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About Magoosh

Magoosh is a play on the Persian word “Magush,” which means “one who is highly-learned, wise and generous.” Magoosh’s team describes itself as, “a bunch of education nerds who get super stoked about helping students achieve their academic dreams.” Interested in hearing what your peers think about Magoosh GMAT Prep, read our Magoosh reviews below.

Back in 2008, co-founders Pejman Pour-Moezzi and Vikram Shenoy first began working on the concept of Magoosh.  At first they managed 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.

Basics

Magoosh is an admissions prep company with an informative blog, offering a 7-day free trial.  Magoosh GMAT offers 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.

Magoosh GMAT Cost and Contact Info

Prices for these 3 platforms from Magoosh:

Magoosh GMAT

$219 for a one year access plan to either Math and IR prep or Verbal and AWA assistance.  The premium package costs $249 and includes varying levels of video lessons, practice questions and tests with email assistance and study schedules.

The Tutoring & Premium plan includes 6 hours of tutoring, video chat, flexible scheduling and also offer a +50 total score guarantee.  The cost is $799.

Magoosh GRE

$129 for 1 month and $149 for 6 months 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.

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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If you like the Magoosh test prep programs for the GMAT and GRE but want a discount code to save money, check out our promo code before purchasing one of their products!

 

 

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164 reviews for Magoosh GMAT Reviews

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    Magoosh was extremely helpful for my grad school test prep. I liked the flash cards in the app as well as the detailed math explanations and practice peoblems on the desktop.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Baruch MBA 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Go for it! Prepare well for your GMAT or GRE and take it twice.
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    Test prep questions are just as tough as the actual exam. Made me realise I wasn’t as prepared until I looked at test prep materials

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Business 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Test prep questions are just as tough as the actual exam. Made me realise I wasn't as prepared until I looked at test prep materials.
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    Used Magoosh for the most competitively priced. A lot of the material was indeed aligned with what was on the exam. The interface was easy to navigate through. Customer service was there for all of my inquiries. Thanks Magoosh!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: CUNY Baruch College FA2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Be yourself. I advise going into and MBA program with some finance, or accounting experience. A lot of group work.
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    Great self-service tool that can be an affordable supplement to OG and MP books. I didn’t feel I could afford a course, but I am glad I tried another service instead of just relying on the books for my test.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Darden 2022
    • MBA application & school advice: Start early, like 2-3 years early even! Look up the schools you want to go to, but also look up programs that might be able to help you get there. I left opportunities on the table because I started 8 months out fro my first application deadline and focused on test prep without researching all of the opportunities available to me.
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    I loved Magoosh test prep – I used it for the GRE (which nearly all if not all MBA programs now accept). The videos were very well taught and the way they categorized practice questions was hugely useful (e.g., you can sort your response accuracy by question type, section, specific topic, etc.). I highly recommend to anyone who feels they have the self-discipline to actually sit down and practice on their own.

    Also would recommend this over traditional books / printed practice exams because the real exam is computer-based.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stanford GSB 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Focus more on your application than test scores!
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    I thought the Magoosh test prep material was incredibly thorough. I enjoyed that I was able to engage in self-paced learning and I particularly enjoyed the number of questions available to practice. The videos explaining answers were also very clear and supported my learning.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Mendoza College of Business 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Be thoughtful about why you want to join an MBA program and how it will benefit you in the short and long term.
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    Magoosh provides a very comprehensive GMAT prep that covers all the types of questions. I almost use it everyday during my GMAT preparation process. The questions from Magoosh are great, they are even slightly more difficult than the real questions.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: UCLA Anderson 2019
    • MBA application & school advice: Be true be yourself. Never give up.
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    Magoosh has always been my first choice. The questions are similar or even slightly more difficult than the real questions. It always gives you confidence to tackle the most difficult questions during the real test.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: UCLA 2019
    • MBA application & school advice: Be true be yourself.
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    Fantastic platform for tracking your progress and focusing on your specific areas of improvement. Excellent explainer videos, well organized by topic categories, and attentive customer service. An invaluable resource to prep efficiently and methodically for the GMAT.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: MIT Sloan School of Management
    • MBA application & school advice: Application: focus on how your past track record of accomplishments are an indicator of future success; consider Sloan’s roles in the wider MIT ecosystem School: be thoughtful before starting at Sloan about your goals. There is too much for any one person to do and it’s easy to be pulled in dozens of directions. Having that honest conversation with yourself before starting will help you focus your limited time on the activities that will help you achieve your goals.
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    Very helpful in learning basic concepts and focusing on areas where I needed more time to learn.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: MIT Sloan 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: N/A
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    Video lessons were very helpful and straightforward. The lengths of the videos are long enough to teach the concept but short enough that you won’t lose concentration. The practice problems were on average more difficult than the exam questions which prepares you well for the exam. The test prep is also on the cheaper end of quality GMAT exam materials.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Univeristy of Texas - McCombs School of Business
    • MBA application & school advice: Before looking at schools to apply for be sure to list and prioritize what factors are most important to you. Having a clear train of thought about what you value most about a business school will help you cross-out business schools that may seem similar on the surface.
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    This is the only resource I used and I found it very helpful.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stanford 2020
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    I heard about Magoosh on one of my favorite blogs “What they Didn’t Teach You in History Class”. It was a great program, easy to use, and MOST IMPORTANTLY: AFFORDABLE! Ultimately my University didn’t require the GMAT or GRE because I already had two Master’s Degrees. But this is worth the money.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: iMBA 2022
    • MBA application & school advice: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign has an AMAZING online MBA program! If you're thinking about an MBA, check them out online and through Coursera.
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    The practice problems are very helpful and similar in difficulty and form on the real test. Although, it seems like Magoosh’s Math Problems a bit more difficult. Their app for vocabulary is very useful as well.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Finance, 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Be honest and have all your material ready when applying to make the process go smoothly.
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    I used the Magoosh Online Prep service to prepare for my GMAT. The videos were super helpful and clear that I didn’t need a “real” person. There were so many good practice questions and useful analytics and ways to review my practice tests. I paid much more for in-person services at other companies but Magoosh was just better in how it was organized and presented material.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Judge Business School, University of Cambridge 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Have a good story about yourself that you can get across in your essays and then in your interviews. Don't give up when doing the GMAT/GRE.
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    As a self-study kind of learner I thought Magoosh was the most cost-effective and efficient program out there and I wasn’t wrong. The site has a great general guide on study plans as well as a large amount of practice questions and videos to walk through difficult concepts. I definitely recommend for anyone into self-study.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: NYU Stern Full-time MBA Program 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Give yourself enough time to apply. It's crazy how much work is required just to be considered.
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    Excellent self paced online review option. The course could be adjusted to the amount of time one had to study. Well structured curriculum with clear video lessons (with transcripts), a good amount of practice questions (with explanations of answers), and great assessment tools to review how one did on each curriculum topic and the difficulty level of each question.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of California, Davis; Part Time MBA Program Sacramento, Class of 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Thoroughly review program structure and the class profile to ensure it is a good fit for you, especially if you have several years of experience. Also, be realistic about the program format that fits yours study style (online vs. inperson vs. a mix). Finally, experiential learning within the program is critical if you wish to change career tracks.
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    Magoosh GMAT Prep has been helpful in so many ways! First, the study guides are determined by how many days left in taking the test. From 1 year, 6 months, to even a month, a custom made designed study guide is set for you. The videos are absolutely helpful, as well as the study questions. There are no regrets using Magoosh, and I would use it again!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: CSU Long Beach, College of Business Evening MBA Program, 2022
    • MBA application & school advice: Be true to yourself, and never give up. Do your best at any given moment, and people will notice your hard work and dedication.
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    Magoosh made it easy to study on busy, professional schedule. I loved their online flashcards and multiple choice quizzes, which I could do during my train commute to work. I think the quizzes and tests were quite representative of the test, and I was able to become more confident before taking the test by improving my practice test scores on Magoosh. The online course videos were also easy to follow and helpful. Five stars!!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School
    • MBA application & school advice: Start early, of course! Also, I think the best way to prepare and think about what you want to write in your application essays for each school is to talk to a current student or alumni of the school you are applying to. You can only learn so much from a school's website or even touring its campus. The way to really get to know the school, and show that you've done your research as well, is to incorporate insights from current and past students.
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    Out of the three different GMAT prep platforms I used (eGMAT, Magoosh, and Manhattan), Magoosh’s offered the most organized video curriculum through which I could really focus on tackling my weaknesses and nailing down on the types of questions that I would see at 700+ score level.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School Class of 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Lay out your very own objectives of pursuing MBA with a clear game plan.
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    I used the online web browser based program. It was easy to use and the real-time score feedback was helpful but not always accurate. I really enjoyed how you could break down the topics and questions into any conceivable type of list or quiz. I also thought a strong point of the program was the detailed explanations to each question. The test taking tips were useful as well. Overall, great value for the 6-month price.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Washington University 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Try your hardest on the GMAT and market yourself as best as you can in everything else. Set clear short term goals.
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    I found Magoosh Test Prep to be very helpful throughout the entire GMAT Prep process. From laying the study session framework out, to digging deeper into intricate math problems, Magoosh Test Prep covered all materials necessary to obtaining the GMAT score I was aiming for!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Wisconsin Evening MBA Clas of 2022
    • MBA application & school advice: Be thoughtful and present in your application and pick a school with shared values. Everyone has a unique voice, and using it is what will get you far in life.
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    I think this was a great and simple way to review for the test, especially the math section.. some of which I hadn’t personally reviewed or used in years. Practice problems were also helpful and answers were able to walk you through all points and traps that were included in the questions.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Butler University 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Take your time and enjoy meeting all different people from a variety of backgrounds.
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    Magoosh gives you a big bang for your buck. The questions are up to par with the GMAT questions, they are also well laid out and explained in detail. Its much better than spending thousands of dollars in the GMAT preparation classes.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: McCombs School of Business - UT Austin, 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: I have been pleased with what I have seen so far. Haven't started the program yet.
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    Helpful when it comes to mastering the math section! I went through the blog and printed/worked out math problems as my test got closer.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: International MBA FIU 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Apply early and for scholarships.
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    I used the free week of Magoosh and found it helpful to have a little more content for that week.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: ASU 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Know your brand and make sure your essays and resume reflect it.
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    Excellent for folks studying GMAT on-the-go or who don’t have as much time to dedicate blocks of a couple of hours at a time. Recommend Magoosh for folks who have a solid grasp of the GMAT but want to improve their score further.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School / 2019
    • MBA application & school advice: Think about your motivations for going to Business school and start crafting your story early! The best and most original stories often come after much introspection.
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    Magoosh Is An Excellent Choice for GMAT PREP. Major benefits: (1) Go At Your Own Pace, and (2) In-Depth Video Explanations. Magoosh Takes A Smart Approach On Answering Test Questions. It Provides a Proven Methodology for Thinking Through Test Questions.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: UF Warrington College of Business / 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Start Early! Spend a little amount of time each night. Get on a routine schedule. Make it part of your routine.
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    I found Magoosh’s resources to be exceptional. I worked with several other GMAT prep tools and none were as targeted, efficient, and organized as those available with Magoosh. As someone who has a hard time organizing my study time, I found their agendas incredibly helpful. Their live assistance was also great. From my first to second attempt I went from a score I was not happy with to one well above the bar I had set for myself.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Determine your target role/industry and research where people in the upper levels went, what they studied.
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    Magoosh was very helpful in preparing for the GMAT. The problem by problem tutorials are a tremendous resource that demonstrate how to efficiently solve even the most complex of problems.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Slow and steady wins the race
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    Magoosh was the most cost effective and a great way to prepare for the GMAT! Their videos were helpful and their guide gave a great step by step plan to help you prepare at your own pace.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: McCombs 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Start by giving yourself a 4 month cushion and reading the magoosh guide before paying for the service. Formulate a plan that will work with your life schedule based on their time tables. Finally, stick to the plan and allow gaps for different life events. Good luck!
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    Magoosh was by far the best test prep I used to get a great GMAt score. I took the GMAt three times. The first time I took the test I studied by myself by reading the GMAT book and doing problems. This didn’t help because I couldn’t grasp the concepts. The second time I took the test went to an online company, spent a whole bunch of $$$, and went through their whole training program. I didn’t gain much insight because I was pressured to finish my studies in 100 days. I work a tough schedule and needed more time than that.
    Once again I didn’t do well on the test.

