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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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ProgramGRE (Physics, General, & Temporary)*Application Fee §Table last updated: 2022-11-29
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UniversityDepartment †Phys.Gen.22-23PolicyVerified byDom.Intl.Waiv.Verified by* Key:
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ArizonaPhysicsNOURLR. Wechsler$85$95NJ. GuillochonN = Does not accept#REF!N
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Arizona StateEarth & SpaceNNURLS. Starrfield$70$115NS. StarrfieldO = Optional, no impact if not submitted ‡0.75N
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Cal State Northridge ᵐPhys. & Ast.NURLJ. Barranco$70$70YJ. GuillochonR = Optional but reporting recommended ‡N
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Case Western ReserveAstronomyNURLC. Mihos$50$50NJ. GuillochonY = Still requiredN
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Case Western ReservePhysicsNNURLC. Covault$0$0NC. CovaultN
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CornellAstronomyNNURLN. Lewis$105$105YJ. GuillochonN
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CornellApplied PhysicsNNURLD. Muller$105$105YD. Muller
ᵃ = Alternative requirement if PGRE not reported
N
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FloridaAstronomyNNURLD. Narayanan$30$30NJ. Guillochon
ᵇ = GRE scores "blinded" until other app materials reviewed
N
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Georgia StateAstronomyNNURLM. Bentz$50$50YM. Bentzᶜ = Considering relaxing policy for 2022-2023N
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Georgia State ᵒPhysicsNNURLM. Bentz$50$50YM. Bentz
ᵈ = Department ignores physics GRE, but school requires
N
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Indiana Univ.AstronomyNURLE. Mills$60$65YJ. Guillochonᵉ = Exceptions madeN
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Johns HopkinsPlanetaryNURLS. Stanley$75$75YJ. Guillochon
ᵍ = Department ignores general GRE, but school requires
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Michigan ᵒAst. & Astrophys.NNURLE. Rauscher$75$90YJ. Guillochonⁱ = Required for international studentsN
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Michigan StateAstronomyNNURLJ. Strader$65$75YJ. Straderᵐ = Masters only programN
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Minnesota StatePhys. & Ast.NNURLP. Crowell$75$95NP. Crowellⁿ = No admissions fees for first N applicantsN
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Montana StatePhysicsNNURLD. Ayzenberg$60$60ND. Ayzenberg
ᵒ = Online policy not yet fully updated to reflect current status
N
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New Mexico StateAstronomyNNURLJ. Jackiewicz$40$50NJ. Guillochon
ʳ = PGRE weight reduced in evaluation and/or no minimum score
N
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Northwestern ᵒAstronomyNNURLE. Teng$95$95YJ. Guillochonˢ = Sub-discipline within a larger departmentN
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Notre DamePhysicsNNURLS. Goethals$75$75YJ. Guillochon
ᵗ = PGRE recommended for non-physics majors
N
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Ohio State ᵒPhysicsNNURLJ. Pelz$60$70YC. Moloney
ᵘ = Allows unofficial reporting not through ETS
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Oregon StatePhysicsNNURLY.-S. Lee$75$85NY.-S. LeeN
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Penn StateAst. & Astrophys.NNURLA. Villar$65$65YJ. GuillochonFraction of programs with each policy:N
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Rochester (RIT)Phys. & Ast.NNURLJ. Kartaltepe$65$65NJ. GuillochonN
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San Francisco State ᵐPhys. & Ast.NURLJ. Barranco$70$70NJ. GuillochonN
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Stony Brook UniversityPhys. & Ast.NNURLM. Zingale$100$100YM. ZingaleN
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Syracuse ᵒPhysicsNNURLD. Brown$75$75NJ. GuillochonN
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Texas Christian Univ. ᵒPhys. & Ast.NNURLP. Frinchaboy$0$60YP. FrinchaboyN
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ToledoPhys. & Ast.NYURLM. Cushing$45$75NJ. GuillochonN
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TorontoAstronomyNNURLR. Domagalski$90$90NJ. GuillochonN
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UC IrvinePhys. & Ast.NNURLK. Abazajian$120$140NJ. GuillochonN
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UNLVPhys. & Ast.NNURLT. Porter$60$60NT. PorterN
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UT ArlingtonPhysicsNYURLB. Jones$75$90NB. JonesN
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UT AustinAstronomyNNURLC. Casey$65$90YJ. GuillochonN
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Utah State UniversityPhysicsNNURLM. Rodriguez$55$55NM. RodriguezN
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VanderbiltAstrophysicsNURLJ. Guillochon$95$95NJ. GuillochonN
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VirginiaAstronomyNYNURLN. Kallivayalil$85$85YJ. GuillochonN
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Wesleyan ᵐAstronomyNNURLM. Hughes$0$0NJ. GuillochonN
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Wesleyan ᵐPlanetaryNURLM. Hughes$0$0NJ. GuillochonN
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Wisconsin-Madison ʰᵒAstronomyNOURLJ. Stafford$75$81YP. NairN
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Wisconsin-MadisonPhysicsNNURLA. Bishop$75$81YA. BishopN
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USCPhys. & Ast.NNURLJ. Guillochon$0$0NJ. GuillochonN
