Profile of GMAT™ Testing: Residence Report, TY 2011 Through TY 2015

This report gives schools a demographic snapshot of the potential applicant pool for graduate management programs around the world. It features GMAT exam and score-reporting data based on region and country of residence. 

November 2015


Globally, 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. A total of 247,432 GMAT exams were taken by prospective business school students around the world in testing year (TY) 2015, which ran from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. These examinees sent a total of 600,415 score reports to graduate-level management programs across the globe. 

This reports includes:

  • GMAT exams taken by residence,
  • GMAT exams taken by gender,
  • Mean age of GMAT examinees,
  • Mean GMAT Total scores, and
  • GMAT score-sending breakdowns by program type (MBA, non-MBA master’s, and doctoral/other), TY 2015.

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