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I really enjoyed the MGMAT class. I took the online class at home. I thought it was just as effective as a live class. The instructors I had were great. Very helpful and knew ...

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There are both good and bad reviews here, many highly emotional. Before choosing whether to do business with a company you should do your own homework. For starters go on Craig...

Do Your Homework 10/28/2010

There are both good and bad reviews here, many highly emotional. Before choosing whether to do business with a company you should do your own homework. For starters go on Craigslist and look at how often MGMAT has to recruit for new Instructors. It's often. Shockingly often. For a company that pays $100/hr & offers a flexible schedule they have a pretty high turnover rate, which is never a good sign. Next go to the BBB. MGMAT does not exist on this site (Kaplan, Princeton Review both have reports on file). Also not a good sign. Remember a test prep company is only as good as its worst teacher and their least satisfied client. Best bet is to take your money elsewhere. more

Awesome Class 12/14/2009

I really enjoyed the MGMAT class. I took the online class at home. I thought it was just as effective as a live class. The instructors I had were great. Very helpful and knew the information backwards and forwards. They were very quick to respond to any emails. Before taking the MGMAT class I got a 510 after the class I increased my score by 200 points and got a 710!!! I'm am very pleased with the score. However, just taking the class is not enough. You truly need to devote a lot of time to working through the problems and going over the material. I put in about 15+ hours a week for 4 weeks before the test. Pros: Instructors and Prep Materials Cons: Still need to put in a lot of work more

Best Program Available 11/30/2009

Well taught, comprehensive program. I tried to study on my own but could not get near the scores I needed. MGMAT got my score to a level improved my score by 100+ pts. I've read the negative reviews below and believe that most of them are unsubstantiated. The teachers are top notch (i.e. scored 760+ which is not easy to do), the books they use are the best and the timing is flexible. Of course, MGAT is not going to guarantee a score. Unfortunately, one will need to study significantly on their own and will not have a teacher helping them through every problem. That's unfortunately, the reality of any standardized test unless you want to spend a ton of money on a private tudor. Overall, I had a great experience. more

Excellent GMAT Prep Program 10/30/2009

Manhattan GMAT is the real deal. I took the 9-week classroom course and scored over a 700, after beginning in the lower 600s. The class instructor was informative, motivating, and very clear in his explanations. The 11 or so books help greatly and ensure you will have seen practically everything on the test before - except for select 700-800 level questions. The recorded classes available online help greatly when refreshing your mind in the final weeks before the exam. Not to be underestimated, there's also a study guide that tells the student exactly what to study, when to study, and how long it will take to complete. This helps to keep you on track and not study too much on one subject area. The course is NOT for the unmotivated. Depending on your test date, you can expect to put in 15+ hours a week if you're taking it within 3 months (9 week course + 3 weeks of post-course study) . That comes out to roughly 3 hours a night. If you want to go a bit slower, they advise 7-10 hours of study per week. As the course progressed, pre-class discussions suggested many students struggled to keep up with the course load and complained of lower than desired practice test scores. I later heard a number of those students failed to hit their targets on the official test. Manhattan GMAT provides free, weekly 30-minute calls with instructors to work through problem areas. This perk is known to be underutilized, yet is extremely helpful and, in my case, provided me with guidance on how to answer a couple challenging 700-800 level questions that ended up appearing on the official test. Manhattan GMAT is for people that want to get a high score, want to get into a top tier school, and are willing to put in the effort. Also, MGMAT hosts frequent free courses by mbaMission to help with your MBA admissions process. Between MGMAT and the free courses, you really don't need anything else to get you into a great school. It worked for me. Pros: Great Study Materials, Instructors, Practice Tests Cons: Time consuming more

MGMAT is absolute rubbish 9/8/2009

MGMAT is the worst prep course for the GMAT. The reasons are: Pros: Nothing Cons: OG based, unqualified instructors, least hours, no guarantee more

Excellent Prep program for the GMAT 8/1/2009

I have tried two different GMAT prep programs. To avoid bad mouthing the other I will not name the group, but suffice to say, the Manhattan GMAT program was far superior. The Manhattan GMAT team focuses both on content (material) to equip the students properly, and then supplement the material with strategies to increase one's chances on more difficult problems. I saw little to no improvement with the first prep program, and a 100 point improvement after completing the Manhattan GMAT prep. Thanks, Pros: Great resources and staff Cons: ? more

Manhattan GMAT is by far and away the best 4/24/2009

I completed the 9-week course in February, and just took the test this past week. I'm proud to report that I scored a 760 on my first try. Manhattan GMAT definitely gave me the tools necessary to achieve such a high score. The instructors are excellent, and the supplementary materials are top-notch as well. Included with the course you get their entire set of review books (8 total), the 3 published Official Guides, access to 6 online practice tests, extra question banks with practice problems, and a 30-minute private tutor session each week, among other things. Unlike other test prep companies I have used in the past (for other tests, not the GMATs), Manhattan GMAT seems to genuinely care how each of its students do. I have friends who have used some of the other prep programs (Kaplan and Veritas), and they were not as pleased with the course, nor did they do as well on the test. Manhattan GMAT has the reputation for being the best, and I really do believe that it must be true. I would recommend the course to anyone (whether you are a weaker student or a stronger student) looking to improve your score. Pros: The best instructors + the best materials more

Still trying to get my money back 3/17/2009

I signed up for a Manhattan GMAT class but then they changed the date and location. Okay, fine, but when I called to say I couldn't do the course at the new time, they refused to give me my money back. All they offered was their lame online course for a slight discount. ""Read the terms and conditions,"" blah blah blah. I am still doing battle with these people. They don't care about how well you do on the GMAT, they only care about money. Fool me once, shame on you... Fool me twice, shame on me. I will never give them another dime. Don't do business with these people! Pros: Convenient location Cons: They lie and wno't give your money back more

MGMAT Rocks for Top B-Schools. 10/30/2006

I heard about MGMAT from my trusted friend Google. I did some more research online and was fairly impressed. So I attended a free seminar, got $100 off, and wound up paying $1290 for a 9-week class, all materials included. This company actually only focuses on the GMAT, and their target is students who want to get really high scores. From what I understand the median score of their students is a 710. This was very important for me, because, by comparison, Kaplan's is like a 550 or so. Well, a 550 certainly wouldn't have helped me get into Columbia. Anyhow, I completed the course, which had about 12 hours of hw per week. The lectures were very engaging and the classes were small (my class had 15 students). The teaching style is actually a focus on the GMAT content, rather than trying to trick the exam. This works, becuase you can't trick the 700-level questions -- and actually have to know your stuff. So MGMAT re-teaches you the geometry, grammar, fractions, etc. The approach really works. You can also schedule to talk on the phone to an instructor once a week if you need additional help, which comes in useful with the homework. Pros: Specifically suits people looking to get high scores Cons: No parking on premises -- unless you want to pay an arm and a leg. more
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  • Manhattan GMAT teaches only one test: the GMAT. Developed by a small team of Ivy-League education professionals and continually updated to reflect the GMAT's most current trends, their unique curriculum goes beyond a review of general test-taking tricks...

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