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.

GMAT Scores

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 366 to 51, increases by a one -point increment 
Quantitative Reasoning62 minutes 316 to 51, increases by a one -point increment 
Integrated reasoning 30 minutes 121 to 8, increases by a one -point increment  
Analytical Writing Assessment 30 minutes 0 to 6, increases by a half -point increment 
Total GMAT score3 hours 7 minutes200 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 BusinessColumbia University715
Haas School of Business University of California, Berkeley (UCB) 717
Tuck School of Business Dartmouth College 717
Yale School of Management Yale University721
Sloan School of Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology724
Harvard Business School Harvard University 725
Booth School of Business University of Chicago726
Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University 728
Wharton School University of Pennsylvania 732
Stanford Graduate School of BusinessStanford 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 SchoolLancaster University 601
School of Management University of Bath 610
Alliance Manchester School of BusinessManchester University 630
Cass Business SchoolCity University London635
Imperial College Business SchoolImperial College London638
Warwick Business SchoolWarwick University 658
Cranfield School of Management Cranfield University 664
Judge School of BusinessUniversity of Cambridge680

Average GMAT Scores for Universities in Europe 

The average GMAT scores for the top business schools located in Europe as follows: 

Business School/ University CountryGMAT Scores
Vlerick Business School Belgium600
University College Dublin Ireland 619
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Netherlands 643
Católica Lisbon School of Business & EconomicsPortugal 645
University of St. Gallen Switzerland 656
SDA Bocconi School of ManagementItaly665
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.

Additional Documents 

Most universities list the following documents as a necessary admission requirement. Some of these supporting documents include: 

  • Transcripts

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.

  • Resume

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!


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