What is a good score on the GMAT?

A good score on the GMAT is a score that will get you into your first choice for business school. This varies with the schools you are applying to, what type of program you are trying to join (full time, part time, or executive education), your work experience, and your undergraduate GPA.  Below is a chart of the 2012 GMAT score and undergraduate GPA for students admitted to the top 20 business schools as ranked by US News and World Report.

Business School

2012 GMAT Score

UGPA

Harvard University

724

3.66

Stanford University

730

3.70

University of Pennsylvania

718

3.56

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

710

3.51

Northwestern University

712

3.54

University of Chicago

719

3.52

University of California – Berkeley

715

3.64

Columbia University

716

3.50

Dartmouth College

718

3.52

New York University

719

3.42

Duke University

689

3.44

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

703

3.40

University of Virginia

701

3.40

University of California – Los Angeles

704

3.50

Cornell University

691

3.29

University of Texas – Austin

692

3.43

Carnegie Mellon University

686

3.35

Emory University

681

3.30

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

689

3.31

University of Southern California

687

3.30

*Source: U.S. News & World Report www.usnews.com

 

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