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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant

Stanford GSB MBA

July 3, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for Stanford MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Stanford is 737 for the last entering class. If you score above 737, 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. 


Average Employment Salary after Stanford MBA?

The average salary at Stanford for the last graduating class was $ 182,272. 93% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (15%), Finance (33%) and technology (30%) oriented functional roles. 

Graduating students in the Class of 2022 started their MBA journey in a global pandemic, coming to campus in a time of great uncertainty. They rose to the challenge together, finding ways to connect with their peers and to pursue their goals with passion and persistence.

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$ 79,860

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$ 18,453

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at Stanford

The Tuition fees for Stanford MBA is $ 79,860 and an additional $ 18,453 in living cost. 

The total cost of your tuition and other expenses to attend Stanford GSB is one of the primary components used to calculate your financial aid package.

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Stanford Application Essays

  • What matters most to you, and why? (Suggested Word Count: 650 words)
  • For this essay, we would like you to reflect deeply and write from the heart. Once you’ve identified what matters most to you, help us understand why. You might consider, for example, what makes this so important to you? What people, insights, or experiences have shaped your perspectives?
  • Why Stanford? (Suggested Word Count: 400 words)
  • Describe your aspirations and how your Stanford GSB experience will help you realize them. If you are applying to both the MBA and MSx programs, use Essay B to address your interest in both programs.

Stanford Recommendation Ques.

  • Please comment briefly on the context of your interaction with the applicant. If applicable, describe the applicant’s role in your organization. (Limit 320 characters.) *
  • How does the applicant’s performance compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (E.g., what are the applicant’s principal strengths?) – Up to 500 words
  • Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. – Up to 500 words
  • Is there anything else we should know? (Optional)

To download the complete letter of recommendation form for Stanford Click Here

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about Stanford

Yes, the GMAT or GRE is required for admission to the MBA program, as is TOEFL, PTE or IELTS if applicable. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are accepting the official online versions of the exams. Tests must be taken before the deadline date of the application round in which you plan to apply. Scores from GMAT/GRE and/or TOEFL/PTE/IELTS tests taken after the deadline date will not be considered. Review the Test Scores page for more detail.

In addition to online alternatives for Information Sessions and Campus Tours, new online offerings will continue to be added — including regional and industry panels, diversity and women’s events, and small-group chats with admissions officers, students, and alumni. Check out videos on our YouTube channelopen in new window to learn more about the Stanford MBA Program and MBA Admissions. You can also follow us on Instagramopen in new windowLinkedInopen in new window, and Twitteropen in new window, all @StanfordGSB.

Email or call us Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Pacific Time. We appreciate your patience while we do our best to respond as soon as we can. In the meantime, see current updates on the admission process.

If you have taken a test but do not have your unofficial scores, you will need to enter temporary scores in the required fields in the “Test Scores” section. If you took the GMAT exam, please enter zeroes (“0”) in all required fields. If you took the GRE exam, please enter 130 in the required score fields and zeroes (“0”) in all required percentage fields. If you are required to take an English proficiency exam, please select the option, “I have just taken an exam…”. You should also explain your testing circumstances in the “Additional Information” section of your MBA application. If you have valid test scores from a previous exam, you may also share those scores in the meantime, including them in “Additional Information.” After the deadline, once you have received your unofficial scores, please log in to your application and click on the “Provide New Information” link to submit them to us.

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