Among the top 10 U.S. B-schools, the GMAT average grew 5.3 points between 2020 and 2021 at the seven schools for which we have sufficient data to compare. (Harvard and MIT Sloan report medians; HBS was flat at 730 while MIT grew to 730 from 725.) The average score for eight of the 10 most elite schools climbed to 729.4 from 724.9.
Across the last five years, the biggest jump occurred not in the top 10 but at NYU Stern, which has seen its GMAT average grow 15 points, to 729. USC Marshall (716) and Georgetown McDonough (705) also had notable increases over that span. Schools with biggest five-year decline: Rice Jones (-6, to 705), Northwestern Kellogg (-5, to 727), and UNC Kenan-Flagler (-5, to 696).
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