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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.”

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.


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.

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. You can email help@magoosh.com for assistance, but you can also send more specific requests to gmat@magoosh.com or gre@magoosh.com.

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