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Manhattan GMAT provides students with the skills and strategies essential for success. There are higher standards for what defines a competitive GMAT score today. We have no magic formula, no silver bullet, no empty guarantees. Instead, we have three basic principles that separate us from other test prep: the best teachers, the most advanced learning approach, and a focus solely placed on the GMAT. Save $250-350 on Manhattan GMAT courses with GMAT Club

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     By mymbadreamz 70 16
Improvement:

60 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

If you want to score a 700+, look no further. Going through the well explained Manhattan GMAT guides and watching Thursdays with Ron alone will help you score that 700+.

The Manhattan GMAT guides are detailed and explained in a way that is understandable to any beginner with rusty quant or verbal.

The Manhattan GMAT test analysis has the detailed level of analysis that no other test prep company offers. I also loved their OG tracker, which helped me pin point my weak areas and practice OG questions by topic.

Thursdays with Ron is a hidden gem that is absolutely free. Watch these sessions and you will no longer think about quant or verbal in the same way.

MGMAT and Ron Purewal are awesome! My score improved from 650 to a 710 just because of MGMAT and Ron.

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710 -> 770
January 14 | 2013
3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
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     By mokwopa 0 0
Self-reported Score:

770

Q50

V46

Improvement:

60 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

When I took the GMAT in 2006, I thought a single volume, all-in-one book was enough. And it was enough, at least to get a 710.

Fast forward to 2012. My previous score had expired, so I needed to retake the test. What I felt I lacked in my previous attempt was a focus on concepts, instead of just "tricks". Manhattan GMAT seemed to advertise more than any other prep program that it was "concept-focused". Not only was this true, but I think it had the perfect balance of concepts with strategies ("tricks") to make it the perfect prep program. Full disclosure: I consistently scored very high on the Verbal section, so I completely blew off studying the Verbal strategy guides and focused solely on the Quant section. I'm sure the Verbal was just as good, though. :)


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     By Ants1 0 0
Verified Score:

680

Q42

V40

Improvement:

150 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online
Taught by: David Chong

My GMAT preparation lasted for a full year. I took both the "Live Online" course, as well as the in-person course. I've never been very talented at taking standardized tests and I tend to get anxiety when I'm in difficult test-taking situations, so the GMAT was a continous struggle for me.

David Chong never gave up on me. David made himself available for help even after my course ended, and he also understood my weaknesses very well and helped me craft a plan to hit the 680 that I wanted.

For me, Manhattan Prep was valuable for two reasons:
1) Incredibly bright instructors who tend to be good at teaching students
2) The course syllabus curriculum

The above two points, in my opinion, are priceless and not easily substituted by Manhattan Prep's competition.

The only issue I had with Manhattan Prep was that I got the feeling that not all the instructors cared about my success at the end of the day. My online instructors, David and Mark, were the exceptions and were fantastic, passionate GMAT instructors. Thank you, David and Mark, for helping me accomplish my goal. However, with others, I remember waiting days to receive e-mail responses (and in rare cases, no response). Additionally, I remember attending a substitute in-person class taught by a guy named Matt. Matt was a fantastic instructor and even offered to send out a list of OG problems that were excellent for practicing the "smart #" strategy at the end of the class session. Why didn't my other instructor(s) offer to do that? The tips and advice varied highly among the instructors that worked with me.

Manhattan Prep is still a solid value, I am only voicing a few frustrations.

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     By aivanov17 0 0
Verified Score:

740

Q49

V41

Improvement:

160 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I would like to share my positive experience with Manhattan Gmat Prep self study kit and a 9 week prep course taught by Noah Teitelbaum. In addition to very interactive and engaging instruction, the material and strategies covered during the preparation helped me improve my score from 570 (Q37, V29) to 740 (Q49, V41). The key to my preparation was blocking out time slots throughout the week to go through the material and follow the syllabus during the course and then focusing on practice and solving the problem from GMAT Official Guide for a few weeks after the course was completed to allow the information to fully sink in, timing per problem to improve and become more consistent. Keeping up the pace throughout the exam and being ready to endure the 3.5hrs exam without loosing focus is also crucial.

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     By AnjanP 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q48

V39

Improvement:

110 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online
Taught by: Ryan Jacobs

Manhattan Prep is the way to go for GMAT. I bought Manhattan GMAT books after reading their excellent review online; however, I was still lost after reading through all the books. I then signed up for 9 week course online with Manhattan Prep and that was definitely money well spent. The classes are incredibly helpful and both of my instructors, Ryan Jacobs and Paul Fisher, were really knowledgeable and approachable. They teach you so many tricks that you would never learn by just reading the books!

After taking the classes, I found that I was still struggling with CR and certain areas of quant. I then took 4 private lessons with Ryan that essentially helped me to cross the 700 mark.

Ryan is an awesome teacher who genuinely cares for his students and is always available to answer questions, even when he is on vacation. If you are struggling with GMAT in general, I suggest signing up for classes with Manhattan prep. However, if there are specific areas that need work, I would sign up for private lessons (they are expensive, but so worth it). If you can, I would recommend taking a class with Ryan. He will make them fun and really work with you to understand the deficiencies.

