Manhattan Review GMAT

Manhattan Review

About Manhattan Review GMAT

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

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


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

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

Manhattan Review Cost and Contact Info

The regime of courses and select tutoring are tiered for both GMAT and GRE on three different levels:

Classic: $990

Private: $1,590

Tutoring: 12 hours minimum- $2,200

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



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66 reviews for Manhattan Review GMAT

  1. 5 out of 5


    Anish was extremely helpful when preparing for the GRE! I had a very quick turnaround from the time I decided to take the GRE to when my scheduled test date was and Anish jumped in quickly with resources ready to aid me with my preparation. With his help, I was able to achieve my target score in time for graduate applications. I could not recommend him enough!

  2. 5 out of 5


    Very informative! Definitely a must have! The practice questions were very similar to the actual problems on the exam. I was well prepared and confident during the exam due to this resource.

  3. 5 out of 5


    Anish helped me study and prepare for the GRE and was a great help. I had about a month before I was taking the test to register, study, and take the GRE Anish was instrumental in my success for taking the test. When I took my first practice test, I scored 304 and after working with Anish for about four weeks, I was able to get my practice score up as high as 317 before I took the GRE officially and scored 315. I’m certain that I couldn’t have brought my score up as high or as quickly as I did without Anish’s help and tutelage.

  4. 5 out of 5


    I found that the Manhattan Review materials were closest to mirroring the actual GMAT compared to its peers and were ultimately what I depended on to prepare. Its practice exams also are a great way to mirror the real exams, and the difficulty of questions were just right or marginally harder than the actual test, which helped gauge and track my expectations.

  5. 5 out of 5


    Great comprehensive review with helpful study tips.

  6. 4 out of 5


    Manhattan GMAT books were by far the biggest help for me. I tried a couple of other books/preps and Manhattan just worked best for me and helped me get the score I needed for grad school! I start my MBA program Spring of 2022!

  7. 5 out of 5


    It was key piece to my success on the gmat and being accepted into a top 25 MBA program.

  8. 4 out of 5


    Classes were good and engaging

  9. 4 out of 5


    I have not enrolled in the courses but I have used their study guides and the multiple book series and they are great. I have referred to them for review especially some of the math books when I get stumped with a math problem in economics. Excellent resource to have on hand.

  10. 4 out of 5


    The content is very helpful but the amount of books is overwhelming. They do have great incentives to continue into other programs at a discounted rate and that is an awesome incentive for later exploration. Overall, solid instructors and helpful content.

  11. 5 out of 5


    To get your dream job in the business world you got to challenge yourself. Being well prepared with the knowledge required to succeed from successful professors will get you noticed among the competition. These rigorous classes are meant to have you succeed and that’s what we all want in life.

  12. 4 out of 5


    I use a couple of the general guidelines and free resources. It helped me put things into perspective and prep for not just the GMAT but also the executive assessment which I did much better on.

  13. 5 out of 5


    It’s a great course and really helped me to prepare for GMAT. The professor was friendly and their methods were pretty effective. Love this course!

  14. 5 out of 5


    I had Theodore as my virtual prep instructor and he was very helpful in helping me prep for the test. In addition to the Manhattan Review materials, he also helped provide schedules and guides he personally created to support our class.

  15. 5 out of 5


    I chose to self study with Manhattan Review. The price was reasonable, and I could take things at my own pace allowing me to balance my other commitments with studying. I was glad to have the materials to help prep me and my GMAT score was strong enough to get me into 2 top MBA programs.

  16. 5 out of 5


    Course was very thorough and really helped me focus my study to make it effective.

  17. 5 out of 5


    Their prep materials were professional and easy to use. Highly recommended.

  18. 5 out of 5


    l was well prepared for my test with this study guides system

  19. 5 out of 5


    Great course, with amazing material. Is a great way to improve your score.

  20. 4 out of 5


    Taking advantage of the GMAT Prep reviews helped me to understand what the GMAT sought after.

  21. 4 out of 5


    I found the test prep materials very helpful and helped me do better on the exam.

  22. 3 out of 5


    Took a weekly, online class that, if anything, was best for keeping me on track and honest with my preparation. The instructors were definitely useful but sometimes difficult to get a hold of outside of class. But they did provide some meaningful insights and helpful tips throughout the course.

  23. 5 out of 5


    I tried several test prep materials and Manhattan was hands-down the best,

  24. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Review was extremely helpful in getting my desired GMAT scores. The faculty were extremely generous and their online practice tests are boon to students

  25. 4 out of 5


    Manhattan Review has the best practice problems. I would say that these problems were most similar to the actual GMAT of any materials I used. Good references to the Official Guide problems (which are essential to doing well on the GMAT).

  26. 5 out of 5


    I took the 9 week course to prepare for my GMAT and it was great because they provide you practice material, both online and prep books, and they also include a schedule that is designed to fit around your work schedule. The practice exams really helped mimic the testing conditions and environment and I was able to improve my score by 10 points.

  27. 4 out of 5


    Largely I was pleased with Manhattan Review GMAT, but for those looking to score 730+ I didn’t find the curriculum to be advanced enough.

