Ames is a great place to study for the GMAT – find a library, a cafe, or a bookstore and get started on your dream of getting into business school. We've assembled data on the top business schools in the Ames area, the best options for GMAT prep in Ames, and the most popular GMAT test centers. The GMAT is a computer-based test, offered year-round at several testing centers in Iowa. Once you know when you're taking the exam, and what score you'll need, it's time to schedule your GMAT test date!

While many schools like Iowa Central Community College require or recommend the GMAT, you should always check for minimum or suggested scores from the schools to which you’re applying. Often, the score a school is looking for may vary by program, and most schools in Iowa are no different.

Most people studying for the GMAT spend about three months actively preparing. Once you've decided on a test date, you'll be more motivated to study. Whether you choose to use a book, apps, or local or online GMAT prep courses like the ones we've recommended below, you’ll want to structure your study time early. Note that if there’s not a convenient class option in Ames, you'll likely find a live course online that can help to raise your score.

Kaplan GMAT Test Prep

GMAT Prep - Live Online

Get the structure and support of a classroom in your favorite study space with Kaplan's Live Online prep course for the GMAT. Choose from multiple schedules to find the course time that fits your schedule. Once you enroll, you’ll have instant access to The GMAT Channel, our new Adaptive Qbank, 9 full-length adaptive practice tests, and over 140 hours of extra online lessons and practice.


Begins Aug 26, 2019

GMAT Prep - Live Online
Meets on Mon, Wed - Ends Sep 18, 2019

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Begins Aug 26, 2019

GMAT Prep - Live Online
Meets on Mon, Wed - Ends Sep 18, 2019

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Begins Aug 26, 2019

GMAT Prep - Live Online
Meets on Mon - Ends Oct 7, 2019

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Begins Aug 26, 2019

GMAT Prep - Live Online
Meets on Mon - Ends Oct 7, 2019

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GMAT TEST LOCATIONS NEAR
AMES, IOWA


Pearson Professional Centers-Coralville (Iowa City

319-338-1148

327 2nd Street Suite 370 Wells Fargo Building

Coralville, Iowa 52241

Pearson Professional Centers-Davenport (QuadCities

563-386-0906

100 East Kimberly Road Suite 401 Northwest Bank & Trust Company

Davenport, Iowa 52806

Pearson Professional Centers-Sioux City IA

712-274-2114

4300 S. Lakeport Suite 204

Sioux City, Iowa 51106

Pearson Professional Centers-West Des Moines IA

515-226-0502

3737 Woodland Ave Third Floor, Suite 340 Colony Park Office Building

West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Our Experts' Picks: Best Graduate Schools near AMES, IOWA

School College Location Accreditation
Iowa Central College Online Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, Iowa No
College of Business & Public Administration Drake University Des Moines, Iowa Yes
Iowa State College of Business Iowa State University Ames, Iowa Yes
Department of Business Administration Maharishi University of Management Fairfield, Iowa No
School of Business University of Dubuque Dubuque, Iowa No
Tippie College of Business University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Yes
Division of Business and Economics Benedictine College Atchison, Kansas No
College of Business Administration Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska Yes
College of Business Administration Bellevue University Bellevue, Nebraska Yes
College of Business Administration University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska Yes
School of Business University of South Dakota Vermillion, South Dakota Yes