The GMAT test is more than just a series of quantitative and verbal questions.
For some, it's the springboard to a top quality MBA program. For others, it's the first step on an exciting path of career change.
For business schools, a top GMAT score will make a very strong case for your seat in the MBA class, proving the mathematical and verbal dexterity to set you ahead of the crowd. Often, the better-ranked the school, the higher the average GMAT score.
Each year, we highlight the average GMAT scores for the world's top-20 programs according to the Financial Times.
2018's results saw Chicago Booth topping the list with a whopping 738 GMAT average, with Stanford Graduate School of Business, often the leader, close behind on 737.
This year, we find a four-way tie at the top, all with an average GMAT score of 732.*
US schools on top
The US, as expected, dominate the top of the table in terms of rankings and average GMAT scores.
Ivy League heavyweights University of Pennsylvania Wharton and Columbia Business School join Stanford at the top, along with the lower-ranked Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Kellogg’s GMAT aptitude is notable, beating 10 of the 13 schools above it in the FT rankings. Its 732 average remains the same as 2018, showing the strong...
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