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8 out of 10 people found the following review helpful
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     By mymbadreamz 66 22
Improvement:

60 Points

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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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Manhattan GMAT is great
May 14 | 2012
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
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     By Anonymous 0 0
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In researching GMAT courses to take, I read many reviews and talked to a few people. Most people said Manhattan GMAT was the best, and the reviews were certainly excellent. I signed up, hoping it was worth the price.

It was. MGMAT's 9-week live course isn't cheap, but it is excellent. I highly recommend it if you are serious about getting a top score (I got a 740). The written strategy guides are good, the OG Archer is a must-have resource (the other online resources are pretty good, too), and my instructor was excellent. He was funny, enthusiastic, very smart, and very able to break down complex problems into bite sized chunks.

Ultimately, your score really depends on the work you put into studying for the test. With discipline, focus, and a few months of your life dedicated to studying, you can do very well on the GMAT. But having a top notch instructor and a solid curriculum really help too. If you're serious about getting an excellent score, I highly recommend Manhattan GMAT.


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1 Commented by rohankaushik13 on August 28, 2015
Verbal 47, one heck of a score !! Congratulations. I am finding MGMAT maths to be way too tough in the CATs. Could you please share your MGMAT CAT scores?
2 Commented by Gigto on October 26, 2015
i used the Manhattan course as well, but scored 420 on test day, and about 550 4 of the practice tests leading up to that, what else did you find helpful?
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Awesome class!
February 05 | 2018
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     By loafboi 0 0
Verified Score:

730

Q47

V44

Improvement:

80 Points

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Quant:     
Location: Online
Taught by: Seb Moosapor

Such a helpful class! Both instructors were very knowledgeable, and had great insight and tips that helped me dramatically improve my score! I thought having the ability to discuss problems and issues I was having with the group of students was a great way to work through the struggles and improve! Each class focused really well on set topics, while also leaving time to go over specific issues anyone was having, and the instructors did a great job making everyone feel comfortable enough to share and speak up. WH=hat was most helpful was when we went over test strategies. Afterwards, I immediately saw an improvement in my scores and approach! Overall, a great experience, and I highly recommend!

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     By Tyrontham 0 0
Verified Score:

720

Q46

V42

Improvement:

130 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

Got my target 720 score after approx 4 months that comprised self study, Manhattan Prep's 9-week course on Wall street Manhattan (David Mahler was our instructor), and private tutoring (also with Dave Mahler). I started with a 590 Manhattan Prep GMAT practice test. Quite frankly, I could not have managed the 720 without Manhattan Prep.

1. The 9-week course: This was a great start for me as my math skills were very rusty (haven't touched math since high school and my day-to-day work doesn't require the use of any meaningful quant skill - I'm a lawyer). The math foundations and GMAT test strategies explored in class were concise and immediately helpful. Dave Mahler was our instructor - I highly recommend him for the clarity with which he explains tough concepts (particularly Data Sufficiency and Critical Reasoning). FYI the 9-week course comes with the full suite of Manhattan Prep Books, which were all great - concise, clear, and effective - no verbiage which is good for busy professionals.

2. Private tutoring: After the 9 week course, I spent a couple of weeks wrapping up the GMAT OG and then I took a real GMAT test. Bombed it. I decided I needed more targetted tutoring, so I splurged on the private tutoring (8 lessons in total). This was worth every penny. Dave diagnosed my flawed test-taking strategies, and his private lessons sharpened my quant and verbal reasoning skills. These lessons were challenging but crucial to my success on the test - he would often ask me to explain my thought processes WHILE I solved tough problems (DS, PS, SC, CR), and this invariably forces you to think critically about every single step in your own problem-solving process. Every step in my problem-solving process was critiqued and improved upon. As important, Dave was extremely optimistic and encouraging throughout this whole process. He was a firm supporter and you feel that he's invested in your success.

TL DR: Manhattan Prep's 9 week course and private tutoring are both very strongly recommended. Manhattan Prep's books are very strongly recommended. Dave Mahler is very strongly recommended.

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720 from 590 - Money well spent
February 02 | 2018
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     By Tyrontham 0 0
Verified Score:

720

Q46

V42

Improvement:

130 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

Got my target 720 score after approx 4 months that comprised self study, Manhattan Prep's 9-week course on Wall street Manhattan (David Mahler was our instructor), and private tutoring (also with Dave Mahler). I started with a 590 Manhattan Prep GMAT practice test. Quite frankly, I could not have managed the 720 without Manhattan Prep.

1. The 9-week course: This was a great start for me as my math skills were very rusty (haven't touched math since high school and my day-to-day work doesn't require the use of any meaningful quant skill - I'm a lawyer). The math foundations and GMAT test strategies explored in class were concise and immediately helpful. Dave Mahler was our instructor - I highly recommend him for the clarity with which he explains tough concepts (particularly Data Sufficiency and Critical Reasoning). FYI the 9-week course comes with the full suite of Manhattan Prep Books, which were all great - concise, clear, and effective - no verbiage which is good for busy professionals.

