About the GRE

The GRE General Test , which includes verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections, is required for all applicants.  The GRE is offered on an ongoing basis in testing centers in numerous locations throughout the United States.  New Mexico centers are located in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Farmington, Las Cruces and Roswell.

You will take the test on a computer, and you will see your verbal and quantitative scores right away.  Be sure to make note of your scores, as you will need to submit them as part of the application process. 

Make sure to register as soon as possible to get the time and date you prefer.  You can sit for the test as late as the application deadline and provide your unofficial scores.  An offer of admission will be contingent on receipt of official scores. 

Your scores are considered as one data point among the set of data that make up your application

There is no set cutoff, but scores around the 50th percentile or higher are preferred.

The test currently costs $205 and the fee includes delivery to 4 schools. There are extra fees for sending to more schools, or for sending after the test date. You may be eligible for a fee waiver for up to 50% of the fee.

 ETS, the company that administers the GRE provides resources for test preparation, some of which are free.  Test preparation courses are also available in Albuquerque through UNM Continuing Education and Anderson School of Management as well as numerous private vendors.  Google “GRE Test Preparation” to find resources in your community.