applicants are allowed to submit multiple test scores. The average incoming student to Fuqua in 2020 had a 702 GMAT score and a 3.5 undergraduate GPA. The acceptance rate to Duke’s full-time MBA program was 25% last year.
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  12. RANK 12

    Cornell University (Johnson)

    Ithaca, NY
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    Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management requires that candidates submit a GMAT or GRE score, but for the 2020-2021 application cycle candidates could submit a request for a test waiver that asked applicants to write a short statement on how they would “flourish in our rigorous academic environment.” Cornell Johnson’s average incoming student has a 691 GMAT score and a 3.33 undergraduate GPA.
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    Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management requires that candidates submit a GMAT or GRE score, but for the 2020-2021 application cycle candidates could submit a request for a test waiver that asked applicants to write a short statement on how they would “flourish in our rigorous academic environment.” Cornell Johnson’s average incoming student has a 691 GMAT score and a 3.33 undergraduate GPA.
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