GMAT Score Evaluation

GMAT provides a reasonably valid and reliable measure of the applicant's general verbal and quantitative abilities. These attributes, which develop over a long period of time, are related to success in graduate management curricula.

Therefore, the admissions committees look at your GMAT score to determine if you have the academic ability to succeed in business school. An outstanding GMAT score won't necessarily get you into the school of your choice but a low score will probably keep you out. If you scored poorly on the GMAT, consider taking it again. Admissions committees usually focus on your most recent score.

Furthermore, GMAT scores are used as one (and only one) of several sources of information about an applicant. The school will also consider academic records and other information obtained from application materials, such as working experience, activities, and commitment. Unlike GPA, which varies in meaning according to the grading standards in each country, GMAT score is based on the same standard for all applicants and therefore can be compared across all test-takers.

Verbal and Quantitative

Verbal and quantitative scores range from 200 to 800. About two-thirds of test takers score between 400 to 600.

Analytical Writing Assessment

AWA scores range from 0 to 6 and represent the average of the rating from the two essays. Because the essays are scored so differently from the Verbal and Quantitative sections, essay scores are not included in your total scores.


If you are an international student, your TOEFL score will also be considered as an indicator of your English proficiency.