What GMAT Score Do You Need?

Snapshot on Test Scores

While approximately two-thirds of all GMAT test-takers score between 400 and 600, the average score for those accepted to the top schools is often close to 700 or higher. The average GMAT score for a few of the top schools is noted below:

School Avg GMAT Score
Stanford 721
Harvard 713
Dartmouth (Tuck) 713
Penn (Wharton) 712
Berkeley (Haas) 710

B-schools look for strong GMAT scores because they use them as a way to predict your success in your first-year. The GMAT is not a math or an English test, though there are quantitative and verbal sections. Rather, it tests critical thinking and analysis skills through questions on math topics, grammar, reading comprehension, and more.

The good news is that your GMAT scores can be improved with focused and dedicated preparation. Find out more about Kaplan's GMAT programs.