Columbia’s admissions team recently answered an applicants questions about submitting the GRE versus GMAT. This would seem to indicate pretty clearly that while Columbia will accept the GRE, their strong preference is for GMAT. Just something to consider as you decide which standardized test to prepare for and complete …
The points below are in “shorthand” because this exchange occurred via Columbia’s Twitter feed:
- We started accepting the GRE for ’11 and the AdCom agreed on this policy. The GRE must be taken after Jan ’10 for the app.
- Unfortunately there are no exceptions. This is the policy the AdCom decided internally.
- Additionally, please keep in mind while we accept the GRE and GMAT our preference is the GMAT.
Update: If you are thinking about taking the GRE, then this post contains time-sensitive, important information.