Average Rating on Beat the GMAT: 5 Stars (249 reviews)
Locations (as of September 2012): Flatiron District (138 West 25th St.), Financial District (55 Broad St.)
Number of Class Sessions: 9 3-hour sessions
Phone: (212) 721-7400
Notes: All students receive a strategy guide, ebooks and official guides for GMAT review. GMAT course students can participate in office hours -- one-on-one online GMAT review sessions -- for an additional fee.
Kaplan GMAT Course
Average Rating on Beat the GMAT: 4.5 Stars (87 reviews)
Locations (as of September 2012): Midtown West, Astor Place, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island
Number of Sessions: 11
Notes: Kaplan's on-site class program includes over 160 hours of instruction and practice. Make-up sessions are free and there's a higher score guarantee. Practice tests can be taken at a Pearson test center. Smart Reports technology is designed to adapt homework assignments to students needs.
Location (as of September 2012): NYC Headquarters, Midtown East (521 5th Ave. -- 17th Floor, entrance on 43rd street between Madison and 5th Ave.)
Cost: Course costs range between $899-$1650. Private courses cost $1580.
Types of classes offered: Long Course, Intensive Course, Crash Course, Private Course
Number of class sessions: Long Course - 6-8 weeks; Intensive Course - 5-7 days; Crash Course - 1 weekend; Private Course - Flexible, typically 4-8 weeks
Phone: (646) 873-6656
Skype ID: manhattaneliteprep
Notes: GMAT student testimonials can be found on the Manhattan Elite Prep website.
Princeton Review GMAT Course
Average Rating on Beat the GMAT: 4 Stars (42 reviews)
Locations (as of September 2012): Upper West Side, Midtown East, Midtown West, Financial District, Flatiron, Soho, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island
Time Spent in Classroom: 27 hours
Phone: (888) 955-4600
Notes: Class size is limited to four students. Course material focuses on the content of the GMAT as well as test-taking strategies. Online resources available to students taking on-site classes include live office hours and HardMath workshop sessions. They offer three different types of guarantees.
Average Rating on Beat the GMAT: 5 Stars (389 reviews)
Locations (as of September 2012): Grand Hyatt (109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan, NY); New Brunswick, NJ
Cost: $1,650 for full course. $1,800 for immersion course.
Types of classes offered: Full course, immersion course.
Course scheduling: The full course lasts six weeks and is offered either two nights a week from 7-10 or on Saturday 10-5. The immersion course has same syllabus but course is offered over six consecutive days; Sunday through Friday from 9 am to 4pm each day. The immersion course is designed to give students more flexibility to study together before and after class compared to the full course.
Time Spent in Classroom: 36 hours
Phone: (800) 925-7737
Notes: Veritas also does MBA admissions consulting, and every in-person GMAT class includes an MBA Admissions workshop. Veritas Prep offers online office hours where they can work through problems with an instructor in a small group setting. Full recordings of each class are made available to students, so they can use them to study outside of class.
Rating on Google: 3/3 (1 review)
Services offered: Membership-based, all inclusive, GMAT training and MBA admissions consulting. Students can come in as often as they want for classes, private tutoring and study time. Students also have 24/7 access to online resources.
Location: SoHo (104 Greene St.)
Phone: (212) 966-4605
Rating on Yelp: 5 Stars (1 review)
Location: Various WeWork co-working spaces throughout NYC, but the main location is in Midtown (349 5th Avenue). Contact GMAT Prepster for more details.
Phone: (646) 580-2699
Time spent in classroom: 30 hours over a 10 week period
Course scheduling: Flexible. Some classes meet one a week for three hours and others meet twice a week for an hour and a half.
Notes: The philosophy behind the courses at GMAT Prepster is that hands-on work and teaching leads to GMAT mastery and heightens knowledge. Only six students are allowed in each class. Students are grouped based on ability. GMAT Prepster designs their courses so that students can easily become study partners.