A big thank you to Manhattan Prep and Ryan Jacobs!

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     By javierandre 5 1
Verified Score:

700

Q44

V41

Improvement:

150 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online
Taught by: Brian Carlisle

My biggest GMAT mistake was trying to glean insights from all the different test prep companies. I would be on Kaplan, Princeton, MGMAT, Magoosh, amongst others reading and trying new strategies. I'm here to save you a LOT of time. If you are serious about scoring 90th percentile of better (or for that matter 80th or better), you MUST go with Manhattan. No other tests are more accurate or will kick your butt like MGMAT.
The Veritas and Kaplan tests were usually very poor at mimicking the actual test and often inflated my scores (I was scoring 720s easily which was incredibly wrong.)
Manhattan's quant is the gold standard. It will be the toughest and hardest, but if you are serious about improving quant, Manhattan will get you there. Plus the suite of online tools they provide with their classes is second to none.
Additionally, their verbal was best at mimicking the actual GMAT and was strong enough to challenge a high verbal scorer like myself.
Manhattan will give you that test day pop- you will score higher on test day than your practices. Why? Manhattan will challenge and prepare you so well that when you try the actual test, you may find it mildly easier! So do not be discouraged if Manhattan kicks your butt, cause it did the same to me. (I saw a 20 point test day pop which is HUGE.)
Quick comment on my instructors, they were AWESOME and full of energy. But the competitive advantage isn't necessarily the class itself, but the high well organized study strategies and software they provide which give you a clear and crisp study roadmap.
In conclusion, I went from 550 after 6 months of self study, to 700 after the MGMAT class. Disclaimer- you MUST be a self starter and self motivated to get the most from it. But, if you are, do not skimp based on price. During my first round, I tried to go with the cheapest options- big mistake. Go with the gold standard. Manhattan has the best online tools, strategies, and tests in the business hands down! After experiencing both sides, I'm now a believer.

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MGMAT Review
April 09 | 2016
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     By SD007 21 6
Self-reported Score:

620

Q43

V32

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I opted for this course in order to get the access to the MGMAT guides and officially began my preparation for the test. I think the books did a good job in providing the fundamentals of the course and the IR course on the GMAT interact helped in understanding that section. The OG tracker i.e. the navigator and the access to the 6 MGMAT tests came free with this course and were really helpful in measuring the performance during the preparation. I would recommend you to start your study for the GMAT with these books to develop your foundation and then maybe after some practice tests figure out your weak areas and see if the course can help, in case not you can either upgrade to live/interact or switch to a course that can provide you a online video based learning.

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     By chengeo 0 0
Self-reported Score:

730

Q47

V44

Improvement:

60 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online
Taught by: Stacey Koprince

I signed up for this course with some hesitation for how much this would help me. I was scoring roughly around 650-670 on practice tests before beginning the course, with my goal just to get to 700. But man, did the course exceed my expectations!

The course does a great job of laying out what you should expect for the test, which is great for those with little to no idea what's on the GMAT. It takes you through each of the various question types for each topic, breaking down various strategies to approach each one. This is ideal as not everyone learns the same, so you can find the method best suited to you and your strengths. Even if you are familiar with the GMAT or are scoring pretty high, the various tips and strategies will provide you with opportunities to bump up your score. Beyond just tips and strategies, it also provides the foundation of knowledge you will need to do well.

Stacey was a fantastic teacher who was both engaging and extremely patient. Even though you are part of a class, she makes the time to get to relate to each and every one of you and she is never to busy to help you out. She understands the concepts extremely well and delivers the class in an understandable and concise manner.

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     By tmk01 0 0
Improvement:

90 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online
Taught by: Ryan Starr

I cannot say enough GREAT things about the Manhattan Prep Course. From the teachers to the content, the course is definitely worth every penny spent (and more). With the GMAT exam being so long and covering a lot of material, Manhattan Prep does a great job of breaking down the sections. The teachers not only know the material inside and out, but they're also always willing to take extra time to help the individual student. As long as you are willing to put in the effort, the Manhattan Prep course will definitely pay off.

There are so many courses out there to take, and although Manhattan Prep doesn't guarantee, I still decided to take the course because of the structure, broken-down syllabus provided, and the availability of the course content after the course is completed. Manhattan Prep thoroughly screens potential instructors, which is comforting going into a course knowing your instructor is one of the best in the markets.

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February 29 | 2016
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     By lisaliuq 0 0
Self-reported Score:

710

Q49

V39

Improvement:

50 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     
Location: Online

Within just a month, my GMAT score improved greatly from 660 to 710, with most of the help being from Manhattan Interact courses of Verbal. Following the instructions of the teachers, finishing all the required homework and reading all their materials for twice, I managed to improve my verbal substantially. Of course that does not mean you will definitely going to score higher if you sign up for the courses, but it's the dedication put into the preparation and the interactions with excellent teachers they have, who give you answers whenever you have questions you could not figure out. They are really helpful.

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