Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Rice Jones Online MBA is 702 for the last entering class. If you score above 702, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee.
Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot;
“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.”
If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.
“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”
The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average.
The average salary at Rice Jones Online MBA for the last graduating class was $130,000. NA of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation.
The Tuition fees for Rice Jones Online MBA is $115,020 and an additional NA in living cost.
Additionally, a nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $1,000 (required only upon admission) will be applied to the first term’s tuition. Tuition costs are subject to increase each academic year, but each student’s tuition rate will be locked for the entirety of their time in the program at the rate paid in their first quadmester.
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Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks
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Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.
School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.
Upon completion of the MBA@Rice program—which is part of the Rice Business suite of MBA offerings—you will receive certification that indicates just that: You are part of Rice Business and the Jones Graduate School of Business. Your courses are designed and taught by the same faculty who work on campus in Houston. Your diploma will not indicate that this degree is any different from the on-campus version.
Recommenders will submit their recommendations themselves through our online portal. All that is required of you is your recommender’s email address. You should still reach out to recommenders beforehand to ensure they are willing to engage in the process. Recommendations are due by the final application deadline. One letter of recommendation from a direct supervisor or two letters from professional sources are required.