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About Manhattan Prep GMAT

Teach for America alumnus and Yale graduate Zeke Vanderhoek, began with a vision of students learning better, if given more qualified teachers, back in 2000. He assembled a hand-picked team of 99th percentile educators to give potential learners a more substantial preparatory experience.  Hence the concept of Manhattan Prep was born.

Offering an approach that touts critical thinking, rather than using tricks and gimmicks, Zeke and his team of accomplished instructors believe that learning should be fun and not just something the student should suffer through as a means to the end.


Manhattan Prep GMAT offers services for self-starters, giving them readily available options offered at their own pace, up to and including last-minute crunch courses. More structured online courses are available for those who need tutoring options and more advanced, comprehensive direction and assistance.

Manhattan Prep Cost and Contact Info

Course option pricing is as follows:


Their basic “Interact” course starts at $549 and includes over 35 hours of interactive, on demand video lessons, access to all of their online books and other internet resources.

The Manhattan Prep live GMAT course begins at $1,599 and offers 27 hours of live instruction, online or personalized classes.

A 15 hour package of live tutoring (GMAT Advanced Course) will start at $1,399 with 15 hours of live instruction over 5 weeks.  Their $2,599 “Boot Camp” class includes 35 hours of instruction over a two-week period also available either in person or online.

Manhattan Prep also offers private tutoring in-person and online at $255/hr (2 hour minimum)


The guided self-study program beginning at $249, features include over 22 hours of video instruction, access to all online books and resources.

The GRE for MBA Course starts at $1,399 and includes 9 live sessions with a focus on advanced math.

The live GRE course study includes 24 hours of live instruction and online or in-person classes starting at $1,199. A ten hour tutoring package begins as $2,450 and presents one-on-one personalized instruction, custom-tailored to meet each student’s individual needs, available either in-person or online.

Reach out to Manhattan Prep via email at gmat@manhattanprep.com or gre@manhattanprep.com, toll-free to (800) 576-4628.

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512 reviews for Manhattan Prep GMAT

  1. 4 out of 5

    Conor Eckert:

    I found Manahattan Prep very helpful for both the GRE and the GMAT. The practice tests in particular simulated the real test better than most other sources I tried.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cecelia Hutnick:

    Intense but extremely helpful! The instructor was knowledgable about the GMAT and did a good job of explaining the different sections and strategies for organization & timing. This course is very targeted at preparing students for taking the GMAT and therefore focuses on the different types of questions and the best methods for solving seemingly complex problems efficiently. If it has been a while since you studied Math or need a refresher in the basic tenants of Grammar, I’d recommend studying those things before signing up for a Manhattan Prep course!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Denisse Marin Monge:

    I believe they have some of the greatest -and easiest to interact- teachers specially for quant, it was mind-blowing how well they explained everything in the classes. Is expensive, but is worth it.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Troy Lindstrom:

    Great questions, simple formatting, and easy to create a study plan around. Would recommend to a friend.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Suhita Goswami:

    The Manhattan Prep books were a great source to assess my painpoints across different concepts. The Verbal prep material is particularly excellent in setence correction concepts and critical reasoning. Practicing the mock exams on Manhattan prep was a great way to prepare for Test day.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Enxhi Popa:

    Good program if you don’t have a lot of time and want to get the information structured for you.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Dengler:

    Very helpful and concise about what to expect on the GMAT but at times unclear. Used it to study for the executive assessment

  8. 5 out of 5


    The Manhattan Prep materials helped me prepare the most for the GMAT. The materials tended to be a bit more difficult than the test itself, so I was more than ready for game day. Highly recommend – especially the online practice exams.

  9. 5 out of 5


    I did the self-paced “Interact” course from Manhattan Prep. It was extremely helpful for setting up a study schedule and practice problem sets. The ability to track your practice problems and then gain insights from your results was really useful as well – I could easily find out where my strengths and weaknesses were. If you have trouble studying on your own, I definitely recommend using this course/software from Manhattan Prep.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Darrell Hanks:

    Manhattan Prep was the core resource I used to prepare for the GMAT. The layout of the content was easy to digest, and the practice problems were helpful and realistic. I recommend Manhattan Prep to all my friends preparing to apply to business school. There’s nothing I would change!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Michael Opstelten:

    The flexible GMAT study program allowed me to balance work while keeping me on track to practice as much as possible before my exam.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Marc Armbruster:

    I used Manhattan review for GMAT prep a few year back. I was focused on improving on the quant side. I thought the classes and materials are well structured and the instructors were excellent. Ultimately I ended switching over to the GRE but I think that Manhattan Review would be valuable for many people.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alina Vrsaljko:

    Liked the material a lot!!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Chidiadi Onyeukwu:

    Manhattan Prep was a wonderful program. When I took the GMAT by myself I got a 530 and 550 respectively. After Manhattan Prep my scores jumped up to 650 and 680. The teachers and program showed me how to effectively study for each part of the test. They showed me how to adjust my thinking and not rely on the arithmetic that I have been learning all throughout school. I recommend it to anyone, especially engineers, that are having trouble with the GMAT.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Meng Liu:

    I found the forum very helpful in terms of studying for SC section on the GMAT exam.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Adriana Sarmiento De Abreu:

    Extremely comprehensive material covering all aspects and sections of the GMAT: Includes app access for daily practice with digital flashcards and prep tests.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Cat Dinh:

    The Manhattan Prep was great.. It really helped me find a good test taking strategy. The practice questions put me more at ease with the format of the test and great content refresher!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Margie Guan:

    Like any other GMAT prep courses, it really is up to the student herself to dedicate enough time to see a big change in the score. My favorite thing about Manhattan GMAT course is the design of the site. It was very easy to follow and use as a study tracker what chapters need to be read and what problems need to be completed each week. The test exams are in a different tab on the site and are also very easy to follow for both the exam info and breaking down of scores after completion. If you are interested in enrolling in the virtual course, it was extremely helpful to keep cameras on and participate. Staying engaged will really make the big difference!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Minicucci:

    Both the Manhattan Prep course materials as well as in person classes were great. My GMAT scores increased materially after completing the course and reading through the content. The practice exams were also very helpful.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Quintana:

    Great course particularly to get down the basics of the exam!

  21. 5 out of 5


    LOVED the full Manhattan prep GMAT book series. Super comprehensive and exactly what I needed to get the score I wanted.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Cecilia Pham:

    The Manhattan GMAT Prep materials were extremely beneficial to measure your progress with the GMAT. The CAT practice exams are very close to the actual GMAT and incorporating these into the study plan proves success. The guides were all very easy to follow especially for refreshing simple concepts. Take advantage of all the videos and lectures posted on Youtube from Manhattan GMAT!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Millisits:

    Most important test prep for my successful GMAT score. Books explain to you the “how” of GMAT questions – what exactly you’re being tested on.

    Plenty of practice tests as well, though a little on the hard side!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Brendan Cohen:

    Very thorough, great materials, online test prep and most importantly great instructors and tutoring. Definitely worth the $1,400. I achieved the score that I needed.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Zack Buckon:

    Software is affordable and easy to use. Examples problems are challenging and realistic

  26. 4 out of 5

    Bailee Morgan:

    The materials are very helpful, and made studying much easier. Once I found Manhattan Prep I felt like I had a real plan rather than haphazardly going through a practice book on my own. Moreover, the practice exams really helped me know what I would need to get through the real test. I would highly recommend.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Linh Ha:

    I went from a ~ 500 to 700+ GMAT score in 6 months using just the Manhattan Prep online Quant program. Their exams are more difficult in my opinion than the actual GMAT, but this gives you a lot of cushion when you take the actual exam. The self-study course was super easy to understand, and I loved the flexibility of the online format. There were also some excellent articles that gave great tips from Manhattan prep. I also received a nice discount since I was a community college student at the time as well. Would highly recommend! My score helped me get into all the schools I applied to + earned me some scholarships, too.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Colin Welch:

    Manhattan Prep’s materials were more rigorous than many competitors and I found that my practice tests were easier than what I was used to studying in the Manhattan Prep books. Especially for the quantitative sections, their books has thousands of questions of varying difficulties, but the I thought the range of difficulty was overall harder than what was on the test. I would definitely recommend using the 5LB Book of Problems for either the GMAT or the GRE because it offered tons of questions that prepared me for test day. Enough practice makes perfect.

  29. 3 out of 5

    Bryan Marple:

    I took an in-class Manhattan prep course. The instructor spent about 20% of the time off topic, and any additional outside help other than classroom instruction as an additional cost. Three stars for the course material which was helpful. If I were doing it again, I would do a cheaper online option.

  30. 5 out of 5


    Amazing review course. Ask for Mark Sullivan’s class!

  31. 5 out of 5

    Jenny L:

    I did in-person classes (pre-COVID), however wasn’t able to keep up with the course work due to work obligations at the time. Afterwards, I was able to extend my access to the online resources and study on my own. After having done practice tests from almost every provider, I found that the answer explanations for Manhattan Prep were by far the best and easiest to understand. I also thought many of their problem solving strategies really helped me save time on Quant!

  32. 5 out of 5

    Ayush Jain:

    I improved my GMAT score from 710 to 750 by using the Manhattan Prep books and test series. This was critical in making the cut to my dream school- HBS, that I will be joining this Fall.

  33. 4 out of 5

    Anh Cao:

    I was able to raise my total score by 100 points and there were good tips both during my in-person class and online setting. The books were sometimes a little dense but I feel like the content was still helpful. I still needed extra practice after the core class though and had to find resources elsewhere.

  34. 5 out of 5

    Callie Estreicher:

    Great books, however the practice tests are a bit easier than the ones from GMAC.

  35. 5 out of 5


    The GMAT books and resources across all sections were comprehensive with a great set of tips and tricks to tackle the exam efficiently.

  36. 4 out of 5


    Some of the online content looks a little dated, but in general their methods/approach to various GMAT questions are very strong and helped me reach my target score. The books are written in a really straight-forward, conversational manner so easy to read/pay attention… and they try to make the math as simple as possible. If you really practice the strategies that they provide, you can achieve your target score

  37. 4 out of 5

    Mei Fang:

    First, trust yourself!
    Second, Don’t give up!

    English is my second language and it is definitely not easy for me, practice and learn from your mistakes would help you get a good score!

  38. 4 out of 5

    Cody Stewart:

    Great Course! Helped me improve my score by over 100 points since the beginning.

  39. 5 out of 5

    Sunny Kuo:

    The entire set of GMAT preparation books by Manhattan is one of the best sources of comprehensive preparation guide for GMAT test.

  40. 4 out of 5

    Danielle DeMarco:

    Super comprehensive quant review with a focus on tips and tricks.

  41. 5 out of 5

    Kristy Scheurer:

    I highly recommend Manhattan Prep. I enrolled in a 2+ month class that met once a week. The instructor was knowledgeable and helpful. The structure of the class was great and the homework outline was very helpful. The online prerecorded classes were also very valuable in the process. I raised my score significantly after the class.

  42. 4 out of 5

    Rishav Raj Purbey:

    The entire set of GMAT preparation books by Manhattan is one of the best sources of comprehensive preparation guide for GMAT. If one’s looking for a one-stop-shop, I guess this is it. Good luck with your GMAT, may the force be with you !

  43. 4 out of 5

    Ariel Greenhouse:

    Completed the Interact program. Felt that it did a great job preparing me for the basics of the test, but wish there were more timed practice tests.

  44. 5 out of 5

    Dorothy Chen:

    The manhattan advanced GMAT quant was by far the most helpful resource for my prep!

  45. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep was great to jumpstart my study habits. Took a 3-4 month course in the fall one year prior to applying and two years prior to the fall I wanted to matriculate to MBA programs. While I did study heavily on my own after completing the course, it was helpful to learn skills for testing taking and basics of the GMAT.

  46. 5 out of 5

    Shaylyn Stanley:

    I used Manhattan prep to self study for the GMAT. I used their 3-book set, which also came with online tools and practice tests. I found the material to be incredibly straightforward and easy to follow, and the schedule they provided kept me on track. This was all I needed to be successful on the GMAT and would highly recommend.

  47. 4 out of 5


    This GMAT course was very rigorous and I learned an INCREDIBLE amount. My teacher, Jamie Nelson, was so supportive and encouraging, and I highly recommend folks to take one of her classes. However, the MP Verbal content and coursework is very weak. I was not at all prepared to master the Verbal section after my MP class and had to do (and pay for) a lot more prep after. If you are looking to improve on Quant, however, I highly recommend.

  48. 5 out of 5

    America Perez Guillen:

    I took a Manhattan Prep course in May 2019. It was a very helpful way to understand the test and get introduced to the course. Instructor was fantastic. I wish I had mastered my foundations before taking the class as I think I would have gotten more out of it. My GMAT journey was a long one so after taking the class I would go on to take a break and not begin studying again until January 2020. Self study was tough and found a tutor that charged a very cheap rate ($70). I went with her because of her rate and regretted it $1,000 later. She did not help improve my score nor techniques at all. I mustered up the courage to give the GMAT one last shot and sought a tutor from Manhattan Prep. All it took was 5 hours worth of time with a Manhattan Prep tutor for my practice tests to go from 640s to 740s. I appreciated the homework she assigned and her review of my test prep. I highly recommend Manhattan Prep, they know what they’re doing and will help you get there. Only things to caution are the steep cost and that I think people would benefit more from Manhattan Prep services after they’ve mastered the foundations.

  49. 5 out of 5


    I used this product to prepare for the GMAT. I did feel like I was gaining confidence in my ability to excel in the gmat as I worked through the materials. I ended up getting a gmat waiver to all the schools I was interested in so I didn’t ever end up taking the gmat.

  50. 5 out of 5

    Spencer Borison:

    I took the in person classes from Manhattan Prep just before the pandemic in anticipation of a March, 2020 test date. Things were upended, including my test date but I found Manhattan Prep to be both useful during the sessions and in helping me with how to navigate the difficulty of adapting to the COVID-adjusted test centers and online test format, of which I took each. I also took a few individual courses one-on-one and found them incredibly useful too. I would strongly recommend this to anyone needing a bit of structure and push to get their studying done and done right.

  51. 5 out of 5

    Yoola A.:

    The Manhattan Prep (MPrep) books were integral to my preparation for the GMAT. I did attend one (free) session of the MPrep GMAT Complete Course. It was a great introduction to the exam format and I used the strategies and techniques mentioned to supplement my independent studies. I would recommend the MPrep books, along with the online simulated computerized adaptive tests.

  52. 5 out of 5


    I took online classes to prepare for my GMAT so that I could receive the highest score possible. The Manhattan Prep had well rounded and intense classes that were great in helping me prepare for my GMAT. I personally enjoyed how many different study methods were used to help me prepare. Instructor taught classes, multiple-choice questions, and plenty of reading. I thought the Manhattan Prep let me work at my own individual rhythm and pace. I never felt rushed or felt the need to understand something quickly. I was able to take as much time as I needed on the practice material and was able to go back and look over things I questioned the first time around. I would highly recommend the Manhattan Prep overview for anyone needing to take the GMAT.

  53. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Lam:

    I took the online classes from Manhattan Prep and found them to be extremely helpful in preparing for GMAT. The online classes consisted of videos taught by instructors, in-video interactive questions, and end-of-lesson practice questions. In particular, I appreciated that I could study at my own pace, as well as be able to go back and review topics I needed more focus on. My online course lasted for 6 months, but Manhattan Prep was extremely helpful in extending my registration by an extra 3 months for only $45 USD, allowing me extra time to prepare for the GMAT. This was useful during the Covid-19 pandemic, when tests were postponed or testing centers were closed.

  54. 5 out of 5


    I took Manhattan Prep’s course through the Forte Foundation’s MBALaunch program and I loved working with Jamie on the quant content! Not only are the instructors amazing, but the online question bank and answer explanations are the best I saw. I would definitely recommend if you are trying to increase your score!

  55. 4 out of 5

    Anna Harris:

    Manhattan Prep was an incredibly helpful tool. MBAs are competitive, and in order to get accepted to top-tier universities, it is worth every cent of money, time, and effort to be as competitive as possible. Especially during Covid-19, when in-person prep was not available, Manhattan Prep helped me get to where I wanted to be! I would recommend supplementing the online material with in-person tutoring if the opportunity is there.

  56. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Smith:

    Manhattan Prep Gmat was an excellent service that catered to my needs, especially during test preparation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The instructor was awesome and the class was small (about 15 students). The instructor always took extra time after the class was finished to answer my specific questions. Even if you can learn how to answer questions correctly yourself, this test prep company does an outstanding job of helping you through the test, meaning you learn about timing, structure, and trade-offs. If you’re spending 200K on a top tier MBA, why not spend $1500 at the front end as an investment in a good test score – or a score that you at least know was your best effort!

  57. 4 out of 5


    I used Manhattan Prep’s Interact (both Quant & Verbal). I was already scoring high on verbal, so it didn’t increase my score there by a ton—but quant soared after my initial practice CAT. 100% worth it to get the Quant version if you have a non-quant background and have been out of school for several years.

  58. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Baker-Brown:

    The Manhattan Prep books prepared me very well for the content of the test, however I felt that the resources offered by the book to practice testing strategy. Overall I give it a 4/5 if books are used on their own. Probably would have been a 5/5 experience if paired with live tutoring.

  59. 4 out of 5

    Kelsey B:

    The MGMAT books and online resources were extremely helpful for the first 50% of my studying. The online practice tests are generally a bit harder than the real thing, so it does a good job of scaring you to study harder. The questions in the books are a good place to start, but you should also find additional questions online from GMATclub etc.

  60. 5 out of 5

    Connor Regan:

    I thoroughly enjoyed my education by Manhattan Prep. I was immediately impressed by the intellect of my instructor, which gave me a lot of trust in the process from the start. The materials were well made and maybe even a bit harder than the real exam, which is exactly what I wanted. Their services are pricey, but so is an MBA — it’s critical you see these as investments, not expenses; if so, Manhattan might be right for you.

  61. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Smith:

    Manhattan Prep was the best test-prep company for GMAT – especially during COVID-19. I took a 10 week course and each week the instructor stayed after class to answer my questions. I thought the class was not going to be as effective since it was delivered remotely, but it was even more effective and efficient than meeting in-person. The instructor even reviewed one of my GMAT essays to help me prepare!

  62. 5 out of 5

    Callie Estreicher:

    Great testing material

  63. 5 out of 5

    Vaishali Nijampatnam:

    I used Manhattan Prep with the Forte Foundation MBA launch program. Manhattan Prep was very helpful and has specific/concise tips for Quant and Verbal. Quant was the most challenging section for me and after using the prep classes’ videos and prep book, I understood the problems better and increased my score. Highly recommend Manhattan Prep!

  64. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina Rodriguez:

    I used Manhattan Prep to help me surpass my plateau which ranged from a 590 to a 620 over a year course. I am so happy I enrolled in the in-person course in Boston when I did. The curriculum offered ample material (books, study tips, online help, and more!) to not only learn the core content necessary for the exam, but also efficient test-taking strategies. My first practice test at the beginning of the course was a 610 and I managed to increase that score to a 700 on the actual GMAT. I highlythe Manhattan Prep course as you will be able to keep the materials and they certainly come in handy even after the course is over so you can review at your leisure.

  65. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan GMAT was the tool I needed to dramatically improve my score in a limited time frame. I took the course with instructor Mike Morgan who was very knowledgeable on test taking strategies and helpful in guiding our small class. I used both self-study with the books and the course to keep myself on schedule and ultimately exceed my target!

  66. 5 out of 5


    I took the guided self-study GRE program and video chatted weekly with instructor Joseph Martin. I cannot say enough good things about Joe.

    Everyone seems to be in agreement that Manhattan Prep’s materials are top notch. The digital content is fun and engaging, and the physical books are laid out in a logical way that makes it very easy to find the class of problems you are trying to solve. Nothing is frustrating to navigate. And when studying for a test like the GRE/GMAT, minimizing frustration is key to staying the course.

    Manhattan Prep makes studying “fun” (or as fun as it can be) which god knows helped me keep the course.

