universities which do not need GRE Subject

honey20
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:09 am

universities which do not need GRE Subject

Postby honey20 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:49 pm

does anyone have the list of universities which do not need GRE Subject ?

thanks

User avatar
twistor
Posts: 1531
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:47 pm

Re: universities which do not need GRE Subject

Postby twistor » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:51 pm

I think this is an important subject. One way to discourage use of GRE scores in determining admissions is to increase submissions to schools that do not use them as one of their admissions criteria. Unfortunately, I this can only happen if all schools were considered on equal footing. Schools like Harvard will always get more applicants than they know what to do with by virtue of their fame.

Nevertheless, I think a list of non-GRE schools would be useful for excellent students that would otherwise be filtered out thanks to anomalous GRE scores.

evilclaw2321
Posts: 118
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:51 pm

Re: universities which do not need GRE Subject

Postby evilclaw2321 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:00 pm

Well I was looking at astro programs not just phyiscs, but heres a small list of what was able to ascertain.

Michigan State University- Not required but recommended
University of Georgia- Not Required at All
University of British Columbia- Not Required at all
McMaster University- Not Required at all
Clemson University- Optional
University of Victoria- Not required but recommended for non canadians
University of Missouri St. Louis- Not required

I think thats all i can remember now off the top of my head.

honey20
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:09 am

Re: universities which do not need GRE Subject

Postby honey20 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:15 am

I really appreciate your answers. how about solid state or condense matter? is it the same as astrophysics?

User avatar
Helio
Posts: 809
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:11 pm

Re: universities which do not need GRE Subject

Postby Helio » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:07 am

honey20 wrote:I really appreciate your answers. how about solid state or condense matter? is it the same as astrophysics?


solid state and condensed matter are the same thing practically. In astrophysics, depends what you want to do. Astronomy, Planetary Science or something completely different

honey20
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:09 am

Re: universities which do not need GRE Subject

Postby honey20 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:11 am

thanks. but I meant about gre subject. I mean when it is required for astro , it would be required for condense matter as well ?
does anyone else know more universities in US which do not need GRE Subject score?

User avatar
Helio
Posts: 809
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:11 pm

Re: universities which do not need GRE Subject

Postby Helio » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:15 am

honey20 wrote:thanks. but I meant about gre subject. I mean when it is required for astro , it would be required for condense matter as well ?
does anyone else know more universities in US which do not need GRE Subject score?


here is the fact... nearly all schools have somebody in condensed matter... some schools only encourage the PGRE for their astro program and only a few require it for their planetary science program... it would tell us what you prefer

evilclaw2321
Posts: 118
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:51 pm

Re: universities which do not need GRE Subject

Postby evilclaw2321 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:39 pm

US schools are harder. They are more liekly to require it. For some I mentioned it is different for the physics department vs the astro dept, like Univ Britsih Columbia required for physics but not astro. However most of the US programs I mentioned are combined astro/physics programs so I believe like Georgia doesn't require it for physics or astro. But i spent a lot of time on gradschoolshopper and schools websites and its hard to find US schools that dont require it.

Your better off looking at lesser known schools or state schools from what i can tell if you want to skip the requirement.

evilclaw2321
Posts: 118
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:51 pm

Re: universities which do not need GRE Subject

Postby evilclaw2321 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:11 pm

Ok because I have too much time on my hands here is a more comprehensive list of PHD physics programs not requiring the PGRE. I make no promises that these are accurate, any issues info comes from gradschoolschopper

-Wake Forest University
-University of Oklahoma-recommended
-University of Missouri Kansas City
-University of Massachusetts Lowell
-University of Kansas- recommended
-University of Iowa-recommened
-Florida Atlantic University
-Florida International University-recommended
-florida State University
-University of Cincinnati-recommened
-University of Texas Arlington- recommended
-Auburn University
-George Mason University
-University of Idaho
-Howard University-recommended
-University of Kentucky-recommended
-Michigan Tech univeristy
-New Jersey Institute of Technology
-University of North Dakota- recommended
-University of North Texas- recommended
-Northern Illinois University
-Oregon State University
-Portland State University
-University of Southern Mississippi
-Texas Tech University-recommended
-Western Michigan University

User avatar
trani
Posts: 108
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:04 am

Re: universities which do not need GRE Subject

Postby trani » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:03 pm

evilclaw2321, Nice work :D

Isn't also

SUNY Stony Brook - recommended

supposed to be part of this list?

tau1777
Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:42 pm

Re: universities which do not need GRE Subject

Postby tau1777 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:56 pm

Syracuse University, is another one. i don't think they need it at all.

mobytish
Posts: 102
Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:44 pm

Re: universities which do not need GRE Subject

Postby mobytish » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:47 pm

As an FYI, even if a school says on their website that they require the Physics GRE, you can always call them up and ask them. A few places I called told me I should apply even if I don't have the Physics GRE score, and some of those told me that they would be fine with it only if I registered for the April test (not sure why, since acceptances go out long before that, but it works for me).

delton
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:22 pm

Re: universities which do not need GRE Subject

Postby delton » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:26 pm

I believe the PGRE is "recommended" but not required at Syracuse.

Also, if you are interested in experimental you should look at Applied Physics departments.
A good example of one that does not require the PGRE is Cornell Applied Physics.

mikeh
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:57 pm

Re: universities which do not need GRE Subject

Postby mikeh » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:05 pm

evilclaw2321 wrote:Ok because I have too much time on my hands here is a more comprehensive list of PHD physics programs not requiring the PGRE. I make no promises that these are accurate, any issues info comes from gradschoolschopper

-Wake Forest University
-University of Oklahoma-recommended
-University of Missouri Kansas City
-University of Massachusetts Lowell
-University of Kansas- recommended
-University of Iowa-recommened
-Florida Atlantic University
-Florida International University-recommended
-florida State University
-University of Cincinnati-recommened
-University of Texas Arlington- recommended
-Auburn University
-George Mason University
-University of Idaho
-Howard University-recommended
-University of Kentucky-recommended
-Michigan Tech univeristy
-New Jersey Institute of Technology
-University of North Dakota- recommended
-University of North Texas- recommended
-Northern Illinois University
-Oregon State University
-Portland State University
-University of Southern Mississippi
-Texas Tech University-recommended
-Western Michigan University



I figured I'd correct this in case anyone has recently been perusing this forum: UMASS Lowell is now requiring the PGRE for PhD applicants, but not for MS applicants




Return to “School Selection”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest