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Magoosh GRE Reviews

UPDATE: you can now read even more student reviews on our testimonials page

We’ve been receiving quite a bit of feedback about Magoosh GRE Prep after our most recent product launch. Unfortunately, these reviews are scattered – some are in the comments section of blog posts, some have been sent via our support system in the product, and a few have been emailed directly to us. Now don’t get me wrong, I love when members of our community write reviews about our product, but it would be even better if we could consolidate all of these reviews in one place. I’d like to use this post to do exactly that. If you have been using Magoosh GRE Prep to study for your GRE, write a review in the comments section below. And for those of you who are new to Magoosh GRE Prep, I’ve consolidated some of the scattered reviews below for you to see what Magoosh is all about. To learn more about our product, click here.

Reviews from existing Premium customers

GREAT program. Thank you for creating a helpful and detailed program for the GRE. I wasted A LOT of money on a private Princeton Review tutor which did not help at all. Their online student center did not help much either. This program is WAY cheaper yet better. Thank you so much! Love the blogs and youtube videos too.

Very COOL Interface…. I was actually hoping for a dedicated “Lessons” section for a quick review of all the basic concepts….it really helps… I recommend magoosh for all gre aspirants !…..Worth every penny =)

Thanks so much! You guys have been a tremendous help in my GRE prep. Wish I would have found you sooner! Love the lessons because I need the visual support. This was much more helpful than all of the review books that I bought! Please keep up the great work. It was certainly worth every penny & I’ll be posting some reviews on for you guys to get the word out!

Thank you for making these lessons. I love how as a whole, they start at a very basic level not assuming that everyone taking the GRE has had the same amount of exposure to math. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has seemingly forgotten some simple mathematical rules and know-hows due to many years of disuse.

By the way, students who use Magoosh GRE improve their scores by an average of 8 points on the new scale (150 points on the old scale.) Click here to learn more.

105 Responses to Magoosh GRE Reviews

  1. Emma October 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    I was planning on doing the GRE without purchasing anything for study prep. I did a practice test and scored pretty badly, so I figured I would try out Magoosh to improve.
    I did the GRE exam and scored 162 in the verbal and 161 in the quant section- so much better than before! Definitely couldn’t have done it without the amazing Magoosh video lessons- they are so easy to understand and the short length stops them from being overwhelming 🙂 There were so many practice questions available that I didn’t even get around to doing them all, so I never ran out of material to help me study.
    Thanks Magoosh!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 15, 2016 at 7:15 am #

      Hi Emma,

      Congrats on the amazing score!! Glad to hear that we could be of assistance. Time to celebrate, and good luck on the application process! 😀

  2. Julia August 4, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

    I started studying lightly in March and April, maybe twice a week for less than an hour, and started studying a lot (almost every single day for at least an hour, sometimes several hours in a day) from May-July. My estimated score range for quantitative was 151-156 and for verbal was 149-153. On my first practice test I got 154 Q and 157 verbal, and on my second I only did verbal and got 149. Therefore, I had no idea where my score would land! I ended up taking the test today and receiving a 155 Q and 160 V. I am absolutely THRILLED and so happy with the results Magoosh gave me. I still didn’t know half the words on the text completions but thanks to the strategies the video lessons taught me, I at least was able to make educated guesses based on the questions. Now I feel confident that graduate schools won’t deny me because of mediocre GRE scores! Thanks Magoosh- so glad I NEVER have to take the GRE again!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 7, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

      This is amazing, Julia! Congrats on an excellent score! After so much hard work and studying, we hope you get to take some time to relax and bask in your success 🙂

  3. Jonghoon Mo July 20, 2016 at 1:15 am #

    I took GRE recently and got score v : 159 / q : 170
    What a surprise!!
    I think problem sets of magoosh is more difficult than those of ets’s question bank so it helped me a lot for me to solve magoosh.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 20, 2016 at 3:04 am #

      Congrats on taking the exam and on your scores, Jonghoon! That’s excellent news 🙂 It’s great to hear that using Magoosh helped you with your prep!

  4. Sing June 4, 2016 at 6:14 am #

    I took a GRE test on February and the score was 300 (V-145&Q-155).

    After 2 months of study, with Magoosh help, the new GRE score was 321 (V158 Q163)
    Magoosh really helps me a lot to get a good result within 2 months.

  5. Priyal May 30, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

    Hi ,

    I took GRE and scored 325 (v-155 , Q-170) . What are my chances in Stanford , CMU ,Cornell and UCLA for Computer Science Engineering .

    I did my B-tech in CS from NIT warangal (CGPA-8.98) and after that 2.5 years work in Oracle and 1 year work in Microsoft.

    I have a good recommendation from Microsoft and HOD of NIT Warangal but I don’t have any international paper.

    Thanks Magoosh for helping me in GRE

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 31, 2016 at 2:58 am #

      Hi Priyal 🙂

      Wow, congrats on your perfect quant score! That’s quite impressive 😀 And your overall score is pretty strong. That said, we don’t have nearly as much expertise and experience in graduate school admissions as we do with GRE prep, so I’m afraid we can’t be of much help in terms of your question. I’d recommend directly contacting the schools/programs you’re interested in to see if they can offer any insight, or check out the programs’ websites to see if they have any info! The Grad Cafe is another site that can help you determine where you stand in terms of experience and scores for acceptance into a given program or university 🙂

      I hope this helps, at least a little!

  6. Yugandhar Pavan D May 9, 2016 at 1:43 am #

    Hi Mangoosh, I am indebted to your free resources especially the blog (articles on AWA and quant) and flash cards. They were critical in helping me achieving a very good score of 335 (167-V, 168-Q).I would have enrolled in our programme if I had financial means. Thanks a lot for your help 🙂

  7. Ying March 13, 2016 at 5:09 am #

    Hi Magoosh!
    Yesterday I got a 325 in GRE after learning for 10 days on your website. If only I had known you earlier!

    • kiran April 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

      is it true did you got 325 for 325 how many days you have practise

  8. Revathi February 16, 2016 at 5:51 am #

    Hi, I’m 2010 graduate. Due to personal reasons, I couldn’t kick start my career. So, after a kid now I wanted to do something for myself. I haven’t touched books in years and im very weak in math and also in verbal. So I have start from the scratch and could Magoosh help me get good score in GRE?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 16, 2016 at 10:40 am #

      Hi Revathi,

      Magoosh can definitely help you raise your score!

      Our six month web-based premium plan includes:

      200+ lesson videos that teach all of the core concepts you will encounter on the GRE;
      500+ verbal practice questions and 550+ math practice questions with video and text explanations for how to solve each one;
      Lesson quizzes and full-length practice tests that simulate the conditions of the actual GRE;
      Email access to our student help team for any questions you have (from content to study strategies to technical difficulties);
      Our 5 point score guarantee if you meet these requirements;
      Our 7-day money-back guarantee. If you want to cancel for any reason, Just email us within 7 days for a full refund!

      All our plan plans last six months from your date of activation and are accessible as often as you would like on any computer with an internet connection. You can sign up for any of our plans from our plans and pricing page.

      If you’re looking for a little extra structure while you study, our GRE study schedules are a great place to start.

      I’d suggest you give us a try with a free 1-week trial. This will let you see how navigating our site feels and will give you access to a limited number of lessons and practice questions. 🙂

  9. Ananda Krishnan December 22, 2015 at 1:32 am #

    After spending 2 months with Magoosh , in-between the spare time i got between the hectic work schedule , I was able to score 160 in Quants and 158 in verbal. I really Thank magoosh for it’s wonderful product. It’s flash cards were the only words I learnt and took up all questions in it’ s pack. If I had little bit more time , I could have looked more into the explanation video and score more. But nevertheless , my heartfelt thanks to you guys 🙂

  10. Mridula Shobinath November 9, 2015 at 6:06 pm #

    Hey guys! So, I just had my GRE yesterday, and I scored a 307. I was definitely aiming for a score around 315, but given that I could only start preparing two weeks before the test date, I am really happy with my score. I would have been completely lost without Magoosh, so thank you guys so much!

    I might retake the test a few months later, and if so, I know exactly where to come to. I especially love the videos that explain all the answers so clearly. Best way to learn. Once again, thank you Magoosh team!

    • Dani Lichliter
      Dani Lichliter November 11, 2015 at 9:58 am #

      Hi Mridula,
      I’m so glad to hear that you loved using Magoosh! 🙂 If you do take the GRE again, I would definitely recommend following one of our study schedules.
      Best of luck!

  11. Rajanie Prabha November 8, 2015 at 11:16 am #

    Hey Magoosh!
    I am thankful to your entire team for amazing GRE preparation material, quick e-mail replies, detailed evaluation of progress and what not! 😀
    I followed the premium magoosh GRE pack and got a 318 (153V/165Q). 🙂
    I wish I could score a little more and ask for a T-shirt (I really wanted to own one) 🙂
    Anyway, thank you so much everyone out there for making my preparation journey smooth!
    Magoosh, I love you! 🙂
    Thanks! 🙂

    • Dani Lichliter
      Dani Lichliter November 9, 2015 at 10:55 am #

      Hi Rajanie,
      I’m so glad to hear that you loved using Magoosh! 🙂 Congratulations on your score and best of luck with your future studies!