    I vowed to take the test one final time this time I remembered a company that had really good forums and GMAT Official Guide 12th to 13th Edition problem conversion Excel Spreadsheets. I bought the old book and used the sheet to see which problems made it over to the new edition and if I can search for good answer explanations. This took me straight to Magoosh. They were really cheap compared to the money I spent on another online session. I loved their answer explanation for every problem they have in their program and most of the answers for the GMAC had explanation videos as well. They had really cool mobile flashcards to quiz myself weekly which I took advantage of.I think the best part was their study guides. I took their advice on the study guides and went straight to work. I studied for over 6 months and got the score I needed to get into business school. Definitely worth every penny and very affordable.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of San Diego, 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: I would follow the study guide, buy the annual subscription, and watch every answer explanation for the problems they recommend in the study guide. WORTH IT!!!
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    Really excellent video resource, step-by-step solutions to hundreds of practice questions across disciplines and levels of difficulty.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School - 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Focus on developing a coherent story that effectively highlights your biggest achievements.
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    Magoosh was an invaluable part of my test prep strategy. I struggled most with timing, so being able to measure and compare the speed of my answers to problems of varying difficultly helped me learn how to maximize the points I could earn. I was pleasantly surprised to find out on test day that my score surpassed any practice exam score I had previously achieved.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: ESADE/2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Start preparing early - the process takes a lot longer than you think.
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    Magoosh’s straightforward lesson curriculum was perfect for my test preparation. Through the videos, I felt like I was in a classroom with an instructor getting a private lesson. I have recommended it to multiple peers also preparing for the GMAT.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: ASU W.P. Carey, 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Be your best self. Do your research and pick the right fit for you and the school.
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    Magoosh helped me familiarize myself with the types of questions that would be on the GMAT. Through a better understanding of test format and timed quizzes I was able to establish a routine that helped me earn the score I was looking for on test day.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Tennessee Technological University
    • MBA application & school advice: Find a school within your range of price and qualification.
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    I completed a baseline GMAT exam, unprepared, for the first time in October 2016. I used Magoosh to prepare for the GMAT beginning in January 2017. My exam date was June 1, 2017. By watching about half of the Magoosh videos and completing hundreds of practice questions, I was able to raise my GMAT score by 40 points from the baseline score.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago / 2022
    • MBA application & school advice: Be very clear what your values are in your personal statement and include what your contributions as a student will be.
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    I began using the software in order to prepare myself for the exam. I hadn’t taken a placement exam since the SATs and ACTs in high school over 10 years ago. I used the application on my phone mostly. Flashcards, prep&practice, etc. the numerous options for me to study on the go was amazingly useful and I felt very well prepare for the exam.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University /2019 (anticipated)
    • MBA application & school advice: Study and take the practice exams. If you can't study during the day, then give yourself 10-15 minutes right before be to do a few flashcards and keep the information fresh in your mind.
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    Used Magoosh for the GRE 5 years ago and it was a no-brainer to use it again for the GMAT. I liked the content, practice tests, videos, and access to an actual human for consultation and testing advice. The algorithm steered me to address week spots and lean into my strengths. I’ve recommended Magoosh to all MBA candidates for GMAT prep.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stanford
    • MBA application & school advice: Start studying at least a year out. I waited too long and didn't give me enough time.
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    Magoosh was very helpful in explaining basic concepts and reminding me of certain things I had forgotten. I found the explanatory videos very helpful as well. In my experience, Magoosh was a supplementary and readily available resource, and I liked that it was valid for a year. Ultimately, I ended up enrolling in a class because I needed more accountability and one on one time to really understand some concepts I was missing. Magoosh for the math section was very helpful. The english section I didn’t find as helpful and did not utilize as much.

    Overall, 4/5 rating. But if you know you will need additional accountability then definitely enroll in a class asap!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: MIT Sloan/2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Start early!
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    I initially started studying for the GMAT by self-studying with the Manhattan Prep books. After sometime I found myself just going through the motions and not actually improving. A friend recommended Magoosh and I gave it a try! I found that the online videos really touched upon the most important fundamentals; Magoosh does not overwhelm you with too much information. After using Magoosh I was able to get my practice test scores around 750 and my official score to 730.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School / 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Start early, and really think about how you can stand out from your industry peers.
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    Magoosh is an excellent way to go at your own pace. The video explanations take an incredibly smart approach on how to think about answering GMAT questions. It doesn’t just equip you with knowledge on how to answer, but how to think about how the test works.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Push on getting strong recommendations. Always apply to colleges you think are too difficult for you. You may be pleasantly surprised.
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    Magoosh increased my score by 90 points. I really enjoyed Mike’s videos! I really loved the set-up of the math videos, but I think the verbal videos were more difficult to understand. There were a lot of terms that we didn’t have to memorize but were still confusing, and I’m a native English speaker. I do appreciate that they have solutions to almost every problem in the OG, and I love that Magoosh’s problems show you what concepts they tested below the problem. You have to have a lot of self-discipline to study on your own time. Follow the study guides even if you don’t feel like studying one day, and you will thank yourself come test day!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Northeastern/2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Don't rush the process! Make drafts of your essays, re-read them 20+ times, and have someone else read it too. Also, follow the instructions on your application. The school could sneak specific instructions such as putting your name on each page to make sure you are paying attention. Finally, get the GMAT over with! I wish I had taken it either my senior year of undergrad or right after graduating when I didn't have as many responsibilities.
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    Magoosh was very useful during my MBA preparation.Great videos,very clear explanations,awesome instructors..Totally worth it! Highly recommended for anyone who is planning to take GMAT or GRE exams.You will be surprised when you see your improvement with Magoosh.People who are familiar with GMAT know how hard the English part is especially to people who English is not their native language.However,there is no need to be scared of incredibly difficult verbal section of GMAT with Magoosh.Totally loved it and enjoyed it.You will not regret what you purchased for.After long term searching for online preparation source when I came across with Magoosh.i knew that it was the right place to be at.Thank you Magoosh.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Lakeland UNI/2020
    • MBA application & school advice: always know and focused on what you really want to do in life.Think about what MBA will bring to you and why you want to do MBA for.
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    I am so glad i was able to sign up for Magoosh GMAT/GRE tutoring. I was able to increase my score by 8 points , which i was able to get into Grad school. I was able to figure out where my strengths and weaknesses were and focus more time in that area where weaknesses were.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: FAU
    • MBA application & school advice: Never Ever Give up. Took me about a year to get my scores up enough , but i should have started a program like this earlier .
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    Magoosh Test Prep was very comprehensive. I enjoyed the self paced format of the class. It allowed me to work full time and study. The study plans are helpful however I did not feel like it was realistic due to the design of the course. This is a good option to start studying with however if you want more targeted tutoring and assistance, I’d look into other programs.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Southern California/ 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: My advice is to allocate more time than the plans set out for you. That way if you need to review specific concepts, you can review those without feeling anxious or nervous about shortage in time.
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    I used Mangoosh to help me with both English and Math. The material provided by Mangoosh for English is very thorough and yet precise given the kind of verbal skills tested on the GMAT. I went through all their videos in a few days and was able to convert my score from a 66 percentile to a 90 percentile. The videos helped me learn how to manage each problem in under 1.5 minutes even when the questions were verbose. I would recommend anyone aiming for a 700+ score on their GMAT to have a thorough understanding of the problems tested and the best way to attempt those problems within a stipulated time which is ideally 1.5 minutes.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Joseph M Katz Graduate School of Business- 2019
    • MBA application & school advice: Learn what is your brand and be honest.
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    I used magoosh’s online test prep program and I really like it. The best part is that they have video tutorials for every type of question you may see on the GMAT. The other part that I really liked is that they provide a huge bank of questions for both the math and verbal sections of the GMAT. I think it is around 650 question. The price is pretty reasonable as well. I think it costs about $150 for year-long access to test prep material. They also provide you with a handful of practice tests as well. It is a great program if you are good at managing your own time and are self-disciplined. If not, I would go for another program that isn’t online. The only reason I give it four stars is that for the math portion I didn’t think the strategies they used were the most effective strategies. They took way too long and were not always intuitive, but then again my quant skills are already not as great, so you may have a totally different experience.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of California, Davis / 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Get your application in early. Interview for schools that you know you have a good chance of getting into before your harder to get into schools. This will allow you practice interviewing before your most important interviews. Get letters of recommendations from colleagues that know you the best.
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    A very flexible platform perfect for those who are open to a self-guided plan! They have hundreds of practice problems and very thorough explanations. I also found their mobile apps and flashcards helpful for studying on-the-go. After many months of studying, the problems can get repetitive, so it is useful to have multiple studying resources to make sure you don’t memorize problems. Overall great tool!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross School of Business/2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Start studying way before you think you need to, and get in a daily study routine. Have a trusted resource who is familiar with the MBA world review your essays and/or resume. Be honest with schools and with yourself about what you're looking for!
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    I liked that every question had a video explanation, it is helpfull to view every one of them even if you answer correctly because sometimes you guess correctly but don’t really know the answer or maybe they show you a better way to approach the question.
    If you do the mock test, don’t rely 100% on the grade, because the questions are from the same pool and you will definitely get a higher score on those practice test, my advise is do the magoosh questions and do the gmac official practice and other tests

