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Got low score in Revised GRE? No need to worry. In this article you can find all those universities in US which do not require Revised GRE for admission into higher education programs. Many Universities do not put a criteria or cut off of Revised GRE and all such Universities are listed in the following paragraphs. Also, you can find the Universities which can waiver your Revised GRE requirement based on your undergraduate performance. All such Universities are also mentioned.

There are lot of USA universities which accept students without GRE score. They don't require GRE score for admissions.Usually all top universities require GRE score(with some exceptions) for Masters and PhD admissions. Too low ranked universities usually don't ask for TOEFL and GRE scores.
Universities without GRE score : MS in US without GRE

Some program in a university may admit you without GRE score where as some other programs in the same university require GRE score.

Note: All the Engineering Major student are advised to take GRE, if you are planning for MS in US or PhD

List of US Universities without GRE score Requirement:

1. University of Dayton - GRE is optional for all engineering programs

2. Stevens Institute of Technology

3. New Mexico state University

4. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

5. University of Pittsburg - GRE score not required for Materials Science and Engineering

6. University of Northern Virginia in Manassas, VA

7. Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana

8. MIT-massachusetts institute of technology - Electrical Engineering and computer science do not require GRE scores

9. California State University Sacramento - don't require GRE for Civil Engineering

10. University of Bridgeport, Connecticut - Master's of Science in Computer Science (M.S.), Computer Engineering (M.S.), Electrical Engineering (M.S.), Mechanical Engineering (M.S.), and Technology Management (M.S.) - GRE is recommended but not required

11. Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma - OCU does not require the GRE or GMAT examinations for entrance into the graduate programs, except for the MBA and MSA programs, which require the GMAT

12. Farleigh Dickinson University(NJ)

13. Monmouth University(NJ)

14. Montclair State University(NJ)

15. The Richard Stockton College of NJ(NJ)

16. Rowan University(NJ)

17. Wichita State University

18. Kansas State University

19. Virginia State University


The following Universities which are mentioned along with the degree programs do not require the revised GRE scores for admissions.


  • 1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department
  • 2. University of Maryland, College Park – Master's in Telecommunications
  • 3. Purdue University West Lafayette – Computer Science department
  • 4. University of Pittsburg – Material Science and Engineering
  • 5. University of Dayton – All Engineering programs MS and MEng
  • 6. University of Bridgeport, Connecticut – All MS programs
  • 7. Stevens Institute of Technology – Optional GRE for many Engineering MS programs
  • 8. New Mexico State University – Few MS programs have optional GRE
  • 9. Kansas State University - Department of Computer Science & Department of Agronomy
  • 10. Washington State University – Few MS programs
  • 11. Tufts University – Engineering Management programs
  • 12. University of Oklahoma – Some programs do not require GRE
  • 13. Oklahoma State University - Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
  • 14. Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma – All MS programs
  • 15. California State University, Sacramento – Civil Engineering
  • 16. University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Few engineering programs
  • 17. University of Northern Virginia – Optional GRE for some programs
  • 18. Iowa State University
  • 19. University of Idaho
  • 20. Colorado State University
  • 21. Farleigh Dickinson University
  • 22. Monmouth University
  • 23. Rowan University
  • 24. Montclair State University
  • 25. Virginia State University
  • 26. Wichita State University
  • 27. US Universities List not requiring Revised GRE for admissions under certain criteria


Some of the Universties in US provide a waiver for GRE score requirement based on very good undergraduate grades or some other criteria. Some programs in the following Universities provide such GRE waiver

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 – Masters in Biomedical Science in Clinical Research,Landscape Architecture
8.University of Maryland, College Park
9.California State University at Channel Islands
10.California State University at Northridge
11.Carnegie Mellon University (few programs only)
12.University of Utah (Chemical Engg)
13.University of Pennsylvania

Some department within the university will require GRE score, but for some departments GRE Score is not required. I will try to list the specific department like computer science, electrical engineering, biotechnology, civil, mechanical, industrial engineering and other programs along with university name where Standard Admission test scores are not required for graduate school application.

GRE Score Not Required: Computer Science


  • East Strougsburg University(PA)
  • BridgePort University(CT)
  • University of northern virginia(VA)
  • Oklahama city university(OK)
  • Purdue University(IN)
  • WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY(KA)
  • Kansas state university(KA)
  • Virgina state university(VA)
  • New Mexico State University(MN)

GRE Score Not Required for some departments


University of Maryland – Baltimore County


  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Human Centered Computing
  • Applied Sociology


North Carolina State University


  • Arts and Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • University of Massachusetts – Boston
  • Gerontology


Iowa State University


  • Electrical Engineering (TOEFL 79+)
  • Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering (GRE not required)


George Mason University


  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Forensics
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications (GRE Scores Not Required)


University of Washington


  • Construction Engineering (online)
  • San Jose State University
  • Software Engineering (GRE test score is not Required)
  • MS + MBA dual Degree (GMAT required, No GRE)


Embry-Riddle


  • MS in Aerospace Engineering (GRE Not Required)
  • Mechanical Engineering (GRE Not Required bu Recommended)


Washington University – St.Louis


  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical & Systems Engineering
  • Energy Environmental & Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science


Caution: US Universities keep changing their requirements with time. Applicants are advised to check their aspired department admission requirements of GRE before applying to the above Universities

Even though at few schools where GRE is not required, but during student visa interview, visa officer might ask for GRE score. It is strongly recommended that you take GRE exam if you are planning to study in USA. In case if you want to transfer university after going to USA, you gre score might help you.
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