    Joe Martin, was the sun that kept on shining rays of wisdom down on me—helping to make sure that I was absorbing the most important takeaways from every problem. He has a genuine love of teaching, and excitement is a contagious thing.

    Just watching Joe walk-and-think-through problems taught me so much about how I could approach the test, and how I needed to be flexible in my approach.

    Statues will be built for Joe one day.

  67. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep could not have been more helpful and effective in preparing me for the GMAT. I highly recommend instructor Ryan who was always accessible to answer questions and went above & beyond.

  68. 5 out of 5

    Daisy Erbas:

    Manhattan Prep Review helped me improve my skills and knowledge to pass GMAT. I’m so happy to get accepted to my dream MBA program and highly recommend it.

  69. 5 out of 5


    I took Manhattan GMAT classes in person

  70. 5 out of 5


    My tutor, Dhivya, was outstanding. I learned a lot from engaging with her in the classroom. The online Atlas site was great, and I liked being able to enter my Original Guide answers and have a customized report show where my strengths and weaknesses were.

  71. 5 out of 5

    Sindhu Kotha:

    Great experience taking the online course — both teachers were approachable and intelligent. The course was unique in that it offered helpful test taking strategies such as how to best approach the multiple choice section and how to manage your time efficiently for each specific section. Additionally, the class structure with lesson + examples review was effective.

  72. 5 out of 5

    Ernie Doherty:

    Definitely the premier test prep of the four I sampled (Kaplan, Magoosh, Manhattan Prep, and Economist). Manhattan explains things to the test and offers quick books on specific areas. The math was monumental in getting my quant up, and in a targeted way. Plus, there are over a dozen books and bonus problem books. I would still favor the GMAT practice tests, as I found the Manhattan tests overly hard.

  73. 5 out of 5


    The Manhattan Prep program was well-organized and provided the right combination of lecture, review, and live-problem solving lessons. Also, I love how they provided key tips on how to manage time during the test and strategies to work through the multiple-choice problems. The online instructors I had were approachable and very intelligent.

  74. 5 out of 5


    Very Professional And Experienced Instructors. You Can Always Find The Answers You want.

  75. 4 out of 5


    The Manhattan GMAT prep provided meaningful insight and flexible scheduling for those who have a full-time job. While more costly then some other services, it was well worth it. I was well prepared for the GMAT and knew exactly what to expect. Highly recommended!

  76. 4 out of 5

    Ezra Natlor:

    It was a well structured program. My administration department helped with the program and guided me through it every step. There could have been some portions that could have been made simpler, but outside of that it prepared me for the exam.

  77. 5 out of 5


    The in-person class with Manhattan prep was extremely comprehensive. We had a relatively small class, allowing us to ask questions and ensure we were getting all the help we needed. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and was also available to answer one-off questions via email outside of class. Overall, felt incredibly supported throughout the process and am so glad I chose to work with Manhattan Prep.

  78. 5 out of 5

    Jesse Leung:

    In-person class sessions were attentive. I found the test prep problems were reflective of the actual exam. Instructors were knowledgeable about the test and were readily available to answer questions.

  79. 4 out of 5


    This is a great option for individuals looking for a structured study plan and desiring an improvement in their base knowledge.

  80. 4 out of 5


    It’s great if you need the structure and complete refresh. However because it is in a group setting with varying skills you may not get the help you specifically need. The online platform is great for practice tests. But it is very expensive so if you only need help on a specific area, I’d recommend private tutoring

  81. 4 out of 5

    R. Hamm:

    Great online services that went well with my schedule. Additional book resources helped with the online instruction and I will continue to use those in the future.

  82. 5 out of 5

    Young Kuk Lee:

    Manhattan Prep GMAT was a helpful resource to deep dive and study from. Each subject was broken down and every topic was covered with thorough explanations. This exam prep requires no previous knowledge and reviews everything from the basic number properties to more complex problems such as combinatorics, data sufficiency/problem solving, and work/rates. I found the math and the reading study prep guides to be the most helpful for myself.

  83. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Williams:

    I took the in-person course and was very pleased with my instructor. He knew the content well and explained concepts in an easy-to understand way. Five stars for that.

    My issue was with the study materials. There was a convoluted process where we needed to reference a sheet with practice problem #s, a physical book with the actual questions, and then another online tool they provided. It made studying a bit harder than it needed to be. Three stars for this.

  84. 5 out of 5

    Jeren Wood:

    Focused curriculum and insightful strategies make this test prep essential for test takers looking for admittance into top tier MBA programs

  85. 5 out of 5

    Erika Gomez:

    Great refresher, especially for quant portion of the test. Also helpful with learning time-saving tricks.

  86. 3 out of 5


    They provided personal attention for which I would rate 4 starts however cutting down 1 star for the pace of the course itself – too fast!

  87. 5 out of 5

    Aarushi Arenja:

    Great materials to help you get a comprehensive review of topics covered and lots of practice questions available.

  88. 5 out of 5


    Helped me tremendously to improve my score and get into the school of my dreams.

  89. 5 out of 5

    Madelaine Chivi:

    Manhattan Prep was a great learning environment. I felt it taught me the skills I needed to not only refresh my memory on the quant I had no used in some time, but also learn tricks on how to beat the exam. It was useful to refresh my memory and apply new ways of learning to ensure I optimize my exam timing. I felt the course work was manageable but effective.

  90. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep GMAT offers the most comprehensive range of study materials available. They will prepare you to tackle on every problem that gets thrown at you on test day and will have you heading to the test center ready to rock.

  91. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Kwan:

    Great base knowledge. Requires other resources but this is a good starting point.

  92. 5 out of 5

    Patrick Rauh:

    A phenomenal self-guided program that helps test takers refamiliarize themselves with the concepts covered on the GMAT test. Providing a solid structure and study plan, these books allow you to work at your own pace to conquer the GMAT material. Best combined with practice problems and practice tests provided by the GMAC(Graduate Management Admission Council) but absolutely critical to my improvement from 660 on my first GMAT test to my 720 on my final.

  93. 5 out of 5

    Louisa Xu:

    I would highly recommend Manhattan Prep to anyone applying to MBA programs. The resources were extremely helpful and the practice tests I found to be very valuable because of how close they were to the real thing. The online video resources were very helpful for stepping through difficult problems and concepts.The Online Question Bank and explanations were crucial to my success on the GMAT, providing ample opportunity to practice and improve. I would suggest having an instructor is you feel that a structured course if more of your style. Overall I found the program to be excellent and would definitely go with Manhattan Prep.

  94. 5 out of 5

    Tammy Su:

    Manhattan Prep was highly recommended to me by other successful MBA admits. I found that the resources were excellent – I had a highly qualified instructor who could answer any tricky questions. The online question bank, question explanations, and topic videos were all highly effective for learning. I would definitely recommend taking the course since having my instructor as a go-to resource was extremely re-assuring.

  95. 4 out of 5

    Scott Goldman:

    Great product, a little expensive for what you get.

  96. 5 out of 5

    Caroline Tofflemire:

    Manhattan Prep stands out because of the quality of their classes and written materials. The teacher of the 9-week in-person course that I attended was highly qualified, thorough, and fun. He was able to explain some of the difficult parts in a clear and concise way, which increased my confidence. The Manhattan Prep books are organized well and provide a very comprehensive overview of materials. Explanations were well-thought-out and helpful when studying. Lastly, Manhattan Prep has a blog on their site, which I have found extremely helpful throughout my GMAT and EA prep studies.

  97. 5 out of 5

    Claire Wiley:

    I found the Manhattan Prep books to be comprehensive. The sample exams prepped me the most for the GMAT – couldn’t have done it without them!

  98. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Chitwood:

    The Manhattan Test Prep for the GMAT was EXTREMELY helpful. I waited until the last minute to study and I was able to do a lot of crash courses to get me up to speed quickly. I highly recommend!

  99. 5 out of 5

    Michael Farruggia:

    I used the Manhattan Prep GRE books – working my way through all eight. I found them incredibly useful, and thought that the style of the questions was fairly similar to those presented in the actual exam.

  100. 4 out of 5

    Christopher lenoci:

    I believe the prep is more geared towards students already proficient and looking for top-tier scores — teachers are very good

  101. 5 out of 5

    katie sibbet:

    The Manhattan Prep guide clearly outlined each subject that individuals need to have a strong knowledge of, and designed their curriculum to help students learn and quiz themselves on the material. Self paced, and easy to navigate, the prep books helped me feel prepared and confident to take the GMAT.

  102. 4 out of 5

    Jacob Carlson:

    I used the Manhattan GMAT Prep 6th edition books and thought they did a great job at explaining concepts and providing practice. The corresponding website also did a decent job at providing ways to practice, drill questions on particular topics, and take practice exams. Some of the featuers of the online study package weren’t intuitive as to the benefits of using that feature, when to use it, and how to access the feature (or if it was included in the package I purchased).

    Overall, Manhattan GMAT Prep was recommended to me for studying for the GMAT and I would recommend it to others as well.

  103. 5 out of 5


    I took the GRE for MBA Course starts at $1,399 and includes 9 live sessions with a focus on advanced math course from mid-October to late-December. My instructor, Deena, was very thorough and the curriculum was well orchestrated. Most of all, I appreciated the online resources which were recently released and allows students to keep up with assignments and follow detailed demonstrations of the answers.

  104. 5 out of 5

    Adrienne White:

    The Manhattan Prep GMAT Course was incredibly helpful. I took the in-person course that met once a week in Manhattan. My instructor Dave Mahler was the best. He had great tips and advice on test taking and a deep knowledge of the study material.

  105. 5 out of 5

    Kaitlyn Sanders:

    I took the classes in-person in addition to online prep. The classes at Manhattan Prep were extremely helpful in how to approach questions and studying in the most impactful and efficient way. The online resources including videos, test questions and answers, navigator were fundamental for tackling problem areas and understanding strengths and areas of improvement. I also utilized the post exam review in order to improve my score by taking the test again which was helpful for getting the ultimate score I wanted.

  106. 5 out of 5

    Denis Kato de Almeida:

    The material is very well prepared and easy to follow by yourself. I did the online classes and it helped to focus on the important things as well as to have a discipline of study.

  107. 5 out of 5

    Elena Avdeeva:

    I used Manhattan prep books in addition to the Official Guide. What I found most valuable for me, was a verbal part, for math I ended up using another prep book. Very good explanations, examples, After few months of self preparation with Manhattan Prep I scored 700+.

  108. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Magas:

    These prep materials are great for learning the rules of the GMAT as well as learning the foundational skills you will need. The online questions were also very useful.

  109. 5 out of 5

    Nick Curcio:

    Massively helpful in prepping for the math section. Raised my initial practice score by 100 points on quant at time of actual test.

  110. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Grossbart:

    I found the Manhattan GMAT course to be incredible comprehensive. I was scoring in the low 600s and was able to achieve a 730 after taking the course. I would encourage anyone considering the GMAT to take the course.

  111. 3 out of 5

    Olivia Farrell:

    I found Manhattan Prep online course to be only okay. The strategy seemed to be test the hardest questions, rather than learn the fundamentals. I ended up having to do much more additional prep.

  112. 5 out of 5

    Nitin Sharma:

    Manhattan online prep was very useful for me, especially with videos available with easy access. Thank you for the customer service team

  113. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Delany:

    I thought the online course was incredibly thorough but it was difficult to keep yourself on track. On the one hand the flexibility was helpful to craft my own study plan, but on the other hand, it made it difficult to stay on track. The first tutoring session I had was not helpful, so I recommend going into the sessions with very specific questions in mind in order to get the most out of the experience.

  114. 5 out of 5

    Gregorio Concha-Toro:

    I took the GMAT three times. The first two times I wasn’t able to materially increase my score. However, with the use of the Manhattan GMAT I was able to achieve a 740. The Manhattan Prep Overview books provided the right balance between testing strategies and tools to tackle specific questions. I know some people are doubtful of the costs, but it is very worth it. That being said, the tools by itself are not enough. You need to put in the hard work and study, but this test prep gives you the foundation to be successful. The classes provides even more personalized support.

  115. 5 out of 5

    Byron Neal:

    Trust me, I know the GMAT seems daunting. And it is. But I’m living proof that you can beat the GMAT. I am not a quant person and it has been 10 years since I took a high school math course. Feeling intimidated I put off the GMAT countless times; until one day I decided to take the plunge. To help, I signed up for Manhattan GMAT Prep. It is expensive but in my opinion you get what you pay for with GMAT prep companies. Manhattan GMAT starts with the basics and ensures you are comfortable with the fundamentals before advancing to the next concept. After 3 months of consistent studying with Manhattan GMAT I guarantee your score will increase. The GMAT is a strategy test not an IQ test. Keep with it, do not give up, and you will succeed. I highly recommend Manhattan GMAT.

  116. 4 out of 5


    The GMAT journey was a long one for me. I had used Veritas Prep three years earlier (while studying during my senior year in undergrad). I was working with a private tutor and unfortunately it didn’t work well for me.

    After three years, I got serious about studying again and came across Manhattan Prep.I did their 10 week classes course and was so impressed. My teacher was very responsive and constantly made sure that I felt supported. My only issue with it is was that the classes went by really fast and therefore I needed to sign up for private tutoring in addition (which is not cheap). I would recommend that Manhattan considers adding a few extra classes to the coursework.

    The books were super easy to read and the best I have come across so far.

    Wishing you all the best with your GMAT!!! The GMAT process is definitely tough but it all works out 🙂

  117. 5 out of 5

    Emily Kwong:

    I enrolled in the full GMAT prep course online with Jamie Nelson. I was introduced to Jamie through Forte as she was the instructor for our math review webinars. I was apprehensive at first because I generally do not learn as well online but Jamie really changed my perspective. She was extremely patient and encouraging. She met the class where we were and didn’t over complicate things. If there was a problem or solution that didn’t make sense, she would simply offer an alternative strategy or change her approach. The Foundations of Math book was also a lifesaver. Working through the problems in that book was a great reminder to the math concepts I’ve forgotten since hight school. Manhattan Prep gave me the confidence and support I needed on test day.

  118. 5 out of 5

    Dan Neubelt:

    Manhattan Prep (Live, online format) was a great way for me to review the necessary content, practice the material, have rigor around my schedule, and to learn the tips and tricks necessary for a successful exam. The instructors are great, and the online delivery format was surprisingly effective and engaging. Nothing is a substitute for hard work and putting in the study time, but a combination of effort, study, and practice helped me get a 750! Worth every penny in my book.

  119. 5 out of 5

    Divjot Singh:

    Extremely beneficial program that allowed me to improve my grade by providing expert resources and training.

  120. 5 out of 5

    Mariel Sanchez:

    I registered for the GMAT Live Course, which is live online, and also allows access to on-demand lessons, all Manhattan Prep GMAT books, and a GMAT notepad. The instructor was very helpful and very quick to respond to emails regarding questions on very specific GMAT problems, and she provided very helpful tips and general insight on the exam structure/style. I was very impressed with the scope the course covered, and attribute my score to this prep course.

  121. 5 out of 5

    Sally Stris:

    Great program. Highly recommended I got increased my score by a ton and felt confident and relaxed going into the exam thanks to the tips and training from my Manhattan Prep instructor

  122. 3 out of 5

    Peace Titilawo:

    I thought that these books really helped me as I self-studied however I think it could’ve been intuitive with many more relevant examples.

  123. 5 out of 5


    I’m a self-study type of person, but I enjoy having solid lecture videos to watch. I tried many different GMAT prep materials, but nothing prepared me like Manhattan Prep. Thanks to these materials, I’m now attending Michigan Ross!

  124. 4 out of 5

    Jerry Becker:

    Book helped me get thru studying for the GMAT. I had not been in School for 5 years and the Manhattan broke down the test for me in an easy and understanding manner. Studying for the GMAT is overwhelming but I was able to break it down into sections using Manhattan and it worked great.

  125. 5 out of 5

    Louisa Xu:

    Most useful test prep material out there. Practice tests are very similar to the real thing and instruction is to the point and useful. Highly recommend.

  126. 4 out of 5

    Michael Dunn:

    I took the accelerated online course for test prep on a time crunch. I found my instructor, Emily Sledge, to be very knowledgeable and accessible for questions. The supplemental materials including the books and Atlas program walked through everything step by step in a very organized, comprehensive fashion. I would strongly recommend to anyone prepping for the GMAT. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was the cost for an online course being ~$1,300 seemed a little rich, but it ended up being worth it for me as I got into my target MBA program.

  127. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Foster:

    This prep review helped me get into my MBA program. It’s flexible design allowed me to set up courses to fit into my busy schedule.

  128. 5 out of 5

    Samuel Frankfort:

    This study program was more than helpful! There was a professional, yet, easy-to-use format. There are live people willing to answer any questions. It helped me get an advanced score and get into the grad school of my choice. I highly recommend!

  129. 4 out of 5

    Jenna O’Brien:

    I used the one-on-one tutoring. My tutor was extremely knowledgable and patient. He worked to identify my strengths and weaknesses and used our time to focus on what I needed the most help on. He also gave me tips on how to improve my score by eliminating answers for 800 level questions. He set me up to be as successful as I possibly could.

  130. 5 out of 5

    Pranav Daryanani:

    The material was extremely helpful and the mock exams that came with the program were more difficult than the actual GMAT exams. This allowed for a strengthening of skills especially on the quant side.

  131. 5 out of 5

    Nathan Shapiro:

    Good comprehensive review materials

  132. 4 out of 5


    I took the GMAT Advanced Course. It was a good program with impressive proprietary learning resources. I enjoyed the professor a lot, was very engaging, effective, and personable. However, I ultimately did not increase my score enough to justify the high cost of the program, and actually received much lower IR scores after using the course methods.

  133. 5 out of 5


    I purchased the comprehensive GMAT prep books (strategy guides) and they were extremely helpful! I also gained access to the full GMAT Interact course through the Forte Launch program. The books were easy to use and learn the key strategies for the exam. The Interact course was great to track my progress and performance on Official Guide problems. This was so helpful and I wish I had started the full Interact course earlier in my GMAT preparation. Out of all the test prep options I researched/tested, Manhattan prep was the best fit for me. I did not use a personal/virtual tutor and this program allowed me to work at my own pace. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for GMAT test prep!

  134. 5 out of 5

    Yue Gu:

    I bought Mhanhattan prep verbal practices. The arrangement of each chapter is logical and helpful.

  135. 5 out of 5


    I used the Manhattan Prep GMAT books as resources, and was very satisfied with the content. The material went in depth with each tested topic, and not only provided information as to how to solve each problem, but also specific strategies on how to solve them as well. The books also include numerous practice problems, reinforcing the comprehension of the learned material. Further, I supplemented this material with the program’s online question bank, which provided more opportunity to practice problems. Lastly, I also used their online CAT exams, which was very representative of the actual exam. Would highly recommend Manhattan Prep as a resource.

  136. 5 out of 5


    I loved the manhattan prep for GMAT studying. The questions were challenging and the materials really pushed me to excel on the day of the real test- where I found many questions easier than the manhattan prep! PS – if you’re good at vocab and reading and struggle on math… the GRE may be a better test for you.

  137. 5 out of 5

    Anika Patel:

    I gained access to Manhattan prep through the Forte MBA Launch program about a month before my scheduled test date. I used the initial assessment to find my weak spots then used the videos/practice problems in the prep course to bolster those areas. As someone who studies independently, I thought the extra resources were great and think it would have been a great resource for studying the basics early on.

  138. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Wojda:

    Manhattan Prep is good… if you have already done some of the work yourself. It felt as if the bulk of the class was just going over the problems themselves rather than learning and refining the basic principles the problems are asking about. I think it’s important to have a class that balances both, the basic principles and the actual problems. My score did improve about 50 points from my first practice test to my practice test at the end of the course, but then again, I had put in 0 hours of studying before my first practice test and might have been able to do that on my own. All of this being said, the class was really small and it probably could have been better tailored to my needs had I spoken up about it.

  139. 5 out of 5

    Andrea Noe:

    I took the in person class, which was incredibly helpful. My instructor was engaging and knowledgeable and gave us a host of strategies to use throughout the test. I think the timing strategy was one of the most helpful things I learned. I improved my score significantly through taking this class and would recommend it to anyone.

  140. 3 out of 5

    Amanda Morrison:

    Took the in person class along with the interact. The interact was great, but the in person class was not very helpful. The class started at a great pace, but the teacher was not able to drive the class forward and often got bogged down in out students questions.

  141. 5 out of 5

    Madeleine Kaczmarowski:

    Easy to use and helped me achieve a great score. Would recommend to anyone taking the GMAT.

  142. 5 out of 5


    I used the Manhattan Prep set of books, and found them to be critical in my GMAT prep. There is a lot of material, but if you’re willing to put in the time and effort to learn the material, you will certainly benefit.

  143. 5 out of 5

    Chun Yu:

    Loved Manhattan in the way with prep and review guidelines and exercises. I also attended the online sessions to understand the framework and achieved 700+

  144. 5 out of 5


    I loved my experience with Manhattan. The best part for me was the shorter book length. Manhattan provides 10 books that are all between 100-200 pages, which actually makes you feel as though you are making progress. They are a lot less daunting than other companies that have books between 500-1000 pages.

  145. 4 out of 5

    Ricardo Lopez:

    The Manhattan GMAT prep was an amazing resource. The adaptive questions on the practice test were similar to the official GMAT test and compared well with scoring. The overall class helped me raise my scoring by 125 points and allowed me to be accepted into my program. I would highly recommend this course for anyone looking for guidance.

  146. 5 out of 5

    Judy To:

    The in-person course with Avi Gutman was fantastic. With that said, Avi’s class is more advanced so be sure you already are scoring 650+ in order to get the most out of his instruction.

  147. 3 out of 5

    Ryan Blackwell:

    Good book for practice; definitely get it to supplement your studies. However, if I got something wrong it doesn’t tell you why.

  148. 5 out of 5

    Michael Antwi:

    Manhattan Prep’s program was very comprehensive but not overwhelming. Perhaps because I had a background in math, many of the concepts required review but not in-depth explanations and Manhattan Prep provided just this. I like that the program incorporates homework questions from the Official GMAT book. This is important because the best way to get used to the style of questioning is to complete actual GMAT questions. Lastly, I used an older version of the Manhattan Prep books. These served me just fine. The Manhattan methodology has withstood the test of time; as such, even older books still have value.

  149. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Bell:

    Manhattan Prep content is top notch and will leave you well prepared for the GMAT. Be prepared to put in the hours.

  150. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Goldsmith:

    Manhattan GMAT provided a very helpful framework for attacking the GMAT. The class can vary based on the instructor; however, my instructor, Joseph Martin, was top notch. Make sure you conduct your due diligence on the instructor before committing. Good Luck!

  151. 5 out of 5

    Brandon Schroeder:

    Provides all the tools and timing that you will need in order to succeed in preparing for this exam. This program gives templates for detailed studying schedules while providing practice exams as touch points on your progress. Using this improved my score by 60 points and gave me a leg up on getting into a top 25 MBA program.

  152. 5 out of 5

    Nathan Shapiro:

    Excellent well rounded study materials

  153. 5 out of 5

    Emily Bazilian:

    I took the live course with Ryan McGorman and then worked with him privately as a tutor after the course was complete. I had a great experience and felt that the course helped keep my learning on track and I would not have done well on the GMAT without the support from Manhattan Prep. Ryan was great to work with and a wonderful tutor!

  154. 5 out of 5

    Jordan Bennett:

    I was really worried about the GMAT because I haven’t taken a math course since high school and haven’t taken a standardized test since the SAT. I enrolled in a 9-week online course with Manhattan Prep and couldn’t have been happier with the results. The strategies they have for answering each question type are invaluable, and the interactive element of the class helped me learn so much more. I also greatly improved my GMAT score with their post-course assessment as well as the post-exam assessment. Their instruction helped raise my score almost 100 points, and I got into my top choice program (& also one of the top business schools in the US). I highly recommend using Manhattan Prep for your GMAT prep!

  155. 4 out of 5

    Alex Trombetta:

    Strong test prep program – very comprehensive and covers all topics experiences in live GMAT and practice exams. Only reason not a 5 is that some of the answers in prep books are convoluted and not easy to understand. Had to supplement with other resources sometimes.

  156. 5 out of 5


    Fantastic test prep service. I bought the full book set and was able to raise my test score by over 100 points throughout the course of 3.5 months of studying. Start early and you will do great!

  157. 5 out of 5


    Fantastic test prep service. I bought the full book set and was able to raise my test score by over 100 points throughout the course of 3.5 months of studying.

  158. 4 out of 5

    David F Chang:

    The Manhattan Prep helped me tremendously with studying and preparing for the GRE. As an active duty officer and being in a high tempo job, I often found myself in situations and deployments were services were limited. The prep allowed me to study while I was in the desert and deployed with the prep book helping tremendously with my GRE exam.

  159. 5 out of 5

    William Clark-Lowes:

    The course was well structured and the trainer was really motivating and engaging. The materials were very extensive, but the online courses and example tests helped keep you focused on the test rather than lots of theory. I also thought the one-on-one discussions which came after the group lessons were very helpful and motivating. All in all a good value and great course

  160. 4 out of 5


    The course provides you with the essential prep materials. Classes are good, but you need to do work outside of class to get full value. Totally worth it if you’re willing to put in the time, and for people who aren’t organized and need scheduling help, this class is well-worth the cost. You must be committed to get full value, however.

  161. 5 out of 5


    I took Manhattan prep courses for GMAT in Orange County. My instructor was Eric and he did a really good job simplifying the material.

  162. 4 out of 5


    The books were very helpful for strategy and practice. The online video lessons are good supplements if you have a lot of time.

  163. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Blake:

    Great course! Take it in person.

  164. 5 out of 5

    Lijun Liu:

    Very good material online and excellent teaching staff. They can teach everything clearly and this helps me a lot.

  165. 5 out of 5


    Very professional and well run organization. I would recommend taking the class before paying a dollar for any 1×1 tutoring as everyone needs a baseline education on the exam materials. Additionally, this will allow you to maximize your time with the tutor as you will know what to work on.

  166. 5 out of 5


    Best GMAT test prep on the market.

  167. 3 out of 5

    Kevin Joyce:

    While it was a useful tool in preparing for Math but did not have representative questions/difficulty for the Verbal section. Would recommend as a weighted bat tool for Math.

  168. 5 out of 5

    Miguel van Zeller:

    Great books with deep explanation of each topic. Quant tests usually harder then the real one but great to prepare

  169. 4 out of 5

    Alice M:

    I’ve self-studied for most important exams including SHSAT, SAT, and AP classes with books I borrowed from the library. It’s gotten me far, but didn’t cut it for the GMAT math section. After taking Manhattan Prep’s GMAT in-person classes, I definitely felt more prepared. The instructors are brilliant people and give interesting strategies for the math section. The books were helpful, but not as much as the instructors. I boosted my score 70 points.

  170. 4 out of 5

    Ana A.:

    The program is really helpful if you are trying to break a 600 score. It provides helpful tactics and strategies for answer the easy – medium GMAT questions. If you are looking to break 700, you will likely have to do more self-studying with more challenging materials.

  171. 5 out of 5

    Jessica H:

    Manhattan Prep was awesome. I used a private online tutor who helped me up my time strategy game. I also thought their practice tests were closest to the real thing.

  172. 5 out of 5

    Jessica H:

    Manhattan Prep was really helpful. I used a private online tutor who helped me up my time strategy game and boost my score by over 100 pts. I also thought their practice tests were closest to the real thing.

  173. 5 out of 5

    Jhoana Kellam:

    Great materials, Manhattan Prep provides techniques and strategy to beat GMAT.

  174. 5 out of 5


    The online tests were helpful for acclimating to the adaptive format of the GMAT. I found that their tests were harder than the actual GMAT so I was better prepared than expected.

  175. 5 out of 5

    yongwha jung:

    I used Manhattan prep to increase my score in sentence correction! I highly recommend if you want more practice with topical examples and helpful tips on better test tasking skills.

  176. 5 out of 5


    I bought the “Complete GMAT Strategy Guide Set” on Amazon back in 2017. I found the online tools to be extremely helpful and it came with a good amount of CATs as well. Specifically I liked the navigator tool that helped direct you to questions in the official GMAT materials that you needed to study the most. If you have the motivation to study on your own, these materials were great. Of course you need the GMAC books first to properly use these materials, but they were great, especially at the price. I would recommend.

  177. 5 out of 5


    The supplement tests were the most helpful!!

  178. 4 out of 5


    Self guided study was great – score increased over 50 points from initial test. Well worth the time and money.

  179. 5 out of 5


    The materials and classroom experience with Manhattan Prep were a perfect combination for me to achieve my target score on the GMAT. As someone juggling a busy travel schedule and study, the level of accountability and support offered by my instructor made all the difference.

  180. 3 out of 5

    Audrey Huntington:

    Whitney was an excellent instructor. I was on a tight timeline and did one of the accelerated classes. It wasn’t enough time to actually improve my score over the course of the class, it was too condensed and there wasn’t enough time between sessions to practice enough. The materials were good and I bet the regular class would have been better. It was better than I expected an online class to be. My score dropped 10 points after taking th class.

  181. 5 out of 5

    Andres Rodriguez:

    Breaking down the prep to separate strategy guides helps to make it manageable and not overwhelming to study.

  182. 5 out of 5

    Matt S:

    The prep materials were comprehensive for what I needed personally. By test day I felt fully confident in achieving a good score on the areas I originally believed myself to be weak in.

  183. 5 out of 5

    Sydnie Klett:

    This was a great test prep service. It had been a few years since I had graduated from undergrad and I needed an extensive review of many math and verbal concepts. This program really started at the basics and built upon those ideas. They also teach great strategy techniques that allowed me to get a competitive score and get in to my dream school!

  184. 5 out of 5

    Dante B:

    Very helpful. You have to be committed and disciplined. With this, you won’t be disappointed.

  185. 5 out of 5

    Ahsan Mohar:

    I used Manhattan Prep for GMAT preparation. I took the only course.

    The teachers were qualified and seemed confident in what they were doing. They always welcomed questions and comments and allowed freedom for students to stay engaged. They were also available to answer questions over emails. Overall a great course.

    The only negatives I have are that their video quality was not always great so sometimes, it was a little distracting. Also, there were two teachers teaching at once and one of the teachers was not so experienced so he was not as good at teaching as the other teacher.

  186. 5 out of 5


    They are an excellent way to study for the GMAT. The GMAT is an intense exam and they provided very insightful knowledge to help me prep to take the GMAT. The materials they provided were easy to comprehend and follow along. This is important because when you are preparing on your own by putting in the extra hours, it can get trying and tough. Thus, it was nice to be part of a company that prepares their students accurately for this exam. I tried different companies to help me take the GMAT and none of them did as good work as Manhattan Prep. I would recommend them to others and I still do to those who are considering taking the GMAT.

  187. 5 out of 5

    H. Yeh:

    I used Manhattan Prep when I was preparing for the GMAT. My instructor was terrific, and the self study materials (print and online) were very thorough. Would definitely recommend.

  188. 4 out of 5


    I took the Manhattan instructor led course. I learn best in a classroom environment along with a textbook. The course was very effective in the verbal section. The textbook especially went into a structured method of addressing critical reasoning questions. In addition, grammar and other areas was explained in detail by the instructor with a very clear structure.

    The math section left a bit to be desired especially in terms of tougher content. That being said, it still helped significantly while doing the test.

    The practice exams provided were useful to practice.

  189. 5 out of 5

    Roberto De Silva:

    I used these books to study for the GMAT. Really helpful on test techniques.

  190. 5 out of 5

    Arpad von Nemes:

    I can highly recommend Manhattan Prep. I enrolled in their online course and it was very effective. The instructors were very good and provided guidance throughout the journey.

  191. 5 out of 5

    Reid Whelan:

    Manhattan Prep was by far one of the best study tools I have ever used. I took the in-person class, and then used all of the test prep and video courses. The video courses were interactive and provided engaging and interesting material. It improved my score by over 100 and got me into NYU’s MBA Part-time accelerated program.

    The teachers were knowledgeable, friendly, and always available for questions outside of class. I would recommend this course for anyone looking to learn how to take the GMAT and improve their score. However to succeed you can’t take the course just by itself, you need to take what you learn and apply it to your own practice outside of the study material.

  192. 4 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep was very helpful in learning the rules as well as tips and tricks of the GMAT exam. In my situation, the tips and tricks proved very helpful because I was having trouble with time management. Once I got that down, the exam becomes just knowing the materials, which was not too difficult.

  193. 5 out of 5

    Randall Goldfarb:

    Manhattan Prep undoubtedly helped me on my GMAT journey a few years ago. I took the test during practice and scored a 550. After diving into the prep with Manhattan – My score increased 170 points. The books do an excellent job of breaking down the subject matter and really breaking down the concepts into manageable chunks. That, in conjunction with a three hour a weekend online class, really helped me understand the structure of the questions and how to manage my time during the exam. I took the test only once, breaking the 700 barrier, and helping secure my spot at an M7 in the fall!

  194. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Schwartz:

    I did an online course followed by 1×1 tutoring with Manhattan Prep to prepare for the GMAT. I loved the optionality/different models so I could pick what worked best for me. My tutor was very helpful, easily accessible for email/text questions in between sessions and provided homework assignments that were well oriented around the areas that were the most challenging for me. I really needed to improve on math and this helped me focus attention and up my score there. Overall I would highly recommend Manhattan GMAT.

  195. 4 out of 5

    Henry Schreiber:

    Manhattan Prep was very helpful. I took the class and then used private 1:1 tutoring sessions, both of which I found to be useful in their own way. I thought the online modules were very engaging and that the instructors were very good at breaking down nuanced concepts.

  196. 3 out of 5


    I took an in person GMAT class with Manhattan Prep, and my experience was mixed. While I found the structure helpful and I thought the instructor was good, my score on the exam itself, which I took twice, did not improve at all from my diagnostic. I was diligent about keeping up on top of the homework and taking practice exams, but for whatever reason, it just didn’t click.

  197. 4 out of 5

    Stephen T Snyder:

    Really good instructor however the online materials weren’t as intuitive. However, date was very powerful.

  198. 3 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep has great books and the Official Guide were very useful. I did the group course in person but I don’t think it was very helpful. I learned better by diligently working through the books and taking notes.

  199. 5 out of 5

    David Huxley-Cohen:

    The self-study material is well organized, very thorough, and good for those looking to score above 700. The quant material helps prepare you for the harder GMAT questions, more so than the verbal. The solutions to their problems are also clear and comprehensive. Their practice tests are very useful and accurate in predicting your score.

  200. 5 out of 5

    K Curry:

    I really enjoyed the in-depth explanation of GMAT strategies. Once I learned and practiced questions using the strategies, I took many practice tests, and my scores increased. I used the same syllabus as the in-person class for structure, but did self-study.

  201. 5 out of 5


    Great prep books and test questions.

  202. 4 out of 5


    Jerry taught a great class at Manhattan Prep. I loved how patient he was with his students, especially those who were new to a test-taking environment since undergrad. He was always an advocate, long after the test-taking process – even months after when applications were due.

  203. 3 out of 5


    The in-person course with ~10 other students was helpful to learn the basics, but is not good for students who are far along their studies. If far along, opt for a private tutor.

  204. 4 out of 5


    I ended up buying the entire series of Manhattan prep books and used them as the foundation of my GMAT studying experience. The material is great for learning the basics but to get a more accurate representation of what the test would be like I had to rely on other test banks.

  205. 4 out of 5


    I took their in person course and supplemented it with their online content. I went to one individual session with a test consultant and he was not particularly encouraging. Instead, I found an MBA student to help build my weakest areas which worked well.

  206. 5 out of 5

    Former Consultant:

    I used Manhattan books and online tests and they were the best – the actual GMAT felt so much easier than their test prep and then I just breezed through the test! The advanced quant book was also a good investment to get me to a particularly high score – if you are aiming for above 750 it was worth the spend.

  207. 4 out of 5


    I used the Manhattan Test Prep to prepare for my GMAT test. Very easy to understand and a great preparation tool for non-business major undergraduates to use to apply to their MBA programs. I got into my first choice school on my first GMAT try thanks to this book.

  208. 5 out of 5

    George P:

    great instructors

  209. 4 out of 5


    I used a few different resources when preparing for the GMAT. Manhattan Prep and the Official Guide provided by mba.com were the most useful. I found the solutions in the Official Guide book to be lacking, but the solutions provided by Manhattan Prep really helped me to understand how to solve each problem. The Manhattan Prep guide books also did a great job at teaching me what I needed to know and how to solve all of the different problem types. I admittedly almost gave up on studying for the GMAT because of how poor I was scoring on the practice exams, but Manhattan Prep was able to teach me the fundamentals that I needed to finally start solving some problems correctly.

  210. 5 out of 5

    Connor Bergen:

    I used both Manhattan GMAT’s online system as well as private tutoring. Having employed other test prep companies, I found Manhattan to be the most comprehensive. Their tiered approach to learning concepts (particularly in the Quant section) made learning and practicing new material straightforward, and their breakdown of common mistakes helped me target my approach as I went to review. I would certainly recommend Manhattan GMAT to anyone seriously trying to study for the GMAT.

  211. 4 out of 5

    LaShawn R. Mellerson:

    Manhattan Prep truly fits the quote “don’t judge a book by its cover”. When I began my studying, I was hesitant to use textbooks alone to prepare for my test. Due to financial limitations at the time, I could only afford to use the test materials. However, now that I have completed the test I am proud to say that the materials were amazing. They honestly made me feel like I was working with a personal tutor because the reading was detailed, challenging, and they were able to teach me strategies that truly contributed to my success. I will be honest and say it was difficult not having a tutor with one on one instruction. But, with the textbooks I became stronger in my studying because I didn’t have someone to hold my hand. The books had plenty of readings, strategies, and practice problems so when it was time to take the test; I can honestly say there wasn’t any surprises on the test. I am truly grateful to Manhattan Prep and will definitely recommend them in the future.

  212. 5 out of 5


    It was very good for preparing, especially since the subject-based books let you only study what you need to study, rather than requiring that you just follow what they think is best.

  213. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan prepared me well for the GMAT. It was particularly difficult which was helpful in the preparation, especially the math section. I’d say the exams were well thought out and the specific stats they provided were also helpful in pinpointing the parts that I needed to bulk up, and referring to the sections that I needed to go over again.

  214. 4 out of 5


    I thought it was great to kickstart studying, but the group setting definitely wasn’t the most useful for my learning process. I think they do a great job with providing materials and having smart/thoughtful teachers, but it was probably more expensive than most.

  215. 5 out of 5


    Great class. Super attentive instructor who made it fun. The books were a goldmine of difficult questions to make the exam that much easier

  216. 5 out of 5


    I just used the Manhattan prep books (didn’t take the class or utilize an admissions consultant), but I found them to be extremely helpful. They walk you through the various sections of the exam and give you a good understanding of how to “beat” the exam in an extremely efficient and effective way. I was able to pinpoint where I needed to spend the most time reviewing early on in the process, which sped everything up significantly. I started studying on weekends/evenings in May, took the exam in July, applied to schools in August, and was on my way! Highly recommend.

  217. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan GMAT was an amazing resource. The practice is very granular, and I highly recommend. The online portal is easy to use, gives fast feedback, helps you narrow in on what your issues are, and prepares you for the actual test experience. I also used Kaplan, and Manhattan was way better. I highly recommend.

  218. 5 out of 5

    Jake Allen:

    Manhattan is a fantastic resource to take your scores to the next level. The Official GMAT prep books are only going to get you so far. Manhattan’s material and the app, which is extremely convenient for studying when you have just a little bit of down time, is going to really help you prepare for the toughest questions on the GMAT.

