Average GMAT Scores 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 selection process; there are four other factors influence the admission chances – i.e. a strong profile includes Letters of Recommendation and Statement of Purpose, a well descriptive but crisp resume, transcripts and performance in co-curricular activities.

It’s been a trend in the last few years that average scoring test takers are getting into 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 these number of colleges are 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 50 Business Schools Abroad


If you’re planning for an international MBA, here is the list of average GMAT score required for top-notch B-schools around the year.

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
Pittsburgh (Katz) 607

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