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The following programs are sorted by Physics GRE score acceptance policy, where the programs that have completely abandoned the Physics GRE are listed on top and those with increasingly less-progressive policies are listed towards the end (otherwise listing is alphabetical). The AAS council's recommendation is "that graduate programs eliminate or make optional the GRE and PGRE as metrics of evaluation for graduate applicants," but the author of this spreadsheet believes all depreciations of the test are positive developments and should be encouraged. For more info on the rationale for such a change, please see the links below the table.
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IMPORTANT: Both the general and physics GRE tests *are* being offered both in-person and remotely (general only) in 2021, but finding testing openings has been reported to be difficult.
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Please send e-mails to guillochon@gmail.com to propose edits to this list.
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ProgramGRE (Physics, General, & COVID-19)*Application Fee §Table last updated: 2021-09-16
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UniversityDepartment †Phys.Gen.C19 ※PolicyVerified byDom.Intl.Waiv.Verified by* Key:
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ArizonaPhysicsNOURLR. Wechsler$85$95NJ. GuillochonN = Does not acceptN
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Arizona StateEarth & SpaceNOURLS. Starrfield$70$115NS. Starrfield
O = Optional, no impact if not submitted ‡
0.75NN
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Cal State Northridge ᵐPhys. & Ast.NURLJ. Barranco$70$70YJ. GuillochonR = Reporting recommended ‡NN
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Case Western ReserveAstronomyNURLC. Mihos$50$50NJ. GuillochonY = Still requiredNN
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CornellAstronomyNNURLN. Lewis$105$105YJ. GuillochonNN
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CornellApplied PhysicsNNURLD. Muller$105$105YD. Muller
ᵃ = Alternative requirement if PGRE not reported
N
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Georgia StateAstronomyNNURLM. Bentz$50$50YM. Bentz
ᵇ = GRE scores "blinded" until other app materials reviewed
NN
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Georgia StatePhysicsNYURLM. Bentz$50$50YM. Bentz
ᶜ = Considering relaxing policy for 2022-2023
NN
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Johns HopkinsPlanetaryNURLS. Stanley$75$75YJ. Guillochon
ᵈ = Department ignores physics GRE, but school requires
NN
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Michigan ᵒAst. & Astrophys.NNURLE. Rauscher$75$90YJ. Guillochonᵉ = Exceptions madeNN
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MITPhysicsNNURLC. Modica$75$75YC. Modica
ᵍ = Department ignores general GRE, but school requires
NN
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Montana StatePhysicsNNURLD. Ayzenberg$60$60ND. Ayzenbergⁱ = Required for international studentsNN
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New Mexico StateAstronomyNNURLJ. Jackiewicz$40$50NJ. Guillochonᵐ = Masters only programNN
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Northwestern ᵒAstronomyNNURLE. Teng$95$95YJ. Guillochon
ⁿ = No admissions fees for first N applicants
NN
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NorthwesternPhysicsNNURLV. Kalogera$95$95YJiaxi
ᵒ = Online policy not yet updated to reflect current status
NN
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Penn StateAst. & Astrophys.NNURLA. Villar$65$65YJ. Guillochon
ʳ = PGRE weight reduced in evaluation and/or no minimum score
NN
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Rochester (RIT)Phys. & Ast.NNURLJ. Kartaltepe$65$65NJ. Guillochon
ˢ = Sub-discipline within a larger department
NN
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San Francisco State ᵐPhys. & Ast.NURLJ. Barranco$70$70NJ. Guillochon
ᵗ = PGRE recommended for non-physics majors
NN
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Syracuse ᵒPhysicsNNURLD. Brown$75$75NJ. Guillochon
ᵘ = Allows unofficial reporting not through ETS
NN
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Texas Christian Univ. ᵒPhys. & Ast.NNURLP. Frinchaboy$0$60YP. FrinchaboyNN
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ToledoPhys. & Ast.NYURLM. Cushing$45$45NJ. GuillochonNN
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TorontoAstronomyNNURLR. Domagalski$90$90NJ. GuillochonFraction of programs with each policy:NN
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UC IrvinePhys. & Ast.NNURLK. Abazajian$120$140NJ. GuillochonNN
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UT ArlingtonPhysicsNYURLB. Jones$75$90NB. JonesON
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UT AustinAstronomyNNURLC. Casey$65$90YJ. GuillochonON
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Utah State UniversityPhysicsNNURLM. Rodriguez$55$55NM. RodriguezON
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VanderbiltAstrophysicsNURLJ. Guillochon$95$95NJ. GuillochonON
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VirginiaAstronomyNYNURLN. Kallivayalil$85$85YJ. GuillochonON
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Wesleyan ᵐAstronomyNYURLM. Hughes$0$0NJ. GuillochonON
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Wesleyan ᵐPlanetaryNNURLM. Hughes$0$0NJ. GuillochonON
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Wisconsin-Madison ʰᵒAstronomyNOURLJ. Stafford$75$81YP. NairON
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Yale ᵒAstronomyNNURLM. Geha$105$105NJ. GuillochonON
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Alabama ᵒPhys. & Ast.OOURLJ. Bailin$65$80YP. NairOO
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AlbertaAst. & Astrophys.OURLN. Ivanova$75$75NR. FernándezOO
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Arizona ᵒAstronomyOURLE. Cangi$85$95NJ. GuillochonOO
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ArizonaPlanetaryOURLA. Springmann$85$95NJ. GuillochonOO
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Arizona StatePhysicsOOURLR. Wechsler$70$115NJ. GuillochonOO