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross School of Business / 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Contact MBA students from the programs you intended to apply, people are very helpful and they will help you understand the university culture, which is very important when you interview
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    Very useful prep program. Since I had a busy work schedule, the flexibility allowed me to prep myself with any blocks of free time available

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross/Class of 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Start early!!!
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    Ideal for candidates who have excellent time management skills. This approach requires a lot of self-discipline, but I found it incredibly helpful. The videos, practice problems, and explanations provided everything I needed to raise my score from a 700 to a 740.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: MIT Sloan 2018
    • MBA application & school advice: Start early! Don't parallel track your applications with your testing.
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    Magoosh was the perfect tool for me to use in my GMAT prep. I was independently reviewing the OG guides and would use the Magoosh lessons to supplement my learning wherever needed. The functionality of the website and their supplemental app with flashcards made life very easy, being able to study in a flexible fashion. Would highly recommend to anyone who is self-motivated to take advantage of this course that lets you go at your own pace.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Magoosh was the perfect tool for me to use in my GMAT prep. I was independently reviewing the OG guides and would use the Magoosh lessons to supplement my learning wherever needed. The functionality of the website and their supplemental app with flashcards made life very easy, being able to study in a flexible fashion. Would highly recommend to anyone who is self-motivated to take advantage of this course that lets you go at your own pace.
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    Magoosh was a GREAT program that really helped my quant score improved – it was a night and day difference. I had a shorter time to study, so didn’t follow the entire plan but it was still extremely useful and well worth the money.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross School of Business
    • MBA application & school advice: Magoosh was a GREAT program that really helped my quant score improved - it was a night and day difference. I had a shorter time to study, so didn’t follow the entire plan but it was still extremely useful and well worth the money.
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    GMAT test prep through Magoosh was pretty good. Being able to easily target specific types of practice questions made test preparation very targeted and easy to focus on weak spots. Score projects for math and verbal were also very helpful. The practice tests were fairly accurate as well.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Michigan - Ross - 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: GMAT test prep through Magoosh was pretty good. Being able to easily target specific types of practice questions made test preparation very targeted and easy to focus on weak spots. Score projects for math and verbal were also very helpful. The practice tests were fairly accurate as well.
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    Magoosh was by far the best GMAT test prep software I found. Their guarantee of increasing your score by 50 points is legitimate. I did not even finish the program and was able to improve my score by 40 points. If I had more time, I am sure it would have exceeded a 50-point increment.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Michigan Ross - 2019
    • MBA application & school advice: Magoosh was by far the best GMAT test prep software I found. Their guarantee of increasing your score by 50 points is legitimate. I did not even finish the program and was able to improve my score by 40 points. If I had more time, I am sure it would have exceeded a 50-point increment.
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    Magoosh was just what i needed! Great way to brush up on math skills I haven’t had to think about in ten years without the cost or restrictive structure on some other in person classes. Have the online classes to work through at your own pace as well as flashcards I reviewed on the train.
    If you’re great at managing your own time this is the class for you.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Tuck/2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Focus on your holistic application. Yes scores are important- but so are the connections you make with the admissions team and current students. It's all about fit so don't stress it! You'll end up where you are meant to be
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    Magoosh is a great resource and a good supplemental program to really improve your GMAT scores. It’s pretty easy to burn through all of the official practice problems, so Magoosh will help you continue to build your GMAT skills.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School / 2019
    • MBA application & school advice: Create a plan and stick to it. MBA admission is a marathon and the campaign is a lot of hard work, but I suggest creating a plan from start to finish throughout the MBA application process. This usually starts with GMAT study, essay outlines, recommendation gathering, etc. Make sure to touch on multiple areas that MBA admissions look for (leadership, teamwork, analytical abilities, etc.).
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    Magoosh is a great program for anyone who is self driven and looking to study on their own schedule. I was already in school when I was studying for the GMAT so I needed flexibility in terms of when I could watch the videos and do practice questions. I really enjoyed the smartphone app, which made it easy for me to watch tutorials on my lunch break or even on the train. The website offers several study guides that you can personalize based on how much time you have before your test and what your weaknesses are. I also learned a lot from the video tutorials that thoroughly explain the reasoning behind the correct answers — much more thorough than the explanations in the standard GMAT guide.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School/2019
    • MBA application & school advice: Try to reveal something about your personal goals and priorities in your application essay so that it doesn't come off as a generic letter that anyone else could have written. Put in the time to earn a decent test score and be ready to explain any weaknesses that may come up.
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    Loved Magoosh. After years away from math courses and practice, I needed a lot of help getting my quantitative score up. The Magoosh program broke out the question types, strategies, and concepts clearly, and provided me with tons of practice questions so I became comfortable with the material. I also appreciated that it’s a complete and structured study program — it definitely kept me on track. Plus, you can’t beat the price compared to other study programs out there.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: NYU Stern School of Business/2019
    • MBA application & school advice: Applying for an MBA is an intensive process. Do a lot of informational interviews to figure out what the right type of school is for you and to refine your message on why exactly you need an MBA. Schools want to see your short and long-term goals very clearly defined, even if those things change once you enroll. Film and time yourself answering behavioral interview questions so you have a powerful, concise answer ready for anything they could throw at you.
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    I loved Magoosh – their online videos made complex topics extremely simple to understand, and fun to watch. Their study plans were effective and helped keep me motivated and on-track. This is a much better experience than simply going through the OG on your own, and you can do it at your own pace vs. signing up for an expensive class. I would not hesitate to use Magoosh again and would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for top-notch GMAT prep. I raised my GMAT score +30 points to break the 700-barrier with the help of Magoosh.

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      Follow the study schedule they recommend. You have to be committed, but it is a great program. I loved the videos and test strategies they suggest.

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        Used them to work through GMAT questions on my phone on my phone during down time. Good Resource.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Rice Univesity
        • MBA application & school advice: Keep plugging away
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        Magoosh is great for do it yourself applicants. The key to it are the explanations after you get a question wrong. Sometimes when just doing the Official GMAT books you have No clue why you were wrong. Magoosh explains Everything and this helps build a better base of uderstanding. Also compared to other test companies the price is a steal, can’t hurt to try this considering a lot of applications to programs are more expensive.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: BootH/2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Keep taking the gmat until you received the score you want. Admissions is not as hard as they make it seem and it is a holistic view but relax About it all and if YOU have the test score you want it makes you much more cOnfident in the interview.
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        I found magoosh to be the best test prep to the “Do it yourself” type people. I’ve never worked well with test prep classes and my work schedule made courses hard to manage. I like being able to make my own schedule, and magoosh makes that possible. It’s also almost always on sale, so it’s very affordable. Their videos are comprehensive, but each one is short and easy to digest. I took their 6 month study guide and transcribed it into excel to make it easier to track progress.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: hbs/2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Do a little bit each day. It's a marathon, not a sprint.
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        Magoosh offers a great variety of questions for all sections of the GMAT. After each question, there’s a helpful video that carefully explains how to correctly solve the given question. Magoosh also accurately estimates how well you will do on the gmat based the rate in which you correctly answer questions.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Rotman School of Management / 2017
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        It was very comprehensive and affordable. I was able to trial magoosh before purchasing which gave me the confidence that it was right for me.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: 2017
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        easy to follow course material, mobile friendly, and great testing prep material

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Rotman School of management (university of toronto)/2018
        • MBA application & school advice: start early, relax and do it twice (statistically, your score will likely go up anyway!)
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        Very helpful in providing lessons, especially in tips for data sufficiency questions. The videos on math tips to memorize were also Extremely helpful. Overall very helpful in studying especially if you need Something to do on your own time.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of the Pacific
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        I spent over a thousand dollars on manhattan gmat courses and materials. I have friends that have had great success With manhattan but it wasn’t for me. I spent pennies in comparison on magoosh and my studying really took off! The videos are Very well organIzed, eaSy to follow and you can Mark them and repeat them any time. Highly recommend!

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: TCU 2019
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        Magoosh was a Very helpful GMAT prep resource.

        The most valuable part of the prep was The videos. Watching the videos was very helpful to get me started studying. I would definitely recommend this resource to students who are looking for a refresher on the math side.
        Watching The instruction videos were a great way to relearn and refresh some of the algebra and geometry lessons i had not thought about since high school.
        I also enjoyed the practice problems along the way to check in on your Progress.
        The website was clear and easy to navigate as well.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross / 2019
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        While this is a popular and relatively inexpensive option for GMAT prep, it didn’t work for me. The lectures are too individual and not combined in blocks. I found assignments (test problem examples) being a little far from the actual problems (you can tell those problems were created by someone outside of GMAT). However, I know some people who got 740 using just Magoosh. It is all about individual preference.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross business school 2019
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        Magoosh was a great affordable option for gmat test prep. The free 30 day trial was enough to convince me of its value vs. much more expensive classroom options. The videos, sample questions and full length tests were definitely sufficient to fully prep

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: ross, 2018
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        Videos were super helpful. loved the methods. Great prep!

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross/2017
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        Magoosh far exceeded my expectations for a test prep software. It was simple to use. It taught the material and also provided tricks to work faster, which is critical on the GMAT. By utilizing Magoosh for 3 weeks, I was able to improve my score by 40 points. I was not able to get through all of the Magoosh material or practice questions in time. Otherwise, I likely would have met the 50 point guarantee. I highly recommend Magoosh!

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: university of michigan / 2019
        • MBA application & school advice: allow sufficient time to study for the gmat, invest in a test prep software (such as magoosh) at the beginning. leave plenty of time to complete applications as well.
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        Magoosh did a good job in explaining the quant section of the gmat. By starting from the basic rules, it allowed you to follow along smoothly until you got to the harder, test like MATERIAL. I would highly RECOMMENDED magoosh, especially for those who are looking to review their basics. however, I would not use magoosh as the only resource for studying. I would recommend focusing on the official guide PRACTICE questions rather than using magoosh question bank. These questions tend to be random and not adapt to you skill set accordingly. since i was not looking to score in the 675-750 range the questions became IRREVERENT to my skill set.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Villanova University / 2020
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        magoosh has been so convenient since i can access it directly on my phone. it gave me the flexibility to study on my schedule, whether i had a few hours to sit down or a few minutes while waiting for the bus. The videos were helpful and a great tool to reinforce the content.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: western governors university
        • MBA application & school advice: western governors university made it incredibly easy to apply and get the information i needed to make an informed decision.
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        Magoosh is awesome. You have to be determined and able to follow a study plan without any outside motivations to be successful. The videos are very helpful. i really like that you can watch them at 1.5 or 2x speed. videos consist of micro lectures on problem types and then working out the solutions of practice problems. the site also keeps track of which videos you have watched to help you complete the material.

        While using magoosh my score went from around 550 to ultimately scoring a 680 on the gmat after 3 months of studying.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: CSUN - Nazarian School of business
        • MBA application & school advice: csun's application was straightforward. they didn't have word count limitations on their essays which was a little ambiguous. but they asked the basic questions like why do you want a csun mba... Advice would be don't overthink it and be honest.
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        MAGOOSH WAS A GREAT RESOURCE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM FOR THE BREADTH OF CONTENT THEY COVER. I USED THEIR QUESTION BANK AND VIDEOS AS MY ONE OF MY PRIMARY SOURCES OF STUDY MATERIAL, SECOND ONLY TO THE OFFICIAL GUIDE. MY SCORE ON THEIR PRACTICE TEST ENDED UP BEING SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN MY ACTUAL SCORE. HOWEVER, I HAD TAKEN THE GMAC PRACTICE TEST, SO I HAD THAT AS ANOTHER DATA POINT. ESPECIALLY NOTEWORTHY IS THEIR PRICE POINT. MUCH MORE AFFORDABLE FOR THE STUDENT WHO HASN’T MADE IT INTO THE UPPER SALARY RANGE YET.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: UCLA Anderson femba 2020
        • MBA application & school advice: GIVE YOUR GMAT PREP ALL YOUR FREE TIME (DAYS OFF, LUNCH BREAK, LATE NIGHT) FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS. THEN TAKE THE TEST. WHEN THAT'S OUT OF THE WAY, GO MAKE SURE THE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & LEADERSHIP PORTIONS OF YOUR APPLICATION ARE ON POINT. A HIGH GMAT IN AND OF ITSELF ISN'T GOING TO GET YOU IN. I PROMISE.
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        Magoosh GMAT prep online software was fantastic to help me study for the GMAT. They had an excellent selection of practice tests, questions, and videos to help you study. The test questions and practice tests i actually thought was more difficult than the actual test. Shown by my test score which was 70 points higher than where my practice tests came in. they would be a great choice for a well disciplined student who doesn’t need outside assistance to help study. Magoosh even extended my subscription after I waited to take the GMAT until the following year. Not bad for just $100.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: uNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER
        • MBA application & school advice: Set a study plan in advance and follow it. If you fall behind on your studies it is very difficult to Catch up!
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        Magoosh is excellent! their study guides are great for planning out your gmat attack strategy and the online and mobile content are awesome tools to assist in executing this plan. I can sincerely say i would not have done as well on the gmat as i did without magoosh! I would suggest a strong determination to stick to the study guide that you select up front, and then committing the necessary time to that end. I would also suggest logging your progress as you go along to assess which types of questions give you the most problems in terms of both accuracy and time. I was very surprised about how much time played a factor in the test.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Kellogg, 2019
        • MBA application & school advice: Admissions officers can very clearly see through any spin or insincere stories. your best shot at success is telling a sincere and compelling story for who you are, why you want, or dare i say need, your Mba, and finally why that school is best for you. This also requires that you do some serious soul-searching to find out what your story is and how best to communicate it.
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        Magoosh had many many video lessons which was a good change of pace from studying a textbook. The video explanations for practice problems, along with suggested lesson videos was one of my favorite features. I did notice that some references were out of date, particularly those that referred to the OG book. I think that the flash card app could be more reactive to the persons answers rather than cycling my through the questions. The three month guide seemed grueling and I ended up veering from the suggested study schedule. Some sort of adjustable plan to fit your needs based on progress would have been awesome.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: St Thomas University
        • MBA application & school advice: My MBA application advice is to take the time to reflect on your journey so far and realize the puzzle pieces that have fallen in place to get you to where you are today and why you have chosen this specific path for tomorrow. Consider the job experience that you have to date. What did you like, what didn't you like? What aspects of your career have been challenging, easy, rewarding, boring? Also consider what type of people you tend to surround yourself with, as well as how your personality compares to those around you and those in your chosen career field. Through the application process and the writing of many essays, I realized how far I have come and that I am making the right decision for my future.
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        I liked that it was available on my mobile device. The overall questions seemed easier than actual test.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Brigham Young University / 2019
        • MBA application & school advice: Be detailed about your goals!
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        The videos used to explain each test question and cover the theory were very helpful. The bank of test questions was great! The score prediction instrument was pretty rudimentary. The practice tests were good but not as good as the official GMAC Tests. The flashcards were awesome for practicing on my daily commute to the work.

        I took the GMAT twice. The first time around I studied on my own only using the official guide. Second time around I used Magoosh. My overall score increased by 20 points which was a little disappointing. However I was very pleased with the increase in my integrated reasoning score.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Oxford / 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Start your application and studying for the GMAT early! Ask those close to you to help keep you accountable and find study/application buddies. Being organized is key i.e., track deadlines and take into consideration review cycles by friends and family.Get many people to review your application. Friends who had recently applied for their MBA or Law school provided some of the best advice!
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        Good affordable way to practice. Wish the student had the ability to drill questions of all the same subject.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Focus on your story. Know your weaknesses and have a plan as to how you will address/compensate for them.
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        Magoosh study resources were robust, directly aligned with the GMAT exam and free! I think the math review and vocabulary flash cards were most helpful. Great for a quick brush up on concepts right before the exam.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Washington University in St. Louis - Olin/2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Start early and research your schools! If possible, have chats with alum to get a feel for the types of jobs and region the school places students in the most. Get others to review your essays.
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        Magoosh provided great help as a prepared to take the GMAT. To give you an idea of how much it helped, my initial practice test was a 590, and my final result was a 700.

        Magoosh is excellent for several reasons:

        1. Content Learning – You learn the material you need to know through videos on all of the most salient content. The instructors give step-by-step instructions in how to solve problems, but also strategies in HOW to solve these problems given the time constraints of the GMAT. As anyone who has taken the GMAT knows, these shortcut strategies are absolutely critical.

        2. Study Plan Formats – I liked this. Few websites or book series actually break your practice down into manageable chunks, leaving you to aimlessly solve problems. Magoosh gives you a plan of study to work for 1 to 6 months. I found the 3 month strategy to work best for me.

        3. Tracking – You always know how you’re doing with the Magoosh practice problems. Many people say that the OG are the only reliable practice problems to use when preparing. While they are indicative of the quality of problems you will find on the GMAT, I thought Magoosh’s practice tests and problems “got my head in the game” – these are so similar to the OG problems that I don’t think it’ll make or break you. My strategy: practice with Magoosh first, then in your last month of study, switch to OG and use Magoosh to help facilitate the explanation of OG answers.

        Overall, a fantastic product.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Duke University - Fuqua School of Business / 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Over-preparation for the GMAT is real. TARGET the areas of the GMAT for which you need the most practice and then drill those specific areas. I can't tell you how much time is wasted doing problems that you don't need to practice. Get this test out of the way, so that you can focus on the more important things: like why you want to go to business school in the first place...
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        Magoosh is great for Quant prep. It gives you the ability to really isolate the types of problems that are challenging for you, and then drill them. The videos are great to help you walk through errors in your approach. I do not think that Magoosh verbal is similar to the verbal questions on the actual GMAT, but what works for everyone can be different.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Chicago Booth/ 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: The GMAT is important, but also only one aspect of your application. Make sure that any weak parts of your application are made up for by other strengths. GPA, recommendations, resume, and essay questions all heavily matter and are factored into getting that initial interview. If you have a lower GPA, and your undergrad quant classes are low, taking a class or two before applying, and doing well in those classes can help a lot.Make sure your personality shines through in your application. Have some fun with it. Best of luck.
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        I thoroughly enjoyed utilizing Magoosh during my GMAT prep. It was a great tool, that started from the very basics of the information needed to achieve a top score. There are quite a few practice exams that you could customize, along with modules that first taught the material. They guarantee your score will increase from using the program, so I thought it was a great bet.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Texas
        • MBA application & school advice: Give yourself time to retake the test at least once before the deadline. Additionally, make sure you think through why MBA, why now? I believe that when students have a great answer or story, it is evident they have been a lot of thought into their process and that they know themselves. Most interviews and applications will ask this question, so it's important that you nail this portion of the essay.
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        Magoosh was hands down the reason I did well on the GMAT. I started with Manhattan initially, but for certain topics, I couldn’t seem to improve my score. With Magoosh, you can drill down to the topics you need to work on with filters for those questions, and then watch video tutorials of those that you seem to consistently have trouble with. I found this to be a really useful supplement to my studying. I only used Magoosh for the 2 weeks leading up to my text (after having used Manhattan as my base for 3 months), and I improved my score by 60 points on exam day. Highly recommend!

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Be thoughtful and honest. Take the time to reflect on the why [insert school here] and why MBA questions - being authentic and genuine pays in the process. Don't rush it and don't try to game the system.
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        I used the free advice from Magoosh, which was helpful enough that I decided to go with them to get access to a couple more practice exams. My general recommendation would be to use them to help you through the types of questions you find challenging to get the concepts and the tricks down and then a bit before the exam just do the practice tests under test conditions as the timing is the most critical piece.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stanford GSB / 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Applications take time, so focus on the schools you most want to attend. Think about ways you are different than other candidates most like yourself and do your best to express and explain those differences throughout the application. Finally, find something fun to do over the summer in advance of school!
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        Magoos was key to my success with the GMAT. It is obviusly hard to quantify what part of my GMAT score I owe to Magoosh but before I start using it I was scoring around 600 and my final score was 730. Of course, it was not the only factor. I thought Magoosh was extremely useful due to: 1) great video explanations of all topics (I only checked the ones I had issues with), and 2) so many good exercises was KEY, as the answers were really detailed. It was my biggest source of problems.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Booth/2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Study early for the GMAT!!
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        Magoosh provides a bank of test prep questions that ensures there are no curveballs on test day. Magoosh is general enough that you can determine areas of weakness and specific enough that you can focus on those areas of weakness. I used Magoosh in addition to a personal tutor and found it an essential part of my test prep. If you are looking to supplement a course you are already enrolled in or if you are simply looking for a personal, self-paced way to study for the GMAT, Magoosh is a flexible and powerful tool.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Chicago, Booth School of Business / 2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Do not write a cliche essay or answer interview questions in a way you think they should be answered. Be yourself, schools are looking for a diverse group of personalities to contribute to their community.
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        Overall it was helpful to follow a guide. The videos to go with each question and section were very helpful. I recommend using this resource, but also doing separate tests of your own.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: USC Marshall/2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Make sure you have an idea of what you want to do with your MBA and understand the recruiting timelines. Some industries require you to start recruiting before you even get to school. Be prepared and know what you're getting in too. That always helps construct a solid application.
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        Magoosh was wonderful. I enjoyed the instruction, in that I could go at my own pace and re-watch any video clips as needed. It was a very thorough program with examples and instruction for every topic covered on the GMAT. It was also incredibly affordable, unlike many other GMAT prep options.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Carnegie Mellon University/2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Really think about why you want to get your MBA. Think about your plan for the MBA afterward (and a backup plan too!) Show passion for your future career.
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        I did my first GMAT without significant review prep and did OK. I wanted to boost my score and took a more popular (and expensive) course and to much to my chagrin, I scored 50 points lower!

        I chose Magoosh because it was flexible (the app on my tablet was my morning commute companion) and the lectures were very easy to understand. It broke down step-by-step the quant problems I was having trouble with until I finally got how it all came together. There are lots of sample questions to work with with detailed explanations so you know where you got things wrong.

        Best $99 spent ever!!!

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Cornell Johnson/ 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Start early! Once you've decided B-school is the next step for you, it might be too late to get a good application in time for the deadline. But that doesn't mean you can just postpone it! Use that time to start crafting your story, narrowing down your choice of schools and figure out which schools are the best fit for you.Choose a school that you think will fit you, and not the other way around. Don't conform yourself to the image a school projects just to get in.
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        This is the most cost effective and helpful option out there. It walks you through challenging problems and improved my score considerably.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: NYU Stern/2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Do the early deadlines and pick a school that really aligns with what you want to recruit for. The education should be aligned accordingly.
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        I work with Magoosh and had an awesome experience. The possibility of choosing what I wanted to practice every day was great. I felt that I could really choose the rhythm that I wanted to work on. Additionally, the videos are very well recorded. The narration is very clear and the thinking structure is also great. I would definitely recommend Magoosh to anyone. However, you have to keep in mind that in order to use Magoosh you have to be very disciplined with your work. How fast you advance is up to you, so keep motivated and you will do fine

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Michigan
        • MBA application & school advice: Ross culture is all about collaboration. Most people who apply have great successful stories, however, try to focus on teamwork also and the impact you made on your peers. That is really important. Try to research or reach ambassador from Ross for any questions. We are all here to help! Ambassador website: http://michiganross.umich.edu/our-community/students/meet-our-students
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        I found Magoosh particularly helpful for quant preparation. Magoosh’s videos provided simple and clear explanations for each of the quant concepts covered on the GMAT. I also prepared with one of the larger GMAT prep companies and found that Magoosh’s videos were able to breakdown problems and concepts to a basic level and provide key shortcuts or time saving ideas that were more intuitive than what I was provided with other prep courses. Magoosh practice problems were very helpful and reflected the actual GMAT level of difficulty, if not slightly harder, which is great. Towards the end of preparation I did run out of new questions to practice, but was able to go back over questions I’d done early on. I think the study schedules Magoosh provided were also very helpful and suggested the right amount of time, however, you have to be accountable and stick too it, whereas, there may be more incentive with programs where you attend a class in person – personal preference. I did not feel that Magoosh’s verbal preparation was particularly good so I’d say Magoosh is amazing for those who need extra quant help and it is what made the real difference in my quant score, but for verbal you will need to supplement.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Michigan - Ross School of Business/2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Make sure your GMAT is where it needs to be to at least avoid red flags if not signal complete mastery - especially quant. At this point I don't think IR matters but definitely prepare for it - don't bomb it. Work experience is very important so make sure it is clear on resume. Personal story is key to many schools as well - do the research to determine what the schools culture is like and you can then gauge whether they are more interested in personal story or work experience.
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        I used Magoosh as my primary source of GMAT prep, along with a couple of other prep companies. My GMAT prep was entirely self-directed.

        Magoosh’s value came from their video explanations of how to solve the questions for both verbal and quant sections. They were really clear and helpful for understanding concepts that I struggled with. They also had a massive bank of questions that could be easily filtered so that I could focus on problem areas.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Michigan Ross School of Business / 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Start early and revise, revise, revise. Have friends and family look over your essays and rework them. Do well on the GMAT, but focus a lot on your essays after you're happy with your GMAT.
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        I took a couple practice exams through Magoosh and used the verbal sections extensively. The information was very detailed and the teaching methods helped especially for sentence correction. i found the problems representative of the average difficulty of the GMAT exams.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: 2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Start early - take the GMAT after at least 200+ hours of studying.
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        Magoosh is a great help for both math prep and verbal section of the GMAT. Their affordable business model can come in handy for students who are from lower-income countries. One of their best practices are their free online webinar, where they offer a limited resources through live online seminars to address some of the challenges that a test taker can face during the GMAT exam. I highly recommend everyone to keep their eyes opened for discount codes and bundles, because with these Magoosh Prep is bargain products.

        The only issue that you might face, using Magoosh is that they encountered some microphone issue during their live seminars.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Washington University in St. Louis
        • MBA application & school advice: Keep your scores balanced when you apply for an MBA: GMAT, work experience, recommendations, etc.
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        Mike and his staff are wonderful. They get back to you very quickly. His method of teaching is to focus on the basics so you will see that MATH questions are pretty easy compared to other courses. But if you dig in each question carefully, you will find the solutions are very brilliant and time-saving. The promotion code saves you money compared to other test prep.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: California State University, San Bernardino /2016
        • MBA application & school advice: I would enroll in the course and really take the time (or even longer time) for each study plan. Mike has 3 month, 1 month plan and for MATH or VERBAL strength. You will need to follow the plan in details. Also, follow GMAT forums and subscribe for Daily GMAT Verbal and Math questions from Beat the GMAT. They are very helpful to strengthen your testing skill.
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        Magoosh was a great on-the-go resource for math prep and verbal quizzes. The content was delivered very intuitively and seemed to really help with my progression. The more formal class work wasn’t too different from what I had experienced with the Manhattan or Kaplan, but both of those platforms are helpful so this isn’t a strike against it.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Washington, 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: I hate to admit but your scores matter to the top schools. Well, they matter unless you have amazing job experience, with letters of recommendations, and eloquently written essays. Still your score will matter. So do yourself a favor and study as much as you can for the test. Don't skirt it if you are trying for a high ranking school. Good luck!
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        I was able to study with a friend of mine also vying to be an MBA, and I couldn’t ask from a simple, fun and challenging offering from Magoosh. They have materials on all sorts of different topics that keep you engaged. Many of these prep sites lack the entertainment factor, which is one of the reasons my friend and I went with Magoosh.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: George Fox University/2017
        • MBA application & school advice: I urge you to look at each program individually. Try to find an MBA that allows you to be exposed to all facets of Business with the option to finish with a focus (marketing, HR, strategy, etc). I would consider an in-class format as opposed to online because you get to meet some great people, learn with teams and present in front of a live audience. It will help you become that leader every MBA wants to become. Good luck.
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        All in all, Magoosh’s online course is a value for applicants seeking to study at their own pace. If you’re unsatisfied with your score, you can continue using Magoosh, which is also an added bonus. The lecture content is insightful, and the clever math tricks that they teach helped me in the quant section. The practice questions are also commensurate with the actual test.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: UCLA Anderson - 2019
        • MBA application & school advice: Scope out and define where you want your MBA to take you, because defining these metrics will be vital in helping admissions understand why you need an MBA,.
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        Magoosh has been so helpful when preparing for my test. Their mobile applications make studying easy and convenient, whether taking a break at work or killing time during commercials at night. I am confident in my ability to test and anticipate positive results.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Villanova University/2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Don't take this time to be humble. Make it your time to shine! If you work in a technical field, but are apply for an MBA, make sure your resume/CV reflect your business acumen. It's common for your resume to highlight your technical skills, but does little to reflect the business skills you've acquired.
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        It was great. I feel that I learned a lot from magoosh. I think it was very cohesive and gave me a bunch of practice problems so I go a great idea of how the test was going to be. If I

