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These are survey responses from actual Magoosh students after they took the GMAT.

You can find more stories about Magoosh here (on the GMAT Club forum).


May 31, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 760
What was your math score? 49
What was your verbal score? 46
How did Magoosh help you?
I used the 3 month "advanced" study guide published in the blog. It was extremely helpful in keeping my study schedule regular and well rounded. The video lessons were perfect for me as I was trying to learn the strategy behind each question type (especially DS). The solutions for practice questions were thorough and easy to follow.

Magoosh was the main tool that I used to improve my score over 130 points from the first GMATPrep practice test I took four months ago (630, 41M, 35V). Definitely will recommend to friends!

May 26, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 700
What was your math score? 45
What was your verbal score? 40
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh provided me with amazing video lessons that are far better than any book or text about the GMAT. Both quantitative and verbal lessons have logical approaches that help the student to practice them.

May 25, 2016

Score Improvement: +2 points
What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 710
What was your math score? 47
What was your verbal score? 41
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous math score? 46
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous verbal score? 40
How did Magoosh help you?
Practice problems were fantastic, video lessons were helpful once problem area was assessed.

May 23, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 710
What was your math score? 47
What was your verbal score? 41
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous math score? NA
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous verbal score? NA
How did Magoosh help you?
The lesson videos were excellent for providing practical insight into the various solution methods that are used to solve both quant and verbal problems. In addition to the lesson content, the study plans were useful tools to help focus my daily study schedule; without the tools I would have been wading through a sea of content with relatively little structure to follow.

May 22, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 740
What was your math score? 48
What was your verbal score? 42
How did Magoosh help you?
I really liked that Magoosh had a lot of practice problems with detailed explanations. It was really helpful for me to see where I went wrong and then apply what I learned to another similar problem. I also really enjoyed the video lessons since they helped break down the information into smaller more manageable segments.

May 21, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 730
What was your math score? 48
What was your verbal score? 42
How did Magoosh help you?
I was strong in verbal and weak in quant when I started to study. Using your quant lessons and questions (I think I did around 500 quant questions and 200 verbal questions) I was able to teach myself GMAT math, and improve in the highest-difficulty verbal questions. Magoosh was basically my only resource until about two weeks before the exam, when I started using the GMATPrep software. I have recommended Magoosh to all of my friends who are planning on taking the GMAT.

May 16, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 740
What was your math score? 45
What was your verbal score? 47
How did Magoosh help you?
It was extremely helpful for relearning all the basic math concepts I'd forgotten since high school (and really helped me get over a bit of math anxiety!). I was already fairly strong on the verbal starting out, but Magoosh helped me refine my approach and ended up improving my score from 44 on the GMAC practice exams to a 47 on the actual test.

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May 4, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 790
What was your math score? 50
What was your verbal score? 51
How did Magoosh help you?
I'd say it was the single biggest factor in my success. The product itself coupled with your study plans that exposed me to NOVA Math and gave my studying structure are definitely a huge reason for my score. It's an excellent product and I think is the perfect combination of providing customizable help as well as forcing the student to work through things on their own.

May 1, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 740
What was your math score? 49
What was your verbal score? 41
How did Magoosh help you?
Definitely. The program refreshed my memory on old math concepts.

Apr 27, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 740
What was your math score? 49
What was your verbal score? 41
How did Magoosh help you?
The classes are extremely helpful, very easy to watch. They are not too extensive to the point you cannot focus on the subject.

Apr 27, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 720
What was your math score? 47
What was your verbal score? 42
How did Magoosh help you?
Helped with quant and IR quite a bit. Matt McGary is an awesome teacher.

Apr 24, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 740
What was your math score? 47
What was your verbal score? 46
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous math score? NA
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous verbal score? NA
How did Magoosh help you?
The study schedule was great & the video explanation of every question was awesome. Overall very satisfied with the product, tremendous value compared to other ridiculously priced options out there.

