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Does the GRE truly hold the same weight as GMAT for MBA? I feel like I’d do better on GRE.. but figure at the end of the day I’ll have to take the GMAT

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Take the GRE if you think you will do better. I chose the GRE over the GMAT for the same reason.

Taking the GMAT does not show any type of commitment to go to business school, and the companies, typically consulting and Investment Banking, will ask you for either GMAT or GRE score. Only select companies ask for those score, so I wouldn't stress about that.

Bottomline take the test you will do BETTER on! This is about putting your best foot forward, and schools do not care what test you submit to show that.

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Take GMAT. Shows that you’re committed to going to an MBA program and some employers will look for it anyways after MBA.

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Same.

I have the same question ^ following for answers

I truly believe they are equivalent these days. I took GRE and got into an M7 despite not feeling super confident in my app

If anything I feel like the GRE is forgiving. Schools more heavily protect the GMAT averages but don’t report on GREs. If you are not a strong test taker or not strong in quant like me, take the GRE as it schools may be more forgiving there. Subpar GRE and got into multiple M7s

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There's something to be said about employers valuing GMAT more highly than GRE though, so keep that in mind

Take a practice test of each and see how well you do. Also check the ETS conversion tool to see what the GMAT equivalent is because some schools will do that.

I took the GRE and got into HBS, Wharton, Booth, Columbia and Stern. Couldn’t bring my GMAT above 700 but my GRE score was passable

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