2. Private tutoring: After the 9 week course, I spent a couple of weeks wrapping up the GMAT OG and then I took a real GMAT test. Bombed it. I decided I needed more targetted tutoring, so I splurged on the private tutoring (8 lessons in total). This was worth every penny. Dave diagnosed my flawed test-taking strategies, and his private lessons sharpened my quant and verbal reasoning skills. These lessons were challenging but crucial to my success on the test - he would often ask me to explain my thought processes WHILE I solved tough problems (DS, PS, SC, CR), and this invariably forces you to think critically about every single step in your own problem-solving process. Every step in my problem-solving process was critiqued and improved upon. As important, Dave was extremely optimistic and encouraging throughout this whole process. He was a firm supporter and you feel that he's invested in your success.

TL DR: Manhattan Prep's 9 week course and private tutoring are both very strongly recommended. Manhattan Prep's books are very strongly recommended. Dave Mahler is very strongly recommended.

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personalized help
February 01 | 2018
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     By beccahammer22 0 0
Self-reported Score:

720

Q48

V41

Improvement:

100 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

Manhattan Prep was awesome. And Laurel, my instructor in the UES was SUPER awesome. The class was very small -- five people -- so she was able to tailor content to students needs. I took the GMAT twice. Choked the first time but Laurel coached me through retaking ASAP because my score was not reflective of my practice tests (during which I had done my best to simulate test-taking environment). She recommended taking in the same place, doing visualization exercises to put myself into test mode, and rescheduling TWO tests -- one where I planned to cancel that I would schedule as soon at GMAT would allow me to and one that would be the "real" thing. In the end the test I planned to cancel reflected my goal score! Painful to study for the GMAT but Manhattan Prep makes it as efficient and effective as possible. Highly recommend.

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Manhattan Prep Classes
January 31 | 2018
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     By arminy 1 0
Verified Score:

720

Q50

V38

Improvement:

200 Points

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Quant:     

I started my GMAT course with Ryan Jacobs on June 18 2017; The course duration was 3 months. My first CAT test score was 450! After finishing the course and practicing for another 3 months on my own, I managed to score 720.

The Manhattan Prep style is that students, after each session, get a lot of homework of practicing and reading the Manhattan prep books. Both of the verbal and math books are extremely essential for scoring 700+ in GMAT. I personally benefited from SC, Math word problems, and geometry books. In addition to the homework, you take full CAT tests about every 3 weeks.

Ryan was a great teacher. My math has been generally strong, but without Ryan's help, it would have never been possible for me to score Q50. He taught us a lot of useful techniques for solving the Quant problems as short as possible with minimal risk of making mistakes. He also helped me with improving my verbal score, as well as, evaluating my progress after taking each CAT test. He is so friendly and helpful. He is still helping me to find the best resources for applying for business school. I'm very grateful to him.

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Manhattan Prep Is Outstanding
January 30 | 2018
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     By kdailey 0 0
Self-reported Score:

760

Q50

V42

Improvement:

180 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

I had an excellence experience with Manhattan Prep. Manhattan Prep provides a complete package of study material (including practice exams and subject-specific books), ideal for people aiming to reach a top ten percentile score. My instructor, Matthew Brandon, kept the class engaged and had a superb grasp on the content. I left each class excited to practice the skills I learned and discover how much my performance had improved. In the end, it most certainly paid off, as I achieved a score of 760 (Q50, V42), which was well above what I was targeting. It goes without saying that I highly recommend this company.

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Well worth the money!
January 30 | 2018
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     By JRizvi 0 0
Verified Score:

750

Q49

V42

Improvement:

100 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

Manhattan GMAT is really worth the money! I took an in-person course with Ryan Jacobs in Mountain View, CA, and the overall quality of the class far surpassed my expectations. If you make full use of the homework, subject guides, practice tests, and online "Interact Lessons", you will see significant improvement in your scores (260 points from my first practice test, 100 points from my second)!

Ryan brought years of teaching experience to the class, adding in tips and tricks he has learned over the years. His method was focused in an 80/20 way, emphasizing small techniques that can help you significantly improve your score. I came with a strong quantitative background, but Ryan's teaching helped me to improve my speed and accuracy on both sections, helping to boost my score tremendously.

If you really want to improve your score, sign up for Manhattan GMAT right now, and then put in the work necessary to complete the course.

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Best GMAT prep course.
January 27 | 2018
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     By itsaizy 13 0
Self-reported Score:

710

Q49

V37

Improvement:

70 Points

Verbal:     
Quant:     

In researching GMAT courses to take, I read many reviews and talked to a few people. Most people said Manhattan GMAT was the best, and the reviews were certainly excellent. I signed up, hoping it was worth the price.

It was. MGMAT's 9-week live course isn't cheap, but it is excellent. I highly recommend it if you are serious about getting a top score (I got a 740). The written strategy guides are good, the OG Archer is a must-have resource (the other online resources are pretty good, too), and my instructor was excellent. He was funny, enthusiastic, very smart, and very able to break down complex problems into bite sized chunks.

Ultimately, your score really depends on the work you put into studying for the test. With discipline, focus, and a few months of your life dedicated to studying, you can do very well on the GMAT. But having a top notch instructor and a solid curriculum really help too. If you're serious about getting an excellent score, I highly recommend Manhattan GMAT.

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