Apr 19, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 770
What was your math score? 51
What was your verbal score? 44
How did Magoosh help you?
The video lessons are extremely helpful, very grateful for Mike and Chris 's explanation across a diverse range of subjects. The lessons are broken down to easy to manage length, yet cover all the important points as well as provide excellent examples. They really helped me to understand he fundamentals of English grammar. Similarly, their explanation after each question really made it that much easier to understand (Unlike the textual only explanation in OG and other test prep materials)

Speaking of which, the practice questions also helped me tremendously. The difficulties are just right (Slightly harder than actual/official test, but that is the way it should be) and the questions are well designed. The UI also made it quite accessible and friendly to use. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed practicing all these questions on Magoosh (all 17 hrs of it)

Apr 17, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 730
What was your math score? 47
What was your verbal score? 44
How did Magoosh help you?
Useful Videos and problems.

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Apr 14, 2016

Score Improvement: +6 points
What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 720
What was your math score? 50
What was your verbal score? 38
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous math score? 49
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous verbal score? 33
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh helped me strengthen my basic concepts and created a solid foundation that I could work on.

Apr 12, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 730
What was your math score? 48
What was your verbal score? 42
How did Magoosh help you?
The video lessons were great for getting me started when I couldn't focus on just reading books. The best part of Magoosh is probably the video explanations for practice questions. It's SO much better to watch those than to read explanations in general, but Magoosh's written explanations are also pretty good (the ones in the OG are awful).

Apr 11, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 710
What was your math score? 49
What was your verbal score? 37
How did Magoosh help you?
I think the video lessons and explanations really helped me to grasp the concepts and understand them better than just using the books. Having the explanations for each question was the best way to learn from mistakes and improve

Apr 7, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 710
What was your math score? 49
What was your verbal score? 38
How did Magoosh help you?
How DIDN'T Magoosh help me. Honestly, all aspects of Magoosh were beneficial to my overall preparation. The video lessons were straightforward, articulate, and comprehensive. Each practice question video explanation was also clear and understandable. The customize practice module is fantastic.

Apr 6, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 710
What was your math score? 51
What was your verbal score? 34
How did Magoosh help you?
My English was poor. I used to get 26-28 during the practice tests before taking up Magoosh. Magoosh helped me learn the basics step by step.

Apr 5, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 770
What was your math score? 49
What was your verbal score? 47
How did Magoosh help you?
Each question in Magoosh has an explanation video, and watching these videos (esp. in the Quant section) was useful as it taught me how to think through the various questions. I also benefited from viewing the various Quant videos for topics such as counting, probability, GCF and LCM, coordinate geometry and algebra. I was also helped by the quick and rapid responses - with clear explanations - that I received from the instructors.

Apr 4, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 710
What was your math score? 65th percentile
What was your verbal score? 96th percentile
How did Magoosh help you?
Very well organized and dependable website, your programmer deserves a pat on the back!

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Apr 3, 2016

Score Improvement: +6 points
What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 770
What was your math score? 49
What was your verbal score? 48
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous math score? 47
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous verbal score? 44
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh helped me gain confidence on quantitative questions.

Mar 29, 2016

Score Improvement: +4 points
What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 700
What was your math score? 44
What was your verbal score? 40
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous math score? 40
If you took the GMAT before, what was your previous verbal score? 40
How did Magoosh help you?
Magoosh was great because the software broke down the math lessons by section. My focus for the retake was math because I didn't score as well as I would have liked to. The sections were helpful and even some of the basic lessons proved to be helpful review. The video explanations of the practice problems were also very helpful in order to analyze the thought process. I also greatly benefited from the study plan. Due to personal constraints, I used the one month plan, which was aggressive, but I felt that it prepared me for the improvement that I needed. My target score was 700 and that was exactly what I got. I think my success was largely driven by an ambitious focus as I essentially isolated myself for 6 weeks or so in preparation. This was necessary based on the timelines and the fact that I work full time.

Mar 27, 2016

What was your overall score on the actual GMAT? 750
What was your math score? 49
What was your verbal score? 44
How did Magoosh help you?
Excellent videos. The lessons were good, and the video explanations to practice questions were very very helpful.