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Bauer
        • MBA application & school advice: Take a lot of practice tests
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        Very help test prep software. Great for practice

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Atkinson Graduate School of Management
        • MBA application & school advice: Keep track of deadlines
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        Magoosh has a plethora of resources available at your fingertips. The online tools range from videos, mobile apps, and quick guides. I found the videos the most helpful in preparing for the test. The instructor took the time to review multiple examples and demonstrated how to solve problems from each section. I found this course to cater to my needs and was well suited for the areas in which I needed assistance.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: UGA - Terry College of Business 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Maintain a good Undergrade GPA, Write a solid entry essay that portrays who you are and how the school/MBA will benefit your future, have qualifying recommendations from professors or superiors that can speak to your abilities and communicate with the admission counselors.
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        Magoosh is a great study tool. The program that they have in place helps you with your weaknesses. It helps to have the ability to watch the videos over and over again. That way if you are studying and get stumped on a problem, you can go back and look: I would not have been able to get the great score I did if it was not for their math program. I highly recommend magoosh.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Florida MBA program/ 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: It is hard to say. Because I got accepted to the program I wanted, I wouldn't change a thing about how I prepped for admissions. I studied for the GMAT for a few months, took it, got the score I was aiming for, and then started the admissions process. The best advice would be to definately make sure that you leave yourself enough time to retake the GMAT if you don't get the score you want. You have to wait like a month to retake the GMAT.
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        Overall, I would highly recommend Magoosh to those preparing to take the GMATs. Their website is well made and simple to navigate. The quality of instructions (video lessons) are clear and easy to understand. Their simple explanations make it easy to understand complex topics. They also have a ton of extra materials such as blog, flash card apps and ebooks to guide you through your studies. You can also email them directly with other questions you may have, and I was pleasantly surprised by their quick response times. Their practice questions are also customizable to the type of questions, difficulty and time limits which made is so easy to review and answer practice questions. I went from a 550 to 700 in 4 months!

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Southern California 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: If I were to redo the whole process of studying for the GMATs and applying to MBA programs, I would make sure to get the GMATs out of the way as soon as possible. I would first look into the MBA programs that I would target and keep in mind of when their first round application deadlines were. Then I would start studying at least 6 months ahead of those deadlines to make sure I finish the GMAT exam about a month or two ahead of the MBA round one deadlines. That way, I would be able to focus entirely on my applications without having to worry about GMAT studies or upcoming test dates in the back of my mind. Since all schools require different application requirements, you would be able to devote a 100% of your time and attention to each one of the programs you will by applying to.
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        Overall, I believe that the test prep was very helpful. I liked that the information was detailed with videos. Some of the information was redundant, but I appreciated that it was being reviewed very well. Studying can be incredibly rough when it is for something this important, but I felt well prepared after reviewing with this program. I was also pleased that I found the mobile app and used it often. Thanks!

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: San Diego State University - 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Begin working on the application and turn in everything EARLY. Do not wait because you think you have time, because something may come up at the last minute.
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        In total, I think the content was good. The video tutorials were clear, explained well, and helpful. They also mirrored “easy” practice questions. I like that there was a “FAQ” section that accompanied the videos with commonly asked questions. However, the white screen with plain black font (on the tutorials) was not the most pleasing to look at for hours on end and was somewhat boring.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Florida - 2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Order transcripts early. You never know what obstacles you may face with your previous university / universities.
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        Magoosh helped me get back on track towards admission to an elite MBA program. When I first prepared for the GMAT, I thought I had done enough prep through another provider and felt confident. That confidence was shattered when 570 (Q38, V30) flashed on the screen. I almost threw in the towel, but I decided to give it one more go. A friend of mine raved about this product called “Magoosh”, and at first I was really hesitant. I thought wow, this product is really fairly priced and they have a bunch of sales – suspisions grew. Nonetheless, I listened to my friend and purchased a premium package combo with GMATClub exam access.

        After watching just a few videos and going through some practice questions with video explanations, I was able to see why some people thrive with Magoosh. I am an AV learning – I learn well when someone explains and shows me how to handle a problem. I do not do well when I work with books or just questions and answers explained in words and numbers. This was the first point of distinction where Magoosh is beyond other products that are out there. There is a video explanation for EVERY practice question. Mike McGary became my virtual best friend – and many of my MLT fellows would joke about how we had Saturday night plans with Mike.

        Needless to say, the trust I placed in Magoosh paid off. I was able to earn a 740 (Q49, V41) on my retake. The course emphasizes learning the fundamentals down to the core, and understanding how questions can disguise what is really being asked – if you know the fundamentals well, you can and will do well on the GMAT. As I have said to many of my friends and peers, if I could invest in Magoosh, I would – they are such a solid group of professionals and I couldn’t imagine my GMAT journey without them.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Harvard Business School / 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Be your true and authentic self in every component of the application. Share your essays with your friends and ask them if they could hear your voice. Share your essays with acquaintances without telling them the prompt and see if they can correctly guess what the prompt is. Get accepted or denied on the merits of your true self, not on those of an artificial candidate you portray as yourself.
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        I really enjoyed the Magoosh GMAT program. Previous to trying Magoosh, I used a variety of other programs that i found more difficult. Magoosh has a variety of great videos for every single topic, as well as quizzes. I thought the quizzes could be a little more difficult, but overall, I found this to be the most interactive GMAT prep program.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Missouri St. Louis/ 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: My application advice is to start studying early and ensure that you have enough time to prepare for the GMAT.
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        The magoosh training fit me very well. I bought the official GMAT books, but reading the questions and then having to flip to the answers didn’t provide me with as much insight as the video lessons and tests with video answers. I liked that I could set the speed at 1.5x, since I found the presenter to be a slow talker for my taste. I focused on the Quant side since I couldn’t see how the Verbal side would help me that much, and since I hadn’t taken a college math course in 12 years!

        One thing that I didn’t realize is that their two practice tests pull questions from the bank of practice questions. I completed all of the practice questions, then took the test, so instead of getting the questions right on the test, I simply “remembered” the answers from before. If I was to do it again, I would take the tests after I finished all the lessons, then I would practice more from the bank of questions.

        The questions and tests themselves I found to be more difficult than the actual GMAT. I did not score above 700 on their tests, but I did score a 740 on the actual GMAT.

        If you have the official GMAT book, magoosh also offers free video explanations (without having to buy their course) for many of the questions in the book.

        Overall, I found it a good, structured way to study, while also being able to tailor my study to my greatest needs.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: ASU 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Be yourself! I got a lot of comments on my application questions because I was bold enough to use a little humor. My profile as a white male doesn't provide much diversity, so I tried to diversify myself in other ways as much as possible.
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        Magus did a great job of preparing me for the GMAT. I did not have much of a quantitative background besides high school math (algebra, geometry, etc.) and I felt very prepared going in. I followed their short term plan because I decided to go get my MBA a month before the admission deadline. The sentence correction flash cards and math flash cards were also very helpful since they could be downloaded onto my iPhone. I would definitely suggest using Magoosh as a tool to dominate the GMAT

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Tennessee State (Graduating in 2018)
        • MBA application & school advice: Treat the test like you would a game or any other test--while it is important, you definitely don't want to put too much pressure on yourself.
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        The MBA is just another bump in the road one must overcome to achieve their goal. If you take the time out to practice and revise then it can be successfully completed. Magoosh provides its users with review questions, as well as videos to see step by step explanations. Many times just seeing the answer or even the breakdown in a book isn’t enough. Having a voice available to explain why certain procedures are done will give you a better understanding. This is why I enjoyed utilizing the resources offered by Magoosh. It provided me with a number of options to help with my preparation.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Florida International University/2015
        • MBA application & school advice: Take your time to review each school, and their various programs. When making your decision try doing a pros and cons list of each individual program. This is very different from your Bachelors, and you cannot simply switch majors anymore for your MBA, so really sit and weigh your options.
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        Magoosh helped raise my score significantly. It is a very intuitive program that I could use at my own pace and learn from my results question by question. I was able to focus specifically on just my weaknesses at times and then take practice GMAT tests when I felt that I had improved.

        The pricing was perfect and I actually think they could easily charge more for what is offered. I have already recommended this to countless friends and other students.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: NSU 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Start reviewing early and often. You can never study too much and Magoosh has helped tremendously.
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        Magoosh provided me the resources I needed in order to prepare for my exam. I was very tense at first hearing the test difficulty, but their website as well as the iphone apps they have allowed me to review and quickly learn how to effectively answer the test questions (as they also have a pattern and format) effectively through their detailed guide. They even have a forum where you can view all the discussions in case you have a particular question in mind that you would like clarified, and they respond promptly. Overall, I am very satisfied with their services and highly recommend them to anyone who needs to prepare for their MBA required exams.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Create a plan that you feel is feasible for you given your current situation (whether you are working which would mean shorter time dedicated for this or unemployed which allows you more time to finish faster) in completing the application requirements, then follow through. Research about the schools and think about how you can link their values and principles into your essays. At the same time, think about your goals and take time to truly understand how the school's curriculum fit into enabling you to achieve these goals.
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        Magoosh was the most practical, resourceful and not to mention affordable tool I came across while prepping for my GMAT. As someone who learns best by doing, the sample questions, coupled with explanatory videos proved invaluable in helping to identify my learning gaps and turn those gaps into strengths. The customizable practice questions also gave me a real feel for how the GMAT would respond on the day of the test based on my performance. I’ve already recommended this test prep tool to my peers and will continue to do so!

