Dr. Joern Meissner, a tenured business school professor, began his concept of Manhattan Review back in 1999. He has supervised and overseen all of the programs since its inception. Meissner believes that prep programs created and presented by professionals that hold an MBA are not as valuable as his company, led by Meissner who has actually taught in an MBA environment. This distinction gives him a better perspective within the learning process.

Not to say that Dr. Meissner steers the Manhattan Review ship on his own. He has a crew of highly qualified, instructors who have gone through a rigorous selection process to become a part of the team. The Manhattan program focuses on enabling students to concentrate more on pure content and education, rather than tricks and shortcuts.


The formats for Manhattan’s prep classes, both GMAT and GRE, are rigorous, whether online or in a classroom setting, and some classes require a set amount of personal tutoring. Although they are similar to most of the competition when it comes to material, curriculum and content, but they are set to a specific course schedule.

Manhattan Review’s courses all offer a choice between in-person or online formats, a number of selected teaching hours with different durations of total instruction time and content. Ultimately, the plans are individualized to meet a student’s particular needs. GMAT BONUS: Weekend or “Boot Camp” options are available for those last minute crammers.

Cost and Contact Info

The regime of courses and select tutoring are tiered for both GMAT and GRE on three different levels: Classic, Private and Tutoring at $990, $1,590 and $150 per hour respectively.

You can contact Manhattan Review toll-free at (800) 246-4600 or locally by dialing (212) 316-2000 and lastly by email to

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