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  • Wharton GMAT Score Ranges and Averages I’m just going to cut right to the chase on this one: no messing around because Wharton is not messing around when it comes to GMAT scores. In fact, it is the toughest out of all the top b-school dogs when it comes to scores.

    Let’s take a look at the numbers:

    For the Wharton incoming class of 2017, ... Read More

  • The average GMAT score of this year’s MBA class means more competition.

    From a more diverse, more competitive entering MBA class to important insights from two business school deans—let’s dig into the latest headlines in the world of top-ranked MBA programs. Leave your comments below… please.

    Higher GMAT scores, more diversity at top-ranked ... Read More

  • The next video in the series, we take on an inference question in the Official Guide to the GMAT. This is the second video in the series, breaking down how to approach reading comprehension questions associated with the passage on Winters v. United States.

    This week’s board:

    If you want more practice with inference questions in the reading ... Read More

  • Since the GMAT is a computer-based event with time restrictions that can trip up even the most seasoned test-takers, it probably sounds absurd to think that adding work could actually help you get through a section faster. However, passages in the reading comprehension section of the GMAT can be particularly tricky, especially considering that at an ... Read More

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    By Megan Weyrauch on August 25, 2015

    This article is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, college roommates, sublets, part-time jobs, internships, tutors, and campus news.

    It’s a dream come true: you were accepted into business school.

    Now, it’s time to prepare for long nights of studying ... Read More

  • Many of our students requested that we record video explanations for the math questions (“Sample Questions”) from the GMAT Official Guide, and we were happy to help!

    Here’s the link to the free videos, be sure to bookmark it and refer to it as you go through the questions if you need extra help! Here’s ... Read More

  • Consider the following example: 28 x 46 x 320

    In the GMAT it is important to identify the difference between the base and the exponent. The bases in the above example are the 2, 3 and 4. The exponents are the 6, 8 and 20. A basic rule is to make the bases the same or make the exponents the same. If I had to choose, I’d rather make the bases the same, ... Read More

  • We’ve all been there … you’re trying to study — focusing hard on the task at hand — but it seems like the entire world is bent on distracting you. Your phone won’t stop buzzing, that little (1) keeps popping up on your Facebook tab, everything going on outside the window is just so much more interesting than what ... Read More

  • What’s the best way to manage your letter of recommendation writers?

    Another business school breaks its average GMAT score record, a professor defends the value of MBA rankings, and an admissions consultant offers tips for managing your letter of recommendation writers—let’s dig into the latest headlines in the world of business school. Leave ... Read More

  • On the surface, many applicants to elite MBA programs share similar backgrounds and traits. They are ambitious, driven, accomplished, and have strong academic records and impressive test scores. In short, they are leaders and achievers. But just because candidates share these characteristics doesn’t mean their MBA application essays have to beat the ... Read More

  • What’s your MBA elevator pitch?

    Imagine that you are standing in the lobby of a large building. You’ve just pushed the button to go up to the 10th floor for an appointment you have in a few minutes. As you wait for the elevator to arrive, you strike up a conversation with the person waiting next to you.

    To your amazement, you find that your companion ... Read More

  • Today we learn more about probability and counting. Probability questions involving counting are really just multi-step counting problems.

    Watch the video to learn more. And if you want even more practice, click here: GMAT Probability and Counting Techniques

    This week’s board: Read More

  • Are you applying to Wharton and:

    Struggling to create an application that will make you stand out from thousands of other applicants, while simultaneously demonstrating your fit with Wharton? Wondering what the Wharton adcom really seeks in applicants?

    If you answered yes to either of the above, then you won’t want to miss Accepted’s upcoming ... Read More

  • Rule #1 of the Stanford GSB Application: Don’t Be Boring Stanford admissions reps won’t tell you this. They will tell you to be yourself. Be authentic, they say. This is terrible advice.

    Don’t get me wrong. I am not an advocate (EVER) of lying (or embellishing to the point of disingenuity) on your application. Rather, I fall into ... Read More

  • Chicago business schools set the bar high for average GMAT scores. Credits: Sergey Gabdurakhmanov via Flickr cc

    From an in-depth interview with the dean of admissions at a top-ranked business school to MBA students getting an early start to their academic year—let’s dig into the latest news and stories for aspiring business leaders. As usual, ... Read More

  • Which business school application deadline should you prepare for?

    Most business schools process MBA applications in rounds, having three separate deadlines. So what’s the difference between the MBA application rounds, and what do they mean for you and your business school application strategy?

    Round one: September and October deadlines In general, ... Read More

  • Following up on a previous post about staying out of the details, we take a look at the first question associated with the passage.

    This week’s board:

    If you want more practice with detail questions in the reading comprehension section, click here to watch another GMAT Tuesday video: Read More

  • What are business schools doing to curb corruption in Africa?

    From African business schools fighting corruption to the unique traits MBA admissions officers look for in candidates—it’s been another interesting week of MBA news. Keep reading to get the latest stories for aspiring business leaders. As usual, leave your comments below and feel free ... Read More

  • So you want to go to business school at Stanford. As a company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, we get it. There’s sunshine (well, at least in Palo Alto), mild temperatures year-round, and most importantly, a vibrant, business-savvy, techie, cultural scene. And oh yeah, the #1 business school in the United States.*

    Unfortunately, this hidden ... Read More

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    By Francine Fluetsch on July 31, 2015

    This article is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, college roommates, sublets, part-time jobs, internships, tutors, and campus news.

