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About EMPOWERgmat

Empower GMAT emphasizes their connections with schools that their alums have attended and recommends an expensive, yet what they believe to be a beneficial, visit with an MBA admission consultant. They consider this an investment into your future, considering earning an MBA may add a substantial amount of income over the course of one’s career.

Empower GMAT seeks to have their student’s “think like a testmaker” in order to be able to predict the answers to questions. They invite users to view a “pro guide” that will guide them through the process, from the content given on the test to methods designed to “beat the tactics” presented to them throughout the examination.


Their course tour is loaded with video experiences offering:

  • Video explanations to over 2,000 questions
  • Motivational podcasts and “cheat sheet” PDF’s
  • Gmat official guide questions with video explanations
  • Lessons, bonus tools, drills and questionnaires

Thousands of realistic training questions are also accompanied by video and an error log is supplied for students to recognize mistakes and possible patterns associated with these errors.

EMPOWERgmat Cost and Contact Info

Empower GMAT offers a free 24 hour access pass online or available through Facebook. The monthly charge is $99 dollars and if you pre-pay for three months, you get the fourth month at no charge.

At the bottom of their signup page, there are free downloads of one, two and three month study plans along with PDF files for total, quantitative and verbal score boosters.

Contact Empower GMAT through a messaging service found on their home page.

EmpowerGMAT Discount Code

If you like EmpowerGMAT and want to purchase their GMAT prep program but need a discount code to save money, check out our promo code before buying.

Reviews Statistic

4.7 out of 4.7
13 Ratings
5 Stars 9
4 Stars 4
3 Stars 0
2 Stars 0
1 Star 0

13 reviews for EMPOWERgmat.com Overview

  1. 5 out of 5


    Empowergmat helped me boost my score by 40 points in a less than a month. I had given the GMAT twice before, each time getting the same score despite using different tactics and extensively practicing with the Official guides and official mocks. I switched to Empower for my third attempt because after my 2nd one i realised that self-study was not working for me and i really needed a game- changing strategy as i was looking a score boost of a minimum 40 points.

    I chose the Empower 1 month plan after reading so many positive reviews about them on gmat forums. I honestly was skeptical because i hadn’t heard of any friends or colleagues use the platform before. But as soon as i started with the trial, i was convinced of the simplicity and effective approach followed. The concept videos are structured in a very thoughtful manner and makes every topic seem easy and intuitive. My ESRs from the previous attempts had indicated that my weakest area in verbal was SC so i was primarily focused on improving my SC sccuracy. I would recommend anyone who shares the same weakness to watch their SC concept videos atleast twice to etch them in your mind. My verbal score jumped from 35 in the last two attempts to 41 with just 3 weeks of prep.

    I also really liked the mini clinics to teach quant formulae and the podcasts to boost confidence before every mock. Would definitely recommend the software especially for retakers who have tried to get the desired score in conventional ways and failed. Lastly, i haven’t seen a more proactive customer support in any professional service i have ever taken. The response time in under 30 mins for any questions and they go out of their way to provide you with all the help they can.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Applying this year
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: Start early and choose the prep style which you think is best suited for yourself without being over influenced by what has worked for others!
  2. 5 out of 5


    EmpowerGMAT was exactly what I was looking for. It is an extremely cost-effective and highly engaging GMAT prep course. One of the highlights of the course was listening to the “big picture” advice from Rick and Max, both of whom know the GMAT inside and out. By following their advice and insights, you are guaranteed to go into the real GMAT with a foolproof strategy to break 700. You’ll know which questions to spend the extra time on, and which ones to dump and move on. I found Max’s Verbal help particularly engaging and helpful, and I ended up scoring in the 98% for verbal. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to DESTROY the GMAT.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Undecided- Entering in 2019
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: START EARLY! I'm currently in the process of applying and got a late start. It's not impossible but creates a lot of added, unnecessary stress. I've also had to move a little faster than I would have liked and have missed or skipped some conversations that might be useful for me to make an even more informed decision.
  3. 5 out of 5


    EMPOWERgmat helped me increase my GMAT score from 580 (Q44 V26) to 670 (Q45 V37). That’s a 90 point improvement in just 2 months.

    Quant: Rich’s videos helped me SO much with pacing. I always ran out of time during my practice exams so I always got a bunch of questions wrong at the end. And the questions at the end are almost always GETABLE. The GMAT puts them there to reward the people who are doing well on time. Also, I was finally getting number property and overlapping set questions correct thanks to the strategies that Rich taught. If you struggle in math, Rich will teach you all the basics and then the tricks to make you better.

