Average GMAT scores for top MBA programs in the world

Average GMAT scores for business schools in USA, Canada, India, UK, Australia, Europe and other countries

You’ll find a clear trend when it comes to MBA admissions. The higher the business school ranking, the tougher the entry criteria. The average GMAT scores for the top MBA programs reflect this trend more clearly than any other parameter in the overall MBA application.

In the table below, we’ve ranked the schools based only on their GMAT scores, ranging from the highest and going down to the lowest.

Note: This is a representative list. For the latest scores, refer to the official website of each school you are interested in.

Average GMAT scores for MBA in USA

GMAT Ranking Business School Average GMAT Score
1 Stanford GSB 733
2 Wharton (UPenn) 732
3 Chicago Booth 726
4 Harvard Business School 725
5 Kellogg (Northwestern) 724
6 Yale SOM 721
7 New York Stern 720
8 Tuck (Dartmouth) 717
9 MIT Sloan 716
10 Columbia University 715
11 Berkeley Haas 715
12 UCLA Anderson 713
13 Ross Michigan 708
14 Darden (Virginia) 706
15 UNC Kenan-Flagler 701
16 Cornell Johnson 697
17 Duke Fuqua 696
18 Washington Univ. (Olin) 695
19 McCombs (Texas-Austin) 694
20 Georgetown McDonough 692
21 Carnegie Mellon Tepper 690
22 Vanderbilt Owen 690
23 Foster (Washington) 688
24 Notre Dame Mendoza 682
25 Boston University 682
26 Florida (Hough) 681
27 Carlson (Minnesota) 680
28 Marshall (Southern California) 679
29 Emory Goizueta 678
30 Scheller (Georgia Tech) 678
31 Rice Jones 676
32 BYU Marriott 674
33 Carey (Arizona State Univ) 672
34 Iowa (Tippie) 670
35 Wisconsin-Madison 669
36 Kelley (Indiana) 668
37 Simon (Rochester) 667
38 Broad (Michigan State) 664
39 Fisher (Ohio State) 664
40 Smith (Maryland) 658
41 SMU (Cox) 656
42 Merage (UC-Irvine) 656
43 Mays (Texas A&M) 654
44 Illinois 654
45 Georgia Terry 643
46 George Washington 642
47 Smeal (Penn State) 636
48 Purdue Krannert 635
49 Temple (Fox) 632
50 Katz (Pittsburgh) 607


Average GMAT scores for MBA in UK

Business School Average GMAT
University of Cambridge (Judge) 680
Cranfield University 664
Warwick 658
Imperial College Business School 638
City University: Cass 635
Manchester Business School 630
University of Bath 610
Lancaster University Management School 601


Average GMAT scores for MBA in Europe | France, Spain, Switzerland

Business School Average GMAT Country
INSEAD 703 France
HEC – Paris 682 France
IMD 672 Switzerland
IE Business School 672 Spain
Mannheim Business School 671 Germany
IESE Business School – Navarra 669 Spain
SDA Bocconi 665 Italy
ESADE 660 Spain
University of St. Gallen 656 Switzerland
European School of Mgmt (ESMT) 645 Germany
The Lisbon MBA 645 Portugal
Erasmus University (RSM) 643 Netherlands
TiasNimbas Business School 620 Netherlands
University College Dublin (Smurfit) 619 Ireland
Vlerick Business School 600 Belgium


Average GMAT scores for MBA in Canada

Business School Average GMAT
University of Toronto (Rotman) 672
McGill University-Desautels 655
University of Western Ontario (Ivey) 655
Queen’s University 650
Univ of British Columbia (Sauder) 646
University of Alberta 623


Average GMAT scores in Asia-Pac | India, Singapore, China, Australia

Business School Average GMAT Country
Indian School of Business 711 India
IIM-A PGPX 706 India
IIM-B EPGP 702 India
CEIBS 689 China
Melbourne Business School 677 Australia
HKUST (Hong Kong) 671 China
Nanyang (NTU) 670 Singapore
University of Hong Kong 664 China
National Univ of Singapore (NUS) 650 Singapore
Australian School of Business:AGSM 650 Australia
CUHK Business School 640 China


What the average GMAT scores at the top business schools don’t tell you

– Don’t assume that the average score represents the whole. The range of GMAT scores may vary a lot. The difference between the minimum and maximum could be over a 100 points. A higher than average score helps you get into the safe zone.

– The average GMAT score in isolation doesn’t mean anything. Business school admission officers look at many other aspects of your profile to decide whether your MBA application should be accepted or rejected. A perfect 800 GMAT score does not guarantee an admit.

– The average score may be higher than the rest based on nationalities, industries, roles and gender. For instance, engineers from India generally score several notches higher than other applicants.

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