  12. Sai October 1, 2015 at 6:21 am #

    It was a last minute decision to write GRE. Strapped for time, I needed a good and concise course material. A friend suggested I consider Magoosh for its video lecture series. While I wasn’t worried about Quant, Verbal made me feel dumb. But after a combination of Magoosh videos, vocab flashcards and an exhausting number of practice questions, Magoosh predicted a verbal score of 162. And I did end up with about the same score. Oh, and, Magoosh math practice questions are slightly on the tougher side compared to the real deal.
    My GRE score: 332 (VA: 163 QA: 169)

    • Jessica Wan
      Jessica Wan October 1, 2015 at 11:28 am #

      Hi Sai,

      Thanks for sharing your perspective, and congrats!


  13. sam-necromancy September 28, 2015 at 8:10 am #

    A month ago, I was rued about getting 302 and worrying about a dim career. There in I came across Magoo sh and I subscribed to the premium program. I had not prepared anything and took the slot for my 2nd time GRE which was within a month.But hats off your team is unique in the way it instills the audacity to tame GRE. Less than a month spent with you and as you say minimum 8 point growth for a student is a must. I got 311- a 9 point boost in my score in a month. Your constant help and guidance developed an untamable instinct and now I think a 160 in quant and 151 in va is good for me.

    Special mention of thanks to chris- you are god level bro. I am sure you are budding careers .I am satisfied as the score I achieved was just a mere month’s hard work..

    Once again thanks for a 9 point boost to 311/340.

  14. Divy Gupta September 8, 2015 at 3:39 am #

    I recently appeared for GRE last week and scored 167 in Quantitative and 159 in Verbal sections. I only used Magoosh for my Verbal preparation and their 1000 high frequency words list and flashcards are more than handy for the section. Almost 90% of the words are from this list and is enough if you are able to memorise the entire list. I also used Magoosh lecture videos to learn the techniques involved in Verbal section and to my astonishment, I even got to know a method of attempting simple fill in the blank questions which I had been doing since my junior school days but in the wrong manner. After going through the videos, I was able to attempt all kind of questions with a certain amount of ease. I highly recommend Magoosh for GRE preparation as they have limited study material, therefore, you are not buried under heaps of words and books.

  15. MC August 6, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

    I got 165 on Verbal and 170 on Quant at my third time. I am a bit worried about AW score that dropped to 3.5 from 4.5 last time, but anyway I’m happy with my verbal score and leaning toward investing more to other parts of application. Thank you for all of the study materials that you guys try to keep the most updated every month and I appreciate it particularly because it would have cost me a lot more time and energy to find suitable materials for myself without your service. Thanks.

  16. Hallie Sussman July 13, 2015 at 9:04 pm #

    Magoosh has honestly changed the way I think about standardized testing. I’m a senior in college planning on attending graduate school next year, so I’m taking my GRE. My friend told me about this app for my iPhone called Magoosh and said it was a vocabulary game designed for the GRE. I downloaded it and started learning. I liked the format and soon found out that Magoosh was so much more than a vocabulary game. I stumbled upon the website while Google-ing some information about the GRE and signed up for one of their prep. courses within seconds. The lessons are absolutely amazing because they discuss strategies that essentially break down math into more logical patterns. I bought a book from Princeton Review and Kaplan before I found out about Magoosh, and since then, I’ve already sold those books because I knew I wouldn’t need them.

    My GRE is on July 27, 2015! Wish me luck 🙂

    • Margarette Jung
      Margarette Jung July 14, 2015 at 11:00 am #

      Good luck, Hallie!! Thanks for the kind words, I’m really glad we could help you. I’m sure your test will go very well– you’re almost done! 🙂

      • Sev October 3, 2015 at 1:09 am #


        I would like to know where I can find the Magoosh Practice which simulates examination conditions for Mathematics and the other areas.

        Do I have to become a premium user to access the aforementioned feature?

        • Jessica Wan
          Jessica Wan October 5, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

          Hi Sev,

          Yes, that’s a feature within our premium product.


