Average GMAT Scores - MBA Programs

GMAT scores are used for admission by many leading business schools in the world. On the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test), applicants will receive four scaled scores:
- Total GMAT scores range from 200 to 800.
- Verbal Ability score (ranging from 0-60).
- Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) score (ranging from 0-6).
- Quantitative Ability score (ranging from 0-60).

GMAT scores are valid for five years. You should expect around a 700 average score for the top MBA programs.

Average GMAT Scores for top Business Schools:

(1) U.S. News & World Report Best Business Schools Ranking, 2009 edition:
School - Average GMAT Scores
Harvard - 713
Stanford - 721
Wharton - 712
Sloan - 705
Kellogg - 704
U of Chicago - 709
Tuck - 713
Haas - 710
Columbia - 707
Stern - 700

(2) U.S. News & World Report, Best Business Schools, 2008 edition:
Business School - Average Score
Harvard University - 707
Stanford University - 720
U Penn (Wharton) - 714
MIT (Sloan) - 702
Northwestern (Kellogg) - 702
University of Chicago - 703
Dartmouth College (Tuck) - 710
UC Berkeley (Haas) - 707
Columbia University (NY) - 708
New York University (Stern) - 700

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