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Veritas vs MGMAT [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2013, 23:53
Hi All,

I'm gearing up to take the GMAT, and I'm considering in-classroom course offerings. I'm looking primarily at Veritas and Manhattan GMAT. I haven't identified any comparisons of the two except for a BW article from 2009 - not exactly the most current resource.

Has anyone compared both programs and opted for one over other? What prompted the decision? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

I took Kaplan for the SAT, and Princeton Review for the GRE. Though I did well on both exams, I can't say I really liked either of those programs, which is why I'm looking at more specialized offerings like Veritas and MGMAT.

Thanks!
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I used MGMAT books as self-study, as suggested, but was unable to reach my target score. I don't believe this was an issue with the books, but rather self-study. It was hard to focus after 10+hr days at work.

In my most recent attempt, I took an in-person class with Veritas, and got a 690. I thought the books were similar to MGMAT's (that is to say, both are excellent), but the in-person class was really what helped put me over the top. I chose Veritas for the simple reason that it was offered locally, and MGMAT was not.

I know this review won't help you decide between the two, assuming both courses are offered locally for you, but at least it is a data point. It is my belief that they are both great classes and sets of books, so really, you can't go wrong.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Veritas vs MGMAT [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2013, 09:23
hamm0 wrote:
I used MGMAT books as self-study, as suggested, but was unable to reach my target score. I don't believe this was an issue with the books, but rather self-study. It was hard to focus after 10+hr days at work.

In my most recent attempt, I took an in-person class with Veritas, and got a 690. I thought the books were similar to MGMAT's (that is to say, both are excellent), but the in-person class was really what helped put me over the top. I chose Veritas for the simple reason that it was offered locally, and MGMAT was not.

I know this review won't help you decide between the two, assuming both courses are offered locally for you, but at least it is a data point. It is my belief that they are both great classes and sets of books, so really, you can't go wrong.

Hope this helps.


Hi Hamm - thanks for the quick response. Much appreciated.

If MGMAT had been offered in your location, do you know which you would have chosen?

Both Veritas and MGMAT are offered where I live, so I'm stuck in a dilemma. Veritas is quite a bit more than MGMAT, but money isn't really an issue. My thought process is that perhaps MGMAT might be the better option, and if I'm still left with questions, I can hire a private tutor, which could still, potentially, come out less than Veritas. I'm drawn by the 9 extra hours of class time with Veritas though. And the session is shorter, so I could tackle an actual GMAT sooner.

Most comparisons between the two programs date from 2010 or previously. It's a tough call to say the least.
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Re: Veritas vs MGMAT [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2013, 03:13
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hamm0 wrote:
I used MGMAT books as self-study, as suggested, but was unable to reach my target score. I don't believe this was an issue with the books, but rather self-study. It was hard to focus after 10+hr days at work.

In my most recent attempt, I took an in-person class with Veritas, and got a 690. I thought the books were similar to MGMAT's (that is to say, both are excellent), but the in-person class was really what helped put me over the top. I chose Veritas for the simple reason that it was offered locally, and MGMAT was not.

I know this review won't help you decide between the two, assuming both courses are offered locally for you, but at least it is a data point. It is my belief that they are both great classes and sets of books, so really, you can't go wrong.

Hope this helps.


Hi Hamm - thanks for the quick response. Much appreciated.

If MGMAT had been offered in your location, do you know which you would have chosen?

Both Veritas and MGMAT are offered where I live, so I'm stuck in a dilemma. Veritas is quite a bit more than MGMAT, but money isn't really an issue. My thought process is that perhaps MGMAT might be the better option, and if I'm still left with questions, I can hire a private tutor, which could still, potentially, come out less than Veritas. I'm drawn by the 9 extra hours of class time with Veritas though. And the session is shorter, so I could tackle an actual GMAT sooner.

Most comparisons between the two programs date from 2010 or previously. It's a tough call to say the least.

If MGMAT was offered here, I guess it would've come down to price.

Really, I see little difference between the two programs. In the end, both give you all the tools (and more) that you need to score well on the GMAT. Don't think it is as easy as just taking the class, though. You really have to apply yourself outside of the lessons to learn/practice the problems.

Good luck with the decision.
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