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Beating a dead horse: Applying with GMAT or GRE

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I know. I know. This question has been asked a thousand times but I wanted to pose this question with regard to something I saw while viewing class profiles.

So if you look at Ross' class profile (https://michiganross.umich.edu/programs ... ss-profile):

They state 20% of the 2019 Class enrolled with GRE scores. Underneath that stat (in a much smaller font) they state the average scores as GRE-Q:160 GRE-V:160
Using ETS's own GRE Comparison Tool (https://www.ets.org/gre/institutions/ab ... rison_tool), this equates to a predicted GMAT score of 640 (41Q 36V)

Further down, the page lists the average GMAT score as 716

Now, granted only 20% of those who enrolled were GRE'ers but the discrepancy between the two tests (imperfect conversions and apples-to-oranges comparisons aside) seems off to me.

With that said, my questions:
    1. What can account for this seemingly large difference in test scores? Can it really be attributed to b-schools allowing "free" admits due to GRE test scores generally not being reported?
    2. For a candidate such as myself (see stats below), should I be applying with my GRE score or GMAT score for a school like Ross?


GMAT-Q: 48(69%) GMAT-V: 39(89%) GMAT-Total: 710(91%)
GMAT-AW: 5.0(54%) GMAT-IR: 8(93%)
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GRE-Q: 165(89%) GRE-V: 162(90%) GRE-W: 4.0(59%)
Taken 08/2015

TLDR; Should I apply with a GRE score that is seemingly much higher than published class averages or with a GMAT score that's slightly below published class averages?

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Hi,

Your GRE score when converted comes to 710. But you have a higher percentile in GRE Quant. So that a plus.

I would suggest entering both the test scores in the application form. Just to be on the safer side. And there is no harm in submitting both the scores since there are no huge variations when we convert that GRE score. And of course, the school may use a different approach to compare/evaluate your GRE score.


And for the first question- Since GRE score is not part of the ranking so this might be the reason. And IMO, since many schools now reporting their GRE scores, I believe in coming years the GRE score might also be included in the ranking system.


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insanenoodle those accepted with GRE are diverse (underrepresented) in terms of citizenship.

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