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Business Schools for Average GMAT Scores

So what kind of school can you get into if you have merely an average GMAT score? Rankings of the B Schools matter but the fact is only as a fresher when you enter job market. Research has revealed entrants resume boasting a degree from the top ten B-Schools can impress your employer but after that any average accredited B-Schools fall in the same category. If you have  knack for entrepreneurship and leadership skills then you can confidently go to a lesser ranked school and still make it to the top of the industry that you can master and work effectively in.

Prospective business school applicants who take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) should not take the test prep lightly, still if you get low or average GMAT scores find out the right university that matches your aspirations and scores. The list below was compiled by taking the average score–540–and then searching for business schools that were no more than 10 points higher or 10 points lower than 540.

BUSINESS SCHOOLS THAT ACCEPT APPLICANTS WITH AVERAGE GMAT SCORES

  • Western Kentucky (Ford) Bowling Green, KY
    Average GMAT: 550

  • California State University Chico, CA
    Average GMAT: 550
    Average GPA: 3.11

  • California State University Long Beach, CA
    Average GMAT: 550
    Average GPA: 3.15

  • Morgan State University (Graves) Baltimore, MD
    Average GMAT: 550
    Average GPA: 3.60

  • Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
    Average GMAT: 559
    Average GPA: 3.32

  • University of South Florida St. Petersburg, FL
    Average GMAT: 550
    Average GPA: 3.40

  • University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
    Average GMAT: 545
    Average GPA: 3.42

  • Union Graduate College Schenectady, NY
    Average GMAT: 545
    Average GPA: 3.30
    Applicants Accepted: 96.6%

  • Salisbury University (Perdue) Salisbury, MD
    Average GMAT: 545
    Average GPA: 3.50

  • St. John’s University (Tobin) Queens, NY
    Average GMAT: 544
    Average GPA: 3.20
    Applicants Accepted: 69.1%

  • Penn State University (Black) Erie, PA
    Average GMAT: 544
    Average GPA: 3.31

  • Canisius College (Wehle) Buffalo, NY
    Average GMAT: 544
    Average GPA: 3.22

  • Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT
    Average GMAT: 543
    Average GPA: 3.50

  • Clarkson University Potsdam, NY
    Average GMAT: 543
    Average GPA: 3.31
    Applicants Accepted: 87.1%

  • California State University San Bernardino, CA
    Average GMAT: 542
    Average GPA: 3.43

  • Arkansas State University State University, AR
    Average GMAT: 541
    Average GPA: 3.14

  • University of Toledo Toledo, OH
    Average GMAT: 540
    Average GPA: 3.30

  • University of Tampa (Sykes) Tampa, FL
    Average GMAT: 540
    Average GPA: 3.40
    Applicants Accepted: 43.7%

  • University of Hartford (Barney) West Hartford, CT
    Average GMAT: 540
    Average GPA: 3.33

  • Sacred Heart University (Welch) Fairfield, CT
    Average GMAT: 540
    Average GPA: 3.46

  • Clarion University Clarion, PA
    Average GMAT: 540
    Average GPA: 3.47

  • University of Memphis (Fogelman) Memphis, TN
    Average GMAT: 539
    Average GPA: 3.20

  • Pace University (Lubin) New York, NY
    Average GMAT: 539
    Average GPA: 3.33
    Applicants Accepted: 62.1%

  • UNC-Wilmington (Cameron) Wilmington, NC
    Average GMAT: 538
    Average GPA: 3.30

  • New Jersey Institute of Tech Newark, NJ
    Average GMAT: 538

  • Howard University Washington, DC
    Average GMAT: 537
    Average GPA: 3.10
    Applicants Accepted: 38.7%

  • West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
    Average GMAT: 536
    Average GPA: 3.43
    Applicants Accepted: 47.1%

  • University of Texas–Permian Basin Odessa, TX
    Average GMAT: 535
    Average GPA: 3.03

  • University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
    Average GMAT: 535
    Average GPA: 3.29
    Applicants Accepted: 81.9%

  • East Tennessee State Johnson City, TN
    Average GMAT: 535
    Average GPA: 3.10

  • Boise State University Boise, ID
    Average GMAT: 534
    Average GPA: 3.16

  • Washington State University Pullman, WA
    Average GMAT: 532
    Average GPA: 3.44

  • Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
    Average GMAT: 531
    Average GPA: 3.24

  • Widener University Chester, PA
    Average GMAT: 530

  • Minnesota State University Mankato, MN
    Average GMAT: 530
    Average GPA: 3.20
Source: School reports
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