Harvard Business School Admissions Statistics

What GMAT score do I need to get into Harvard Business School?

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Average Harvard Business School GMAT Score

While there is no GMAT cut-off for HBS, you should be familiar with the general range of GMAT scores at the school:

GMAT Score Median:


GMAT Score Middle 80%:

680 to 770

If you want to be competitive for HBS, you should try to score around 730 or higher and no lower than 680, though it is certainly possible to gain acceptance with a lower and even much lower score. While no GMAT score will technically exclude you from consideration for admission, a low GMAT score could raise a red flag.

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Ultimately, the entire package matters (GMAT, work experience, application essays, interviews, recommendations, and undergraduate GPA). Since you are applying for business school, work experience is extremely important. Though the median student age at enrollment (now 26) is trending downwards, the average amount of work experience is still approximately 4 years, which is fairly substantial.

You should also consider the brand of the school. HBS emphasizes leadership and early achievement, among other qualities; whatever you can do in the application to indicate how you fit the brand will serve you well in the application process.

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