  219. 4 out of 5


    I found Manhattan Prep to be extremely useful. Both the in-person classes and the online resources provided a level of support that is unmatched. Additionally, the opportunity to work one-on-one with coaches multiple times to develop individual study plans was vital to my success.

  220. 5 out of 5


    Going after a graduate degree when you’re in your fifties is tough, so having high-quality resources that don’t waste you time or money can make a big difference. They have several good options and price points, and if you put in the time and effort that you know you should be putting in, you’ll get a lot out of their services.

  221. 4 out of 5


    This is a very comprehensive program that will get you extremely well prepared for the GMAT test. The books and other online tools are amazing. It is definitely worth the money. If you have no idea where to start sign up for this program and you will be well on your way to conquer the GMAT. Or even if you have experience with other programs you will see the superiority of this program, do not waste time or money any longer, this program is the one you need.

  222. 5 out of 5


    I wish I would have studied the GMAT more before starting this in person prep course. I enjoyed the course instructor and learned immensely from the materials. The prep materials were quite useful and it got me into my #1 school.

  223. 4 out of 5

    Param Randhawa:

    Manhattan’s GMAT prep is excellent. I took a classroom course where the instructor went through most of the content in class, working through problems and taking tests throughout. I liked being back in a classroom setting and collaborating with other students to learn the material, and my instructor was thoughtful, humorous and just a great teacher.
    My only complaint is that the course doesn’t do a good job of improving the scores of people who already are in a high percentile. I took the GMAT a few times before this course, and landed at a 720. Once you’re at that level, it becomes incredibly hard to improve.

  224. 5 out of 5


    Our instructor was very good and tried to be as engaging as possible while lecturing. This is probably the best GMAT prep program out there but something of note is that you really need to do the homework as you go along or the material won’t sink in. Also plan on taking the exam shortly after the conclusion of the prep program. If you wait too long, you risk forgetting a lot and losing the true value of the test prep program.

  225. 5 out of 5


    I took the online Manhattan prep course in 2016 and guarantee I would not have gotten a 730 without that course. My first practice test was a 540 and even after studying I was at 640. The class kept me engaged and gave me the homework and guidance I needed to beat the gmat! The personalized consultation after the course was incredible and the instructors were very engaging. I was concerned about taking an online class and losing interest, but the courses were interactive and I paid attention the whole 3 hours. Great work Manhattan Prep!

  226. 2 out of 5


    Basic level program where the in-class instruction focused on catering to the average student. Not helpful for students looking to focus on the advanaced problems in each topic. Was helpful having a pacing guide to keep you accountable while studying.

  227. 5 out of 5


    I had a fantastic experience with Manhattan Prep. I came in strong in one area and weaker in another, and they helped me excel in both. The test taking strategies themselves were priceless, and my score greatly improved after taking their in-person class.

  228. 4 out of 5


    Manhattan prep was a phenomenal program that helped me build strong skills, grow my confidence, understand how to navigate through the different components of the GMAT, and ultimately improve my score more than 200 points! I was thrilled with my final score of 740! I don’t think I could have gotten into a great B school without it!

  229. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan is one of the very best in GMAT preparatory services – highly recommend!

  230. 5 out of 5


    I used the Manhattan GMAT self-study course. I found the material very easy to follow along and that it actually over-prepared for me the actual exam. I felt very confident going into the exam due to the multiple computer adaptive tests available on the MGMAT website. The format of these practice tests was identical to the real test, so I did not waste any time to have to understand how to use the system. I would strongly recommend MGMAT.

  231. 5 out of 5

    Andres F-A:

    This was an amazing service. All the classes / lessons are incredibly well organized and the teachers are knowledgeable and nice. While it’s a stressful process to go through, I appreciated that this curriculum nailed the details and helped me feel relaxed going into the GMAT. I would recommend this to anyone who is prepping for the GMAT and wants to do their very best! Manhattan is amazing!

  232. 3 out of 5


    I used the online Manhattan Self-Service Course which was great since I needed to study anywhere. This does require a lot of self motivation to use since you can go through the lessons at your leisure. That being said, I would build out a schedule and stick to it while also finding a local study group to keep you accountable.

  233. 4 out of 5


    I took the evening course and found it to be very helpful for quant. If you’re looking to brush up on verbal i suggest checking around but if you are really weak in quant this seems to be the best program for it.

  234. 4 out of 5

    C Park:

    Used books (not the prep course). I found the books more helpful than Kaplan. It’s very detailed, so I was able to nail down part of quant that I felt like I needed more help with. I didn’t take the course, because of the cost and I had a baseline idea of where my score was.

  235. 5 out of 5


    I’m not naturally a good test-taker, and this course gave me everything I needed to get a decent score! They don’t just address the subject matter; they also offer test-taking tips & tricks to make the most of your “guess-work”, and address all areas of the psychology of test-taking (for example: my instructor even provided a recorded mediation to help combat anxiety). You will be much more sure of your ability to perform at your best after taking this course.

  236. 4 out of 5


    This GMAT prep course was valuable in that it forced me to study and make the most of it. I would take advantage of the one on one prep. The downside to this course is that it has very specific focuses and can be overwhelming to complete.

  237. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep (Live course in NYC) was fantastic. The instructors are all incredibly talented, scored in the high 700s, and have a knack for teaching not just the material covered on the GMAT, but more importantly the tricks and strategies needed to effectively tackle the test. From my dry run to test day I increased 100 points and I attribute a great deal of that success to Manhattan Prep. Even after the course was over and I had already sat for an official test, Manhattan Prep provided me with services to help focus and improve on problem areas. The class format is great, the material covered is incredibly helpful, and the instructors are supportive from start to finish. I highly recommend Manhattan Prep as the foundation for GMAT prep.

  238. 4 out of 5


    In short, Manhattan Prep was definitely a step up from Kaplan online course (yes, I took both), but I still was not ready to score above 700 upon completion. I did all the exercises in all the books, and attended every lecture, but something was missing. Although I learned a lot of techniques and formulas, there were not enough similar exercises to sharpen my skills. I ended up hiring a tutor, who was able to get me past 700 mark. Looking back at my GMAT experience I see that Manhattan Prep was instrumental in creating a framework for my GMAT skills, but group studies did not provide an opportunity to focus on my personal weaknesses. This is where a personal tutor was instrumental. He identified areas in which I could easily improve, and by hitting those three subjects, I was able to improve my score dramatically. Don’t be afraid to try a different resource if the first one does not work, or does not get you as far as you would like to be. One size does not fit all.

  239. 5 out of 5


    At first, I thought I could study on my own. With work being so hectic, I slowly realized that I needed help getting out of my rut.

    I took a Sunday afternoon course and it was much better than expected – my class only had 5 people. The teacher was still able to break us up into different skill levels and make it personable while being online. Also the practice tests were clutch – 5 options, but even when you take them multiple times, you tend to get different questions 40% of the time.

  240. 5 out of 5


    I took the standard Manhattan GMAT Prep class the summer before taking the GMAT. I was initially hesitant to shell out $1000+ to take a course that consisted of reviewing material available elsewhere. The course’s thematic grouping and logical progression with respect to topics covered on the GMAT justify the expense, and the easy access to top test takers who are more than willing to help you succeed is invaluable. I went up 120 points from my initial diagnostic to my final test score, and attribute much of that to the Manhattan Prep course.

  241. 5 out of 5


    I took the GMAT last year using Manhattan Prep and my score went up 80 points in 6 weeks. Manhattan Prep breaks down the material to be digestible. Furthermore, they are very responsive. I would email them with questions and they would always get back to me. I studied on my own for about 3 months and I learned more (and saw more progress) during the 6 weeks with Manhattan Prep than the 3 months prior combined. I recommend it to anyone.

  242. 4 out of 5


    I did a Manhatten Prep review course that was extremely helpful in prepping me for the exam. Re-learning the math and grammar rules, etc, is easy on your own but the course provided me with countless tips and tricks for doing my best on the test that I would not have known otherwise (e.g., strategies for timing questions, getting yourself mentally prepared, etc.) The materials provided for the course were also very thorough and something that I could use to help prep well after the course ended.

  243. 5 out of 5


    I took an in-person class with Manhattan Prep. Not only was the course engaging, but MP has comprehensive online resources and practice tests that made me feel prepared for the actual test day.

  244. 5 out of 5


    The Manhattan Prep course was a great introduction to the GMAT. The class covered both the quantitative and verbal sections of the test, which was helpful for me because I needed to review both sections. The class also assigns a lot of homework, which is optional but very helpful for students that are willing to put in the time and complete all of the assignments. In order to achieve a top score on the GMAT, most students must continue studying independently after the course is over. That being said, the teachers are always via email for support after students have completed the course.

  245. 5 out of 5

    Kadaicia-Loi Dunkley:

    I absolutely recommend Manhattan Prep’s GMAT test prep. My instructor was really great with teaching the class the fundamentals, and preparing us to “beat” the GMAT. When I first began the course, I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to keep up on the quant side, but quickly learned that the majority of the class was nervous about the same thing. Because we all had similar weaknesses, it was very easy for the instructor to focus on what the class really needed help with, versus going over everything in the textbook. I also really enjoyed the one-on-one attention that the instructors provided. Even though the course I took had about 12 students in it, the class was intimate enough that I could ask the instructor for help with problems during breaks. My instructor even brought us in cookies on our last day of class. We struggled together, and grew together, which was an amazing experience.

  246. 5 out of 5

    GJ Chin:

    Manhattan had the best resources to prepare for quant challenge questions. They helped me get a good score on the quant section.

  247. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep is a great company to use for GMAT prep; a bit pricier than other companies, but worth it. I recommend signing up for the online interactive course – it includes videos that cover the same content as the in-person classes, and they have been vetted and reviewed so you don’t need to worry about teacher quality. You can complete at your own pace, but you have the same syllabus as the in-person classes so you can stay on track. With the money you save from the online class, I highly recommend using it to buy hours with a tutor. This is where I was able to get over my final score hurdles.

  248. 3 out of 5


    It was a good introduction to the GMAT and it helped to learn the basic strategies to taking the exam. Since the class is intended for a wider audience there isn’t a lot of personalization to the course for each student’s needs.

  249. 5 out of 5


    I took the in-person GMAT prep course with Jamie and felt full-prepared for test day. The Manhattan Prep instruction and course materials helped me stay focus and on-track while working full-time. One of the differentiating factors of MP is the personalized of the course. I received personalized feedback from my teacher after completing the MP practice exams and full course. In addition to good course materials, MP puts a good attention on the non-material test taking skills such as relaxing, breathing, and managing time- I believe these skills attributed a great amount to my success on test day. After scoring a 580 on my first practice exam, I scored a 720 on the actual GMAT and received interviews from my top choice MBA programs!

  250. 4 out of 5


    I took ManhattanPrep’s group class for my GMAT preparation. Overall, the course provided a very solid foundation for the GMAT. The instructor was extremely helpful both in the class setting and individually. The class was intimate enough to ask individual questions while also large enough to feel motivated by and learn from my classmates. I especially appreciated the online resources that ManhattanPrep offers students. In particular, the online practice exams allowed me to create tangible goals and really understand my progress. After studying for a few more months after the course by taking more practice exams, I ended up with a 710 on my GMAT.

  251. 5 out of 5


    I began prepping as most do — with books, scratch paper, a calculator and a target score in mind. From the first practice test onward I knew I needed to something different to really improve my score. I was able to raise my score over 100 points and score in the 98% percentile using the techniques I learned in class all while working a demanding job and with a newborn at home. The key is to give yourself time, to be consistent, and to work hard.

  252. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Adnson:

    I decided to sign up for a GMAT prep course after speaking with a few friends who tried studying on their own and did not get the score they wanted after two attempts. After taking a course, they beat their desired score on the first try. I picked Manhattan Prep after doing a trial online class. I was concerned about doing it online because I thought it would be easy to zone out, but the instructors make it very collaborative and engaging. My starting score (before the class) was 580 and my goal was 680-700. After a lot of work, I got it up to 640. After the course I had a post-class consultation where they reviewed my stats. This really helped me tune in to my verbal skills when I thought that math was really my weakness. When I finally took the test, I ended up with a 730! The course completely set me up for success.

  253. 4 out of 5


    I took the weekly prep course on Wednesday evenings and definitely found the quant portion to be of excellent (fairly quick) speed to give a comprehensive overview. The verbal was a good refresher, but found the essay prep to be of little use. You already have these skills going through the school system, so focus your effort on the quant/verbal and do the homework!

  254. 4 out of 5


    Manhattan GMAT helped a lot with structuring my thinking and giving me useful tips/tricks for the test. It broke the test down into manageable parts and helped me organize my studying. My instructor was extremely intelligent and always willing to help.

  255. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan GMAT was a great preparation course for the GMAT. I looked at a number of other providers, but after speaking with a handful of friends, Manhattan GMAT seemed to be the consensus for provider, given the goals I had for my score. I’d recommend this course to anyone prepping!

  256. 5 out of 5


    I enjoyed Manhattan GMAT! It offers a variety of ways to absorb the content so you can never get bored or run out of practice problems or flash cards. I attended the in-person class because I need something like homework to hold me accountable and prefer a live person to go over problems with when I’m stuck. As with anything, you get out what you put in, so don’t cheat yourself out of time and money by falling behind or by not paying attention.

  257. 3 out of 5


    I took the online class with Manhattan GMAT Prep. The books are very thorough and a great learning experience. However, the class doesn’t create enough depth that it can be applied well to the GMAT. Essentially, if the same time was taken without the class to prepare, a similar score could have been reached. I would recommend the books they create, but not the online class, especially at $1300.

  258. 5 out of 5

    Charles Schellhorn:

    After taking the GMAT for the first time, I was disappointed with my score. I felt like I had exhausted all the free resources to do well, and to get into my top B-school choice, I knew I needed help to improve my score by atleast 70 points.

    I was directed to Manhattan GMAT by a friend who took their intensive course. I was serving in the Navy, and so I looked at their online courses. They classes were self-paced, interactive, and offered a 10% military discount. I was pleased with the prep.

    A few months later, I took the GMAT for the second time, and I was overjoyed to increase my score by 100 points.

  259. 5 out of 5


    I took the Manhattan Prep Online Course and the program was very helpful. The course content was interactive and allowed me to work at my own pace. I was able to strengthen areas where I needed support and casually review areas I felt strong in. i highly recommend this course.

  260. 5 out of 5


    I highly recommend Manhattan Prep for studying for the GMAT. This is an incredible course for many reasons – great instructors, great content, great pacing. I found the time in the classroom invaluable and the homework realistic to keep me on track. It was especially helpful to learn tips and tricks for speeding up my pacing on the exam and knowing when to guess and move on. I would recommend the in person class. I took a course that met weekly with the same instructor. Super fun to get to know classmates in a similar situation as well. Thank you Manhattan Prep!

  261. 5 out of 5


    Personally, Manhattan GMAT is probably one of the best companies out there. Tons of resources online as well as stellar teachers. If I could provide any advice – I would say please review the books for a month or so before attending the course. At Manhattan GMAT, they don’t teach you the fundamentals but the short-cuts on how to get your answer. If you lack a solid foundation, you will struggle.

  262. 4 out of 5


    I took the Manhattan Prep online course to e refresh on concepts I haven’t touched since High School. It was really helpful. The online program allowed me to work at my own pace and review the areas where I was weaker. It also allowed me to skip the areas where I was already strong, saving me a lot of time. The practice questions were really helpful. My score improved drastically.

  263. 5 out of 5


    I took Manhattan gmat’s in-person prep course and while it was expensive, it was well worth every penny. I’m not the most effective at self-studying and the in person instruction quickly broke down difficult concepts and made them easy to understand. The workbooks and extensive online study materials (i.e., practice exams, exercise question trackers, etc.) were great supplements to the studying process. The practice exams were very similar to the actual gmat and being able to track all the drill question/answers online can help identify strengths/weaknesses and where to focus your studies. You have access to the online materials for a year after you sign up for the class, which comes in handy if you need to retake the test.

  264. 5 out of 5


    Working with Manhattan is simply the way to go if you are looking for top scores. Making the investment is well worth it, and paid huge dividends for both myself and others who used their services. Taking the time to prep with Manhattan makes the GMAT portion of the application a solid foundation from which to start.

  265. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan prep was basically the only resource I used. It was comprehensive and rigorous! The books in themselves are more than sufficient to get you scoring a superb score.

  266. 4 out of 5


    Was great to have in person meetings; kept me on track. however, I wish you pre-tested into your class so that you were with students at your level. Great online resources to track your progress. The individualized study plan from my instructor was a game changer.

  267. 5 out of 5


    I studied from the books and did the practice tests online. They were a great resource because it covered all the topics and types of questions in great depth so that I could focus on my weaknesses and dedicate more time to work on them. The practice tests were quite challenging and helped me get a feel for the real GMAT.

  268. 4 out of 5


    The online practice tests are very similar to the gmat exam and since you can track your performance with each test, its easier to identify areas to focus on and areas to hone. The sentence correction material in particular stood out. for non-native speakers, the content and exercises provide a background and structure on how to approach sentence correction problems.

  269. 5 out of 5


    I must admit that Avi is a fantastic teacher. I found his classes incredibly helpful in creating a holistic approach to gmat prep. He helped me structure a study schedule that worked around my job . Avi is a gmat expert but he is able to relate to first time writers and empathize with their limitations. I recommend his course to anyone looking to excel on gmat!

  270. 3 out of 5


    I used the books from Manhattan prep overview for the gmat test. I found the books very useful as they provided an overview of the concepts and then had examples and exercise tests.

  271. 4 out of 5


    I did the online practice tests, which were very good simulation of the actual test. Practicing those gave me a sense of what to expect in the real test scenario and prepare for the time pressure that is built during the test. Manhattan Practice Tests were a great way for me to prepare. I would encourage others to do them before giving the actual tests. You can see the correct answers and solutions to understand where you made mistakes. It is a great learning and practising tool. And the tests results are very close to the actual score in my case.

  272. 4 out of 5


    I took the in person classes in nyc spring 2016. if you want to score >700, take the more challenging courses and do the advanced exercises, because i found the class somewhat basic. take advantage of the online videos, simulated gmat test experiences in their office, and online seminars.

  273. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan complete course is available on-line or in person and is a very comprehensive GMAT prep course. The program includes in-class instruction, home work assignments, fantastic test prep materials and online information web site portal. Private tutors are also available so depending on how much assistance you feel you need to obtain the score you are targeting. Individuals who become a Manhattan instructor must go through rigorous hiring process and extensive on-the-job training before they’re allowed to teach any classes. They also have at least 2 years of teaching experience a factor often overlooked when choosing a GMAT prep course. Free classes and networking events are offered not all GMAT prep providers provide similar services. The website provides a special section dedicated to providing students with free study tools like flash cards, and information about the format of the exam and how to study for it. Compared with other test prep providers hourly tutoring rates are relatively expensive. Like many other programs this one does not offer any guarantees your score will improve after studying the course materials. See the website for latest, pricing general information and calendar of key dates.

  274. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep was amazing. The books cover every topic possible. It was easy to choose what I wanted to work on since the books are divided into manageable topics and subsections. In addition, Manhattan prep does a fantastic job of explaining what types of questions you will see in each of the sections and gives you strategies on how to answer them accurately and efficiently. Much of the GMAT is about learning how to answer questions quickly, and the Manhattan prep books provide a great framework for getting good at working quickly. After going through the books and practice work, I felt very prepared for the real thing.

  275. 5 out of 5


    I found the preparation materials and the guidance from Stacey Koprince, one of their best teachers, incredibly useful. They focus on learning how to take advantage of your relative strengths and prevent your weaknesses from hurting you too badly on the exam. I found their digital platform was also a great resource for practice exams and for drilling on specific topics. On the whole I would highly recommend Manhattan as the place to go for gmat prep

  276. 5 out of 5


    The quant guides did an excellent job of refreshing the concepts and providing strategies to quickly move through the questions. highly recommend working through the 5 guides first. if comfortable with that material, working through the advanced quant book can greatly improve your recognition of different test questions and your ability to move through them far quicker. questions were harder than the exam and my manhattan gmat practice test scores were far lower than my actual test score, which i consider to mean it prepped me extremely well.