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Appalacian StatePhys. & Ast.O$65$65NJ. GuillochonOO
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Colorado (Boulder)Ast. & PlanetOYOURLA. Aarnio$60$80YJ. GuillochonOO
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ConnecticutPhysicsOOURLC. Battersby$75$75NC. BattersbyOO
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Bowling GreenPhys. & Ast.O$45$75NJ. GuillochonOO
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BrandeisPhysicsOURLE. Cangi$75$75NJ. GuillochonOO
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Brigham YoungAstronomyOURLD. Stephens$50$50YD. StephensOO
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Boston UniversityAstronomyOYURLJ. Hermes$95$95YJ. HermesOO
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Caltech ᵒAstronomyOONURLM. de los Reyes$100$100YM. de los ReyesON
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Caltech ᵒPhysicsOONURLM. de los Reyes$100$100YM. de los ReyesON
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CaltechPlanetaryOOURLH. Ngo$100$100YM. de los ReyesOO
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Cal State Fullerton ᵐPhysicsOURLA. Romanowsky$70$70NJ. GuillochonOO
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Cal State Long Beach ᵐPhys. & Ast.OURLA. Romanowsky$55$55NJ. GuillochonOO
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Central FloridaPhysicsOURLA. Springmann$31$31NP. NairOO
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ChicagoAst. & Astrophys.OOURL
A. Drlica-Wagner
$90$90YJ. GuillochonOO
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ClemsonPhys. & Ast.OURLJ. Guillochon$80$90NJ. GuillochonOO
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ColumbiaAstronomyOOURLD. Kipping$115$115NM.-M. Mac LowOO
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CornellPhysicsOOURLM. Niemack$105$105NJ. GuillochonOO
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CUNYPhysicsOYURLM. Marinelli$75$75NJ. GuillochonOO
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DartmouthPhys. & Ast.OOURLE. Newton$50$50NJiaxiOO
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DelawarePhys. & Ast.OYOURLF. Bianco$75$75YF. BiancoOO
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DenverPhys. & Ast.OURLJ. Hoffman$65$65NJ. GuillochonOO
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DePaul ᵐPhysicsOURLV. Bhalotia$40$40NJ. GuillochonOO
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Drexel ᵍPhysicsOYURLR. Phillipson$65$65YR. PhillipsonO
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DukePhysicsOYOURLJ. Guillochon$95$95NJ. GuillochonOO
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Eastern Michigan ᵐPhys. & Ast.O$45$45NJ. GuillochonOO
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EmoryPhysicsOURLN. Larsen$75$75NJ. GuillochonRO
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FloridaAstronomyOYURLD. Narayanan$30$30NJ. GuillochonRO
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FloridaPhysicsOOURLL. Blecha$30$30NJ. GuillochonRO
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Florida Inst. of Tech
Phys. & Space Sci.
OE. Perlman$60$60YJ. GuillochonRO
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Florida StatePhysicsOURLR. Wechsler$30$30NJ. GuillochonYO
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Fresno State ᵐPhysicsOURLA. Romanowsky$70$70NJ. GuillochonYO
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Georgia Tech ⁱPhysicsOURLD. Ballantyne$75$85NJ. GuillochonYO
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HarvardAstronomyOOURLJ. Guillochon$105$105YJ. GuillochonYO
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HarvardPhysicsOOURLR. Wechsler$105$105NJ. GuillochonYO
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Hawaii (Manoa)AstronomyOURLA. Romanowsky$100$100NJ. GuillochonYO
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Illinois Urbana-ChampaignAstronomyONURLL. Looney$70$90YG. NarayanYO
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Illinois Urbana-ChampaignPhysicsOURLJ. Filippini$70$90YG. NarayanYO
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Indiana Univ.AstronomyOURLE. Mills$60$65YJ. GuillochonYO
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IowaPhys. & Ast.OOURLJ. Guillochon$60$100YJ. GuillochonYO
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Johns HopkinsPhys. & Ast.OOURLT. Marriage$75$75YT. MarriageYO
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Kansas ᵃPhys. & Ast.OOURLG. Rudnick$65$85YG. RudnickYO
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Kansas StatePhysicsOOURLJ. Guillochon$65$75NJ. GuillochonYO
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Maryland ᵉʳAstronomyOYURLE. Hammerstein$75$75Y
E. Hammerstein
YO
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MarylandPhysicsOYURLC. Morral$75$75YJ. GuillochonYO
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Massachusetts (Amherst)AstronomyOYURLA. Pope$80$80NJ. GuillochonYO
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Massachusetts (Dartmouth) ᵐ
AstronomyOOR. Fisher$60$60NJ. GuillochonYO
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McMasterPhys. & Ast.OA. Sills$83$83NJ. GuillochonYO
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MichiganPhysicsOYURLR. Wechsler$75$90YJ. GuillochonYO
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Michigan StateAstronomyONURLJ. Strader$65$75YJ. StraderYO
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MinnesotaAstronomyOURLE. Ryan$75$95YJ. GuillochonYO
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MinnesotaPhysicsOURLE. Ryan$75$95YJ. GuillochonYO
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NebraskaPhys. & Ast.OOURLJ. Guillochon$50$50YJ. GuillochonYO
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New Mexico TechPhysicsOT. CandelariaYO
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North Carolina ᵇPhys. & Ast.OURLA. Mann$95$95NJ. GuillochonYO
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North Carolina State ᵉPhysicsOURLK. Daniels$0$75YK. DanielsYO
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North TexasPhysicsOOY. Li$75$75NY. LiYO
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Northern Arizona Univ.Ast. & PlanetOOURLT. Robinson$65$65NT. RobinsonYO