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America’s Top 10 Business Schools With The Highest Average GMAT Scores In 2016

Among the highly ranked business schools in America, Stanford Graduate School of Business has the highest average graduate management admissions test score (GMAT score) for incoming full time students in fall 2016.

While the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, which is listed at No. 5 in the CEOWORLD magazine’s Best Business Schools rankings for 2016, the school had the 2nd-highest average GMAT score: 730.

Many prospective students ask about the average GMAT score of top business schools. By all means use this list, but do not make it your only tool to assess a school. Set your target high and work hard.

You’ll find a clear trend when it comes to MBA admissions. The higher the business school ranking, the tougher the entry criteria.

According to the data submitted by top ranked business schools in an annual survey to U.S. News. these are the top ten business schools with the highest average GMAT score.

Are you applying to a top MBA program? Think you need to earn a 700 to do so? Think again.

Below are the 10 business schools with the highest average GMAT scores for incoming full time students:

  1. Stanford University — Graduate School of Business
    Location: Palo Alto, California
    Incoming full-time enrollment (fall 2016): 417
    Average GMAT score: 737

  2. University of Pennsylvania — The Wharton School
    Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Incoming full-time enrollment (fall 2016): 851
    Average GMAT score: 730

  3. Harvard University — Harvard Business School
    Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Incoming full-time enrollment (fall 2016): 934
    Average GMAT score: 729

  4. Northwestern University — Kellogg School of Management
    Location: Evanston, Illinois
    Incoming full-time enrollment (fall 2016): 474
    Average GMAT score: 728

  5. University of Chicago — Booth School of Business
    Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Incoming full-time enrollment (fall 2016): 586
    Average GMAT score: 726

  6. Yale University (CT)
    Incoming full-time enrollment (fall 2016): 334
    Average GMAT score: 725

  7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Sloan School of Management
    Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Incoming full-time enrollment (fall 2016): 409
    Average GMAT score: 724

  8. Columbia University — Columbia Business School
    Location: New York, New York
    Incoming full-time enrollment (fall 2016): 558
    Average GMAT score: 720

  9. Dartmouth College — Tuck School of Business
    Location: Hanover, New Hampshire
    Incoming full-time enrollment (fall 2016): 285
    Average GMAT score: 717

  10. University of California at Berkeley — Haas School of Business
    Location: Berkeley, California
    Incoming full-time enrollment (fall 2016): 252
    Average GMAT score: 717

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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