  277. 5 out of 5


    Course was extremely helpful – in particular to help structure the studying process and make sure I was focused on what really mattered. I appreciated the extra study resources and the ability to practice as much as I needed to in any area.

  278. 5 out of 5


    I decided to purchase the Gmat Interact on-demand prep course by Manhattan gmat and it was one of the best deicsions i ever made. I found the practice exams to actually be harder than the real gmat which was great, and the interactive courses helped me focus on my weak areas. Worth the investment.

  279. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan gmat was excellent! it goes very in-depth and explains all the concepts very well.

  280. 4 out of 5


    I picked Manhattan Prep after checking out many different prep materials and also hearing great reviews about it. I am really glad I did because the prep was intensive and allowed me to score 700+ on the GMAT. Also, the practice exams tend to be more difficult than the actual exams so I was very pleased to see that I did better when I took the ‘real’ GMAT. I struggled with time on the quant section so I bought supplementary quant flashcards, which included easier problems that allowed me to focus on time management. This helped me significantly in learning how to effectively manage my time on the harder GMAT quant problems.

  281. 4 out of 5


    The video courses were incredibly helpful since I could study at my own pace and time. as a consultant who also moved cities while studying, it was great to be able to follow a syllabus and have courses ready when I could fit them in. I will say, an in person class is better for those who need the discipline and I missed being able to ask questions live. The detailed answers and study guides helped me hone skills, but asking clarifying questions would have put the course over the edge.

  282. 4 out of 5


    Set up to be a logical progression, by grouping together categories and presenting them in a very accessible fashion. Through the advice, and roadmap section, was able to clearly develop a study plan and timeline to both take, and succeed, in taking the test. Additionally, I regularly found that the cat tests offered were more difficult than the typical test questions offered, and therefore felt much more comfortable on test day. Lastly, I would say that the study guide, in addition to the detailed solutions for each question set, enabled me to strengthen my proficiency in self-identified relatively weak areas.

  283. 4 out of 5

    Colin McNally:

    I used one of the GRE prep books, but I assume it holds true. Good content and examples, it definitely helped to get a feel for the overall strategy of the writing portion. I only took 1 full practice test, but it gave me a good idea of what I needed to fine-tune at the last minute.

  284. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep was extremely helpful in preparing me for the GMAT. The weekly courses and access to individual help is what led to my increase in score.

  285. 5 out of 5


    Very thorough – great strategies and great practice test analysis

  286. 4 out of 5

    Daniel j:

    I would recommend the classroom Delivery method of This course to help prepare for the gmat. Having an instructor helped Keep me on track and complete all the modules, questions and practice tests during the course term. If you are motivated on your own to do the self study, then you probably don’t need in the classroom instruction. But if you are working and trying to study for the exam, then you may find the classroom useful as i did.

  287. 4 out of 5


    Manhattan prep is an excellent course and has excEllent resources in the quantitative area. Minimal time is spent on integrated reasoning and The essay pOrtion in classes but the books outline everything You need to know. I will say that if you are not a nAtive english speaker you may need additional assistance or work in the qualitative portions as even i stRuggled at first and english is my native language. I sought help elsewhere and was able to raise my score in the Sentence coRrection and critical reasoning to receive a much higher score.

  288. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Adnson:

    When I first took a gmat practice test I got a 580. I knew I had a lot of work ahead of me to get my goal score of 680-700. I took the online manhattan prep class and it was amazing. I loved the group interaction and the fact that it kept me on top of my homework. The instructors were amazing at explaining complex concepts and the books helped me understand how to approach the test. After a few weeks I took a practice test and got a 640. Once the classes were over I was set up with an individual session with someone to coach me on my opportunities. That made all the difference! I ended up getting a 730 on the official GMAT on my first try. I give most of the credit to manmattan prep (and a little to myself for sticking with it).

  289. 5 out of 5


    As an older student, returning to academia after a 19 year absence, where I wasn’t the most engaged student as a young man, to say that I was rusty would have been a significant understatement. Though the EMBA program that I chose did not necessarily require the GMAT, they encouraged it for students who, in their words, “believe [their] academic records do not accurately reflect [their] current knowledge of quantitative methods.” Manhattan Prep was absolutely crucial not only to taking the GMAT, but to relaunching my academic pursuits. The online live courses were a fantastic way to reintroduce me to the classroom. The weekly class was highly interactive. At any moment, I could be called upon to answer a question or explain a concept. I quickly learned that I needed to be engaged, focused, and come to class prepared. The homework was voluminous, in a great way. As I mastered each concept, my confidence increased. With each week, I felt more ready for the GMAT and more ready for an MBA program. The instructors were enthusiastic, knowledgable, and great encouragers. Manhattan Prep’s live online courses include the physical books, e-books, practice exams, and access to all of their recorded online content. That’s a tremendous value. At the conclusion of the course, I chose to start all the way over at the beginning with the recorded online material to reinforce what I learned in the live course. If you have the time to do that, I highly recommend it. The material is very high quality, and very engaging. It solidified my learnings and allowed me to go at my own pace when I got hung up. The impact was clear. The score of my initial practice exam was abysmal. I saw progressive improvement with each practice exam. The actual exam was very consistent with what I had learned and practiced. I felt confident and prepared during the test. I walked out with a good score, but almost more importantly, I felt prepared to continue my academic pursuits beyond the GMAT.

  290. 4 out of 5


    The course was great for helping keep me focused and on track for my gmat exam. Most value comes from practicing questions, but having a teacher and schedule kept me accountable. I took the test once and scored 760.

  291. 5 out of 5


    i tried a couple different test prep platforms and thought manhattan prep was the best in terms of the rigor of the questions. in general, i thought the questions were harder than the actual test and forced me to really understand the underlying concepts for the test. highly recommend manhattan prep. The question banks and practice tests increased my score by 100 points.

  292. 5 out of 5

    Mitchel robertson:

    I highly recommend to use this prep course with an instructor, wither virtual or in person. I attempted to use their study material and do it alone, but scored low and retook after taking their online course. My score jumped over 100 points on my second attempt. Thank you manhattan.

  293. 5 out of 5


    I really enjoyed Manhattan Prep, thought it was the best course I could have taken to prepare for the GMAT given my busy work schedule. I found the questions to be especially challenging and though often felt discouraged after taking the CAT practice tests, I realized that without Manhattan I woudln’t have been nearly as prepared for the actual GMAT on which I scored in the 99th percentile on my first try. My advice would be to take it slow and do all the practice problems that you can timed, as timing is key.

  294. 4 out of 5


    I enjoyed the course and learned a lot about the test format. Some times the format seemed confusing, they would jump from quant to verbal within the same class. I think it would have been better if they did one class for ie. Problem solving Quant questions and then another for sentence correction. With jumping around, I don’t think we learned as effectively. Overall, however, I like the instructors and class and did learn a lot and was able to bring up my score.

  295. 5 out of 5


    I was very satisfied with the preparation I received from Manhattan Review. My tutor was polite, professional, and engaging. He gave me tips and advice that were tailored specifically for me and that I found very useful. I went from scoring in the mid 600s on practice tests to scoring a 710 with a 6 on the essay when I sat for the test. I attribute my success largely to the prep I received from manhattan review. I tried to do self-study for the GRE and I was not nearly as effective. Whatever your level of preparation and understanding of the test materials, you can benefit from additional training from manhattan review.

  296. 4 out of 5


    Manahattan Prep was great at keeping me on track during a set two month study period. It ensured I went over all of the material on the test at least once and allowed me to focus on my strength areas. The online software that came with the class was very helpful at explaining Official Guide questions better than the book.

  297. 5 out of 5


    The manhattan online gmat prep was a life saver. I self studied the manhattan books for the first time I took the gmat, but the score I got was not within the 80 percentile of the schools I wanted to apply to! The Manhattan online course provided me the correct structure to follow and great interactive videos. This class helped me increase 90 points in total score. I wish I would have invested upfront and taken the manhattan gmat prep course for my first time around.

  298. 2 out of 5


    I REALLY DID NOT LIKE MANHATTAN PREP. I TOOK A GROUP CLASS BUT PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE INVESTED IN SOME INDIVIDUAL PREP INSTEAD. I DID NOT LIKE THE TEACHER – JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE DOES SUPER WELL ON THE GMAT DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE NECESSARILY THE BEST PERSON TO EXPLAIN THE INFORMATION/ANSWERS/HOW TO REALLY DO WELL ON THE TEST. I did appreciate the online resources that were available to me after the class. I reused a lot of their practice questions and found that they were helpful. Perhaps I just had an unlucky experience with my teacher but I really would not recommend Manhattan Prep.

  299. 4 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep was great. Helped me get my score UP from 680 to 760. The practice tests was where most of the value was at for me. The books were good in that it helped keep me on track studying and kept me thinking about the topics but I think there is room for improvement in these books. I can’t quite explain what it’s lacking but it often felt a little brief in some places and UNNECESSARILY long in others (still a 4/5 though). I also didn’t do the live classes, but I was diligent about reading and note taking on the weekends so I think you can get by without it.
    Everyone says this (and it is true) but the prep tests online seemed to be significantly more difficult than the GMAT prep tests or the actual exam. Especially the quant section.
    I can’t compare them to other vendors but overall they got the job done.

  300. 5 out of 5


    I bought Manhattan’s self-study or “Interact” back in 2014 while working in Paris, France. Needless to say it was hard to find the time to make myself sit down and study. I read all the material and worked all the assigned problems in the curriculum but my practice test scores were consistently low. Without instruction I could not crack to test with self-study alone. In 2016 I decided to revisit the GMAT, but this time I would get proper instruction to fill in the gaps I had missed two years prior. I ended up purchasing a new set of study material and the virtual class instruction. This virtual class gave me the flexibility to log in from any location without having to drive to a specific classroom location. The virtual class felt like an in-person class. The instructor was skyped in the top left corner of the screen, there were buttons to raise hand and speak as well as a chat window. With this added instruction I was able to bump my score by 120 points! I attribute this to the more structured study plan, someone to answer questions, tips on time management, and in-depth explanation test strategies. Overall I was thrilled with my results from Manhattan Prep’s Live Online GMAT Course.

  301. 5 out of 5


    I took Manhattan GMAT’s live online class in November 2013 and found it instrumental to my achieving a 99% percentile score on my first try. The methods and skills taught by Manhattan, along with the personalized teaching offered by my instructors to make sure that I nailed the methods, would have been very difficult for me to attain through self-study. “Paying up” for the live course (a bit cheaper if you do it online rather than in-person) was a huge benefit to me since it kept me on schedule with studying and allowed me to get my gmat taken care of in a couple short months. Personally, I prefer the online live course over in-person because you can take class in your pajamas. Would highly recommend and typically do recommend to my friends applying to b-school.

  302. 5 out of 5


    (apologies for the caps) Manhattan gmat was really helpful for getting me organized and achieving a 720+ score on test day. It was important for me to feel confident that I was both doing enough and, conversely, not obsessing. having a weekly schedule with lessons and assignments made a big difference. The MBA process can also feel a bit lonely – everyone has their own timeline – and it was helpful being in a classroom and being with our people pursuing the same goals.

    The teachers are great. (I took the course twice, once seriously, once not – both teachers were great.) The material is great. However, I would say that if you are an autodidact and not concerned with meeting other people who plan on applying to business school, you can teach yourself. The Manhattan GMat practice tests are also much harder than the real thing, which can be DISCONCERTING before you take the mgmat practice tests.

    Overall – if you’re going to take a GMAT course – this one is probably the best, and well worth the investment.

  303. 3 out of 5


    thoroughly enjoyed using these preparation materials. However, the content was not geared well towards students looking to score over 750 on their GMAT.

  304. 5 out of 5


    I have taken several prep courses since high school (SAT/GMAT/GRE). I have also used several online tutors. The GMAT prep class that I took was with Manhattan Prep, specifically with Jonathan Schneider in NYC during the summer of 2015. I had done a lot of research before selecting Manhattan Prep. I read tons of reviews online, looked at different curriculums, locations, teachers, etc. I found the most positive reviews with Manhattan Prep. Within Manhattan Prep, Jonathan was one of the teachers with the most recommendations. Manhattan Prep provided a very comprehensive syllabus as well as all the books on every topic imaginable on the GMAT. Jonathan was very patient, caring, and smart. Even though the class was about 20 people, Jonathan made every effort to focus on individuals and make sure that each of us was succeeding. I believe that attending an in-person class at manhattan prep helped me much more than i expected and i am very happy to have taken the class. i would recommend manhattan prep for anyone that wants to take the gmat.

  305. 4 out of 5


    I took the manhattan prep interactive gmat course, and also met with a gmat tutor 2x a week. i managed to get my score up to 700+, which would’ve been difficult to do without the practice and guidance that the course provided. the tutor was not nearly as helpful but kept me on track, which was good. the course was well organized, and i loved how the course adapted to your understanding of the topics. i truly felt like i was making progress! It is expensive but by paying the money, you force yourself to work hard and dedicate regular time to studying.

  306. 5 out of 5

    Ehsan Abbaszadeh:

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

  307. 5 out of 5


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

  308. 5 out of 5


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

  309. 4 out of 5


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

  310. 5 out of 5


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

  311. 5 out of 5


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

  312. 5 out of 5


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

  313. 4 out of 5


    the best part about the course was the books. They are some of the best. I had some books from other places and repeatedly just went back to my Manhattan prep books. they are great refreshers and skill builders. between the course and books. i didn’t go through all the books. there were concepts I don’t like so I ignored (e.G. geometry).

    2nd best thing was the online practice tracking. people make a lot of these problem trackers in excel to see weakness and timing issues and from what I could tell my classmates didn’t really take advantage of the system they already have, but I used it from day one and it eliminated a lot of extra tracking I could have to do. it automatically made graphs of topics I would miss more than a certain % of the time or problems I took too long do to. you could do you practice on paper timing yourself in problem sets then put that data into the system and let it show you where you need to practice more and direct you to other problems on that topic.

    I found the in class course to be ok, but that was mostly because it required me to focus on just a gmat concept. we did more “group” activities than I would have like. I like group activities, but since I take the gmat alone I would have rather just practiced problems and gone over solutions more. no one in my groups ever had some amazing insights to helping me. However, my teacher did ask for feedback 1/2 way through the class. I’m not sure I saw a difference based on feedback, but I guess it’s nice to ask.

    I only did the Manhattan prep course, self study 2 weeks post class, then took the test (Manhattan prep recommends a month of additional study once the class is over). I ended up with a 700 on the actual Gmat (up from 530 from the Manhattan prep 1st practice test). I probably could have been higher if there weren’t subject I just ignored, but the score was good enough.

  314. 4 out of 5


    i thought the manhattan prep books were very useful. they started with basic concepts and built on them. going through the different topics and doing practice problems worked for me. After reviewing all the books, i had a much better understanding of the materials and better prepared to take the practice exams. The practice exams were representative of the real exam and the test prep was helpful as it helped me achieve the score i was aiming for. i did supplement the test prep with some incremental practice exams from veritas that was helpful as well in providing additional practice. Overall, i was pretty satisfied with the test prep.

  315. 4 out of 5


    manhattan is definitely a good option to build the foundation necessary for a high gmat score, but i am not confident that this prep course alone is enough for someone hoping to score 700+. if you hope to score above 700, you may need to supplement the course with additional work or tutoring. i got a 620 on my diagnostic and a 740 on the actual exam, so i certainly saw significant improvement. but i worked with a private tutor for about ten hours solely focused on quant. i felt that the need to cater to the lowest common denominator sometimes resulted in the class being geared towards people aiming to score in the 600’s. this is more of an indictment of the classroom setting generally than it is of manhattan in particular, but i felt that manhattan should have at least given additional suggestions for those hoping to score higher. for example, manhattan’s advanced quant book is a very useful resource, but at no point did my teacher suggest purchasing it. I did not buy it until my private tutor suggested that i do so.

  316. 5 out of 5


    I took the Manhattan Prep in-person classes, with which you also get the interact online lessons. the Prep material is absolutely amazing. I was so out of touch with math but their comprehensive book set explained everything so nicely that it took me no time to get it all back! the course IS GREAT because they keep you on your toes by giving you homework that you have to complete before the next class. the interact lessons were a very helpful tool for me because i used them to review the work i had done in class and also used them to refresh concepts once the classes had ended, while i was self-preparing for the test. Manhattan Prep’s tips and tricks to answer the questions and the instructors’ advice on when to guess and move on were a huge plus! in my opinion, this is definitely one of the best gmat prep choices you can make- the teaching structure and instructors make it worth your while.

  317. 5 out of 5

    Yash Banthia:

    I was distraught at not being able to get the score that I wanted on my GMAT exams. In truth, I had only 1.5 months of semi-solid preparation and was not correctly able to focus on how to study. Then a friend of mine introduced me to Manhattan materials and within days I was able to see a difference in the way that I countered problems on the exam. All in all, within 15 days, my next exam was due and I saw a 50 point increase from my current score! Highly recommended!

  318. 5 out of 5

    Alex Cherner:

    Manhattan Prep helped me increase my GMAT score from a 700 to a 750. I took Gregg Lachow’s course, and he was incredible. He was enthusiastic, clear and he genuinely cared about the improvement of each student in his class. Manhattan Prep taught me to find the “key” or “takeaway” in every problem. Manhattan’s strategies encouraged me to learn something from every problem I practiced, and to not move on until I was able articulate what I learned and how it applies to other problems.

  319. 4 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep could be a great resource for GMAT takers. Personally, I took an in-person weekly class with the aim of getting >750 on my GMAT. I was comfortable with my quant score but really needed to focus on verbal. For someone like myself, Manhattan Prep is less useful as there is limited items that are “teachable” on verbal. Although I was strong in quant, I still took away several techniques that sped up my problem-solving process. For verbal, I did find sentence correction extremely helpful, but less so for Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning. In summary, I think Manhattan GMAT could be helpful, and it is certainly helpful to candidates who are looking to improve their quant scores.

  320. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep was a phenomenal GMAT resource. I took an in-person class of theirs once a week and found the instruction to be incredibly insightful. Despite the class members having varied skillsets and areas of expertise, it never felt as though the material was boring or as though we were wasting time covering something I already knew. For those who don’t want an in-person experience, Manhattan’s online capabilities are also incredibly advanced and they provide you with a study schedule and all the resources you’ll ever need. A great company that I recommend to all future GMAT takers.

  321. 5 out of 5


    I used the online recordings and resources. I was working overseas and did not have the predictability to attend in person or online courses, so this option was great. I also liked being able to rewind, pause, and re-watch portions that were difficult for me. The OG explanations and breakdown of types of questions was so helpful when identifying and working on my weak areas.

  322. 4 out of 5


    The Manhattan GMAT Prep course was very comprehensive, structured, flexible, and useful. I did the online course, which offered a detailed schedule of when sessions were to take place, but also the exercises that you should completed on a weekly basis to keep up with the pace of the material. The actual sessions were engaging enough to encourage participation.

    Further, the diagnostic/CAT exams provided rich data on areas to improve with each test, so you can focus on strengths and areas of development.

  323. 5 out of 5


    This is probably the best materials for students who want to do a deep dive into specific areas of GMAT. I personally used the Manhattan Prep for the sentence correction section under Verbal. This helped me to gain a better knowledge of GMAT specific grammatical rules and be better prepared for the actual test. This book not only provided you with good rules and tips to remember, but it also offered lots of practice questions that allowed students to test themselves on specific part of the materials. This helped me get a 40 on verbal (I never had any issue with logic and reading comprehension), and I am by no mean the strongest student in verbal. I highly recommend it.

  324. 5 out of 5

    Liz Krusemark:

    I used Manhattan GMAT the second time I took the GMAT after bombing my first attempt with only minimal self study with other materials. I strongly recommend Manhattan GMAT to everyone who asks me about preparing. I felt like the materials were very thorough. I liked that advice on strategy for different types of questions was included and I felt like that was key to me doing so well.

