Short Answer – The average GMAT score at UCLA Anderson is 700 for the last entering class. If you score above 700, 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 UCLA Anderson for the last graduating class was $146,000. 99% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (23.8%), Finance (14.9%) and technology (34.1%) oriented functional roles.
As our students follow their professional passions, over 86% will switch industry, function, or both with an average salary jump of 85% from pre- to post-MBA. This is just the start of what will be a lifetime of a positive returns on their UCLA Anderson MBA ROI.
The Tuition fees for UCLA Anderson MBA is $ 74,624 and an additional $ 45,612 in living cost.
All UCLA Anderson students are assigned a budget for the cost of education, including student charges, living expenses, books and supplies, and more. Please note the first-year budget includes a computer allowance and Anderson Onboarding living expenses. Housing Costs information is also compiled by UC Office of the President and can give you an idea of housing costs in areas close to UCLA. You may receive fellowships and/or loans up to the amount of your expected budget for the academic year.
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Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks
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3-4 weeks at least.
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.
No. Domestic and international students pay the same program fees. See the student budget here: Financing.
To be considered for admission, you must take the GMAT or GRE, hold the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and submit a completed application for admission. International applicants with a three-year undergraduate degree may be admitted if the Admissions Committee determines that their academic profile and overall application are strong enough. The TOEFL or IELTS is also required for the majority of international applicants.
For more information, please visit our Admissions Requirements page.
Visit our International Applicants page.
Yes, we offer the following financial aid options: