GMAT Cut Off for Top MBA Colleges 2022: Check Avg GMAT Cut-off Here

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Piyush Kohli

Piyush KohliStudy Abroad Expert

Updated on Jun 14, 2022 17:45 IST

GMAT Cut Off: All major international universities and colleges follow the same principle for MBA admission. Apart from the generic requirements of application documents and visa letters, the student must submit his/her GMAT and Language exam scores (IELTS/TOEFL). About 114 countries accept GMAT scores. Generally, colleges like Harvard, Stanford, and INSEAD prefer students with 700+ scores. These scores are accepted in more than 2300 business schools for their 7000 programmes as reported by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

To give you an idea about the GMAT scores, here is a list of GMAT accepting colleges in the world and the average GMAT cut-off that you expect, for admission into an MBA and a few MS programmes.

*All mentioned scores may vary as per intake. Please cross-check from the university website before applying.

The United States of America (USA)

All study abroad chasing the ‘American Dream’ aspire to join one of these reputed universities to provide their career with a kick-start. Ranking in the top 50 international business schools, USA tops the list as it has about 15 business schools. The GMAT cut off range for US universities is one of the highest. Stanford's cut-off ranges the highest among the American Business Schools followed by other famous business schools. The GMAT cut-off for Harvard is 729 followed by Columbia, Dartmouth, and MIT with scores of 720+.

S.No.

University Name

Avg GMAT Cut-off

GMAT Score Range

1

Stanford University

737

610-790

2

Northwestern University

732

600-780

3

Yale University

730

690-760

4

University of Chicago

730

620-790

5

University of Pennsylvania

730

530-790

6

Harvard University

729

580-790

7

Columbia University

724

530-790

8

Dartmouth College

722

620-780

9

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

722

690-760

10

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

719

680-750

11

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

717

680-750

12

University of Michigan

716

670-760

13

New York University (NYU)

714

580-780

14

University of Texas at Austin

703

660-740

15

Cornell University

700

 

16

Carnegie Mellon University

691

640-740

17

Georgia Institute of Technology

680

620-730

18

Boston University

680

600-740

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Europe

One of the popular destinations for study abroad, students are flocking to Europe for better opportunities. Apart from the UK, countries like France, Germany, Denmark, IrelandSweden and Netherlands are fast becoming famous among MS and MBA aspirants. For students seeking admission in top European business schools, you need to have at least 600+ GMAT score as well as work experience as per university.

S.No.

University Name

Avg GMAT Cut-off

1

INSEAD

709

2

London Business School

708

3

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

708

4

University of Navarra (IESE)

690

5

HEC Paris School of Management

690

6

University of Cambridge

690

7

University of Oxford

690

8

ESADE Ramon Llull

668

9

The University of Warwick

660

10

Bocconi University

650

11

Copenhagen Business School

645

12

Erasmus University Rotterdam

640

13

Imperial College London

600+

14

The University of Manchester

600+

Canada

Along with a good amount of work experience, to study in an esteemed business school in Canada, you need a score somewhere around 600-650 in GMAT. For admission in top colleges in Canada like McGill University, you would need a score of 650-690. Canada also has The Sauder Business School and the Rotman Business School that come under the top 50 international business schools in the world.

S.No.

University Name

Avg GMAT Cut-off

1

McGill University

694

2

University of Toronto

665

3

York University

660

4

University of British Columbia

650

5

Queen's University–Kingston

650

6

Université de Montréal

625

7

University of Alberta

619

8

McMaster University

616

9

Simon Fraser University

615

10

The University of Western Ontario

600+

11

Concordia University

550+

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Australia

Australia is another happening destination for study abroad, especially for Indian students owing to its proximity to India. An average GMAT score, say about 550–600, can get you into a good business school. The following five universities accept GMAT scores and are famous for its business programmes and ranks in the top 50 international business schools in the world. Only Monash University is the exception that does not ask for GMAT scores.

S.No.

University Name

Avg GMAT Cut-off

1

The University of Melbourne

705

2

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

650

3

The Australian National University

600+

4

The University of Sydney

600+

5

RMIT University

550+

Asia

To study business-related courses anywhere in Asia like Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul or South Korea. Apart from The University of Hong Kong, all major business schools in these countries ask for a GMAT score which is 600+.

S.No.

University Name

Avg GMAT Cut-off

1

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

770

2

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

700

3

Tsinghua University

670

4

National University of Singapore (NUS)

662

5

Seoul National University

650

6

Peking University

640

7

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

620

These cut-off scores help you set a benchmark so that you can start preparing for GMAT accordingly. An overall GMAT preparation will help you achieve your targeted scores. You set your GMAT target score as per the university or business school you aim to study in.

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Sreya Susan Solu

8 months ago

I am applying for PG in the English Literature and Creative Writing course. As GRE/GMAT includes the Maths portion, business-related-like analytical thinking parts, I want to know if GRE/ GMAT is for MBA only or everyone should take it?

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Rahul

5 months ago

Please check the entry requirements of the universities offering MA in English:
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/masters-in-language-courses-in-abroad-sl1321

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Rahul

5 months ago

Hi Sreya, GRE is required for MS courses and GMAT is required for management or business-related courses. You need to give IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE to prove your English language proficiency for studying English Literature.

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Vaibhav Mali

8 months ago

I am studying bsc chemistry, is I am able to study MBA , because I want to do my post graduation in mba

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Piyush KohliStudy Abroad Expert

8 months ago

Hi Vaibhav, good MBA colleges prefer candidates to have certain work experience for studying MBA. Please refer to the below URL and check the entry requirements of the universities offering MBA abroad:
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/mba-in-abroad-dc11508

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Akash kumar ray

8 months ago

what things should be on profile to get high changes of geeting schlorship and admission into top b schools.

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Piyush KohliStudy Abroad Expert

8 months ago

Hi Akshay, as such there is no set format, but you should have good academic record and relevant work experience. Please refer to the below URL and learn how to prepare a resume for MBA applications:https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/how-to-write-resume-for-mba-applications-applycontent4731Also, get...Hi Akshay, as such there is no set format, but you should have good academic record and relevant work experience. Please refer to the below URL and learn how to prepare a resume for MBA applications:
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/how-to-write-resume-for-mba-applications-applycontent4731
Also, getting a scholarship depends on a lot of factors like excellent academic background and strong profile. You can also check the entry requirements of the top B-schools:
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/mba-in-abroad-dc11508

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Alimatu Bangura

9 months ago

I have take my Duolingo test and they said my score is on a scale of 160 what does that mean

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Piyush KohliStudy Abroad Expert

9 months ago

Hi Alimatu, this means that you will be scored out of 160. Please refer to the below URL for more information on Duolingo exam:
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/duolingo-english-test-all-you-need-to-know-articlepage-2481

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parikshit p

10 months ago

Is 2.36 GPA eligible enough in USA for MBA ?

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Piyush KohliStudy Abroad Expert

10 months ago

Hi Parikshit, please check the entry requirements of the universities offering MBA in USA and apply accordingly:
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/usa/mba-colleges-dc

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