GMAT score that is needed to be competitive- Average GMAT scores of top schools

What GMAT score do I have to get?

European GMAT scores and  Median GMAT scores in the US

Many students ask what score they need to achieve in order to be competitive for the schools of their choice. Below are the forty schools that require the highest GMAT scores in the US.  Usually, a higher median score is linked to a higher business school ranking.  However, as you will see, this is not always the case.

 At the bottom of the page I have added the information for European schools

Also, if you want to know what the average age or work experience of the MBA applicants who are applying to your desired schools you can click on the links below

http://www.vinciaprep.com/en/blog/average-age-mba-applicants-us

http://www.vinciaprep.com/en/blog/average-work-experience-mba-applicants

You may also want to consider taking the GRE instead of the GMAT.  MBAs around the world started accepting the GRE two years ago (over 200 MBA programs in the US including top schools like Stanford are now accepting it) and taking the GRE has some advantages.  

Find out the differences and whether you might want to take the GRE instead of the GMAT here,

http://www.vinciaprep.com/en/blog/differences-between-gmat-and-new-gre

and here

http://www.vinciaprep.com/en/blog/new-gre-2011-and-mba-programs

 

Rank    Name                               Median Score
1          Stanford                               730
2          Dartmouth (Tuck)                  720
3          Harvard                                720
4          Chicago (Booth)                    720
10         Yale                                     720
5          Pennsylvania (Wharton)         715
6          Columbia, New York, NY         710
8          Northwestern (Kellogg)          710
12        UC Berkeley (Haas)               710
14        MIT (Sloan)                          710
17        NYU (Stern)                          710
18        Michigan (Ross)                    710
19        UCLA (Anderson)                  710
7         Cornell (Johnson)                  700
9         Virginia (Darden)                   700
13       Duke (Fuqua)                        700
23       Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)        700
32       USC (Marshall)                      700
11       Texas-Austin (McCombs)        690
15       UNC (Kenan-Flagler)              690
40       Washington (Foster)              688
22       Emory (Goizueta)                  685
41       Washington U-St. Louis(Olin)  681
16       Brigham Young (Marriott)       680
37       Rochester (Simon)                 680
38       Notre Dame (Mendoza)          680
39       Ohio State (Fisher)                680
44       Georgia Tech                         680
47       Rice (Jones)                          680
56       Arizona State (Carey)            680
58       UC Irvine (Merage)                680
31       Georgetown (McDonough)      678
25       Indiana (Kelley)                     670
45       Purdue (Krannert)                 670
54       Florida (Hough)                     670
61       Boston U                              670
35       Wisconsin-Madison               666
26       Minnesota (Carlson)             663
20       Iowa (Tippie)                       660
29       Maryland (Smith)                 660

This information was provided by Forbes magazine in May 2009