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Top MBA - GMAT and GPA (Average and Median)

Top 60 MBA Programs -  GMAT and GPAGMAT plays an important role in the MBA Admission process. It is important that you understand the GMAT Median and Mean score of your target schools. We at F1GMAT have researched and created the GMAT Score list for top 60 MBA programs.  If you notice the average GMAT scores of top 20 B-schools, they fall within the range of 700 to 730, with the highest GMAT median score at 730 for Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School. An interesting trend seen here is that the average GMAT scores for European, Asian and Australian Business schools tends to be between 600 and 670.

Although the GPA scores for most top B-Schools are not officially published, our research shows that the majority of GPA scores of top 20 MBA programs range between 3.5 and 3.7. There  is no minimum GPA score, but if your score falls below 2.7, it becomes extremely difficult to get into a premier Business School. Of course, there are exceptions and the AdCom will look at your application holistically if you have an interesting work experience or extracurricular. One major reason why there is no unified method of mapping International GPA with American GPA is that evaluation criteria differs across universities, and AdCom has to compare the GPA of the candidate with other applicants from the same university.  Based on the aggregate GPA data from previous years, the AdCom has to map the GPA to the US Scale.

If your GMAT and GPA is below the class median, consult with us. We will help you develop a comprehensive strategy.

Business SchoolMedian GMATMean GMATMedian GPAAverage GPANotes
Stanford Graduate School of Business7303.69
Harvard Business School7303.68
University of Pennsylvania: Wharton7203.5
Columbia Business School7153.5
MIT Sloan7173.5
IE Business School6803.4 - 3.6
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad721.53.4 - 3.6
London Business School700 3.4 - 3.6
University of Chicago: Booth7153.5
Dartmouth College: Tuck7183.5
University of California at Berkeley: Haas7153.61
Northwestern University: Kellogg7143.7
Insead7033.4 - 3.6
IMD6703.4 - 3.6
Yale7173.55
Cornell University: Johnson7003.3Minimum GPA
Duke University: Fuqua6972.9 - 3.980% Range of Undergraduate GPA
UCLA: Anderson7043.56
University of Virginia: Darden7033.48
University of Oxford: Said6863.5
New York University: Stern7203.51
Iese Business School672
University of Cambridge: Judge6803.3Minimum GPA
Carnegie Mellon: Tepper6943.23
University of Michigan: Ross7033.4
Indian School of Business710
Hong Kong UST Business School6623.2
Cranfield School of Management680
Emory University: Goizueta6803.4
Georgetown University: McDonough6833.34
Ceibs692
University of Texas at Austin: McCombs6933.43
HEC Paris690
University of Southern California: Marshall7003.3
University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler7003.3
Australian School of Business (AGSM)6523
Rice University: Jones6803.4
Warwick Business School610
Manchester Business School630
Esade Business School670
Vanderbilt University: Owen6823.37
Indiana University: Kelley6643.33
University of Rochester: Simon6803.45
City University: Cass630
Melbourne Business School664
Boston College: Carroll6663.41
University of Maryland: Smith6753.3
Pennsylvania State University: Smeal6433.2
University of Washington: Foster6703.37
University of Minnesota: Carlson6903.44
Texas A & M University: Mays6493.4
Boston University School of Management6823.36
University of Hong Kong664
Washington University: Olin654
George Washington University6353.3
Imperial College Business School658
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University640 
SDA Bocconi650
Nanyang Business School670
University College Dublin: Smurfit600
SMU: Cox6413.25

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