GMAT Percentile Ranking
What is an acceptable GMAT score?
The acceptable score of GMAT varies from school to
school. For a low-ranked MBA program, it can be 400 points or even
lower. By contrast, for a top ranking school, such as Chicago GSB,
the acceptable score may be 650 or higher, especially for those
applicants who have not demonstrated outstanding contributions in
other areas (such as professional experience, teamwork leadership
skills).In this regard, an acceptable GMAT score is something
like an average GMAT score. An acceptable score does not guarantee
the admissions. Neither does it deny your application. If you obtain
a score that is around the average score of the school you are applying
to, you will have to demonstrate competition in other areas.
Is there any
passing GMAT score?
Actually no school will declare they set a passing
score for GMAT. This will discourage those whose score is lower
than the so-called "passing GMAT score" from applying.
Some schools do have a minimum GMAT score. But it
seems too low and actually few are accepted with such a score. Therefore,
even if you get a "passing score", it does not mean that you have
If you have time, you are encouraged to retake the
test before two-three months preparation.Below is a list of some MBA programs which have minimum
East Carolina University : 400 (and 450 for those
whose GPA is lower than 3.5) Minimum Point
Kansas State University : 500 Minimum Point
University of Washington,
Seattle : 500 Minimum Point