Washington Univ: what is a good GMAT score to get into Olin Business School at Washington University?

November 12, 2012 in School Profiles

Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis “Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis offers one of the top BSBA and MBA programs in the nation and is an institution of leaders: distinguished research faculty…exhilarated, brilliant students…and successful, energized alumni. Our degree and nondegree programs emphasize rigorously analytical, critical-thinking skills; applied learning; global competence; and communication and collaboration skills – advancing today’s business world and tomorrow’s global leaders.” Quick facts: Location: […]

UNC – Chapel Hill: Tips from the Admissions Office

May 18, 2012 in GMAT Scores, GMAT vs. GRE, New GMAT, School Profiles, Tips from the Admissions Office

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School  We spoke with Admissions Director Sherry Wallace about advice she had for applicants to the Kenan-Flagler Business School.  Here is what she said.   Q: What makes a candidate stand out? A: “There are a couple things to consider.  First, everything we require is in there for a reason, so we really do examine each of those components because each thing is bringing some different […]

Should I take the GMAT or the GRE? Which test is harder? (Part 2)

May 10, 2012 in GMAT vs. GRE

In the first part of this series, we compared the GMAT and GRE math sections.  Now, let’s take a look at the verbal sections. When comparing the verbal sections, students have historically found the GRE section to be more challenging, particularly for non-native English speakers or those without strong English language skills.  Even though it has eliminated analogies and antonyms, the GRE still tests vocabulary with question types like sentence completion.  The GRE places a […]

Should I take the GMAT or the GRE? Which test is harder? (Part 1)

May 5, 2012 in GMAT vs. GRE

Over the past year, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) have made significant changes to the GRE and the GMAT, respectively.  ETS changed the scoring scale of the GRE, introduced new question types in the quantitative and verbal sections, and eliminated some long-standing staples such as analogies and antonyms.  GMAC introduced a new section to the GMAT called Integrated Reasoning, which is designed to test students’ abilities to simultaneously […]

University of Michigan: Tips from the Admissions Office

May 1, 2012 in GMAT Scores, GMAT vs. GRE, New GMAT, School Profiles, Tips from the Admissions Office

Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan We spoke with admissions officers at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business about any advice they had for new applicants.  Here is what we found.     Q: What makes a candidate stand out? A: “We look at the applicant’s undergraduate GPA, postgraduate experience, where they went for undergraduate, what they were involved in, and things like that.” Q: How do you weight GMAT […]

Should I take the GMAT or the GRE? Four Scenarios (Part 2)

April 26, 2012 in GMAT vs. GRE

Wondering whether you should submit GMAT or GRE scores to a business school that accepts both?  Here are two more scenarios to help you decide which test is right for your circumstances. If you haven’t already read it, don’t forget to check out Part 1. Scenario Three: You’ve already taken the GRE and you’re unhappy with your score If you’ve already taken the GRE, but your score is too low for the MBA programs you’re […]

GMAT vs GRE: Is the GRE easier than the GMAT?

April 1, 2012 in FAQs, GMAT vs. GRE

Neither test is necessarily easier or harder than the other; the GMAT and the GRE are just very different tests that assess very different sets of abilities.  The most striking differences can be found in the verbal sections of both tests.  While the GRE verbal section tests you on your knowledge of vocabulary, the GMAT verbal section is more interested in your abilities in critical reasoning, thinking, and conventional English grammar.  Therefore, if you have […]

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