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Increasing Average GMAT scores and What they mean for You?

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What do increasing average GMAT scores mean? Are top MBA programs preferring higher GMAT scores?

This is your Ultimate Guide to Average GMAT scores and their meaning at top MBA programs.
Every time you visit a webpage of business schools, you are tempted to first check out the average GMAT scores of the latest incoming class. It gives you a starting point or something to work towards. Once you do that, it is kind of hard to ignore how the GMAT numbers seem to be on the rise. A look at the table provided gives you an idea about the increase in GMAT averages in top business schools.


The biggest jump can be seen in Columbia Business School and Michigan Ross which have seen a 12-point increase from 2016 to 2018. Similarly, among the European schools, INSEAD and HKUST,

Average GMAT scores at Top MBA