University of California–Irvine (Merage)

Irvine, CA
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Traditional MBA Overview

  • ACCEPTANCE RATE
  • 21.40%
  • AVERAGE GMAT
  • 671
  • ENROLLED
  • 90
  • GMAT REQUIREMENT
  • Flexible
  • MEDIAN BASE SALARY OF NEW GRADS
  • $102,500

University of California–Irvine (Merage) requires submission of a GMAT or GRE score, however waivers are available to domestic and international candidates with 2 or more years of full-time professional work experience and a strong record of academic performance as an undergraduate or masters student. The average incoming student has a GMAT score of 671 or a quantitative GRE score of 160 and a verbal score of 162. Two letters of recommendation are required with an application. University of California–Irvine (Merage) requires submission of a minimum TOEFL score of 80 for international students. In 2020, Merage’s acceptance rate was 21.4%.

Part-Time MBA Overview

  • AVERAGE GMAT
  • 565
  • AVERAGE NUMBER OF YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE
  • 6.87
  • GMAT REQUIREMENT
  • Flexible

The University of California–Irvine (Merage) requires students to submit either GRE or GMAT scores, but waivers are available based on professional and academic experience. Two letters of recommendation are also required. In 2020, the part-time MBA program had an acceptance rate of 82%, and incoming students had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.51, average GMAT scores of 619, and more than eight years of professional work experience.