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USCPhys. Bio.NNURLJ. Guillochon$0$0NJ. GuillochonN
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Yale ᵒAstronomyNNURLM. Geha$105$105NJ. GuillochonN
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Alabama ᵒPhys. & Ast.OOURLJ. Bailin$65$80YP. NairO
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AlbertaAst. & Astrophys.OURLN. Ivanova$75$75NR. FernándezO
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Arizona ᵒAstronomyOURLE. Cangi$85$95NJ. GuillochonO
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ArizonaPlanetaryOURLA. Springmann$85$95NJ. GuillochonO
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Arizona StatePhysicsOOURLR. Wechsler$70$115NJ. GuillochonO
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Appalacian StatePhys. & Ast.O$65$65NJ. GuillochonO
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Colorado (Boulder)Ast. & PlanetOYURLA. Aarnio$60$80YJ. GuillochonO
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Colorado (Boulder)PhysicsOOURLM. Ritzwoller$60$80YJ. GuillochonO
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ColumbiaPhysicsOOURLE. Demirboğa$115$115NM.-M. Mac LowO
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ConnecticutPhysicsOOURLC. Battersby$75$75NC. BattersbyO
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Ball State ᵐPhys. & Ast.OOJ. P. Millis$60$60YJ. GuillochonO
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BinghamptonPhysicsOOURLR. McLaughlin$75$75YJ. GuillochonO
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Bowling GreenPhys. & Ast.O$45$75NJ. GuillochonO
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BrandeisPhysicsOURLE. Cangi$75$75NJ. GuillochonO
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Brigham YoungAstronomyOURLD. Stephens$50$50YD. StephensO
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Boston UniversityAstronomyOYURLJ. Hermes$95$95YJ. HermesO
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Caltech ᵒAstronomyOOURLM. de los Reyes$100$100YM. de los ReyesO
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Caltech ᵒPhysicsOOURLM. de los Reyes$100$100YM. de los ReyesO
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CaltechPlanetaryOOURLH. Ngo$100$100YM. de los ReyesO
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Cal State Fullerton ᵐPhysicsOURLA. Romanowsky$70$70NJ. GuillochonO
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Cal State Long Beach ᵐPhys. & Ast.OURLA. Romanowsky$55$55NJ. GuillochonO
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Central FloridaPhysicsOURLA. Springmann$31$31NP. NairO
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ChicagoAst. & Astrophys.OOURLA. Drlica-Wagner$90$90YJ. GuillochonO
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ClemsonPhys. & Ast.OURLJ. Guillochon$80$90NJ. GuillochonO
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ColumbiaAstronomyOOURLD. Kipping$115$115NM.-M. Mac LowO
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CornellPhysicsOOURLM. Niemack$105$105NJ. GuillochonO
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CUNYPhysicsORURLM. Marinelli$75$75NJ. GuillochonO
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DartmouthPhys. & Ast.OOURLE. Newton$50$50NJiaxiO
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DelawarePhys. & Ast.OYURLF. Bianco$75$75YF. BiancoO
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DenverPhys. & Ast.OURLJ. Hoffman$65$65NJ. GuillochonO
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DePaul ᵐPhysicsOURLV. Bhalotia$40$40NJ. GuillochonO
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Drexel ᵍPhysicsOOURLR. Phillipson$65$65YR. PhillipsonO
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DukePhysicsOYURLJ. Guillochon$95$95NJ. GuillochonO
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Eastern Michigan ᵐPhys. & Ast.O$45$45NJ. GuillochonO
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EmoryPhysicsOURLN. Larsen$75$75NJ. GuillochonO
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FloridaPhysicsOOURLL. Blecha$30$30NJ. GuillochonO
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Florida Inst. of TechPhys. & Space Sci.OE. Perlman$60$60YJ. GuillochonO
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Florida StatePhysicsOURLR. Wechsler$30$30NJ. GuillochonO
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Fresno State ᵐPhysicsOURLA. Romanowsky$70$70NJ. GuillochonO
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Georgia TechPhysicsOURLD. Ballantyne$75$85NJ. GuillochonO
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HarvardAstronomyOOURLJ. Guillochon$105$105YJ. GuillochonO
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HarvardPhysicsOOURLR. Wechsler$105$105NJ. GuillochonO
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Hawaii (Manoa)AstronomyOURLA. Romanowsky$100$100NJ. GuillochonO
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Illinois Urbana-ChampaignAstronomyONURLL. Looney$70$90YG. NarayanO
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Illinois Urbana-ChampaignPhysicsOOURLJ. Filippini$70$90YG. NarayanO
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Indiana Univ.PhysicsOOURLN. Batalon$70$70YN. BatalonO
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IowaPhys. & Ast.OOURLJ. Guillochon$60$100YJ. GuillochonO
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Johns HopkinsPhys. & Ast.OOURLT. Marriage$75$75YT. MarriageO
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Kansas ᵃPhys. & Ast.OOURLG. Rudnick$65$85YG. RudnickO
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Kansas StatePhysicsOOURLJ. Guillochon$65$75NJ. GuillochonO
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Maryland (College Park)AstronomyOOURLS. Rolston$75$75YE. HammersteinO