Are you applying to business schools abroad? Wondering what the average GMAT score is? We got you! In this article, we have listed the average GMAT scores required for Indian students to get into universities or business schools abroad.
The GMAT consists of four sections — verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, integrated reasoning and analytical writing assessment. The scores for each of these sections are as follows:
|Section||Duration||No. of questions||Score range|
|Verbal Reasoning||65 minutes||36||6 to 51, increases by a one -point increment|
|Quantitative Reasoning||62 minutes||31||6 to 51, increases by a one -point increment|
|Integrated reasoning||30 minutes||12||1 to 8, increases by a one -point increment|
|Analytical Writing Assessment||30 minutes||1||0 to 6, increases by a half -point increment|
|Total GMAT score||3 hours 7 minutes||–||200 to 800, increases by ten-point increment|
Now that you are familiar with the GMAT scores; let us have a look at the average GMAT scores for universities in the US, UK, and Europe.
Average GMAT Scores for Universities in the US
The average GMAT scores for the top business schools in the US are as follows:
|Business School||University||GMAT Scores|
|Columbia School of Business||Columbia University||715|
|Haas School of Business||University of California, Berkeley (UCB)||717|
|Tuck School of Business||Dartmouth College||717|
|Yale School of Management||Yale University||721|
|Sloan School of Management||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||724|
|Harvard Business School||Harvard University||725|
|Booth School of Business||University of Chicago||726|
|Kellogg School of Management||Northwestern University||728|
|Wharton School||University of Pennsylvania||732|
|Stanford Graduate School of Business||Stanford University||733|
Average GMAT Scores for Universities in the UK
The average GMAT scores for the top business schools in the UK are as follows:
|Business School||University||GMAT scores|
|Lancaster University Management School||Lancaster University||601|
|School of Management||University of Bath||610|
|Alliance Manchester School of Business||Manchester University||630|
|Cass Business School||City University London||635|
|Imperial College Business School||Imperial College London||638|
|Warwick Business School||Warwick University||658|
|Cranfield School of Management||Cranfield University||664|
|Judge School of Business||University of Cambridge||680|
Average GMAT Scores for Universities in Europe
The average GMAT scores for the top business schools located in Europe as follows:
|Business School/ University||Country||GMAT Scores|
|Vlerick Business School||Belgium||600|
|University College Dublin||Ireland||619|
|Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University||Netherlands||643|
|Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics||Portugal||645|
|University of St. Gallen||Switzerland||656|
|SDA Bocconi School of Management||Italy||665|
|IESE Business School, University of Navarra||Spain||669|
|Mannheim Business School, University of Mannheim||Germany||671|
|International Institute for Management Development (IMD)||Switzerland||672|
It is important to make note of these average scores as it is easier to visualise your target or desired scores based on the country and university of your preference.
Most universities list the following documents as a necessary admission requirement. Some of these supporting documents include:
The transcripts and marksheets with your college or university logo is a mandatory requirement by almost all universities. Top/reputed universities list good academic performance and scores as a way to evaluate your knowledge and skills . Hence, your academic performance holds a lot of importance in determining your chances of getting into a good university.
- Statement of Purpose
A statement of purpose (SOP) is a requirement by most universities. It is a motivation letter written by you to the university describing your inclination towards studying there. In addition, you also explain how and why you are the right fit for the program you are applying to.
- Letter of Recommendations
Letter of Recommendation (LORs) are also required for admission into the top universities all over the world. It is usually written by your university professor or a trusted senior at work. It serves as a reference letter wherein your professor or senior commends you for your work, skills and professional qualities you might possess. The LORs hold a lot of more value when written by those who hold special designations. This includes those who hold executive titles such as head of department or senior professors at universities and executive managers within a professional set up.
Your resume should consist of all your academic qualities, work experiences, internships, professional skills that you might possess and your professional or educational achievements. An important thing to note is that your resume should not be too lengthy, it should contain all the recent and relevant information.
- Work Experience
Work experience is not a necessary requirement by all universities. However, it varies depending on the universities you plan on applying to. It is very important to have a look at the work experience requirements set by the universities of your choice. Having gained work experience in a specific field shows inclination, dedication and always looks impressive on your resume. Hence, it might even increase your chances of getting into your dream university.
We hope to have provided all the relevant information on the average scores required for Indian students to apply at universities abroad. Your immediate plan of action would be to start your application process and start preparing for the GMAT.
All the best!