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# What's a good GMAT score?

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14 Feb 2013, 16:47

What’s a good GMAT score?

GMAC, the folks who create the GMAT, publishes this chart revealing the link between GMAT score and percentile of everyone who takes the GMAT. To start, here are some of the correlations between GMAT score and percentile.

= 544 = mean & median score on the GMAT = higher than 50% of GMAT takers
= 650 = 78th percentile = above this, the top 22% of GMAT takers
= 700 = 90th percentile = above this, the top 10% of GMAT takers
= 730 = 96th percentile = above this, the top 4% of GMAT takers
= 750 = 98th percentile = above this, the top 2% of GMAT takers
= 760 and up = 99th percentile = above this, less than 1% of GMAT takers

(Notice that 780 and 790 and 800 all mean about the same in the great scheme of things.) What constitutes a “good score” to some extent depends on what you mean. If you score anywhere over 600, you have done better than the majority of folks who take the GMAT — you have an above average score, but far from a perfect score. If you score over 600, and certainly if you score over 650, that will be high enough to get you into reasonably respectable schools. What, though, if you have set your sights higher?

A good GMAT score for top business schools

http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/whats-a-good-gmat-score/

Thoughts about, or questions about, what constitutes a "good" GMAT score? Let me know.

Mike
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15 Feb 2013, 12:42
Nice article. It is always good for test takers to have some perspective before the venture on the GMAT journey.
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