GMAT Scores & Percentiles

July 30, 2014
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The ultimate GMAT test day checklist

The big day is finally here, probably much sooner than you expected. If you’re down to the last 24 hours before the GMAT, follow this checklist […]
July 22, 2014

The 2014 GMAT percentiles and what they mean for you

GMAT test-takers are getting better. Again. A few days ago, the GMAC revised their official percentile rankings for the GMAT exam. For those of you who […]
June 22, 2014

5 steps for a dramatically higher GMAT score

As noted in a past post, most testers improve their GMAT score on their second attempt at the exam. Average improvement is moderate: a 33 point […]
June 1, 2014

Average GMAT scores by school: The top 25 programs

No one wants to be labeled average, unless you’re speaking in terms of the top business schools. Here the definition of average becomes oxymoronic: “average” means […]
May 22, 2014

Beating a 700 score – What it takes to reach top GMAT percentiles

By definition, only 10 percent of GMAT test-takers reach a score of 700 or above, and even though business schools don’t use minimum scores to make […]
April 23, 2014

How top business schools view GMAT percentiles

First, a bit of good news: In the admission offices of top business schools, there are no hard GMAT score cutoffs – well not exactly. Despite […]
April 8, 2014

What average GMAT scores say about top MBA programs

Generally, we think of the GMAT as an evaluation of our own qualities, a measure of our readiness for business school. However, the exam works just […]