US Universities not requiring GRE for Graduate School Admission

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In this article, I have discuss the list of universities where GRE is not a requirement for graduate school admission.

Following the post on Average GRE Scores for Universities, I’m also collecting information about U.S. universities where GRE score is not an admission requirement.

There are many universities where students can get admission to master’s degree programs without the need for GRE scores.

However, there are still some departments within these universities that still require GRE scores, but the others don’t.

I will try to list the specific departments like computer science, electrical engineering, biotechnology, civil, mechanical, industrial engineering, and other programs together with the names of the universities where standard admission test scores are not required for graduate school application.

Universities not requiring GRE

  1. Saint Joseph University – Computer Science
  2. Loyola University – Computer Science
  3. University of Maryland – University College
  4. California State University, Fullerton
  5. California State University, Long Beach
  6. California State University, LA
  7. University of New Mexico – Master’s in Biomedical Science in Clinical Research, Landscape Architecture
  8. Grand Valley State University
  9. Santa Clara University
  10. California State University, San Marcos

GRE Scores Not Required: Computer Science

  1. East Stroudsburg University (PA)
  2. Bridge Port University (CT)
  3. University of Northern Virginia (VA)
  4. Oklahoma City University (OK)
  5. Purdue University (IN)
  6. Wichita State University (KA)
  7. Kansas State University(KA)
  8. Virginia State University(VA)
  9. New Mexico State University (MN)
  10. University of Dayton, Ohio (a few programs)

Now, here’s another list of universities where GRE test scores are not required or optional  for graduate school admission.

I will continue updating more details into the list of universities where GRE is not required for admission.

GRE Score for Visa Interview

Even though at few schools do not require GRE scores, during the student visa interview, the visa officer might still ask for your GRE scores.

Because of this, it’s strongly advisable to take GRE and TOEFL exams for good measure, especially for visa purposes.

Most of the comments that Happy Schools Blog receives is about suggested university to apply at. And I always suggest that everyone must get GRE scores of above 300 for some departments and 1,100 for those applying for engineering degrees.


  • Seth says:

    Hi, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am about to graduate from the University of Texas at Dallas in the Applied Cognition and Neuroscience masters program and I have never taken the GRE. They generally waive GRE scores for students with a strong undergraduate GPA and/or neuroscience coursework.

  • Shravan says:

    HI Sir ,

    I am Graduate In computer science.I have 5 years of work experience as a Software engineer.I presently work in Singapore.I have 56% in my want to go for MS in CS without GRE.Yet to attend my IELTS

    SO i choosed

    Montclair State University(NJ)

    Can you please advise and your valuable suggestions for me.

  • saikiran says:

    my ielts score is 6 and gre is 264 , i want to apply with only ielts score can u please suggest me list of universitie and is there any problem at the time of visa interview

  • monika says:

    Hi Sir,
    I came to US from India on h4 with my husband. I have B.Tech(76%) , MBA(IT) from ICFAI university and 5 Yrs experience in software industry.
    I do not have any GRE/GMAT score. Please suggest the best degree course for me.

  • Shilpa says:

    Hi I’m Shilpa
    I would like to pursue MS in Biology in US
    CGPA – 7.7
    GRE – 276
    IELTS – 6.5
    2 years work experience in TCS
    Kindly suggest me universities for spring 2015

  • Ranjit G says:

    Hi I am Ranjit
    my GRE score is 286
    My IELTS score is 6.5
    can I get admission for ms in CS in USA for fall 2015
    if I can
    please suggest me some universities where I can get admissions
    Thanks in advance

  • Sunil says:

    Hii I’m sunil.I am pursuing my ms in Australia at present.I finished my first semester with gpa 5 on 5.I have ielts score 7.can I apply for USA from Australia itself and can I know the visa reaction percentage in Sydney.thank you.please reply asap.

  • Peter says:

    My GRE score is 900 & IELTS is 6. I also obtained B. Eng degree from a Nigerian University in Mechanical engineering with a CPA of 3.56 out of 5. I intend to apply for my masters degree in Mechanical engineering online/distance learning program as I’m still in active service. Pls help me to get universities in US in which I can get admission for MS in mechanical eng starting 2016