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: McCombs School of Business/2018
        • MBA application & school advice: I would suggest giving yourself plenty of time to study so you feel prepared the day of the test. Practice tests and questions helped me gauge my progress along the way. I would also suggest taking plenty of time to researching schools to discover which fits you and your goals.
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        Magoosh is the perfect study tool for those who are interested in preparing independently. The quantitative section is excellent and breaks down each problem step by step. It comes with several study guides that you can choose from based on the time frame you would like to prepare and actually take the exam. The best part to me is the score scale which helps you see your progress. The score I earned on the actual exam was very similar to what Magoosh said I would earn. I recommend this test prep company to everyone.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Loyola Marymount University/ 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Do not cram study material the last few days leading up to your exam. At this point, you either got it or you don't. Do your best to not panic during the exam.
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        I was pleasantly surprised by all of the resources offered by Magoosh. The materials helped me think about the test from a different perspective and helped me approach the problems with a fresh and open mind. I was impressed by both their quantitative and qualitative methodologies! Since it had been a while since I had taken any tests, this was just what I needed to get back in the right mindset to take the GMAT. I found, that if I dedicated a set time each day to the materials, it was easier to digest and also to get focused on the task at hand. Magoosh is also littered with little hints like that throughout their reading materials!

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Olin Business School/ 2017
        • MBA application & school advice: My advice for those coming in... Study hard, be prepared, and when you get to the test- do NOT stress out! Know that if you prepared yourself for that moment you will do great!
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        Magoosh does an excellent job of preparing students for either the GMAT or the GRE tests. One of the nice things about Magoosh is that they explain the differences between the two, and provide many options for studying for both. With so many business schools which currently accept the GRE, it was valuable to know which test would better showcase my strengths and to focus my studies towards doing well on that particular test. All of the information provided was helpful in getting me prepared to take the GRE and get a high score. I would definitely recommend Magoosh to a friend or a colleague!

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: ASU/2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Apply for a number of different MBA schools - from your top pick to one or two that may be below what your admissions expectations for yourself are. That being said - don't count yourself out, a good test score and essay go a long ways in off-setting a poor undergraduate GPA!
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        Magoosh’s materials are easy to use, easy to follow and well presented but there is one big ‘BUT’. The math content doesn’t look like the best available for the GMAT. The content is really well explained – but it isn’t the exact content you need. I spent some 120 hours with Magoosh between my 1st and 2nd attempts at the test and my score stayed flat – exactly flat. After a similar time investment with Kaplan between attempts 2 and 3, I boosted my quantitative score by 9 points (raw) or 60 points (adjusted).

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: UC Berkeley - Haas / 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Start planning a year before you apply. Bust your backside at work to get stellar recommendations and allocate serious time to preparing for the GMAT. You can always take it twice, three times or more!
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        Magoosh was essential in brushing up on all of the knowledge necessary for tackling the GMAT in both Grammar and Mathematics. They’re schedule study plans and guides as well as online videos were helpful for me in tailoring a schedule that suited my work schedule. I am grateful for the service that Magoosh has provided!

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: William Paterson University/2019
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        Magoosh is a great tool for test prep with your mba. Make sure to take advantage of the practice quizzes and tests as that is the most helpful. I was able to improve my score in two months of prep by 10% in addition to scoring in the 92% in the IR portion of the test.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Arizona State University 2016
        • MBA application & school advice: Apply early.
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        Magoosh was inexpensive but comprehensive source of great material. I liked being able to go at my own pace. Performance on practice tests mirrored performance on the actual exam.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Darden / 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Invest if good GMAT prep. Consultant to advise essay writing is also useful.
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        I downloaded the Magoosh application on my iPhone 5s and it was the best decision I ever made! It covered all of the subjects that will be on the GMAT: Verbal, Math, AWA, and Integrated Reasoning. I listened to the lectures on my way to work as well as while I would relax at home and it really helped me. I’m not the best in math, so it was really helpful that the professor broke down the problems: the question, asked you to work on it on your own, told you the common mistakes, gave you the answer and several ways on how to get that answer. It helped me a lot and prepared me for the exam.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of New Orleans
        • MBA application & school advice: Study, study, study! The sooner you study for the GMAT, the best score you'll get! Quiz yourself at least once a week after days of studying and score yourself. Have your friends and family quiz you as well.
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        I found Magoosh really helpful. There are so many practice questions and they are organized nicely by topic, so you can easily focus on your weakest sections. I also found the explanations that accompanied the problems to be helpful in figuring out where I went wrong. Further, Magoosh provided some nice overall strategic hints for test prep, which I definitely used.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Michigan/2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Start your preparation as early as possible - this way if your first test score isn't what you had hoped, you still have plenty of time before applications are due.
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        Very in-depth and interactive.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: MBA@UNC / 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Remain patient, yet diligent.
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        Magoosh was an excellent resource for all my studying needs. I used the complete Magoosh subscription along with the official books. In particular, I found the math/quant videos extremely helpful. Magoosh is a very good tool for breaking down complex theories with examples and sample problems. I did not use the verbal section as much, but it was also helpful. I would definitely recommend Magoosh to anyone who is studying for the GMAT. This website was my primary source of studying along with their iphone apps available in the Apple App store. The flashcards were great for when I had a view minutes to study.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: UCLA Anderson 2019
        • MBA application & school advice: Come up with a strong story about why you want your MBA, make sure your background and examples are aligned with your goals.
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        I took the GMAT twice and the first time I took the test I did not take advantage of Magoosh products. My first test, I only used the official study guide which gave the necessary information but it did not give that information in different ways. I studied for the test originally by reading and doing practice questions. Before I took the GMAT the second time, I realized the best way to increase my score was not just to study more but to change the way I was studying. By alternating different methods of studying, more information can be absorbed and different information will be more easily learned through different mediums. I used Magoosh’s flashcard apps which gave me a way to repeatedly quiz myself and make sure I understood the answer rather than just answering a question and moving on to the next one. The app helped me bring my verbal from 60th percentile to 91st percentile and overall from 600 to 660.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: North Carolina State University- Jenkins MBA/ 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Focus on how you have developed and grown. Most of my growth came through jobs that were somewhat weird and that I learned a lot about myself. Technical skills can be taught life lessons require experiences so think outside the box.
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        Magoosh test prep was the best decision I made in my application process. They provided the best quality example problems that I found and with their score improvement guarantee I walked into the test with great confidence. I was on a time crunch and only used their quick study plan for one month and did 1000 practice problems which gave me more than enough practice necessary to get the scores I was hoping for. Highly recommended.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: MIT Sloan/2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Be yourself, admissions officers are looking for a good match and really do have your best interests in mind. Don't stress too much, you'll end up fine.
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        Magoosh is a great service to learn the basics of the GRE and GMAT. They offer a wide range of questions for both quantitative and verbal sections of the test. In order to fully utilize the resource one will also need to read the magoosh blogs, as they provide a framework for preparing for a test.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Oregon / 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Start your search early and don't wait to the last minute to take the GMAT or GRE. Check the requirements for the programs that you want to apply too and set some goals on an ideal start date. Work hard and make sure to keep constant communication with the school and anyone who has helped you.
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        Overall, Magoosh does an amazing job at describing challenging type of questions in the most simple, logical way. I really enjoyed the videos – great source of wisdom just before going to bed.

        I liked the structure and the clear takeaways from every individual lessons. Thumbs up for the math review but also for the verbal. The #1 thing that made me give Magoosh 5 stars is the time management advice with the practical planning tool presented in one of their videos.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Fuqua School of Business / 2016
        • MBA application & school advice: Be consistent and prepare on a regular basis. Aim high and prepare as you'd prepare for the #1 business school in the world. Imagine yourself there, and fight through all the tough problems by practicing and understanding your weak points. Don't just practice easy questions - you will never improve if you stay there.Also network with people. Reach out alumni and other current students from your top preferred schools. Understand what motivates them and if those things align with your value system.
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        Magoosh was very useful because their videos showed an easy, fast, and sometimes different way to solve problems. As you have to solve every gmat problem in 2 minutes or less, it was encouraging to see all these magoosh videos that lasted less than 2 minutes and that showed how to solve the problem. I started to believe that the gmat was really more strategy than anything else.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Duke/2016
        • MBA application & school advice: Take your time to get a good gmat score! After that, everything else is easier because you can't change them much: your work experience, transcripts, storiesfor your essays....it is what it is! So focus on getting a good gmat score and then just polishing your story!
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        Good value for the money. Plenty of practice problems.Customer support was relatively quick to respond to questions

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Vanderbilt University/2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Do some work ahead of time on possible career paths you're interested in. Will impress during interview process. Be able to articulate what the MBA will do for you that you can't do on your own
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        The best part of the Magoosh software was the in-depth content for the videos when learning the material that was going to be tested on the GMAT. I did not have a good understanding of the material on these videos allowed me to build a strong foundation.

        The one issue I had with Magoosh was that the questions were not as detailed as I saw on Manhattan Prep and the actual GMAT test itself. The lack of detail in these questions put me a little behind schedule because the difficulty level was not what I was used to when sticking with only Magoosh in the beginning.

