The GMAT is a dreaded obstacle on the road to business school for many an MBA applicant. When applying for an MBA program, it makes sense to aim for a GMAT score close to the class average. Bad news: class average GMAT scores are increasing across the board!
Out of the Financial Times’ global top-20 ranked MBA programs, Stanford boasts a 737 record-highest class average GMAT score – based on its incoming MBA class in the fall of 2016 – up from 733 the previous year.
The US business school elite – Wharton with a 730 class average GMAT score, Harvard with 729 (up from 725 in 2015), and Kellogg with 728 (up from 717 in 2014) – pose a tough test for aspiring MBA applicants.