  325. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep was extremely helpful in reviewing all foundational information needed in order to do well on the GMAT. The online testing resources were great and the fact that they were valid for a year came in handy when I decided to retake the GMAT later on.

  326. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan GMAT prep was extremely valuable for my GMAT prep. I took the online elearning course option, and it was greatly beneficial for me as I spent two months reviewing the material in preparation for the exam. The simulated exams were the most helpful, and helped me understand where I stand and what are my weak areas. I am super happy that I purchased the course for my GMAT prep.

  327. 5 out of 5


    Worth every dollar I spent, I took the online self-paced course, which was perfect for me because due to long office hours I was not able to attend a live GMAT course. The comprehensive GMAT Navigator tool helped me a lot to identify my weak spots so that I could focus more on those particular areas, and you could keep track of your progress and see how you’re beginning to improve which in my case, boosted my morale. The CAT exams were very useful and the question bank as well.

  328. 4 out of 5


    I did the Manhattan Prep online course (not the virtual class but entirely online, interactive course that you could complete on your own time). I would say this was a good option in all and very good for extremely busy/inflexible schedules – you can go as fast or as slow as you need. Do practice problems and look at the online solutions within the “navigator” section as opposed to the textbook solutions, which are too long and confusing. Do as many full tests as possible (writing section, IR, math, verbal) despite whatever official advice says…a big part of the test is getting used to the time pressure, format and length (fatigue). Lastly, a good way to actually decipher how prepared you are is to take the 2 free tests that the official GMAT provides – they are more like the real thing (easier than Manhattan Prep) and will give you a better idea of how you will do on the actual test.

  329. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan GMAT prep was extremely valuable for my GMAT prep. I took the online elearning course option, and I spent two months reviewing the material in preparation for the exam. The simulated exams were the most helpful, and the question bank was also useful in getting a lot of practice in. Very glad I purchased the course for my GMAT prep.

  330. 4 out of 5


    Good overview of concepts and good ability to teach the foundation. The quant portion is a bit harder than the actual GMAT (IMO) but verbal, especially CR seems to be lacking in difficult. The types of problems seem repetitive within their CAT banks so when you hit test 4/5 although the problems are different, they are similar enough that you gain time you otherwise wouldn’t (in the real test).
    The real value lies in the test bank, so I’d buy an online system like Magoosh then supplement with the CAT tests and question banks (unless you haven’t done math since high school).

  331. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan GMAT was incredibly valuable in my test prep. The instructors are not only well qualified to teach the subject matter, but are invested in their students’ success. I regularly emailed my instructors with questions or to let them know how the admissions process was progressing and they were very helpful.

  332. 5 out of 5


    This was a very detailed and thorough way to get familiar with the different ways the GMAT asks questions and how to best respond to them in a quick manner, while still maintaining accuracy. Going through the books was essential in my prep and the practice tests were harder than the actual GMAT so I was very comfortable on the actual test with the content and time management. I chose the self-study method because there were certain areas I needed to dedicate more time on and I think it helped me in the long run as I was not wasting time on things that I didn’t need to dive deeper into.

  333. 4 out of 5


    I only used the books and did not take the full course. I thought the verbal material were concise and directly relevant to the test. On the other hand, the math books were harder to tackle as they start from the very basic arithmetic. Would’ve liked to have a condensed version of math for a fast-track prep path, but overall found the materials valuable.

  334. 5 out of 5


    I thought Manhattan Prep was excellent. Sufficient practice exams, as well as supplementary problems to allow me to focus on what I needed. I found the tests / problems to be significantly harder than the actual test, which relieved some of the stress of test day.

  335. 5 out of 5

    CS- HAAS Berkeley:

    I was very satisfied with the Manhattan Prep self-guided learning modules. The videos thoroughly explained the concepts and techniques while being easy/quick to watch and learn from.

  336. 5 out of 5


    I felt this program was very detailed and prepared me very well for the test. No class can be perfect given the variety of people in it, but the teacher did a very good job of allowing leeway so that people could move at their own speed as much as possible. I also felt that their structured studying set up really helped me as I wouldn’t have known how to do it on my own.

  337. 5 out of 5

    Mirza Baig:

    The gold standard in MBA prep. There is no other course which covers all aspects of the GMAT in the details that the Manhattan books cover. I found each of the guides to be very useful and helped me tremendously

  338. 3 out of 5

    Alex Bertles:

    It was helpful but not enough hands on to fully prep for the GMAT.

  339. 4 out of 5


    The Manhattan GMAT prep books helped me improve my score over 100 points from first practice to “live.” I opted for the self-study instead of the structured course. In hindsight, I wish I had chosen the course as it would have put a bit more structure around my studying and set a more aggressive schedule.

  340. 5 out of 5


    I took the Manhattan Prep Course through the 27 hours of live instruction, which was the best resource I could’ve imagined. In addition to the homework that was assigned to us every week, we were given additional problems (for those who had the time or needed extra practice), had the option to meet our professor once a week for office hours and had the benefit of study group sessions with our instructor throughout the week. They teach you the most advantageous tricks for the GMAT and really help you understand the strategic mindset you need to have for the test. I tried to study by myself with books before taking this course and what I learned through the books vs. the course was almost little to no benefit, given the course targets exactly what you need to know for the score and school you want.

  341. 5 out of 5

    Frances Wehrwein:

    I used Manhattan to prep for the GMAT, and was able to only take it once. The online tests were much harder than the actual GMAT, and I preferred this for being the most prepared. The suggested scores were very close to what my actual score was. I also like the 9 week study plan, and the breath of practice problems available. I would recommend this to others.

  342. 5 out of 5


    By far the best GMAT test prep out there. I used the books for self study and that did me well but then ventured further and took an actual Manhattan Prep GMAT class and my score skyrocketed. I achieved a score I did not think I was capable of getting, above all the averages of every MBA school out there. It has drastically paid off in the form of scholarships and recruiters seeking me out. I have also had multiple friends use Manhattan Prep and have similar results and praise. It will take work but it will pay off in multiples in the end.

  343. 5 out of 5


    Great program. I took the in person course. Their adaptive testing software is significantly better than trying to study out of a book, and allows you to see your progress across multiple exams and subjects. I watched my score increase from 650 to 760.

  344. 5 out of 5


    The Manhattan GMAT was extremely helpful from a book perspective. The material they provided, from the different guides to the online resources were valuable in studying for the GMAT. I also attended the remote, online classes, which I found less valuable. This, however, may have been due to the fact that I was extremely busy with work at the time I was taking the class and did not have the time to dedicate to the class nor to the coursework. I believe the teaching style was simple enough to follow, the MGMAT provided frameworks that I used on the exam. Even simple tips that they provided, such as how to use the scratch paper, were very useful.

  345. 5 out of 5

    Muzzamil Ayaz:

    Went up 200 points from the class.

  346. 5 out of 5


    I had a great experience with Manhattan Prep Santa Monica tutoring class. These three hours saturday classes, although tiring, was well worth my time and money. As a working professional, it’s hard to set aside time and effort to study for the GMAT. Thanks to Manhattan Prep’s rigorous training, I was able to focus on the material and think strategically. I definitely advice people to take this course and be diligent about inputting your work on their web service. It was very helpful to coordinate my weaknesses and strengths.

  347. 5 out of 5


    I took the in-person class starting 3.5 months before my GMAT test date. It was amazing and I 100% recommend it. Their instructional materials were great and the online practice materials were great at mimicking what I saw when I took the GMAT.

    I would recommend making sure that the class is at your level. At times I was frustrated because we were reviewing something I felt I had mastered.

    They also offer a few web-enabled classes for the more advanced materials. I took two of them and was fully satisfied with the pace and instruction.

    In the end, I walked away with a 780 and was pleased with the classroom experience and the support moving from the classroom to the test (they give you things to work on as you prepare in your final weeks for the test).

  348. 4 out of 5

    Luca Gorgoglione Certini:

    Good class. Practice tests are very different than the real test.

    Good instructor. Overall good experience.

  349. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan GMAT Prep offers ample resources to adequately prepare students for the GMAT. The in class sessions walk you through strategies for tackling a variety of problems and provide you with a necessary schedule and structure to follow. There are more than enough practice problems – if you really go through all of them, you will do well on the GMAT!

  350. 4 out of 5


    This program does a better job addressing grammar/verbal than other programs and the books are much more comprehensive in quant than the other resources of other programs.

  351. 5 out of 5

    Victor J Pocius:

    Manhattan GMAT provided excellent sets of problem solving and data sufficiency questions that sharpened my understanding of what the actual GMAT exam tests.

    I particularly enjoyed the rates, geometry, and word problems. Manhattan’s content was sufficiently difficult without the stuffy, abstract feeling one gets by using dense textbooks to learn these topics. My confidence, and ultimate performance, on the GMAT exam improved considerably thanks to Manhattan.

    I’d recommend the entire Manhattan course, expecially, the advanced quantitative problems solving sets.

  352. 4 out of 5

    Rishabh Agarwal:

    The worksheets have a comprehensive types of questions. It seems a bit tough than the original paper but this prepares us for the worst. A candidate should use the materials to score well.

  353. 4 out of 5

    Jay Ahn:

    Questions are closest to GMAT.

  354. 5 out of 5

    Monwei- Kelley MBA:

    Having worked in the media industry for 5 years after undergrad, my math skills were somewhat deficient. Manhattan’s math review was comprehensive enough to bring up those skills to an acceptable level. Additionally, there were enough practice tests provided with Manhattan so that I could track my improvement. I tended to do better on the real test than on the practice, so the increased difficulty of the practice tests helped in my opinion.

  355. 5 out of 5


    The practice materials were clearly organized for preparation. Originally I had reviewed the materials on my own and took the GMAT later decided to take a crash prep course and improved my score by over 50 POINTS. The instructors were greatly knowledgeable and willing to help outside of class hours as well. The class made me stay on pace and break out the studying into sections as it can be overwhelming.

  356. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan provides a step by step guide to killing the GMAT which can be done at the students own pace.

  357. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan GMAT was extremely organized and I was able to set up a discounted rate for a special class just for employees at my company. Our instructor really knew his stuff and made the classes more engaging than it would’ve been otherwise. However, just like with other things, you get what you put into it. If you actually follow along and do the homeworks and self study as you’re supposed to, the prep course can really put you over the top. If you don’t, then you’ll end up shelling close to a thousand for the course without actually seeing the benefits.

    Also, schedule your test date. Even if you feel that you’re not ready yet, scheduling a test date will force you to up your game and buckle down to study for the exam. Otherwise, you will push the test out indefinitely as there is always something you’d rather spend your time on than study.

  358. 5 out of 5

    Anita Ratnathicam:

    The materials were all very clearly organized and made it easy for me to create my own study plan. Having the option of paper or online access to all of the textbooks was a huge help when studying on the go. I also really appreciated the practice tests and the ability to go back over your answers in detail. I didn’t use the online chat option but several of my classmates have said that it was very helpful.

  359. 5 out of 5

    Henry Litman:

    GMAT interact was incredibly helpful. Added over ten points to my quant score after making little progress for months. Only problem is their practice tests are really hard and can be overly discouraging.

  360. 5 out of 5

    Pavel Sotskov:

    Manhattan GMAT test prep program, 11th edition. Great collection of 10-11 books that spread out, word for word exactly what you need to study to boost your GMAT score. It does take about three months to get through, if you are focused, but the reward is tips and tricks you need to actually do well, and avoid common pitfalls. It’s not that you can’t learn the GMAT on your own, but as graduate school teaches you, it’s all about being effective in whatever you are doing. I would give this book a 10/10 for actually teaching what is important, rather than all the minutia of studying for the exam. Keep up the good work, I realize there is a newer book out now, so the updated version should help next year’s applicants rock the GMAT!

  361. 3 out of 5

    Nina Borysova:

    I liked Manhattan Prep, however, it didn’t help me get a good score on GMAT. The textbooks are comprehensive, the material is well-delivered, but I would appreciate more practice tests and essay samples as well as the ability to check your answers.

  362. 4 out of 5

    Steven Cheng:

    I used the Manhattan Prep Advanced GMAT Quant workbook and found it to be a helpful repository of practice questions and test-taking strategies on topics such as pattern recognition and last ditch tactics like intelligent guessing strategies. Given that data sufficiency is an unfamiliar question type for many people since it’s unique to the GMAT, I highly recommend reviewing those examples in particular. Of course, all this assumes that you have a solid grasp of math fundamentals, so be sure to work through those books before attempting this one, as you will be warned in this book’s introduction. All in all, a great resource if you’re looking to score high in the quant section.

  363. 4 out of 5

    Purvi Gupta:

    Manhattan GMAT Prep books proved very useful in my preparation. I also took the MGMAT mock test series, which helped me a lot in keeping track of my progress specially in the quant section.

  364. 4 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep was a very thorough guide to GMAT prep. I enjoyed the Manhattan Prep overview because it was a more challenging math section than on the actual GMAT itself. Manhattan Prep also had an excellent timer to see which questions the individual spent more time on versus those that took less time. I also liked the fact that Manhattan Prep allowed a person to see the difficulty level of certain questions, so that you could track your progress on more difficult types of GMAT questions. Overall, I would definitely recommend Manhattan GMAT as a test prep guide to the GMAT.

  365. 5 out of 5

    Emily Lagnado:

    Wonderful prep company! I took the online version and found the weekly review sessions to be very helpful in preparing for my GMAT. The focus on different types of problems along with getting used to the 2-minute time cap of problems was exactly what I needed. I scored above 700 and would not have done so without this prep company.

  366. 4 out of 5


    Comprehensive and thorough. Manhattan GMAT was a valuable service that provides students with a comprehensive set of resources to prepare you with the necessary quant and verbal skills needed to succeed at the GMAT. Courses are easily accessible and can be taken online or in person.

  367. 4 out of 5

    Jim L.:

    Manhattan’s prep books were very in-depth and covered a good range of topics. The books compliment the Official GMAT guide very well, as the end of each module gives you Manhattan’s own practice problems along with recommended OG problems. Live classes don’t seem to deviate much from the books though, so self-studying is also an option. If you plan to take the GRE, Manhattan’s ‘5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems’ is a fantastic study tool.

  368. 4 out of 5

    Ming-Da Lei:

    GMAT prep material is very useful for math, but not so much on Verbal.

  369. 5 out of 5

    Mike szuma:

    Took the GMAT one time scored a 630 used Manhattan Prep the second time and got a 680. I feel that I would of scored better had a given myself more time the second time. But given my short window it is all I could do. But still a 50 point improvement is pretty good.

  370. 5 out of 5

    Duane McClellan:

    Manhattan Gmat was excellent. My instructor, Joe Lucero, was an extremely capable instructor and had a great teaching personality. They had interesting insights and strategies for completing the GMAT, and my score jumped 100 points. The hours were flexible for a working professional as well. They also have a very strong set of text books to go along with the curriculum they teach. The books are filled with the tricks and strategies you need to increase you score and they also have many practice problems. They also have online sample GMATs that they have created and that have been vetted by thousands of test takers to ensure there is a solid distribution of performance and I do not think many of the other firms can claim this.

  371. 3 out of 5

    Sahar Omrani:

    The GMAT is about conforming to a different testing methodology rather than solving for an answer. Manhattan doesn’t do enough to prepare you for that and spends more time on content which gets you in the 600 range. You are held back by your classmates.

  372. 5 out of 5

    Tim Chick:

    Manhattan GMAT prep books were very helpful to review all of the concepts covered on the GMAT. I scored above my expectations and give a lot of credit to Manhattan Prep.

  373. 4 out of 5


    The Manhattan live course cost an arm and a leg, but it improved my score by 130 points from the first time I took the GMAT (studying on my own) to the second time. I’d highly recommend it.

  374. 5 out of 5

    Huijun Hou:

    It is a good GMAT test prep website and I just use it to review the test for 2 months and I got the score of 700. It is user- friendly and it has several parts that does help me a lot in the review process. For examples, I can refer the answers and the explanations after I have done the simulate exams and in that way, I can know the train of thought of this examination.

  375. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Ta:

    I studied on my own for several months and took my first GMAT in January. I was quite disappointed with my GMAT score and decided to take it a second time with a different strategy. I purchased the GMAT Manhattan study book bundle and the 6 Manhattan GMAT CAT tests. Material is similar across the board in all GMAT prep books/classes, but the style and learning format is different in the Manhattan books. The prep books were not focused on getting the question right, but how to read and analyze the question in the most efficient way. My second GMAT score was 110 points higher due to my change in strategy and preparation.

  376. 5 out of 5

    Liu Jia:

    If there is one single document I would recommend aside from the GMAT Official Guide, I would say read the Manhattan Sentence Correction book.

    In my first attempt for GMAT, I scored 690. After knowing that my weakness is in Sentence Correction, I ordered this book and read three times. The book has every single type of Sentence Correction with concise explanations and examples. Reading understanding it from the fundamental, in my second attempt I scored 780, which even surprised myself!

    When you encounter questions in the book, you can also look for help on the Manhattan forum, the nice teachers (if I can say so :p) are of great help, especially Ron Purewal. He’s like the god in GMAT, explaining everything so clearly!

    Wish you all have a great result in the end and do enjoy the process!

  377. 4 out of 5

    Diana Anzola:

    I recommend this company for all students that either need a refresher or full tutorial course. I graduated in 2009 and started this program last year to prep for the GMAT. I enjoyed the individual approach and the flexibility of studying on my own pace. The program’s material prepared me for all subject matters that are on the test and gave me an idea of what to expect. Last time I took a standardized test was back in 2004 and this program helped me get back on track and prepare myself for the GMAT. Thanks Manhattan GMAT for your valuable program.

  378. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep has amazing tutors and courses and I truly recommend this company! This company has provided a great way to study and learn the the GMAT. The tutors are very knowledgeable and they know what they are doing. They are truly willing to help you out with what you need as well. Use them because they are there for you! They want to see you succeed. The material that the company provides is amazing, detailed, and challenging. Other companies do not have the material that comes close to what Manhattan Prep supplies its students.

  379. 5 out of 5

    Cameron Moore:

    I had self studied for several months and took the GMAT and did not achieve my target score. I purchased the ‘Interact’ course so that I could study at my own pace and focus on the content I found most valuable. I took the GMAT again and scored well above my target of 700. Not only is the content in the ‘Interact’ course great, it comes with several analysis tools that allow you to see where your strengths/ weaknesses are. I found myself using the tools that Manhattan provided to use with the ‘Official Guide’. I was able to track how long it took me to perform problems and the answer explanations were excellent.

  380. 4 out of 5

    Mila Ban:

    Manhattan GMAT offers invaluable materials and prep books for anyone studying for the GMAT. If you put the time into reading these guides and completing the exercises, you will perform well on the test. The lectures are very helpful as well, but only if you put independent study in and derive value from other people’s questions.

  381. 5 out of 5

    Briton Moffitt:

    I recommend this company to anybody looking to prepare for the GMAT. I took the weekly online course, and had two great instructors. By time my course had ended, I was scoring 120 points higher on practice tests, and I was very happy with my actual GMAT score – I only took the real test one time. The materials are great, the strategies they teach are meaningful and effective, and the class time was very productive. The one drawback was that the classes were 3 hours long. I would have like to split the class time into 2 classes each week, as my particular class ended at 11pm. Like I said, the investment definitely paid off for me, as I had a great result.

  382. 3 out of 5

    Poonum Kaberwal:

    I took this class in 2012 and it was a great way to push myself to make sure that I was staying focused with how to study and keeping benchmarks for myself. I personally think the class was helpful, but immensely more helpful was the books since there were great strategies there and I think for those who are deterred by the pricetag, you could search online for the Manhattan Gmat prep books – I think they do a much better job as compared to other company’s book. If you learn well from others teaching you, the class is a great way to keep on task while studying for GMAT.

