While you might consider us biased (we do offer GRE prep, after all...), we feel there are three solid reasons to consider taking the GRE over the GMAT.
1. The GRE gives you more flexibility
The GRE is a general graduate exam accepted by programs of all kinds, while the GMAT is only accepted by business schools.
2. The GRE is easier
The GMAT requires more logical reasoning than the GRE, which adds another layer of complication beyond just knowing the relevant quantitative and verbal material.
3. The GRE is less competitive
For the prestigious business schools listed below, the median accepted GRE scores were on average 9 percentile points lower than median GMAT scores.
Getting into a business school or graduate program that requires a GRE score is incredibly competitive. The top 10 business schools have an average acceptance rate of just 10.9%, and top-tier graduate programs have similar standards. Achieving a top-percentile Verbal and Quantitative score can make the difference between a summary rejection and an invitation to interview; our course teaches you the GRE tips to reach that score. Source for data below: ETS.org
The GRE is roughly four hours long (including breaks), and is divided into seven sections. The first two sections are always essay prompts, while the next five sections are 20-question verbal and quantitative problem sets. The first section after the essays will be randomly determined, and the sections will alternate thereafter. This means that there will be three of whichever section is randomly selected, and one of these three sections will be the unscored research section.
Students receive a 10-minute break after the fourth section, and 1-minute breaks between all the others.
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