  28. 5 out of 5


    This book provided me with a very comprehensive view of what the GMAT was like. I would complete a number of practice problems each day and would go through the activities as well. This was the only book that I used for my test prep and I do not regret that decision at all. Also, I got it on Amazon for a very reasonable price.

  29. 5 out of 5


    Great GMAT prep program

  30. 4 out of 5


    Overall was a very comprehensive and easy to follow program for prepping for the GMAT. The system set me up for success by prepping me first on getting into the right mindset and then, helping me master the basics and correct strategies for the exam.

  31. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Review did a fantastic job of prepping me for the GMAT. If you don’t keep up with the homework, you won’t get as much out of it (if anything at all). The course expects you to keep up, and if you don’t, you’ll likely end up confused and wasting your time.

    The prep materials are also extensive enough that they provide ample material to study on your own after the course, should you choose to do more independent work before taking the test.

  32. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Helped a lot with my gmat. The lessons, practice problems and tests helped tremendously. I was able to review the basics and apply to solving problems in Quant. I was able to take the tests within a month

  33. 5 out of 5


    extremely bright and capable instructors, course was well organized and helped improve score greatly.

  34. 5 out of 5


    One of the best prep sources out there. Gives you a very comprehensive approach to tackling each specific subject of the gmat. I would recommend going over each book multiple times as it can be difficult to pick up concepts one read through. Overall I think this resource is a great way to score a 700 score or higher.

  35. 4 out of 5


    Easy to follow and you can do it in your own timetable. Teaches you how to approach exam strategically

  36. 5 out of 5


    I found Manhattan to be by far the best GMAT prep materials I took. Yes, they’re the most challenging. But if you’re trying to score 700+, it’s exactly the type of review you need. I think I found the quant section more difficult (and thus more valuable) but the verbal was also very strong. I recommend Manhattan to everyone–but I would do so after you’ve studied the original gmat prep books and material, since it can feel like a quick ramp up in material.

  37. 5 out of 5


    Worth the money. Whether you have 6 months or 3 weeks – this course is very helpful. I found lectures specifically very helpful. Didn’t have too much time to practice, but test problems offered in a sample GMAT test prepare you well for the actual test date.

  38. 5 out of 5


    i would highly recommend the manhattan prep books. the lessons are very clear and methodical. i started off with a gmat score of 640 and after using the manhattan prep books (in conjunction with the official guides), I was able to achieve 710. the questions provided in manhattan tend to be a bit harder than the official ones which is good because it really tests you on your foundational knowledge and techniques. i would recommend to use an error log along side the manhattan guide. this way, you would be able to identify and focus on your weak areas. i can’t say good enough about manhattan!

  39. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan Prep book were very valuable to learn the basics of the examen and to increase the proficiency in the areas where I needed additional review.

    I first took a complete Mgmat examen to assess the level of performance in the different areas of the examen. I later reviewed all mGmat books and did all the exercises available at the books. I later did an iterative process of taking a mgmat exam, review it in detail and expend time getting stronger in the areas that I performed the worst. exams available which were invaluable in getting me up to speed with the exam.

    Thanks to manhattan I was able to achieve the score that I was aiming. I definitely recommend manhattan prep course as the guide of choice to get up to speed to the gmat exam.

  40. 5 out of 5


    GMAT prep was awesome – able to easily understand weak spots and develop. Did better on GMAT (750) than I ever did in my practice tests!

  41. 5 out of 5


    The Manhattan GMAT review course was very structured and easy to follow. By simply attending all of the require sessions and doing the homework, I was able to learn all of the necessary concepts. I struggled to beat 640 on my GMAT (after 6 months of studying). Then I found Manhattan GMAT and was able to achieve 710. My only drawback is that the course is a bit introductory for someone who has already studied extensively for it. However, it taught me techniques that helped me get to the next level, which is to achieve greater than 700. Highly recommend this course.

  42. 5 out of 5


    The Manhattan GMAT review course was very structured and easy to follow. By simply attending all of the require sessions and doing the homework, I was able to learn all of the necessary concepts. I struggled to beat 640 on my GMAT (after 6 months of studying). Then I found Manhattan GMAT and was able to achieve 710. My only drawback was given that I had already studied extensively for the test, the course was a bit introductory for me. However, it taught me techniques that allowed me to get to the next level. Highly recommend this course.

  43. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan prep’s specific books were perfect. I took practice tests first, found the areas where I was weakest, and then bought the relevant Manhattan books. I got a 760, so something went right!

  44. 5 out of 5


    The verbal section was extremely helpful in preparing for the GMAT.

  45. 4 out of 5


    Prep books are very in-depth and cover a good range of topics, good for self-studying. Live classes don’t seem to deviate much from the books, but there if you need it. If you plan to take the GRE, Manhattan’s ‘5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems’ is a fantastic study tool.

  46. 5 out of 5


    The Manhattan Review is a great resource to prepare for GMAT even if you think you’re confidant about appearing for the exam. The material allows you to refresh the concepts involved and practice them in the format in which GMAT will test you. To make it slightly more affordable you can use their $100 student referral option and use their free vocabulary guide available online. IF you believe you have your basics covered you can quickly read through the chapters and start with the practice questions and come back to easier questions in case you don’t perform well with the tougher one.

