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Manhattan Prep

About Manhattan Prep

Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek, began with a vision of students learning better, if given more qualified teachers, back in 2000. He assembled a hand-picked team of 99th percentile educators to give potential learners a more substantial preparatory experience and the concept of Manhattan Prep was born.

Offering an approach that touts critical thinking, rather than using tricks and gimmicks, Zeke and his team of accomplished instructors believe that learning should be fun and not just something the student should suffer through as a means to the end.


Manhattan Prep offers services for self-starters, giving them readily available options offered at their own pace, up to and including last-minute crunch courses. More structured online courses are available for those who need tutoring options and more advanced, comprehensive direction and assistance.

Manhattan Prep Cost and Contact Info

Course option pricing is as follows:


Their basic “Interact” course starts at $549 and includes over 35 hours of interactive, on demand video lessons, access to all of their online books and other internet resources.

The Manhattan Prep live GMAT course begins at $1,299 and offers 27 hours of live instruction, online or personalized classes.

A 10 hour package of live tutoring will start at $2,450 with one-on-one sessions and attention available both in person and online. Their $2,650 “Boot Camp” class includes 35 hours of instruction over a two-week period also available either in person or online.


Their “Crunch Time” level package starts at $99 and offers a two-hour online session with a live instructor geared towards those presented with a last-minute scenario.

Moving up to the guided self-study program beginning at $299, features include over 22 hours of video instruction, access to all online books and resources.

The live GRE course study includes 27 hours of live instruction and online or in-person classes starting at $999. A ten hour tutoring package begins as $2,450 and presents one-on-one personalized instruction, custom-tailored to meet each student’s individual needs, available either in-person or online.

Reach out to Manhattan Prep via email at gmat@manhattanprep.com or gre@manhattanprep.com, toll-free to (800) 576-4628.

Manhattan Prep Promo Code

If you’re interested in buying one of the courses from Manhattan Prep but need a discount code before buying, check out our promo code to save money.

Reviews Statistic

4.5 out of 4.5
257 Ratings
5 Stars 155
4 Stars 81
3 Stars 16
2 Stars 3
1 Stars 2

257 reviews for Manhattan Prep Overview

  1. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5


    I enjoyed Manhattan GMAT! It offers a variety of ways to absorb the content so you can never get bored or run out of practice problems or flash cards. I attended the in-person class because I need something like homework to hold me accountable and prefer a live person to go over problems with when I’m stuck. As with anything, you get out what you put in, so don’t cheat yourself out of time and money by falling behind or by not paying attention.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Pepperdine University/2018
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: Be organized! Make a MBA calendar of when you plan to collect all required documents, references, test scores and essays and stick to it! In fact, give yourself some cushion or emergency time before deadlines in case you absolutely need it. As far as essay prompts go, interview 3-5 people that know you the best around the prompts. This will help you to articulate your strengths, especially the ones that may seem innate to you, clearly and convincingly on your essays!
  2. 3 out of 5
    Rated 3 out of 5


    I took the online class with Manhattan GMAT Prep. The books are very thorough and a great learning experience. However, the class doesn’t create enough depth that it can be applied well to the GMAT. Essentially, if the same time was taken without the class to prepare, a similar score could have been reached. I would recommend the books they create, but not the online class, especially at $1300.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Indiana University / In-Progress
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: Start early. Re-read your essays over the course of weeks until you feel they reflect your message.
  3. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5


    After taking the GMAT for the first time, I was disappointed with my score. I felt like I had exhausted all the free resources to do well, and to get into my top B-school choice, I knew I needed help to improve my score by atleast 70 points.

    I was directed to Manhattan GMAT by a friend who took their intensive course. I was serving in the Navy, and so I looked at their online courses. They classes were self-paced, interactive, and offered a 10% military discount. I was pleased with the prep.

    A few months later, I took the GMAT for the second time, and I was overjoyed to increase my score by 100 points.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Harvard Business School / 2019
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: Stay organized with timelines, and don't wait until the last minute to take the GMAT, realize you should've studied more, and have to postpone your B-school applications until you get a good score.
  4. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5


    I took the Manhattan Prep Online Course and the program was very helpful. The course content was interactive and allowed me to work at my own pace. I was able to strengthen areas where I needed support and casually review areas I felt strong in. i highly recommend this course.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Foster's EMBA
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: My advice for your MBA Application is to reveal your character via essays and recommendations. Often we get trapped into getting in and it masks who you are and why you should be selected. Take time to figure out why and draft responses accordingly. Choose colleagues/peers that can reveal different characteristics about yourself that you may not be able to convey clearly in your essays. This will highlight other traits and set the bar for acceptance.
  5. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5


    I highly recommend Manhattan Prep for studying for the GMAT. This is an incredible course for many reasons – great instructors, great content, great pacing. I found the time in the classroom invaluable and the homework realistic to keep me on track. It was especially helpful to learn tips and tricks for speeding up my pacing on the exam and knowing when to guess and move on. I would recommend the in person class. I took a course that met weekly with the same instructor. Super fun to get to know classmates in a similar situation as well. Thank you Manhattan Prep!

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Tuck School of Business/2019
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: Be true to yourself! This is a great process to take time to reflect.
  6. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5


    Personally, Manhattan GMAT is probably one of the best companies out there. Tons of resources online as well as stellar teachers. If I could provide any advice – I would say please review the books for a month or so before attending the course. At Manhattan GMAT, they don’t teach you the fundamentals but the short-cuts on how to get your answer. If you lack a solid foundation, you will struggle.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Babson - 2019
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: I can't provide much information here but I would simply suggest crushing your GMAT and providing 3 recommendation letters rather than the standard two.
  7. 4 out of 5
    Rated 4 out of 5


    I took the Manhattan Prep online course to e refresh on concepts I haven’t touched since High School. It was really helpful. The online program allowed me to work at my own pace and review the areas where I was weaker. It also allowed me to skip the areas where I was already strong, saving me a lot of time. The practice questions were really helpful. My score improved drastically.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: UCLA/2019
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: Give yourself a lot of time to prepare your applications. Take the time to meet with alumni and staff. And, definitely, invest in getting to know the schools and the programs you will be applying to before even starting your application. It'll give you more focus when you start the application process.

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