Wharton | Mr. Digi-Transformer
GMAT 680, GPA 4
Stanford GSB | Ms. 2+2 Tech Girl
GRE 333, GPA 3.95
Stanford GSB | Ms. Healthcare Operations To General Management
GRE 700, GPA 7.3
Chicago Booth | Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Engineer In The Military
GRE 310, GPA 3.9
Ross | Mr. Automotive Compliance Professional
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Oil & Gas Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 6.85/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seeking Fellow Program
GMAT 760, GPA 3
Wharton | Mr. Real Estate Investor
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Climate
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. New England Hopeful
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Bangladeshi Data Scientist
GMAT 760, GPA 3.33
Harvard | Mr. Military Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Chicago Booth | Mr. Private Equity To Ed-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. BB Trading M/O To Hedge Fund
GMAT 710, GPA 3.23
Columbia | Mr. Old Indian Engineer
GRE 333, GPA 67%
Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. Civil Rights Lawyer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT N/A, GPA 7.08
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Trucking
GMAT 640, GPA 3.82
Ross | Mr. Low GRE Not-For-Profit
GRE 316, GPA 74.04% First Division (No GPA)
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98

A Five-Day Luxury GMAT Retreat In Vail

Study the GMAT while in a hot tub at Hotel Talisa, Vail?

One of the most grueling parts of applying to a highly selective business school is the prep work you have to do to achieve a 700-plus GMAT score. But now a leading provider of GMAT tutors is putting a new spin on prep. Noodle Pros is planning a five-day mountain retreat at a five-star luxury resort in Vail, Colorado, where you can cram for your prep.

At a cost of $6,000, the GMAT retreat will provide some 24 hours of one-on-one tutoring and class time, plus two full-length practice tests, sponsored dinners, a wine tasting, rafting trip, and a keynote from a former acting admissions director at Wharton. The event—to be held in late July and early August—will certainly put would-be test takers through the paces. Sessions will start at 8:30 a.m. and last until 4 p.m.

“The equivalent number of hours with one of our super tutors would be about $10,000,” says Neill Seltzer, CEO of Noodle Pros. “I am only going to staff it with superstars, people who have been tutoring for at at least seven years.” Seltzer is promising a five-to-one ratio of students to tutors, with a capacity for 50 students.


Among the pros in attendance will be Dan Edmonds, who has been tutoring test-taking students for 25 years. A $500 an hour tutor, Edmonds has scored a perfect 800 on the GMAT three times, causing GMAC to ban him from taking the test any more times. Edmonds has led in-house GMAT courses at Goldman Sachs, and his students have earned MBAs at Harvard, Wharton, Tuck, Kellogg, Stanford, Columbia, and many other top programs.

“This is for high scorers,” adds Seltzer. “Unless you are at least a 550, then it’s probably not for you.”

While the first iteration of the retreat is for GMAT test takers, future events are likely to also include the GRE, says Seltzer. For those who register by May 15th, there’s a $500 discount.

The cram sessions will be held at Hotel Talisa, Vail, a resort and spa with sweeping mountain and creek views that used to be called the Vail Cascade.

Noodle Pros, created nine years ago by the former founder of The Princeton Review John Katzman, now boasts 122 tutors in 22 states and four countries.