  47. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan worked great for me. Ton of test prep options and online tests.

  48. 4 out of 5


    I used online self-study of Manhattan to prepare for the GMAT. Although I did not find the materials as useful on their own, combined with other online resources out there I was able to score a 710 on my final try. Highly recommend for a comprehensive review and then utilize targeted resources to emphasize your personal areas.

  49. 4 out of 5


    Good tricks to teaching you problem recognition and appropriate methodology to solve problems.

  50. 5 out of 5


    The Manhattan GMAT program is really helpful in preparing MBA candidates for the exam. There is a lot of practice exam questions to gain mastery of the verbal and quantitative sections of the GMAT. I did the in-class version and during class sessions, we had in-class problems that kept me on my toes and helped me stay on track so that I don’t fall behind with all of the material. My instructor was very engaging and made class sessions very fun. Manhattan GMAT really wants you to do well and gives you all of the tools to succeed. It’s expensive but worth the investment!

  51. 5 out of 5


    I took Manhattan’s GMAT test prep and found it to be very helpful in helping me to prepare for the exam. While I ended up not participating in the online class video sessions, the self-study books helped a lot in formulating test strategy. In my opinion, by far the biggest resource is the question bank and exams that help you understand in which areas you are week and need improvement. I think practice is the most important factor in preparation and doing as many questions as possible will provide the best results. good luck!

  52. 5 out of 5


    The Manhattan GMAT books for Quant and Verbal (especially sentence corrections) were extremely helpful.

  53. 5 out of 5


    I played around with a few of the other services and think this one was the best. A little costly, but well worth it.

  54. 5 out of 5


    Manhattan GMAT was excellent! The class was engaging and the instructor actually made preparing for the GMAT manageable and fun. The homework assignments were helpful to make sure that I stayed on track, and the class participation component kept me on my toes throughout the session. The class is very well organized and the resources were crucial to my exceeding my goal of 700!

  55. 4 out of 5


    The test itself was very expensive so the last thing I wanted to do was pay for expensive prep sessions, tutoring or other offerings (though, I know many people to whom those have been valuable). I toughed it out by getting Manhattan GMAT preparation book but I found it to be enormously helpful. I would read through each section on my own, trace through the practice problems and either attempt the end of chapter questions or follow the solution explanation to understand how to tackle the problem. It is great for providing helpful tools and hints to “unlock” solutions — even if you aren’t sure of an answer, It gives you strategies to figure out what it might be, helping you have the greatest shot at success. I used the free practice tests online as well as the CD/software that came with the book. Learning the material in different ways helped to reinforce the concepts and ultimately, the information stuck with me! I recommend Manhattan. They’ve really refined their processes and want students to do well. Helps student score above 700. Very comprehensive material and slightly harder than actual GMAT exam

  56. 5 out of 5


    Of the various test books I used to prepare for the GMAT, I found the Manhattan materials the most difficult and best for preparing. I also found the sample tests to be much harder than the GMAT itself. I appreciated this, as the additional prep helped calm my nerves on the day of the GMAT exam itself. (Note: I only used the Manhattan books for self-study and did not take the Manhattan course or work with Manhattan instructors).

  57. 5 out of 5


    Great preparation. They really are the standard when it comes to GMAT Prep. They are knowledgeable, great teachers and have a great brand!

  58. 5 out of 5


    I completed the ten week in-person class and had a really positive experience. The books are well written and comprehensive. Having weekly homework sounds annoying but for a procrastinator such as myself, it was very helpful for staying on track with my preparation and making sure I was studying all different question types. My teacher was great about responding to email. After the test, you get a 30 minute consultation if the test didn’t go as well as you hoped so that you can readjust your studying strategy for next time.

  59. 5 out of 5


    Took the online course, which was a webex based course with a live instructor and same content as the in-class course. Great class and a good amount of material. Best thing about it was the access to a number of practice tests, and practice problems.

  60. 5 out of 5


    Great material and comprehensive coverage of questions asked in GMAT. It was a very useful to prepare using their material.

  61. 5 out of 5


    Very comprehensive material and slightly harder than actual GMAT exam but that makes it easy to write the actual exam.

  62. 5 out of 5


    The material provided by Manhattan was enough to get me through on of the toughest exams in the world. This is the best choice for any MBA aspirant. The admissions consulting was the best help I could get with a personal touch. Completely blew my mind.

  63. 5 out of 5


    The full set of Manhattan Prep books for both Quant and Verbal were exceptional – in the sense that they actually isolated and broke down problem solving into bare bones. Brilliantly referenced to the official GMAT guide with tons of practice materials!

  64. 4 out of 5


    Good, comprehensive set of STUDY MATERIAL FOR THE WHOLE EXAM.

  65. 5 out of 5


    A lot of practice material to work with

  66. 5 out of 5


    prepares you at a level above the actual gmat so that the final gmat seems easier than your practice.

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