# What is a Good GMAT Score?

GMAT Scores are valid for Five Years, and are an integral part of MBA Application Process. Although you might have heard of stories of applicants making into top schools with below average scores: 550-600. It is an exception and not a rule. Don’t develop your strategy based on an exception. When you consider Essays, Recommendation Letter, GMAT score and Admission Interviews, GMAT Score is the only part of the MBA Application that is set into a comparable scale like percentile ranking and overall score.

Which GMAT Score should be compared?

GMAT Scores are divided into section scores, total scores and percentile ranking. The total scores range between 200 and 800, the section scores for Verbal and Quant range from 0 to 60. The Score for AWA range from 0 to 6, and Integrated Reasoning range from 1 to 8.

What are the best GMAT Scores?

When you talk about section scores, any score above 45 for Quant and above 40 for Verbal is an excellent score. For AWA, most above average applicants get scores in the 5-6 range. For Integrated reasoning, good scores are in the 7 to 8 range.

What is a good Total GMAT Score?

Most top Business Schools – the top 20, have their mean GMAT Score above the 650 mark. So the lowest score that can at least give you a realistic chance of getting into a top school is 650. 2/3 of the test takers score between 400 and 600. Although above 600 is scored just by 1/3rd of the test takers, above 650 should be the cut off point for you.

When you analyze the GMAT Scores of top Business Schools, the median scores are in the 680-730 range. Find the GMAT Score of middle 80% of the class. That should be the score that you should try to achieve.

What is a good GMAT Percentile Score?

Once the section scores, and overall scores are calculated, the score is compared to the last 3 year’s test scores, and then a percentile ranking is assigned to the score. A percentile of 75% means that you have scored 75% more than the rest of the GMAT test takers. 95-99 Percentile ranking is considered competitive ranking for top Business Schools.

Which GMAT Prep Courses Should I take?

Private GMAT Prep Courses and Questions in the GMAT Test Prep Software are not replicas of the actual test. Some test prep companies like Kaplan scale their Questions to a much higher difficulty level so that students are not intimidated by tough questions during the actual GMAT test while Prep Companies like Veritas Prep, and Knewton have similar difficulty level to the actual test.

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Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)

We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

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"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for \$49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

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Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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