  17. Lisa April 28, 2015 at 10:16 am #

    Hey there!
    I just want to say a big thank you to the GRE tutors for being so helpful and having put this awesome material together!! I wrote the test today and got 160 in the quantitative section!!! (the scores of the other sections are not important to the university I am applying to) whoop whoop 😀 the GRE score predictor had me between 151 and 156 after failing many many questions I guess 😉
    So keep the hope up and good luck everybody!

    • Rita Kreig
      Rita Kreig April 28, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

      Congrats, Lisa!

      That’s an incredible quant score. 🙂 I’m so happy that you found our materials helpful during your GRE prep. Best of luck in grad school!


  18. meaningless March 8, 2015 at 1:10 am #

    i took four times of GRE, and i finally landed on my target score – 321. i am not a native speaker of English. i took the test this morning and this is the first time i purchase magoosh in full for GRE prep. my score improved not a lot, but i would say magoosh definitely helped my study. the interface is user friendly, the vocabulary is awesome, and the question is a bit tougher than the real test.

    my score: V154, Q167, where magoosh has a great prediction on my Verbal score but a bit off for the Q score (V:148-153, Q: 159-164) something like that.

    anyway, kudos to magoosh gre team.

  19. Pranav January 12, 2015 at 7:29 am #

    The whole Magoosh venture was worthwhile, both in terms of time and money. Awesome video lessons, structured teaching, and kudos to Chris Lele !! He changed my whole perspective of viewing questions on the verbal section. What I’m pleased with the most is that with the help of Magoosh i was able to secure a balanced score (162+159), and i cant thank Chris Lele and his team more!

    P.S : future users, a must to download their mobile friendly app, to enrich you vocab on the go!!

  20. Kartik December 5, 2014 at 6:55 am #

    I have to say Magoosh offers one of the best products out there for GRE preparation. I primarily used Magoosh (for about 2 months) and scored a 332! I really don’t think it would have been possible without Magoosh!

  21. Jason December 2, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    My previous score using only ETS study material was Verbal – 162 and Quantitative – 158. That was 2011. Fast forward to 2014 and I need to take the exam again to potentially be admitted to a PhD program. After 1 week of intense study using only Magoosh I scored Verbal – 169 and Quantitative – 165. Fantastic practice problem sets, great video explanations, and clear lessons make Magoosh the only preparation material you’ll likely need.

  22. Vincent November 19, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

    I have just finished taking the GRE after only about 3 months of preparing for the test with Magoosh. This is by far the best product I have ever used. I made 9 points higher than my previous score, and I am utterly elated. Thank you for all of the hard work that is put in to this website. Magoosh truly makes a difference. This website will give you all of the tools you need to succeed. The interface is very smooth and easy to navigate, there are video explanations to each question that help you learn the material even more. Again, thanks Magoosh, you are succeeding at the very commendable task of changing the lives of your consumers, and I love you all.

  23. Kevin November 12, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    When I signed up for Magoosh, I just wanted more practice problems. I never thought the lessons would be useful. But wow. I ended up watching every math lesson. While the majority of stuff probably didn’t help me during my test, there were a few times when I remembered a equation that bailed me out (like that the multiple for percent increase is 1-the actual percent).

    Magoosh is honestly all you need. The math videos will prepare you for the GRE math!

  24. Sweta November 6, 2014 at 6:38 am #

    Thanks a lot Magoosh! I scored 325 ( 170 – Quant, 155 – Verbal) all because of Magoosh.The practice problems helped me a lot and even the explanation videos. If you are planning to take the GRE, Magoosh is the course you should go for!

  25. TL October 26, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    This program is amazing. Everyone should give it a try. Great tutorials, very helpful! Although I did not score super well, but I did improve at least 8 points just on the Verbal alone. I really hope I will score at least a 320 like most of the people who commented on here. I will take it one more time.

  26. Youran Wu October 19, 2014 at 1:02 am #

    Magoosh is fantastic!~ I just scored 332 with Verbal 162 in my test this morning. It was improved by 8 points. I just found that the questions on the test were not so difficult after working out all the verbal questions in Magoosh. Thanks a lot for Christ. You really give detailed explanation in the vedio and I love your lesson:) Plus your voice sounds really nice:)

    Best thanks.

    You want to score high in GRE? Go for a Magoosh product. It is all you need 🙂

  27. Mano October 16, 2014 at 3:01 am #

    Thank you Magoosh Team for putting up this great product. My score is 314 and i am very happy with Magoosh!

  28. Ricardo September 17, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    I really find the the 90 day program to be very effective. I have almost gone through all the questions and i plan to clear my dashboard and attempt all 1000+ questions a second time. I really hope that i can score somewhere around 330 – 335. Thanks magoosh.

