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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
207 Ratings
5 Stars 125
4 Stars 65
3 Stars 13
2 Stars 2
1 Stars 2

207 reviews for Manhattan Prep Overview

  1. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5


    I took Manhattan Prep’s GMAT courses last year. The syllabus was very well designed and the instructor, Jonathan Schneider, was extremely skilled and up-to-date on the latest GMAT trends/topics/question types. Coming from Engineering background, my biggest weakness was in Verbal section, for which the combination of Manhattan’s textbooks and CAT exams and Jonathan’s instructions were extremely helpful. From information on the algorithm that Official GMAT uses to calculate the score, to common mistakes that people make in different question types, to smallest details on how to physically and mentally prepare for the exam, you can ask or email Jonathan whatever you want and he’s always there to answer with tremendous resourcefulness and patience, even far after you’re done with classes. Two month after I finished my classes I got 710 in my first official GMAT try. I build upon the solid verbal foundation that Jonathan and Manhattan’s classes had created in me to study more, and eventually in my third try I got 760 (99th percentile) with a verbal score of 44 (98th) percentile. I highly recommend Manhattan and especially Jonathan’s classes to whoever is shooting for a 700+ score.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Columbia Business School / 2019
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: its never too early to start THINKING about your essay STORY LINE and narrative. start as early as you're done with your gmat.
  2. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5


    i CHOSE TO ENROLL IN THE mANHATTAN pREP iNTERACTIVE cLASS EARLIER THIS YEAR BECAUSE MY RESEARCH INDICATED THAT IT WAS THE BEST ON-DEMAND CLASS AVAILABLE. wORKING AS A TRAVELING CONSULTANT, i NEEDED A COURSE THAT WOULD FIT MY SCHEDULE AND THIS ONE WAS PERFECT. i INITIALLY SCORED A 640 ON THEIR ASSESSMENT GMAT AND ENDED WITH A 710 ON THEIR 6TH GMAT practice exam. i TOOK THE ACTUAL gmat two WEEKs LATER AND SCORED A 740! when you’re taking their practice exams you should be aware that they are likely much harder then the actual exam. i feel like i was able to score 740 on my first exam for 3 reasons. First off, the office hours with the interactive course were the perfect amount of time for one of their trained instructors to help me create a study plan. Second, manhattan prep’s questions are much harder than the actual exam, so i was able to finish the quant section 25 minutes early and the verbal section 10 minutes early with no mental fatigue (which I had never done before). Lastly, the ability to go back and rewatch lessons for topics i was struggling on was crucial for me.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Fuqua School of Business / 2019
  3. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5


    (SOMEHOW I CAN ONLY TYPE CAPITAL LETTERS HERE) MANHATTAN PREP WAS ONE OF MY TOP CHOICES WHEN PREPARING FOR GMAT MYSELF. I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE SENTENCE correction strategy guide which provides a systematic introduction of gmat grammar to non-english natives in a easy to understand way. It definitely helped me understand the gmat/english way of grammar significantly.
    I also like the set of 6 online CAT exams that comes with the purchase of any manhattan guide. Although the difficulty level of its quantitative part of exams is higher than the actual test, it provides a good practice to perform under pressure.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: columbia
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: campus visit is definitely one of the best ways for applicants to find out which schools are right for them individually. go early before you start the application process if you can. it will make your application more focused and productive.
  4. 4 out of 5
    4 out of 5


    This class is helpful for learning gmat test strategies and for for those who have trouble staying motivated to study on their own. m instructor was straight-forward and helpful. be advised you probably still want to take 4-6 weeks after the class for further review and prep. also make use of the resources on the website once you pay for the in-person class.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Undecided/2019
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: the test seems to be the biggest obstacle people face in applying. get that out of the way as early as possible and then spend quality time focusing on school research, outreach, essays, etc.
  5. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5


    I have tried several GMAT and gre prep services before, both live online and classroom full preparation courses. I have found the most effective Manhattan Prep’s interact gmat course: you can go at your own pace and the difficulty of the questions adapt to your understanding of the topic. Even though it is not a live course i found it much more interactive than a live one. the main problem with the live courses is that there are 30+ people in the room or chat room and the pace of the course adapts to the average, therefore you may spend hours on a topic that you are an expert of. you can avoid it by taking manhattan’s interact course, and even save up up to 600 USD! I highly recommend it.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Wharton / 2019
  6. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5


    I took the GMAT class with Ryan Jacobs two years ago in SF. He’s not only patient but truly cared about each one of the student’s success. In the last few months, I’ve picked up the GMATs again and even though he was no longer my instructor, he still took the time to review all of my questions via email and provided guidance on how to re-study even after 2 years. I would highly recommend manhattan gmat to anyone who is looking to start on the tedious gmat journey. By Fall, I am going to be enrolling at wharton and there’s no way i could have done it without manhattan gmat prep. it’s a little pricey but it’s worth the price for those who are professionals that don’t have the time to study or set a schedule.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: University of Pennsylvania
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: it might seem like you need to do everything all at once but focus on one section at one time - gmats first, visiting the schools second/talking to current students (only a few), applying last and if you're lucky to get an invitation (talk to as many alumni/current students as you can so you can talk about it during the interview)
  7. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5


    I subscribed to Manhattan interact GMAT class. I scored a 640 with my first gmat attempt, after taking the manhattan prep course my score went up to 690. the program is very well designed, the books that come with the program are top notch and the instructor videos were easy to follow and were very engaging. What i particularly liked was the GMAT navigator which allowed you to answer questions from the official Gmat guide and would provide you with manhattan prep developed answer explanations which advised you of the best method or methods to approach a problem, and not the algebraic solution as the official guide would do. the charting of your progress through the gmat navigator allowed you to pin point your week areas so that you can address

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: New york univesrity 2020
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: Come up with the story of your life and identify the things that make you a unique and special candidate.

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