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About Magoosh

Magoosh is a play on the Persian word “Magush,” which means “one who is highly-learned, wise and generous.” Magoosh’s team is self-described as being, “a bunch of education nerds who get super stoked about helping students achieve their academic dreams.” Interested in hearing what your peers think about Magoosh, read our Magoosh reviews below.

Back in 2008, co-founders Pejman Pour-Moezzi and Vikram Shenoy first began working on the concept of Magoosh, as managing test preparations with crowdsourced questions and answers. Later in 2009, their focus shifted towards an expert-powered preparatory platform, rather than a people-propelled experience, and the company was officially launched.

Basics

Magoosh is an admissions prep company with an informative blog, offering a 7-day free trial and a variety of guarantees promising improved test scores and more efficient learning methods. They also have targeted study schedules that evaluate when it’s best for a particular student to begin studying and times dependent upon when you’re the most motivated. This information will guide the learner more effectively up through the day of testing.

Magoosh Cost and Contact Info

Prices for these two platforms from Magoosh:

GMAT

$179 for a one year access plan to either Math and IR prep or Verbal and AWA assistance, a premium package for $199 that includes varying levels of video lessons, practice questions and tests with email assistance and study schedules.

GRE

$79 for basic and $99 for premium plans that include comprehensive coverage of AWA, math and verbal skill sets along with video lessons, practice questions and tests. Study schedules and email assistance are also included.

On their contact page, you’ll find a map to their home base in Berkeley, California along with toll-free and international phone numbers. For special offers and discounts, you can click here. You can email help@magoosh.com for assistance, but you can also send more specific requests to gmat@magoosh.com or gre@magoosh.com.

Magoosh Promo Code*

If you like the Magoosh test prep programs for the GMAT and GRE but want a discount code to save money, check out our promo code before purchasing one of their products!

 

 

Reviews Statistic

4.6
4.6 out of 4.6
105 Ratings
5 Stars 67
4 Stars 33
3 Stars 5
2 Stars 0
1 Stars 0

105 reviews for Magoosh Overview

  1. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    Loved Magoosh. After years away from math courses and practice, I needed a lot of help getting my quantitative score up. The Magoosh program broke out the question types, strategies, and concepts clearly, and provided me with tons of practice questions so I became comfortable with the material. I also appreciated that it’s a complete and structured study program — it definitely kept me on track. Plus, you can’t beat the price compared to other study programs out there.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: NYU Stern School of Business/2019
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: Applying for an MBA is an intensive process. Do a lot of informational interviews to figure out what the right type of school is for you and to refine your message on why exactly you need an MBA. Schools want to see your short and long-term goals very clearly defined, even if those things change once you enroll. Film and time yourself answering behavioral interview questions so you have a powerful, concise answer ready for anything they could throw at you.
  2. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    I loved Magoosh – their online videos made complex topics extremely simple to understand, and fun to watch. Their study plans were effective and helped keep me motivated and on-track. This is a much better experience than simply going through the OG on your own, and you can do it at your own pace vs. signing up for an expensive class. I would not hesitate to use Magoosh again and would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for top-notch GMAT prep. I raised my GMAT score +30 points to break the 700-barrier with the help of Magoosh.

    • 5 out of 5
      Rated 5 out of 5

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      Follow the study schedule they recommend. You have to be committed, but it is a great program. I loved the videos and test strategies they suggest.

      • 4 out of 5
        Rated 4 out of 5

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        Used them to work through GMAT questions on my phone on my phone during down time. Good Resource.

        • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Rice Univesity
        • Your MBA Application Advice*: Keep plugging away
      • 5 out of 5
        Rated 5 out of 5

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        Magoosh is great for do it yourself applicants. The key to it are the explanations after you get a question wrong. Sometimes when just doing the Official GMAT books you have No clue why you were wrong. Magoosh explains Everything and this helps build a better base of uderstanding. Also compared to other test companies the price is a steal, can’t hurt to try this considering a lot of applications to programs are more expensive.

        • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: BootH/2017
        • Your MBA Application Advice*: Keep taking the gmat until you received the score you want. Admissions is not as hard as they make it seem and it is a holistic view but relax About it all and if YOU have the test score you want it makes you much more cOnfident in the interview.

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