        Magoosh is a great study tool for the videos and has a great mobile app but I was not impressed with the layout of practice questions because it did not simulate the real questions you see on the GMAT.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: McCombs School of Business / 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Keep your head up. There are going to be days where you excel in all areas of your studying and most certainly days where you feel like you are regressing.Keep a positive attitude and allow yourself some time to hang out with friends and clear your mind of anything related to the GMAT. It is not a healthy study habit to study 24/7.
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        Magoosh is an amazing preparation website that allows you to customize your GMAT preparation in accordance to your skill level. You are allowed access to various test bank questions across maths and verbal. The test bank questions adapt to your skill level and allows you to improve your skill level by practicising various questions.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: IE Business School - 2016
        • MBA application & school advice: Practice as many questions as possible.
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        Magoosh works for self starter regardless of current career. My schedule was flexible enough to be able to attend classes in the traditional route but I wanted to save money and also wanted to go at my own pace. Magoosh has a large set of problems and where they helped the most were with their examples for the correct answer. Their explanations helped me figure out how to answer a question on the GMAT in the allotted exam time. Their questions were on par with the actual test questions and their support was great.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Chicago Booth School of Business/2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Be genuine with where you have been and where you want to go, even if you don't j know where you want to go. If you were completely satisfied with your career you wouldn't be applying to grad school. Be honest with where you have fell short and what you want out of life. Considering the high costs of tuition you obviously want to make good money after graduating but focus on other reasons for applying, whether it be switching careers, school being an insurance plan to pursue a dream career that may fail, starting over, or increased flexibility in choices after you graduate.
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        I tried many different software/books to prepare the GMAT, but from all of them Magoosh was the most helpful one. It provides tons of problem of a similar level of the real test, lots of tools to keep track of the progress, and a nice interfaz.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Fuqua School of Business / 2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Research the schools to find the one where you fit better being yourself. Do not follow the rankings.
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        Excellent prep company. They charge minimally for the services they provide. The videos are straightforward, and helpful because you can manage them at your time and pace (as opposed to going to a class). Their app for vocab words is also helpful!

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Georgetown/2016
        • MBA application & school advice: Be yourself - state your passion - tie your past experience with your future goals. And make it clear that those goals will only be possible with an MBA.
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        This was a very good GMAT prep course. Just as many others in this site I bought it after I took another brick an mortar GMAT course. My first GMAT score was decent, but I knew I could do better. In order to improve my score I searched for several courses that could help me practice and improve my score in a short period of time. Magoosh had at that time a 50 point improvement guarantee so I decided to give it a try. The exercises and explanations where very helpful. I ended up improving my GMAT score by 60 points.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: McCombs / 2016
        • MBA application & school advice: Don't wait until the final months to take the GMAT or to begin with your applications. Network with current students and alumnus A LOT before applying!
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        Using the app to memorize the vocab words was helpful , only if you are using it on a long-term plan. Using it in a time crunch would not be that helpful. I recommend using some of these creative ways to understand the vocab section rather than using dry resources.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Willamette MBA Atkinson School of Management / 2017
        • MBA application & school advice: As I said, using creative ways like Magoosh's app or resources on YouTube is my recommendation to do better on those admission exams.
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        Magoosh was excellent. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer at the time and could not attend any in person classes. I would recommend Magoosh to anyone interested in GMAT test prep.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross2917
        • MBA application & school advice: Don´t do it last minute.
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        Magoosh is a good product that is very hands on. I would use it again and have recommended it to people. It was the only product for the ADHD person amongst us. Magoosh doesn’t come with books and packets; but it’s cheap. I got a > 700 score without using any other tool.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Chicago/2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Don't get cute, answer the questions
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        Great option for those that have difficult schedules and need to customize their work plan. I found that it was really helpful to see my progress throughout with their graphs and tracking statistics to help show what areas I needed to work on. The only drawback was that I ran out of questions and I wish there was a way to get additional questions.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Foster
        • MBA application & school advice: Start early with your exam prep and set a date to take the GMAT. This will help you focus and if you don't get your target score then you will have enough time to prep and take it again
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        Great value of all the test prep services available and comes with a 50 point score increase guarantee. The verbal prep was particularly good. I also liked how you could mark questions for review at a later date. Magoosh doesn’t come with all the books and prep packets that other services such as Vertias Prep, Manhattan etc. but at $99 the price is hard to beat.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Tepper School of Business/2016
        • MBA application & school advice: The whole process is a crap shoot and the first/most significant gateway is the GMAT. Without a decent score, unfortunately, nothing else matters. Also don't overestimate the admissions officers ability to understand your resume or background. Contrary to popular opinion many of them do not have a business background.
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        I believe Magoosh is a great help for the math part. It gives a lot of tricks and details you need in order to be faster and more accurate in your responses. I believe that there are better resources in the verbal part, but for the results in general, I recommend Magoosh.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross Business School 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: I recommend to start early with exams, so you have enough time to prepare well for your essays and interview. It is key to leave enough time, and try to target different schools at different rounds in order to have ample time.
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        Magoosh’s mobile interface is very easy to use and as thorough as their desktop website. The tool is simple to use and there are study schedules that keep you on track with studying.

        Quantative section was by far the best and most useful tool in Magoosh’s arsenal.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Arizona State University / 2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Focus on your personal goals, and have available a path to achieve those goals. Relate those goals to how an MBA can help and you will be on track to admission.
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        Magoosh’s excellence stems from the video breakdowns that are provided for practice problems. I struggled with the quantitative section, and spent 95% of my energy working to improve my score. On my initial GMATprep practice test, I scored 88 percentile verbal but only 25th percentile math. Needless to say, I achieved a competitive final score and graduated from W.P. Carey in 2016.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: W.P. Carey/2016
        • MBA application & school advice: Focus your attention on personal narrative and other essay questions. B-school reviewers want to know your "why" for being in a program. See this Simon Sinek video for more: https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=en
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        Two facets of Magoosh’s GMAT prep that really helped me were:

        1). The flashcard mobile apps that allowed me to study during my commute, on lunch breaks at work, and during other small pockets of time that otherwise went unused.

        2). Their structured study plans (12 month, 6 month, 3 month, 1 month, and two week plans) that allowed me to develop a study plan based on my specific needs (in my case, Quant prep).

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
        • MBA application & school advice: If you have your eyes set on a particular school, be prepared to put in the work to get the requisite scores. Take time to develop yourself as a candidate and don't give up!
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        Magoosh offers greater value and flexibility compared to other programs I shopped and tried. As a working professional who travels frequently, I paid multiples more money for a Manhattan GMAT course, but hated lugging the books with me on trips and often missed the designated class times. I was able to get my score into the sweet spot for my target schools within 30 days. Manhattan is still probably the superior solution for those seeking a 750+ and have 10-20 hours a week to put into prep. Magoosh was a perfect compromise for my needs.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Michigan Ross / 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Focus more on program fit than rankings, unless your end-all goal is a large PE shop or Big 3 consulting that you think you need T3 credentials for.
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        Magoosh is a great tool for business people, which are busy with a full time work and need to study at their own peace. Magoosh explenations are very clear, it platform very user friendly and its price very afforable.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Tampa / 2018
        • MBA application & school advice: Set the GMAT as a priority in your application process
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        Great service. Tons of problems available online, and it ended up being very similar in difficulty and final score to my actual GMAT.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton / 2017
        • MBA application & school advice: You can never do enough practice problems.
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        Magoosh was absolutely incredible! I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to study at their own pace. Unlike classroom-based programs, I could study when I wanted to or when I had time with the online program. The practice problems are very similar to the actual test, albeit more challenging, which I liked because it better prepared me for test day. Additionally, the video explanations were excellent and kept me engaged more than a text explanation would.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Undecided
        • MBA application & school advice: Study for the GMAT/GRE a few months in advance of the test. That gives you time to study at your own pace.When it comes to applying, be yourself! The AdComs will appreciate it.
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        Great simple tool that makes it easy to quickly practice verbal or math skills

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: UCLA 2015
        • MBA application & school advice: Take your time prepping for exams and researching your schools
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        Magosh test prep materials helped re-familiarize myself with the quantitative part of the GMAT, which I was really nervous about initiailly. After taking my first practice exam, I realized just how helpful the courses were for my preparation.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Fuqua School of Business (Duke) / 2016
        • MBA application & school advice: Think not only about what the MBA program can do you for you but what you can contribute to the program itself -- it's a two-way street!
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        The courses were very helpful for preparing. I was surprised by how much my test scores improved with this service. I initially thought I would do Magoosh, and then either Kaplan or Manhattan, but after my test scores were in line with my target, i didn’t feel the need for additional course work. great value!

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: NYU Stern 2016
        • MBA application & school advice: Give yourself enough time to write and re-write your essays! I had different people review, and ended up completely re-writing an essay a week before they were due. It turned out so much better, but it would have been horrible had I not had enough time.
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        I PURCHASED THIS SERVICE AFTER MANHATTAN PREP AND IT WAS A GREAT WAY TO FIND OUT WHERE I WAS REALLY STRUGGLING. IT INCREASED MY SCORE OVER 100 POINTS IN ONLY A MONTH. I HIGHLY RECCOMEND IT, THE VIDEOS AND QUIZZES ARE REALLY WELL DONE AND ALLOW YOU TO FOCUS ON TARGET AREAS.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: NYU 2017
        • MBA application & school advice: BE YOURSELF. FIND A WAY TO SHOW THAT YOU ARE A UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE THEY CAN ADMIT WHO WILL PROVIDE THE SAME INSIGHT
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        Magoosh’s straightforward, clear lessons were perfect for someone like me who hadn’t taken a math class in over 5 years. I was pleased with the self-study materials and found that the course was easy to follow, especially when I needed extra practice in certain areas.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: NYU Stern/2016
        • MBA application & school advice: Be yourself -- seriously.
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        Excellent video lessons. Practice problems are very helpful and similar in difficulty and form to questions on the real test, though magoosh’s math problems are somewhat more difficult, which helps prepare you for even the toughest questions on the real test.

        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Michigan State University Eli Broad Graduate School of Management / 2017
        • MBA application & school advice: Be true to yourself in all facets of your application.
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