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Average Stanford Business School GMAT Score
While there is no GMAT cut-off for Stanford Business School, you should be familiar with the general range of GMAT scores at the school:
Median GMAT Score:
Middle 80% GMAT Score:
680 to 770
If you want to be competitive for Stanford, you should try to score 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.
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 for incoming students is still approximately 4.5 years, which is fairly substantial.
You should also consider the brand of the school. Stanford emphasizes leadership, early achievement, and civic awareness, among other qualities; whatever you can do in your application to indicate your fit for the brand will serve you well in the process. Stanford is also one of the smallest and most tightly knit programs; to demonstrate your fit for this kind of environment, you should show in your essays that you are able to contribute significantly to your community.
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