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GMAT TRENDS IN PERU: 2012 - 2016

Nearly 1.3 million Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) exams have been taken over the past five years by individuals interested in pursuing graduate management education. The GMAT exam is an important part of the admissions process for more than 6,100 graduate management programs worldwide, and a total of 261,248 GMAT exams were taken by prospective business school students around the world in testing year 2016 (TY2016), which ran from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. These examinees sent a total of 561,866 score reports to graduate-level management programs across the globe.

This brief report summarizes five-year global GMAT testing trends and includes:

  • GMAT exams taken by residence,
  • GMAT exams taken by gender,
  • Mean age of GMAT examinees,
  • Mean GMAT Total score, and
  • GMAT score-sending breakdowns by program type (MBA, non-MBA master’s, and doctoral/other), TY 2016.

Mean GMAT Total scores and mean age of examinees are provided for groups with five or more exams taken and 10 or more score reports sent.

SUMMARY

  • Peruvian residents sat for 935 GMAT exams.
  • The mean age of Peruvian test takers was 28.2 and the mean GMAT Total score was 575.
  • Of the 1,907 GMAT score reports sent by Peruvian residents, 89.8 % were directed to MBA programs.
  • Men in Peru (90.6% of scores sent) were more likely than women in Peru (88.6%) to send scores to MBA programs.

SUMMARY

  • Worldwide test takers sat for 261,248 GMAT exams.
  • The mean age of worldwide test takers was 25.6 and the mean GMAT Total score was 558.
  • Of the 561,866 GMAT score reports sent by worldwide test takers, 65% were directed to MBA programs.
  • Men in the world (71.9% of scores sent) were more likely than women (54.9%) to send scores to MBA programs.

As you can observe, the GMAT average in Peru is higher than the average in the world, and it has been increasing constantly due to our efforts to improve education in Peru. Many of our students have contributed to the average increase, and we are very proud of them.

All the images and reports were published by the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®). For more information, visit the following website: http://www.gmac.com/

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