Monday, June 21, 2010

The Best Online MBA Schools (AACSB) for 2010 Part Ten: Average GMAT

This category is tremendously important, second only to the number of concentrations available in a program. The reason this counts as 18% of the total score, is because the average GMAT score of full-time students indicates the caliber of your colleagues at school, not least because full-time students help establish course expectations, and higher GMAT scores raise expectations. A good school should challenge the candidate.

In terms of scoring, each school earns up to 100 times the percentage value of the category, so that in total a maximum score of 10,000 is possible. For this category, since there is a range from 400 to 653 (where scores are reported), schools can earn up to 1,800 points. If average GMAT scores are not reported or the GMAT is not required by the school, a default 551.3 points are awarded.

Here are the ten highest average GMAT score averages in our group of schools:

1. Indiana – Bloomington
2. Penn State
3. Temple
4. Nebraska - Lincoln
5. Massachusetts - Amherst
6. Alabama
7. Florida
8. Drexel
9. Thunderbird
10. Worcester Poly

The overall lead is now as follows (points):

1st: Massachusetts – Amherst (4,500)
2nd: Nebraska – Lincoln (4,375)
3rd: Washington State (4,303)
4th: Alabama (4,296)
5th: Texas – San Antonio (4,246)
6th: Wyoming (4,238)
7th: Florida (4,191)
8th: Oklahoma State (4,167)
9th: Florida International (4,143)
10th: Florida State (4,132)
11th: Auburn (4,083)
12th: Texas – Pan American (4,074)
13th: Penn State (4,067)
14th: North Texas (4,054)
15th: Mississippi (4,040)
16th: Texas – Dallas (4,009)
17th: Alabama – Birmingham (3,983)
18th: Arizona State (3,962)
19th: Georgia Southern (3,935)
20th: Colorado – Denver (3,933)
21st: Indiana – Bloomington (3,925)
22nd: South Dakota (3,916)
23rd: Temple (3,900)
24th: Gonzaga (3,894)
25th: Drexel (3,863)

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