    It’s a busy business world out there, which must be why so many students are planning to go to business school after their ... Read More

  • The GMAT test makers are constantly trying to slow down your progress through the test. I always think that if I’m taking the test the way they want me to, then I must be adopting a poor strategy. Instead, I should be taking the test the way I want to. The test makers are aware of the strategies most people use, and they adapt their questions accordingly. ... Read More

  • Will your starting salary be worth the business school investment?

    From ranking which alumni boast the best median starting salary, to MBA programs enrolling more women, to an inside look at the HBS interview—it’s been another interesting week of business education news. Keep reading to find out what’s on the landscape.

    Best business schools ... Read More

  • I’ve been tutoring the GMAT for over five years now, and I thought it was time that I retook the test. Previously, I took the GMAT once in 2006 and I had very little memory of the test center, so when students asked me about the test day experience, I wasn’t able to give an authoritative answer. My score in 2006 was a 710, which I used when ... Read More

  • The suffocation seemed overwhelming.

    It was making me shrink into my seat. Just to breathe, I began to hyperventilate.

    This wasn’t the first time that I took a practical exam, and it certainly wasn’t the last.

    The first was when I was probably 11 years old and was given an ACT exam as part of a program for “gifted youth.” Yeah, one of those—don’t ... Read More

  • Do you take the red pill or the blue pill—report or cancel your GMAT score?

    You’ve almost survived Test Day—but not before the GMAT asks you what may be the toughest question of all…

    Report or cancel your GMAT score?

    Good news for those facing the dreaded GMAT reporting decision. As of June 27, 2015, the GMAT allows you to actually see your ... Read More

  • This morning, I received my results for the CFA Level II exam. I’m very happy to say that I passed. This was my third time taking the exam.

    I’ve been blogging about my attempts to pass Level II for two years now. The first year, I wrote a detailed description of my study plan and my test day experience. The second year, I only wrote a few ... Read More

  • Dreaming of a top 30 b-school down south? Then Emory U’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta, GA just might be the one for you!


    Q) What are the main components of a Goizueta Business School application? A) Completed applications contain the following:

    Online Application $150 Application Fee Résumé Essays GMAT or GRE ... Read More

  • I feel lucky to have come across Brett’s Dominate the GMAT course. It broke down many of the barriers that I faced while trying to study for the GMAT on my own. Brett’s videos and instructional materials made the concepts significantly more understandable than the name-brand textbooks I was using. It’s truly amazing to see how the verbal and quantitative ... Read More

  • What does Harvard Business School really look for in its MBA candidates? Credit: David Jones via Flickr cc

    From noteworthy MBA networking tips to wowing the Harvard Business School admissions committee—it’s been a sizzling month of business education news. Keep reading to find out what’s going on.

    Networking niches Do the networks you build ... Read More

  • “A goal without a plan is just a wish”, goes an anonymous saying.

    We, at CrackVerbal, believe that the most important part of the GMAT preparation is having a plan to it and following it to achieve the desired outcome.

    A study plan usually is very subjective. It depends on various factors like the amount of time you have, the amount of effort ... Read More

  • Is the GMAT or GRE your best bet for business school admissions?

    You know you’re going to get an MBA. The question is, what route will you take? More specifically, you may be wondering which test to take—GMAT or GRE?

    Deciding between GMAT or GRE for business school Of course, the ultimate determiner is whether the MBA programs to which you’re ... Read More

  • Welcome to this week’s edition of Wednesday Wisdom and one question that I’m going to be answering today is – What do B-schools really look for when they are trying to interview you? This is the time when a lot of people who have sent in their applications, would have started receiving their interview calls. So remember these 3 things ... Read More

  • You ear can be a powerful tool on the GMAT. Often times test takers, especially native English speakers, can tell what sounds right and what doesn’t. However, there are a few instances when your ear can lead you astray. This is because there are some things we say in every day English that would be considered incorrect on the GMAT. Read More

  • A Guide to Filling Out One of the Most Important Forms You Will Ever Complete: The HBS Application

    In life, we fill out so many forms: tax returns, credit card applications, Facebook personality quizzes (admit it). With so much focus on the essay, recommendations, interviews, and resume in the business school application process, it’s easy to ... Read More


      Don’t get caught assuming too much on the GMAT. They are looking for students to make big assumptions when they are trying to save time.

    In this Data Sufficiency question, there is a big trap for anyone who assumes too much about the problem.

    For more practice with traps on Data Sufficiency questions, click here.

    This ... Read More

  • Today, Michael Cohan presents the fourth and final part in his series: Selecting MBA Programs and Schools to Target.

    At Magoosh’s request and after their extraordinary patience, I have returned to complete the final installment of the Selecting MBA Programs and Schools to Target series I began a year ago:

    Determining An MBA Program Type Selecting ... Read More

  • Here’s some easy sentence correction problems I wrote. The answers are in a spoiler block at the end of the post. Feel free to email to post comments or email with questions.

    1. The city of Memphis is located in the U.S. state of Tennessee, where the Mississippi and Wolf Rivers meet just south of it. (A) The city of Memphis is located in the ... Read More

  • This was a highly requested post! If you’d like a version of this post but for your country (China? France? Etc.?), please comment to let us know.

    Also, while we have a lot of students from all over the world (including lots from India), Magoosh is located in the United States, so our knowledge is somewhat limited! Feel free to discuss what ... Read More

  • With the new GMAT scoring policy, repeat test takers get a clean slate.

    What does the new GMAT scoring and cancellation policy mean for test takers? Which business school just got $60M? Can 3D avatars improve online MBA programs? Keep reading to find out all this and more in our weekly roundup of top stories in business education.

    Changes to the ... Read More