GMAT Cut-off of Top Colleges

“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.” ~John Maxwell
If you wish to get into a top-ranked institute and progress towards a rewarding career, you must make the right and appropriate choices. One of the most widely accepted exams, GMAT serves as ashortlisting criterion for over 7000 MBA and other master programs offered across 2300+ B-schools worldwide. However, if you wish to get into a good college/university, you must achieve a high score in GMAT and clear the required cut-off.
Here, we have listed out the best GMAT colleges with their cut-off scores. Alongside, you will also get to know the top Indian colleges accepting GMAT scores.
GMAT Cut-off
The cut-off scores of GMAT exam are dependent on factors like thenumber of test-takers, difficulty level of the exam, number of admissionseats, average score, and others. It is also determined by the quality of education and reputation of the particular institute. Top B-schools generally have GMAT cut-off in the range of 650-740.
Further, foreign B-schools offer two types of masters course in management: Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Management (MIM).
List of International B-schools
Several reputed foreign universities and colleges use GMAT scores as an indicator to judge thecandidate’s aptitude for management education. Below is the list of the top 30 GMAT accepting colleges, classified according to the respective countries. You will also learn about the average GMAT cut-off of these institutes.
Country
Institute
GMAT Cut-off
 
Australia
Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne
680+
Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales
650+
Australian National University, Research School of Management
600+
University of Sydney, Business School
630+
Queensland University of Technology’s Business School
610+
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Business
550+
 
Canada
Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
612+
Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
650+
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
660+
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
675+
Smith School of Business, Queen's University
650+
Schulich School of Business, York University
670+
China
Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
650+
School of Economics & Management, Tsinghua University
660+
Denmark
Copenhagen Business School
645+
France
INSEAD
708+
HEC Paris
690+
Spain
ESADE
660+
 
USA
Stanford Graduate School of Business
730+
Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
730+
Harvard Business School, Harvard University
730+
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
730+
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
710+
Yale University, Yale School of Management
730+
 
UK
London Business School, University of London
700+
Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
690+
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
680+
Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
660+
Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
650+
Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London
600+
NOTE: For most of the B-schools listed above, the minimum cut-off required to apply for their masters programme is around 550. Remember that these schools carry out profile-based listing, which means GMAT score is not the only criteria for shortlisting prospective students. The above table indicates the average cut off scores of GMAT.
Did you Know: GMAT is available on every continent except Antarctica.
List of Indian B-schools
There are many good colleges in India that utilise GMAT scores for their MBA/PGDM admissions. Here is the list of the top 10 Indian colleges accepting GMAT scores, along with the exam cut off.
Institute
GMAT cut-off
Indian School of Business (ISB)
700+
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad
700+
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore
710+
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta
700+
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore
700+
XLRI, Jamshedpur
680+
S.P.Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR)
690+
Management Development Institute (MDI)
680+
Institute of Management Technology (IMT)
690+
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
650+
It is important to note that you can apply for the above-mentioned institutes even if your score lies below the cut-off. This is because GMAT colleges also consider various other factors apart from your score.
Admission Process of B-schools
The final admission in a B-school is determined by a set of factors like GMAT score, work experience, academic profile, interview performance, IELTS/TOEFL/Language proficiency test scores etc. Most of the GMAT colleges also require you to submit an application essay, statement of purpose (SOP), and recommendation letters. Further, these institutes generally shortlist candidates with 2-6 years of professional experience. However, unlike the foreign B-schools, some of the Indian ones accept even the fresher-level aspirants into their similar programmes.
Now that you are familiar with the top GMAT accepting colleges, you can make your own list of target or dream B-schools. Thereafter, you should learn about their detailed admission criteria and requirements and prepare for the process accordingly.
About GMAT
GMAT (Graduation Management Admission Test) is taken by nearly two lakhs aspirants every year. It is conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) all throughout the year. GMAT is a computer-adaptive test that evaluates your skills in analysing and interpreting various kinds of scenarios. You can appear for the exam at a test centre or take it in a remote-proctored mode at home. GMAT is held at 650+ test centres across 110+ countries of the world. Its scores are accepted by the B-schools of 100+ countries.

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