Average GMAT Score for Top B-Schools


GMAT aspirants often wonder: ‘Is my GMAT score good enough to secure a seat in a reputed college?’ or ‘ What is the average GMAT score for top B-schools?’ Generally, GMAT score is not the only criteria for the selection process; there are four other factors which also influence the admission chances – i.e.

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1 Letters of Recommendation
2 Statement of Purpose
3 A well descriptive but crisp resume
4 Transcripts and performance in co-curricular activities.

GMAT scores, however, play a crucial role in the admissions process. Though the average GMAT scores are between 650 – 700+ for most of the top universities, it is always better to score closer to the higher score range rather than the lower. Some business schools in addition to accepting GMAT scores also require candidates to submit their scores in English proficiency exams like – TOEFL, IELTS and PTE. The GMAT exam has a duration of 3.5 hours and comprises of 4 main sections :

  1. Analytical Writing
  2. Verbal Reasoning
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. Integrated Reasoning

It’s been a trend in the last few years that average scoring test takers gain admissions into some of the best-ranked B-schools. Though few top b-schools raised the average GMAT score bar for their MBA admissions in the past 4-5 years the number of colleges which have done so is very few in number.

Let’s look at the average GMAT scores of some of the top Indian business institutions –

Average GMAT Scores Required for Top B-schools in India (2018-2019)

University/College Average GMAT Score (out of 800)
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad 706
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta 700+
Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad 700
XLRI, Jamshedpur 700
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 695
IMT, Ghaziabad 690
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow 680
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 680
S.P.Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai 680
Indian Institute of Management, Indore 580+

Average GMAT Scores For The Top Business Schools Abroad (2018-2019)

If you’re planning for an international MBA, here is the list of average GMAT score required at some of the top B-schools across the world (US, UK, Europe, Canada, Australia).

University/College Average GMAT Score (out of 800)
Stanford GSB 733
Penn (Wharton) 732
Chicago (Booth) 726
Harvard Business School 725
Northwestern (Kellogg) 724
Yale SOM 721
New York (Stern) 720
Dartmouth (Tuck) 717
MIT (Sloan) 716
Columbia 715
UC-Berkeley (Haas) 715
UCLA (Anderson) 713
Michigan (Ross) 708
Virginia (Darden) 706
UNC (Kenan-Flagler) 701
Cornell (Johnson) 697
Duke (Fuqua) 696
Washington Univ. (Olin) 695
Texas-Austin (McCombs) 694
Georgetown (McDonough) 692
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) 690
Vanderbilt (Owen) 690
Minnesota (Carlson) 680
Washington (Foster) 688
Notre Dame (Mendoza) 682
Boston University 682
Florida (Hough) 681
Southern Cal (Marshall) 679
Emory (Goizueta) 678
Georgia Tech (Scheller) 678
Rice (Jones) 676
BYU (Marriott) 674
Arizona State (Carey) 672
Iowa (Tippie) 670
Wisconsin-Madison 669
Indiana (Kelley) 668
Rochester (Simon) 667
Michigan State (Broad) 664
Ohio State (Fisher) 664
Maryland (Smith) 658
SMU (Cox) 656
UC-Irvine (Merage) 656
Texas A&M (Mays) 654
Illinois 654
Georgia (Terry) 643
George Washington 642
Penn State (Smeal) 636
Purdue (Krannert) 635
Temple (Fox) 632
Cranfield University 664
Lancaster University Management School 601
University of Bath 610
Imperial College Business School 638
Warwick 658
Manchester Business School 630
INSEAD 703
City University: Cass 635
HEC – Paris 682
University of Alberta 623
University of Toronto (Rotman) 672
Univ of British Columbia (Sauder) 646
University of Western Ontario (Ivey) 655
McGill University-Desautels 655
Australian School of Business: AGSM 650
Queen’s University 650
Melbourne Business School 677 677
Pittsburgh (Katz) 607

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