    Verbal: Max taught me strategies I never knew I needed. I thought I could get by on Verbal because its just reading words. Nope. I needed those strategies in order to get an 11 point increase in my verbal score. After watching all the verbal section videos, SC was finally easy, I was able to knock out the 3 wrong answer types on CR, and RC was actually simple if you spend more time reading the passage! I hated the Verbal section of the GMAT, it was never my strong suit. But Max’s videos were so amazing that I started to enjoy some of the questions because for the first time, I KNEW I was choosing the correct answer, I wasn’t just guessing between 2-3 answers. The most important thing I learn from Max is how to choose the right answer when you’ve narrowed it down to two answers. That strategy helped me the most because I always got it down to a 50/50 shot, but I always chose wrong.

    Overall, EMPOWERgmat is the best course out there. It’s inexpensive compared to others, it’s self-paced, and they provide so many other benefits with the class (they set you up with an advisor, they have an option for a 30 min phone call with a pro to look at your admissions essays/profile, you can get GMAT official exams at a discounted price). EMPOWERgmat is the best bang for your buck. The team is incredibly helpful and I’ve already recommended the course o multiple friends and colleagues who want to take the beast that is the GMAT. You won’t regret choosing EMPOWERgmat. Start with their free trial, I promise you will like it.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross School of Business/2021
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: Always leave room for one or two GMAT retakes.
  4. 5 out of 5


    I am enrolled with Lamar University in their MBA program. Continuing education is very important to me because it prepares me for the future, while giving me skills for today. Empower GMAT gives an edge to students who want to raise their GMAT scores. Definitely check them out if you’re on the fence. I’m in education and research says that we all need help when it comes to studying. Locking your door and studying in your room isn’t as effective as a program like this!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Lamar University
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: Just try! With so many schools offering MBA programs, there is a program right for you. Just realize how many people are putting off going for their MBA. You will have the advantage if you try. Give it a go!
  5. 4 out of 5


    Best GMAT test preparation, value for money wise. The program enables you to prepare well enough but I think the real proof of the services provided by empower is their ability to answer your direct questions with such a good strategy that every question that bothers you, turns into a great teachable opportunity. Great support from the team. I also enjoyed the podcasts that Rich and Co. created, really helps get into theory mind of a “heavy hitter”.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross/2020
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: Start very early with your applications and test preparation. Leave plenty of time to get the GMAT out of the way. Once you've conquered that, spend as much time as necessary researching. Research the schools, career avenues, alumni and also school character. Thereafter make sure to do some introspection.
  6. 5 out of 5


    I relied exclusively on EmpowerGMAT for my test prep, and it paid off. The platform provides study guides to users who want a structured study plan, but also allows flexibility to users who want to focus their study time on particular weak areas (for example, I focused 100% of my study efforts on Quant b/c I didn’t need the help on Verbal.) The practice problems and accompanying video lessons provide clear and easy-to-follow guidance for answering each question, and the quizzes leverage the GMAT Official Guide, so you can be confident your practicing on problems that closely mimic the real thing.

    Throughout the “mini lessons,” Rich acknowledges that there are multiple ways to solve a problem, but shows you the best (i.e. fastest) way to solve them, and gives you clear guidance for employing those strategies wherever possible to pick up valuable seconds/minutes on Test Day. He also shares strategic insight into how the test works and what the test-makers are really looking for, which helped me get more comfortable with triaging questions and drastically improved my time management.

    The people at EmpowerGMAT are really helpful and proactive in ensuring you’re satisfied with your test prep materials. When my first attempt at the test didn’t go the way I’d hoped, they were quick to offer me a month of complimentary access, and Rich provided his feedback on my Enhanced Score Report to help me focus my study efforts prior to my next attempt. I was regularly impressed by the value I got from EmpowerGMAT, and at a price point far below what many of the leading test prep courses charge, it is undoubtedly worth the money. I highly recommend.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: applying for Fall 2019
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: The application process is going to take longer than you might expect, so start early, and take it in steps. Start with the test and allow time for at least 1 retake before moving on to other elements of the application process. Talk to current students/alum to get a sense for the school's culture/values, and don't be afraid to reach out to admissions reps with your (school-specific) questions.
  7. 5 out of 5


    Studying for the GMAT/GRE is going to take more time and energy than you ever imagined. It’s important to form a realistic timeline and study schedule. EmpowerGRE was the #1 source that helped improve my test timing and strategy.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School/2020
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: Get the GMAT/GRE out of the way as early as possible. Speak to as many current students as possible. Research your targeted industry and write with passion in your essays. Again, get that GMAT/GRE out. of. the. way!!!
  8. 4 out of 5


    I joined EMPOWERgmat after self-studying with the Manhattan prep books and I saw very little to no improvement in my CAT score. I found that EMPOWERgmat was able to provide me with what I was missing from Manhattan and from a self-studying approach. Not only were the videos extremely useful, but Rich and Max offered several insightful tips.

