The numbers speak for themselves...

PowerScore
Kaplan GMAT
Advantage
- On Demand
Princeton
Review
GMAT
Online Course
Manhattan
GMAT
Self-Study
Prep Plus
Total On-Demand Lecture Hours
40+
48
20-30
27
Minimum Instructor GMAT Percentile
99th
No Minimum
Required
No Minimum
Required
99th
Official Guide Included?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Total Course Cost
$495
$449
$599
$790
Cost per Lecture Hour
$12
$9
$20-30
$29

Table Notes

Minimum Instructor GMAT Percentile: The Minimum Instructor GMAT Percentile is determined by the results of a GMAC-administered GMAT and corresponding percentile. All PowerScore instructors have taken an actual GMAC-administered GMAT and scored in the 99th percentile. Some other companies, including Kaplan and Princeton Review, allow instructor applicants to come to their offices to take a pre-hiring GMAT. However, since these GMATs are not administered by GMAC, and therefore do not produce national score percentiles, these companies have no minimum national standard.

Total Course Cost: Costs for our competitors may vary by location. The PowerScore GMAT course has a uniform national price of $495.


Cost per Course Hour: These figures are rounded to the nearest whole number. The figures show how much a student pays per hour of lecture time (total course cost divided by total lecture hours) for each company. Lower figures are preferred!