  383. 5 out of 5

    Nik Reddy:

    Manhattan’s prep class and accompanying guides were a major factor in getting me the score I wanted. I’d taken courses from Kaplan, but I found that Manhattan’s materials were the closest to the actual content of the GMAC. The guides were structured beautifully. I was able to quickly jump between content to focus on “low hanging fruit” in my areas of weakness. As far as the class, it does go by quickly, but there are guided exercises that each virtual lecture offered which proved invaluable. I’d highly recommend the Manhattan program to any individual that is looking to get the highest score they can. While expensive, it was money well spent.

  384. 3 out of 5


    Most thorough course I saw and discussed with friends. Incredibly well thought out syllabus and study materials for both Quant and Verbal sections of GMAT. Prepares test take extremely well across all fundamentals and problem types but spends very little time on actual test questions.

  385. 4 out of 5

    Oyinkansola Ayobiojo:

    I found the Manhattan prep classes and books to be extremely helpful. The instructor and homework assignments help to provide a framework and structure as you begin to study. It’s helpful to practice the different methods mentioned in the books and see which one works best for you. I found the quant to be difficult and that takes a lot of drilling to make sure you understand the concept. Overall I would recommend taking a class if you are not great at self-studying.

  386. 5 out of 5


    Very thorough and extensive GMAT preparation program. Read and study the Manhattan book series first to learn all the basics and then do the six online tests to get an idea of how much more you need to study. I found the level of difficulty of the Manhattan prep mostly on par with the official tests and books and my score was in the same ballpark as the practice tests. Also did the official books and practice tests to get enough of a routine. Got into Stanford with two weeks of intense practice.

  387. 5 out of 5


    Manahttan GMAT prep was the best resource I found while studying for the GMAT. The questions were easily the most challenging of the books that I tried, and the materials were excellent in terms of approach for the exam. While the materials might not be great for those struggling with the material, Manhattan was great at preparing me for the higher level 700-800 level problems, and added rigor to my studying.

  388. 5 out of 5


    I took the GMAT class and had private tutoring through Manhattan Prep. The quality of the instruction is invaluable. Not only are the texts engaging (and cheeky!), they are highly informative. They list all the stages you might encounter during the GMAT process: from quant and verbal refreshers in the foundations manuals to addressing test day anxiety. I am not a good test taker and ended up re-taking the GMAT several times. My private tutoring helped enable me to reach my target score. My instructor taught me how to think critically about the GMAT formula, approach the test differently, and ultimately succeed on test day. I would recommend Manhattan Prep to anyone pursing an MBA program.

  389. 4 out of 5


    program structure and level of expertise of the instructor was particularly superb. The techniques you are taught, particularly for quant section are very helpful. Time management techniques you learn in this program are also very valuable. Problem for me was that I am a horrible test taker (despite having two engineering degrees from a top engineering school) when it comes to standardized tests. So the several months of studying, hours and hours, I put in didn’t help me much improving my GMAT score. I took a year off and took the GRE and applied and got in.

    I would say the program is great and the instructors are amazing and it should help a lot improving your score, IF you are a decent test taker to begin with.

  390. 5 out of 5

    Norman Kingsford:

    Very detailed review. This type of review is great if you need to build your foundation from the ground up. Great training and examples. I used it for verbal and it increased my score by almost 30% points.

  391. 5 out of 5

    Marci Stewart:

    It was super helpful in learning basic techniques and realizing what an undertaking studying for the GMAT would be.

  392. 5 out of 5

    Preston Pierson:

    When looking for the perfect gmat prep study guide, it was clear that this was the best one. I purchased the 10 book set and then proceed to review each section. The practice test that they provide are close to what you will see from the gmat test prep and the actual test itself. It can not replicate the stress but does a good job at adjusting to how you are doing.

  393. 5 out of 5

    Guadalupe Roa:

    When I started the GMAT process, I had been out of school for about four years and this course gave me all the resources that I needed to succeed at my own pace. My score increased 60+ points after taking the course within a two month period. The course gives you a great foundation and the opportunity to improve your performance to a higher level if you are focused and put the time needed to get through the material. I signed up for the online classes with instructors who alternated between subjects and made the content easy to understand. One of the competitive advantages of the program is their software program that allows you to answer problems from the GMAC books and analyze your performance. In this way, you can identify your areas of improvement where you need to spend more time studying. It is an expensive course, but since it helped me to get into my #1 school choice, I don’t regret the investment.

  394. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Jones:

    There simply is no better prep guide. While most companies have one book, Manhattan has a 12 book series broken down into different areas of study to make sure you master them all. I also took the online class and it was amazing. The instructors are a clear cut above the rest and always knew how to solve every problem multiple ways so they could explain the logic of how to do it correctly and how I did it wrong. They had tons of practice tests for me to take and consulted with me one on one several times to help me get my score up. I couldn’t be happier with their support and help.

  395. 4 out of 5

    Corey Highfield:

    The Manhattan Review and its test questions were invaluable in my prep for the GMAT. The test questions are harder in difficulty, but leave you well prepared and have great solution explanations.

  396. 5 out of 5

    Anushka Nadarajah:

    Manhattan GMAT provided an extremely thorough in person test prep course. I took the course for the 3 months leading up to when I planned to take the test and the course was perfectly timed. The instructor was great, and provided extremely tactical advice and broke down what appeared to be difficult questions in ways that were very easy to tackle. They also provide a post test assessment which is great for people who are unhappy with their score after taking the course.

  397. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Djupedal:

    Loved the Manhattan prep program. It was intense with lots of readings but I needed tips and tricks as well as the assurance that I could succeed at this monster test (which I got from the reading).

    I also highly recommend the (expensive) private tutoring if necessary. Well worth the money!!!!

  398. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Broadbent:

    I had an amazing instructor who had an impressive background, including a masters degree in education. She was extremely helpful and effective. The curriculum was well-structured and the practice questions were demanding, which was helpful for the real test.
    They also offer a follow-up consultation after you take the exam. This was really helpful to me and enabled me to increase my score by 30 points, bringing it up to my goal score for getting into business school.

  399. 5 out of 5


    I took a Manhattan Prep GMAT prep course through my employer. The opportunity to take the course at my office after work made it extremely convenient. Furthermore, it was a great way to get acquainted with the exam and techniques for being successful. One of the best aspects of this course, however, were the many resources that came with it by way of review books. This allowed me to continue my preparation after the course was over and after my first time taking the exam so that I could improve for my second opportunity.

  400. 4 out of 5


    My experience with Manhattan was great, largely due to the weekly assignments and highly organized format. The class provides you with a clear path to target each sub-topic in a methodical way over a reasonable time frame. The in-person class may not be as valuable to everyone but the instructors are a helpful resource for personalized questions.

  401. 5 out of 5

    Adam Kalikow:

    My Manhattan GMAT test prep was great. The instructor was smart and engaging and the material was very well organized. One of the keys to doing well on the GMAT is understanding and mastering the basic rules that questions follow. The combination of instruction and practice I received helped me improve my score significantly. As a bonus, the experience was not too painful at all!

    The course is a little bit pricey, but I think it is a worthwhile long-term investment and pails in comparison to the cost of an MBA. If I was preparing for the GMAT again I would do exactly what I did the first time and use Manhattan GMAT.

  402. 5 out of 5


    I loved Manhattan series and its test. Very helpful for Sentence correction.

  403. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Sentence Completion was a great guide. Overall, Manhattans online test which comes free with the guide was really helpful to prepare and challenge before the actual test.

  404. 5 out of 5

    Robert Morandi:

    Manhattan’s Advanced Quant strategy guide was the defining factor in boosting my score from the low to high 700s. It breaks down common GMAT Quantitative problem structures into easily identifiable pieces and coaches frameworks that can be applied to a variety of problems.

  405. 5 out of 5

    Sudhakar Surakasula:

    Manhattan pre course has a very organized exam preparation structure covering all the essentials areas of the GMAT exam. I’m my opinion, the quantitative part provides the basic fundamentals and slowly increases the standard which makes it easier for students to grow up to the task. However, in my opinion, quantitative material is not the differentiating factor from other course offerings. The key part is the verbal. The verbal part is well organized and provides students with sufficient examples to drive the idea home. Moreover, the examples clearly help students differentiate between confusing concepts. Finally, the mock tests provide a close to real exam feel which eases the pressure on the students during the real exam. Students also get used to the navigation tool.

  406. 4 out of 5

    Kristi Mitchell:

    Personally, I really found the live instruction very helpful. I had a fantastic instructor who was brilliant, but also approachable and friendly. I would recommend taking the course when you have a lot of time to dedicate to it, as it moves very quickly and covers a lot of material, especially if it’s been a while since you were in school.

  407. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Chen:

    Materials were very thorough and strong and definitely prepared me well. Teachers were also very helpful and willing to answer questions after class.

  408. 5 out of 5


    I would not have gotten the score I did without Manhattan Prep. Its series of books are filled with in-depth analyses, helping me gain a comprehensive and robust understanding of various subjects in the GMAT. The series showed me how to identify what questions were truly asking and showed me how to apply theory to solve them.

    I would recommend using the Manhattan Prep series to those who are already scoring in the mid-600s and above, and need help boosting them to a score that is more in-line with the median for more competitive MBA programs. It’s definitely a great resource for those who are in the more advanced stages of studying.

  409. 4 out of 5

    Nina Borysova:

    I liked the books, they were thorough and very well-written.

  410. 4 out of 5

    Akrati Johari:

    With the use of Manhattan-prep books and the practice tests I was able to raise my score from 680-700 range to 760.

  411. 4 out of 5


    I purchased the books and studied the material on my own. I found the books well written and easy to follow. The material was laid out in a very logical format and made sense. All the added materials online and the CD’s really helped prepare me for what to expect. There was enough questions to practice on and I felt like I knew what to expect when the GMAT exam came along. I didn’t access any tutorials or seminars in preparation and felt the full study package was adequate.

  412. 5 out of 5

    Daniel O’Connell:

    The Manhattan Prep books were by far the only reason I could break 700 on the GMAT. The multiple books allow you go to deeper than any other program on the topics that you need help on. Furthermore, the help goes well beyond simply memorizing answers to a set of questions, or using gimmicks or memorized algorithms to solve problems. Instead, they focus on how to really think and understand the problem so you can apply what you need to get the right answers.

  413. 4 out of 5


    Good and thorough course that will cover both core concepts and strategy.

  414. 5 out of 5

    Mo Fouz:

    It was a good program that offered a decent review of the test material. I went into the test knowing I had at least came fully prepared. Great instructors, happy to teach and just truly smart ppl.

  415. 4 out of 5


    Bought the course materials only, without taking the class. Materials were very helpful, especially the practice tests. However, I found the practice tests to be significantly more difficult than the real exam, so I’d recommend taking the Official Practice Tests (GMAT gives you two free ones) last, to get a better sense of where you can expect to score.

  416. 5 out of 5

    Johnathan Tran:

    Manhattan GMAT has some of the best materials on the market, 99th percentile instructors, and a great suite of online learning tools.

  417. 5 out of 5

    Johnathan H Tran:

    Manhattan GMAT has some of the best materials on the market, 99th percentile instructors, and a great suite of online learning tools. I felt more prepared and confident going into my GMAT exam because of Manhattan GMAT and got my target score on the first attempt thanks to the instructor that I had.

  418. 5 out of 5

    Antonia Hyman:

    Manhattan GMAT was comprehensive and will whip you into shape. If you’re someone with a busy schedule who may not have the time to attend all of the classes, the books will get you through.

  419. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Lee:

    Best test prep course I have ever taken (and I’ve taken plenty of test prep courses in my lifetime). The instructor really makes the difference. Helpful in identifying test patterns (what correct answers tend to look/sound like).

  420. 5 out of 5

    Juan Pablo Mejia Caicedo:

    The GMAT test prep/ Admissions was an amazing tool to prepare for the GMAT. The exercises were very useful and the preparation exams even better, as they were very similar to the actual exam (including the adaptability feature). After the preparation exams the answers of all the questions are explain in detail and it is very easy to learn and understand. After doing 4 or 5 preparation exams I was ready to take the real test and the results were impressive. I improved my score from 640 to 720 and I strongly believe that the GMAT test prep was a big part of this.

  421. 5 out of 5

    Thiago de Assis:

    I found Manhattan Prep to be a high quality and reliable source. While some of the questions tend to be on a higher level of difficulty, I found it to be essential for those interested in scoring 700+ points on GMAT.

    In terms of areas of improvement, I would have appreciated if there was a study plan for those interested in self-studying. Naturally, the program is not cheap and international might struggle a bit more to afford it.

  422. 5 out of 5

    Sapan Kothari:

    Manhattan GMAT course was probably the best course I could have taken. I have taken courses through Kaplan and Princeton review, however the educators at Manhattan GMAT truly enjoy taking the test and that insight definitely helps. They do all course work while trying to simulate how the actual exam goes. So when you actually take the exam it is very familiar.

  423. 4 out of 5


    I found Manhattan prep to be a more strenuous and thorough program than others. It pushed me to break 700 by highlighting what i need to work on, The books were easy to reference and the practice tests were more difficult than the actual thing. Pretty solid program overall!

  424. 5 out of 5

    Serdar Ozsoy:

    Manhattan GMAT Prep is a great tool to prepare yourself for the GMAT. In my first attempt, I took GMAT and got 610 only by studying for OG and some other materials for three months. I was indeed disappointed by my performance. However, I decided to give it another try and improve my GMAT score. I found out Manhattan GMAT Prep online and its sample questions sounded appealing. Thus, I bought their all online preparation products.

    Manhattan GMAT Prep has a large database of questions and it enables you to take exactly to run GMAT tests with timing under pressure. Moreover, both quant and verbal are harder than real and practice GMAT exams. Specifically, for their verbal sections, particularly SC and RC questions, are harder than those of real tests.
    After you solve a set of questions at Manhattan, just review your question no matter whether you have done RIGHT or WRONG. The questions you get wrong are sometimes from the ones you solved coincidentally right in practices. From that sense, Manhattan provides you a comprehensive set of transcripts on the answers, this is a secondary learning stage. I think that these comprehensive explanations are also what makes their product superior to other products in the marketplace.

    Eventually, taking the exam for the second time after a month with the preparation, I got 720 in my second shot and improved my verbal score tremendously thanks to Manhattan GMAT Prep.

  425. 4 out of 5

    Jen Koo:

    I self-studied and used the Manhattan Prep Complete GMAT Strategy Guide Set and thought it was great. It provided a strong structure that helped make self-studying a lot less overwhelming. Manhattan is known for its difficult math review, which I found to be really helpful come test day. You also get access to online resources which I found to be really worthwhile as well. If I were to do it over again, I would not change my choice of test prep provider. I was very happy with my result 🙂

  426. 5 out of 5

    Chris Hall:

    Great material and instructor. My instructor, Mark Sullivan, was able to provide some “tips and tricks” that I would not have found just in the material. Put in the time and take advantage of ALL the offered resources and you will do well!

  427. 3 out of 5

    Chelsea Turner:

    The best part about a prep course in general is the accountability it demands. I studied way more way harder during the course than when I was on my own. I liked the course as a whole and found the strategic approach and tricks to be the most helpful aspect. I didnt like that my essay was supposed to be reviewed by the teacher and it never was. The room we used was fine and the features online were helpful. I liked the analytics of the practice tests a lot. Overall, a prep course is great, but hard to compare.

  428. 3 out of 5


    I purchased the Manhattan Prep books separately and studied on my own. The books come with 7 practice tests, which was the main reason I chose Manhattan. I only used 3 of them, because I found them very inaccurate. I think it is a way to make students think they need to keep studying or take a course, because their practice tests are much harder than the real thing (I scored around 650 on their practice tests, and 760 on the real GMAT). The books are useful for learning tips and tricks for certain types of problems, but the best way to study for the test is to do a lot of practice problems, and make sure to time yourself. I didn’t take the course, but unless you have a problem forcing yourself to study on your own, I wouldn’t spend the money on a prep course.

  429. 4 out of 5


    Overall, I found the Manhattan GMAT Prep course to be incredibly useful. The course provided me with so many (almost too many) resources for the GMAT and made me devote time to studying. The top benefit for me was the structure it provided to my preparation, because I blocked three hours each week to attend class and then daily review of the assigned homework. The one critique I have about the program is that you can easily get overwhelmed with all of the strategies and techniques offered, which can hurt your timing on the test. I found that you should take a break a few weeks out from the test date to refresh and refocus your strategy after completing the course.

  430. 5 out of 5


    I looked at many GMAT prep companies. Manhattan had the best materials and teachers by a significant margin. Additionally, the cost is about the same or even less (at least when I took it). I would definitely go with Manhattan if you’re looking to prep for the GMAT.

  431. 4 out of 5

    Heidar Fadae:

    Manhattan prep was very helpful to me during my GMAT prep. It helped me start the prep by reading all 7 books and gain a solid base and understanding. Then the free online tests that are provided with the book set helped me understand where I stand. This in addition with the official GMAT guide and tests helped me ace my GMAT and gain a place in a top school. It is important to keep practicing with timed tests and under test conditions, without taking breaks, to recreate the exact test conditions and stress – to know which score level you stand at and work at improving it by practicing as much as possible.

  432. 3 out of 5


    go through limited set of valid resources.

  433. 4 out of 5

    Tejaswini Mallem:

    Manhattan prep was very helpful to me during my GMAT prep. It helped me start the prep by reading all 7 books and gain a solid base and understanding. Then the free online tests that are provided with the book set helped me understand where I stand. This in addition with the official GMAT guide and tests helped me ace my GMAT and gain a place in a top school. It is important to keep practicing with timed tests and under test conditions, without taking breaks, to recreate the exact test conditions and stress – to know which score level you stand at and work at improving it by practicing as much as possible.

  434. 5 out of 5


    I felt that Manhattan GMAT was very valuable. I opted to take an in-person class rather than just use the materials and really thought my teacher did a nice of of making sure the entire class was comfortable with the “pace of play” — allowing some students to move forward while also helping those who struggled on certain concepts.

    I also have a number of friends who opted not to do an in person class (just use the materials) and they also fared very well. The real value of Manhattan, in my opinion, is the quality of materials — for me the value of the class came from making sure I stayed on track and was honest with my studying.

  435. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan GMAT was very helpful in prepping me for the GMAT. I scored a 730 and I’m sure I wouldn’t have done it without this comprehensive program. I appreciated reviewing the various types of quant and verbal questions of the GMAT and learning how to tackle each of them. I highly recommend it.

  436. 4 out of 5


    I found Manhattan Prep through a discount offer on Giltcity.com (an unlikely place!) and immediately signed up after reading several reviews of their services. I worked with a private tutor who was pleasant, easily accessible and truly helped me prepare for the exam within a relatively short time frame. I would recommend this service.

  437. 5 out of 5

    Joe Porto:

    Fantastic service. I did better than I had expected on the GMAT thanks in large part due to this course.

  438. 5 out of 5

    Michael Misciagna:

    Manhattan GMAT is the best course out there. The other students in class were bright and added to the environment. I previously took a different company’s course but the skill level was too spread out to be helpful – we were either going too slowly or too quickly for someone in the class at all times.

  439. 4 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep’s books and online resources were very helpful. The solutions were easy to understand and provided the easiest way to think about and attack a problem. I found the math section the most helpful, as it gave you exposure to every type of question that would be asked. The instant feedback and timed online exams were the most beneficial. My critique is I felt the actual GMAT exam had, what felt like, unrelated problems, however the general concepts were all there.

  440. 2 out of 5


    The materials were helpful, however the weekly class meetings were not worth the price. Because people are at varying levels of proficiency, there were areas where the instructor went too quickly (in my case for the quant section) and in other cases too slowly (verbal). I ended up getting a private tutor – which was worth the money and not much more expensive than the Manhattan classes.

  441. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Chao:

    Manhattan MBA Prep

    Overall a solid and comprehensive test prep program when self study. It goes over every type of question you’ll expect on the test. The math areas are probably the strength of the program as you’ll be able to tackle any problem you face in the real test.

    The verbal study is lacking a little however. While it gives you a good foundation, the examples are a little too easy. You’ll need to do as many practice tests as you possible can.