    It took me about 2 to 3 months to complete my studies and take the GMAT, and continued to see score improvements of around 70 – 100 points, scoring 670 on my last two CATs. Somehow, by using all the EMPOWERgmat tactics, I was able to reach my goal and score 700 on my real exam! I could not have scored so well without using the EMPOWER approach to the test. Empower has great fundamentals which allow you to quickly learn how to answer questions rather than cram. The strategies are clear cut and easy to follow. Rich helps you understand the fundamentals in a very concise manner.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Johns Hopkins
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: - It's important to think carefully through your personal and professional goals - Take the time to do research on the school which match the goals you are pursuing. - Put in the time to study for the GMAT - Make sure you obtain letters from recommends who know you personally - With handwork and determination, anything is attainable.
  9. 5 out of 5


    If you are plateauing with your GMAT score than EmpowerGMAT is for you! EmpowerGMAT is great for understanding how the test is built and the tactics that the test taker can use to beat it. I believe that the triage tactics and other tactics worked better with the quantitative section than the verbal section; however, both scores did increase after taking the EmpowerGMAT course. The course is much cheaper compared to other courses. All of the content is put into online modules and the course references official guide questions to practice. I would not suggest using EmpowerGMAT if you are just starting to prepare for the test. I believe that one could find other materials more useful for re-familiarizing yourself with topics such as geometry or algebra; however, EmpowerGMAT does cover these topics, just not really in depth. Prior to using EmpowerGMAT, I was consistently scoring in the 670-700 range. After using the program for about a month, I was scoring in the 720-750 range. Overall, I was very happy with my official score and would recommend that anyone who is seriously looking to hit a top score should strongly consider using EmpowerGMAT.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School/ 2019
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: As far as my application advice goes, I would recommend reaching out to as many students and admissions members as possible to get as many perspectives on the program as you can. Also, try to figure out how each specific program would help you with your career goals. Each school will have its different strengths and weaknesses, and you as an applicant should do your due diligence to figure out what those are and how they will affect you.
  10. 5 out of 5


    Empower GMAT was clutch. Before empower I had tried a number of other online GMAT prep courses but wasn’t engaged and found that the pacing was terrible. Empower provided the structure I needed and the instructors constantly kept the energy level up. Their podcasts were surprisingly helpful provide useful tips I hadn’t found elsewhere for test day. But I have to say the most useful feature of empower is their curated GMAT review section – condensed review of key material and easy/med/hard official gmat questions with video reviews. I focused on this during the last 2 weeks before my exam and ultimately brought my score from a 640 to a 710.

    I highly recommend Empower.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Yale School of Management / 2018
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: Get the GMAT out of the way early! Most people have to retake it so make sure you leave plenty of time for this. Multiple applications with very similar essays but requiring that you highlight different qualities seems daunting - create a quality matrix with all the qualities you need to highlight for each school and all the personal experiences/stories that might fit in to highlight those qualities. Save this as you will need it again during recruiting...
  11. 4 out of 5


    The course was good for two reasons: the first is the organisation of the courses and the second is the depth of the courses. Studying for the GMAT is a tough task and it is hard to see where you need help in. With this course I was able to have a structured plan in studying for the GMAT, which then allowed me to to not only gauge my performance but also instil a sense of confidence when I was going through the course. The detail of the information also put me to the test and ultimately gave me a strong basis to tackle the GMAT.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: William & Mary Mason School of Business / 2017
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: Plan ahead before taking the GMAT. Give yourself at least a month or two of studying time to prepare. The more time to study the better. Always pace yourself and keep a strict work ethic when studying. I advice everyone to take as many practice tests as they can. Getting yourself into the mood to the take the test is important because on the actual day of the test it may be a little nerve racking. So plan ahead and give yourself time to study.
  12. 4 out of 5


    I found EmpowerGMAT to be very informative. The course focuses mostly on tactics and how to approach the test – a topic not given enough attention by most companies. It helps you see the basics of the test and what you HAVE to get right, as well as the challenging questions you shouldn’t sweat too much about. I’d recommend the course to anyone seeking a cost-effective, tactics-based approach to the GMAT.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Notre Dame / 2018
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: The more time you give yourself the better. I applied on a very condensed schedule and found myself learning things as I went. The right approach is to space things out, take course visits, knock the GMAT out early, and be methodical with your essays. I tried doing it all at once because of a late decision to go to business school and definitely struggled at times.
  13. 5 out of 5


    Very, very good online GMAT course that has numerous videos as well as a study plan for conquering the GMAT. Using Empower GMAT helped give my studying structure and each time I studied I had a purpose and goal. I believe this is what helped me easily exceed a score of 700 when I took the exam. If one is willing to adhere to the schedule and complete the exercises and mock exams, getting over a 700 should not be a problem.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: McCombs 2016
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: The program has no mock exams but outlines the student to use mock exams from MGMAT. I believe empower gmat advises taking 6 MGMAT tests, however, I would encourage MGMAT to push the applicant to also take the two free GMAC GMAT tests as well as the 2 (or is it 4?) additional GMAC GMAT tests that are available for purchase. Another thing I would recommend is for Empower GMAT to recommend test takers to time their exercises (or have some tool to do so) so that a test taker can become accustomed to the fast pace of the actual exam.

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