Standardized Tests

Stern has no minimum standardized test score requirements. We consider only your highest overall scores. Therefore, feel free to re-take a test if you believe you can improve your performance. 

GMAT or GRE

Before submitting an application you must take the GMAT, administered by Pearson VUE, or the GRE, administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS). 

Stern has no preference for the GMAT or GRE, feel free to take either test. 

Scores are valid for five years from the date that you took the test and must be valid at the time that you submit your application. You are responsible for including your test score on the online application and ensuring that Pearson VUE or ETS is able to release and send your official score report to NYU Stern. While an official test score is required for a final decision, the Admissions Committee can begin the review of your application with an unofficial test score.

‚ÄčIf you plan to retake the GMAT or GRE after applying, you must inform the Admissions Committee of the date you intend to take the test in the optional essay or via email to admchair@stern.nyu.edu. The Admissions Committee will proceed with the evaluation of your application using your submitted score and may issue a decision prior to receiving additional test scores.

Admitted students with Writing Assessment scores below 4.0 on either test with their highest total score will be required to take an additional business writing course prior to the start of classes.

NYU Stern has no minimum GMAT or GRE score requirement. For applicants who took the test more than once, the Admissions Committee will consider only the test with the highest total score.

GMAT and GRE reporting codes:
 
NYU Stern Programs GMAT Reporting Code GRE Reporting Code
Full-time MBA (2-year) 5TF-HW-35 4455
Fashion & Luxury MBA 5TF-HW-29 2245
Tech MBA 5TF-HW-71 2246
Part-time MBA 5TF-HW-37 5152










 

TOEFL or IELTS

Mastery of English is required for NYU Stern.

Your level of proficiency in English must be demonstrated in at least one of the following three ways:
  • Your native language is English
  • Your undergraduate or graduate degree was taught in English
  • Your test results from either TOEFL or the IELTS

Scores are valid for two years from the date that you took the test and must be valid at the time that you submit your application. You are responsible for including your TOEFL or IELTS score on the online application and ensuring that your official score report can be released and sent to NYU Stern. While an official test score is required for a final decision, the Admissions Committee can begin the review of your application with an unofficial test score. For TOEFL, Stern's reporting code is 2582. For IELTS, Stern's RO name is "New York University - MBA and Graduate Admissions". NYU Stern has no minimum TOEFL or IELTS score requirement. For applicants who took the test more than once, the Admissions Committee will consider only the test with the highest total score taken within two years from the application deadline for which you apply.

If you plan to retake the TOEFL or IELTS after applying, please inform the Admissions Committee of the date you intend to take the test in the optional essay. The Admissions Committee will proceed with the evaluation of your application using your submitted score, and may issue a decision prior to receiving additional test scores.