    The most important aspect is doing as many practice tests to make sure you put the skills you learn to the test.

  442. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan GMAT is a flexible program that enabled me to do self-study on my own terms. The introductory books were helpful in terms of explaining the content. On the limited occasions where I engaged with the instructors, they were helpful too. Combining the test prep books, practice problems from GMAC, and one-on-one time with the instructors, I was able to get the score I was seeking.

  443. 5 out of 5

    Sean Sauve:

    I did two different programs, the GMAT Interact program by Manhattan Prep, and the Live Online course provided by the Princeton Review. My instructor through the Princeton Review program was a good instructor, but the GMAT Interact program was far superior to the content received through the Princeton Review. The material on the GMAT Interact is more thorough, you learn more and is more challenging.

  444. 3 out of 5

    Meredith DeLoca:

    I used the Manhattan GMAT prep books and online software, but wonder if an interactive class might have suited my leaning style a bit better. Unfortunately, my budget wouldn’t allow for such a thing and had to decide on the best combination of affordable resources.

    The full set of strategy guides were helpful both for subjects I had revisited in recent pre-requisite classes as well as subjects I hadn’t seen in years; however, I would have liked more detail in the solution process explanations in both the main material and answer keys. Video resources similar to those of Khan Academy would be very helpful, with, not only, the basics of thinking through the material, but also the Manhattan Prep time saving tips.

  445. 5 out of 5

    Doug Sutherland:

    Manhattan GMAT prep was very thorough. There were a few parts that dragged on, but overall was very comprehensive and helped me to get the score I wanted on the first time. The books also included a lot of tips/tricks that I didnt see in many other places that help you to complete questions quickly.

  446. 4 out of 5


    It only notched my score up 20 points with heavy studying. I think the game plan they give you is really good, but I would have loved to go more in-depth with certain concepts, especially the more difficult quant questions. They teach you some very good test-taking strategies that help a ton, but the actual content could go much more in-depth. Also, I think a lot depends on the specific instructor. I had one that had very long-winded answers and stories, and I felt like that wasted our time especially since I had to pay out of pocket and wanted it to be worth the money.

  447. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Schwert:

    I spent time comparing various GMAT prep options (Princeton Review and Kaplan were other options I considered) and decided on Manhattan prep because I thought the math prep was more detailed than the others. Given that math was the area I needed the most preparation, the choice was easy.

  448. 5 out of 5

    Doug O:

    I used that Manhattan GMAT prep books and online software. The books were well written, and were the perfect refresher for old math and grammar tricks I had long since forgotten. Perhaps the most helpful thing was their online software that corresponds with the practice questions from the official GMAT guide. By following that while doing practice questions, I was able to easily track what types of questions I was struggling with or taking longer on, so I knew for sure where I needed to spend more time in my prep. My only criticism is that their online mock exams are much harder than the real thing, especially in the Quant section. Overall, the Manhattan guides were an outstanding resource, and helped me get a 780 and admission to a top school

  449. 5 out of 5

    Arvin Shandiz:

    Manhattan GMAT was definitely worth the money for me. At the very least I had to be in a classroom 3 hours a week preparing for the GMAT. When you think of taking a test, you want to get every question correct, at least I do. However, the GMAT is a test of decision-making, and sometimes you have to learn to let go of difficult questions in order to score in the 700s.

  450. 1 out of 5

    Robert Nelson:

    I found that the course was a bit gimmicky; namely, the “strategies.” As opposed to teaching actual foundational concepts, the course focuses on tricks aka strategies that are as simple as avoiding “Homer” answers; that is, avoid the answers that only Homer Simpson would choose. Such strategies were not insightful or helpful. In my particular course, the instructor initially touted how lucky we were to have only a few students in the class because we’d get more focused attention. Yet, in reality, the instructor refused to answer basic email inquiries, stating that if he responded to all of his students, he’d be writing emails all day. Moreover, this instructor dropped numerous “f-bombs” during class. Lastly, the instructor said at least once in every class that we follow what he says because he scored a 780. Ultimately, the behavior of the instructor, especially his overt immaturity, made the class extremely uncomfortable. Thus, the instructor combined with a curriculum that is no better, if not worse, than any other course results in a one-star rating. I recommend spending your money elsewhere.

  451. 4 out of 5


    Took the online course. The course material was good and certainly helpful.Videos are helpful if you want to have a feel of class room environment.

  452. 5 out of 5


    I was able to take both an in person class as well as utilize private tutoring with Manhattan. The class provided a useful and timely overview of all GMAT concepts, and kept me on a schedule for studying and taking practice tests. After this class, the private tutoring allowed me to hone in on my specific areas of need and gain some extra advice and skills for these particular sections. I was extremely satisfied with both services and would highly recommend them to anyone.

  453. 4 out of 5

    Sam Horsell:

    I did the self pacing but comprehensive (verbal and quant) portions of the online GMAT test prep through Manhattan Prep. I honestly was impressed with the method in which they teach it and break up the learning. i think it is certainly manageable, if you devote the time to studying (which is the true challenge after all). I’m very much a visual learner, and since the in-person course was not an option for me, I appreciated videos that were interactive on online book copies to work through the material. I definitely credit the course and not books alone (I tried that earlier) with raising my score significantly.

  454. 5 out of 5


    The Manhattan GMAT prep course was well worth the investment. I opted for a weekend class, which wound up having less than 10 students. As a result, I received a lot of very valuable and individualized feedback throughout the preparation process. The class was supplemented with comprehensive review materials that can easily be tailored to your specific needs. I scored a 740 on my first attempt, which was a 100+ point increase from the first practice exam I took. They used to offer discounts for attending an admissions consulting webinar but I’m not sure if that’s still the case.

  455. 2 out of 5

    Danny Brigman:

    They have helpful study tools; however, I am not sure if it is worth the price. Unless one needs to ace the GMAT test I would suggest to use a free link off of the internet. If someone else is covering the cost then I would recommend this product.

  456. 5 out of 5


    Very strong review materials–the unique advantage of Manhattan is that even without a test prep class, the books themselves are great standalone guides that really prioritize what is important while giving you ample resources to cover topics you need extra help on.

    In combination with the standard GMAT review books, I was able to score a 780 on my GMAT on my first try, a 100 point+ improvement from my initial test with Manhattan. Highly recommended

  457. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Riordan:

    The Manhattan Prep course really helped me to achieve the score I needed to get to gain admittance into the Tepper School of Business, as well as get a scholarship. The books not only helped me refresh on some items that I hadn’t gone over in 10 years, but also gave me helpful shortcuts to save time on the test. And time is of the essence, since you have only two minutes to spend on each question. Additionally, the practice tests were integral for me to 1) get the timing down and know what pace I needed to take the test at and 2) to build up the mental endurance for the 3.5-hour grind. I think those two things can be the difference between someone getting a 620 and a 720.

  458. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Riordan:

    The book materials really gave me good shortcuts (especially for the quant section), which allowed me to save much needed time. The practice tests were the best part, as they help you build up the mental endurance needed for the 3.5-hour grind.

  459. 5 out of 5

    Angela Tenney:

    I studied for the GMAT with a few friends and we each bought different study books so we could try them all. Out of Manhattan Prep, Kaplan, and the official GMAT study book, Manhattan Prep was clearly the best option. Its books were divided by subject, so you could adjust the order you covered the material based on what you were most comfortable with (i.e., they didn’t have to be used in the exact order, you could skip around if you wanted to). Each chapter of each book had questions throughout to test your understanding of the material that had just been covered, so you could make sure you understood that before moving on, and the end of each chapter had a quiz of the whole chapter’s content. Additionally, the books presented strategies for solving the problems beyond just doing the math, including when it’s appropriate to estimate and what order to attack data sufficiency options. Manhattan Prep was thorough and clearly explained, I highly recommend it to anyone thinking about taking the GMAT.

  460. 5 out of 5


    I actually did not have much time preparing for the GMAT test, Manhattan prep definitely helped me to structure the ideas and get used to the test format really quickly. All the teachers were very professional and good at what they were doing, they will help you to raise your scores in the shortest amount of time. So you will not only learn more in terms of knowledge and methodology but also in terms of strategy. Even if you do not know the answer directly, you can always learn to guess tactically and work it backwards or halfway. That is the same strategy towards life right? Well, there is always a way.

  461. 5 out of 5


    I only used the Manhattan Prep books. They cover thoroughly and in-depth all topics. But beyond the pure knowledge, they explain how to approach the D-day, the strategy to follow, etc. Many say that Manhattan Prep is designed for people who wants to achieve 700 plus, and it did actually work for me. I got much higher than I expected.
    In addition to the books, Manhattan Prep comes with many mock test. Not sure whether the level of difficulty is in line with the actual exam or just me who performs better in a real exam environment, because I had much lower during the mock (in mock exams, the highest score I got was 630). But assuming the mock exams are tougher than the actual exam, it means that either:
    – (i) the bad scores during the mock force you to study even more, which in turn translate in 700+ during the real exam, or
    – (ii) the bad score has a negative impact and you feel like giving up.
    All in all, I would recommend Manhattan Prep if you are very motivated and resilient.

  462. 5 out of 5

    Kelsey Wolfe:

    ManhattanPrep in-person courses did a great job preparing me for the GMAT. They taught content and test taking strategies that helped me increase my score from 600 to 720. The instructor quickly understood what level each student was at and was very good at teaching the material in a way that challenged each person.

  463. 5 out of 5

    Adam Sinensky:

    Manhattan Prep is good. They tout themselves as focused on people who want to get >700 so they claim to focus on the more advanced questions. I am not sure if that is true and got the sense that the target scores of the people in my class ranged from targeting 600 to targeting 750. OVerall I felt the prep materials were very good. I felt the instructors simply taught the book. If I had a clarification as to why an answer was what it was, often they would basically just read what was in the book. Of course I had already looked there and still didn’t agree and was hoping for additional insight from the instructor. So if you are looking for the discipline that comes with a class with HW, they are great. If you think you can discipline yourself, you can save some $$ by buying the books and doing your own schedule.

  464. 4 out of 5

    Simon Chafetz:

    Manhattan prep was a great resource. I did the “live online” version which allowed me to learn from the comfort of my own home while also getting live support from a real person through the computer. The platform/interface worked really well, because it allowed the teacher and the students to interacts as if they were face to face (laugh, raise hand, ask question, etc). The pace of the studying felt right too. There is a lot of outside work required, if you want to do well.

  465. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Colameo:

    GMAT preparation material was fine. I purchased the books and moved through the problem sets at my own pace without a formal instructor. I would recommend taking a formal GMAT preparation course in beginning in January or February the year before you plan to matriculate. Not taking a formal course was my only regret throughout the entire GMAT/Application process. That being said, studying on your own can yield a very high score. If you are disciplined and set aside time to complete all of the drills then you will be on a path to success on the GMAT.

  466. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Schlenker:

    Dry but good and useful content

  467. 3 out of 5

    Jaso Back:

    I took Manhattan Live GMAT Course in Toronto:
    – I thought the instructor was very knowledgeable of GMAT prep
    – In terms of class, it is a good opportunity to make friends and potential study buddies
    – I think the class size should be slightly smaller in order to really have enough opportunities to interact with the instructor
    – The books were very helpful in terms of really focusing my weak areas and run some drills
    – Online support and tracking tools are pretty easy to use and you can drive your results with analytics to evaluate your strong and weak areas
    – You can resell the books on Kijiji get a decent value because they are highly regarded and they are constant demand for it

  468. 3 out of 5


    The class was good, professor was approachable. They definitely set you up with the materials, but they won’t do much good without doing the homework. I think the class is worth the investment if you make sure you are diligent about doing every assignment. Definitely get an accountability partner. The GMAT is all about practice and preparation,

  469. 5 out of 5

    Abe M:

    I took the in-class course with Manhattan Prep and really liked. The instructors were great and the strategies were really good. There is a lot of content and homework you cover in the 9-weeks, so it can be a bit of a challenge keeping up with it. Requires a lot of discipline and dedication to do so. Personally, I struggled with it and catching up was difficult. This is where their online resources come in handy. All lectures are available online, along with the other tools to track your progress. The online resources were available for 9-months after the 9-week course. You do get a free admissions counseling through the course, along with a free book and that’s useful if you’re planning for an MBA early enough.

  470. 3 out of 5

    Kaitlyn Klingensmith:

    I chose Manhattan Prep because after doing extensive research on the pros and cons of different programs, I found that the majority of reviews found the books and materials to be more thorough than other prep courses. As a humanities undergrad major, I know I needed extra help with quant so I wanted the best materials to cover those topics. That being said, I think the materials are a good summary but not great for going into detail to make sure you truly understand the material. Additionally, if Manhattan prep is good at one thing, it’s teaching you how to best understand the test structure to figure out a strategy to beat it.

  471. 4 out of 5


    – Great online CATs and Sentence Correction Strategy
    – So-so exercises

  472. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan GMAT is probably the best test prep book out there. Level of difficulty is in-line with what you should expect in your actual exam. Their strategy approach to problems, time management, etc. is great. Would highly recommend it.

  473. 4 out of 5

    Nikhil Mittal:

    I found Manhattan’s books and prep tests to prepare for my GMAT very helpful. The material is comprehensive and the prep tests are very similar to what one gets on in the exam.

  474. 5 out of 5

    Francisco Escobosa:

    I think that this is the most complete set of tools to prepare for the GMAT, especially for non native english speakers. The books are clear and extensive, and the computer exercises are tough but have the full explanation of the problem.

  475. 5 out of 5

    Alessandra Kroeff:

    I used Manhattan’s books and prep tests to prepare for my GMAT and they were very useful. The material is comprehensive and the prep tests are very similar to what you will see the day you take the actual test. The review functionalities are very good.

  476. 4 out of 5


    Manhattan books are the best

  477. 4 out of 5


    Great course! I particularly think their sentence correction courses are the most helpful. In addition, I believe the math is a good refresher!

  478. 3 out of 5

    Mostafa abd elaziz:

    Real expensive for what it offers. Study from the books but the online course is too expensive

  479. 4 out of 5

    Anne-Sophie Leroux:

    Really enjoyed the small virtual group prep that got me prepared for both Math and Verbal in just under two months.

  480. 4 out of 5

    Matt B:

    I used the online sessions and independent study options for Manhattan and felt it was very valuable. The course kept me focused and on track to make progress up until the test date. It’s hard to stay motivated on your own, and I felt Manhattan offered material and online resources to answer high level and very detailed questions I had along the way.

  481. 5 out of 5


    Great teachers and material

  482. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth L:

    Loved Manhattan prep (took it as Manhattan GMAT then the name changed). I took a live online course which met online once a week then had two additional online “discussion” meetings to go over the math and verbal homework. Manhattan prep provinces all classroom software so there are no additional charges. If you go to all the sessions and do the homework you will learn all the basics you need to do well. BUT then you have to practice. I spent 4 months practicing with the Manhattan prep Official Guide question banks after the course. This is essential to help with timing and other nuances.
    The online resources that come with any Manhattan prep course are invaluable.

  483. 4 out of 5

    Neha Singh:

    It was a great introduction to the GMAT format. The questions familiarized me with the type of questions and I knew what to expect in the actual test.

  484. 5 out of 5

    Alvin Oswandy:

    Excellent prep program. Very methodical in their test-taking strategy and advice. Best teachers around, super helpful.

  485. 5 out of 5


    Absolutely the gold standard in GMAT test prep. I took the online version of the class, which is slightly less expensive. Be sure to take advantage of all of the included services – not just the classes and homework.

  486. 5 out of 5

    Molly McGovern:

    At times the level of material discussed during class was insufficiently challenging. However, the Manhattan test prep books were extremely helpful for learning content outside of class and for practicing sample problems. The course syllabus was useful in pacing one’s studying. Overall the course was well worth it.

  487. 4 out of 5


    I only used the books and that was good enough.

  488. 5 out of 5

    Juhi SIngh:

    Comprehensive and a great resource for mock tests! I could see incremental improvements in my mock tests as I progressed through the materials.

  489. 5 out of 5

    Evelyn Z:

    Manhattan GMAT

  490. 5 out of 5


    Great resource for mock tests. I found Manhattan’s mock exams extremely helpful. Although the level of VA needs to be improved and level of qa needs to be adjusted slightly downwards. Good algorithm too!

  491. 5 out of 5


    definitely not a cheap option but very effective. the tips, practice tests and other resources that they give you are really helpful. especially useful if you’re working while studying for the gmat and need a more structured course.

  492. 5 out of 5


    Best choice for GMAT Prep

  493. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Kretz:

    Manhattan gmat is great, augment the normal set of books with the advanced quant book. small cclasses, personal attention from instructor

  494. 5 out of 5



  495. 4 out of 5

    Abhishek Bhaker:

    good 🙂

  496. 5 out of 5

    AJ Belen:

    The in person prep course was amazing – great materials and an incredibly smart instructor. The course definitely targets a 700+ (or maybe 750+). Definitely worth the time and money.

  497. 4 out of 5

    Brent powers:

    Great materials and key methods to break down the hardest sorts of questions. Only ding is that their practice exams grade lower than the GMAC’s PRACTice exams or GMAT

  498. 5 out of 5

    Sara Weber:

    the in-person Manhattan gmat prep course was amazing. I actually enjoyed attending class with a brilliant and engaging instructor, and my gmat score was higher than i ever imagined it would be 🙂

  499. 5 out of 5

    Marc Weiner:

    Great prep, taken on a college campus with a fantastic teacher

  500. 4 out of 5

    S. Attwood:

    Good prep and review, more challenging than the exam itself. Always a plus!

  501. 4 out of 5

    Kapil Dhingra:

    Not exactly like the real exam but still pretty good practice if you’re aiming for a 720+ score.

  502. 5 out of 5

    brandon cole:

    I found the books very helpful. in particular the QUANTITATIVE books were really good.

  503. 4 out of 5

    Thitikorn Setthalikhit:

    Great material especially for the sentence correction part. For critical reasoning part is not so useful.

  504. 5 out of 5

    Laurence Lau:

    Worth the money. Manhattan prep reqUires a 760 from its instructors, Kaplan only requires a 710 and princeton review only requires a 670. Best materials were the PRACTICE exams, they are much more rigorous than the actual gmat. I finished the math section 10 minutes early on game day, 99th Percentile Score overall.

  505. 4 out of 5

    Jon Ting:

    Manhattan is DEFINITELY not a cheap program but if you COMMITTED and ready to put the time and work in then it’s a great program for you. The teachers were great and material was good. Make sure you take the class only when you are sure you want to take the test though, this will get you the most value for your money

  506. 5 out of 5

    Melody Buckley:

    I took an in person course and found it very VALUABLE. The INSTRUCTOR was really good at conveying the core concepts of how to succeed at ‘beating’ the gmat. The supplemental material is good, but can seem OVERWHELMING – to get through everything in detail, I think you need more than two months. I would highly RECOMMEND this prep program.

  507. 4 out of 5

    Anesha Agarwal:

    Manhattan gmat is overall really helpful. However, i think it prepares you for the hard questions, and is not as realistic as Kaplan. Kaplan is better for level-setting and getting a more feasible version of the test. Manhattan is good if you are already scoring well and want to incrementally improve your score.

  508. 5 out of 5

    Harish Patel:

    Fantastic on all fronts. If you are willing to put in the time, Manhattan will help you get over the hump and get your dream score – just as it did for me!

  509. 5 out of 5

    Eliana bakEr:

    I did the self prep and found it to be great for someone with a difficult Schedule and not all the time to go to classes. The material was all the same and also rEceived one free hour tutoring via the phone.

  510. 4 out of 5

    Srinivasan Venkatesh:

    Great Material. Helped me a lot in my preparation!

  511. 1 out of 5

    Christina Naguiat:

    Not worth the money! Being that the program does not guarantee improvement on scores, I didn’t see any added value by taking this program if you are paying out of pocket. It gives you great materials to practice with, but you can buy those online. The courses were structured in a lecture format, and met once a week. As a female, I gained more out of being involved with the Forte MBALaunch program.

  512. 4 out of 5

    jESS kim:


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