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel September 18, 2014 at 9:52 am #

      That’s great to hear. 🙂 Happy studying!

  29. Vinay September 17, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    A couple of things:

    First off, let me say that this is an amazingly helpful product you guys have put together, and I can’t tell you how helpful I’m finding it. From the huge bank of practice questions to the very detailed lecture videos (especially the answer videos), the structure and thoroughness of your prep tools are exactly what I need. I’m still in the process of studying, but I can already see myself improving.

    Secondly, as I’ve been practicing vocab with the flashcard decks, I was wondering if it might be possible to add in a pronunciation feature, like how most dictionary websites have? I just feel like having a definite pronunciation especially for some of the more complicated words would help me remember and internalize the vocab a bit more. But even still, like I said before, everything about your product is incredible, including the vocab tools 🙂


    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel September 17, 2014 at 11:24 am #

      Hey Vinay,

      Thanks for the kinds words. 🙂 I think that’s a great idea — I’ll be sure to pass it along to the team!


  30. Rohini September 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    So, despite not exactly reaching my target score, have to admit, Magoosh is a brilliant effort by some extremely intelligent individuals. I had about 2 months for my GRE prep while working as a research assistant, and I knew despite the quantitative nature of my economics undergrad program I was going to need some serious work if I was going to meet my target of 330+ I finally got a 162 quant and 162 verbal which is interesting because I didn’t expect verbal to be good at all. But honestly it’s all thanks to the great blogs, flash cards and question bank that this site has to offer.

    But I was wondering, if I took the test again in a month, and focused even more rigorously on the quant – does it seem likely I could boost my score by a few points to get me in the 90+ Percentile?

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele September 5, 2014 at 10:30 am #

      Hi Rohini,

      First off, thank you for the kudos :).

      To answer your question, I think that one can very greatly on quant. A couple of careless mistakes–and there is lots of room for that :)–can make the difference between a 162 and a 165. You might want to identify where you lost those points. Where there are a few concepts that you weren’t too familiar (in which case prep some more)? Where the questions pretty easy? (in which case there were some twists that you didn’t pick up on) Did you run out of time? (work on pacing).

      Some combination of those are probably the culprit but with the right prepping, I’d say you can definitely crack 165+ in a retake.

      Good luck, and let us know how it goes 🙂

    • archana October 11, 2014 at 6:05 am #

      that’s really great,
      could you tell me some only magoosh can help me to get 335-338
      i mean any other material do i have to solve .. ?

  31. Shreyansh gaur August 25, 2014 at 3:23 am #

    Thanks to magoosh and specifically to Chris Lele that i cracked the GRE. I scored 332:- 162-verbal and 170-quant. I was specifically concerned about verbal and boy!! did Chris’ lectures helped me. Thanks a lot to the whole Magoosh team to your flashcards, Vocab wednesdays and much more that helped me succed.

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele August 25, 2014 at 1:24 pm #


      I’m glad I could be a part of your amazing success :). That’s a great score! I’m happy Magoosh was helpful.

      Best of luck!

      • Khristina November 21, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

        HI Chris, I started working with Magoosh last year,but clearly started pushing on it in august . I passed my first GRE with 293, my second try will be on the 26th or November.
        GRE is a very hard test. Since I am not a native speaker and English is my second language it requires me double effort to actually comprehend what the sentence is saying (verbal part is so far the hardest one I cant get it over 130-135).
        I would highly recommend to those, who are not USA born and raised to have not only Magoosh, but also private teacher, but those are hard to find, especially in Florida – where I live..

        I hope I can get over 300, if not…. may be I will consider different path or will continue preparing with Magoosh for another year or so.

        Best of luck to everybody.

  32. Priyanka Gomatam July 30, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    A huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge thank you to the Magoosh team for being the best GRE Prep Program. Starting from the study schedules to the blog posts, it’s easily the most resourceful online program out there.

    First of all, thanks Chris Lele for the Vocab Wednesday videos! Excellent, excellent videos. Helped me learn a lot of words with relative ease (especially the coffee shop story for common courtesies and of course, the GoT episode!! :D) A good portion of my vocabulary is attributed to your extremely cute videos 🙂

    The math tricks were very helpful. The practice questions are very very well designed, and trained me really well. I felt super confident during the test.

    And the AWA tips were so useful. It turned out that I got a very similar “Issue” topic as the one you took as an example, Chris! I wrote it in my own style, nevertheless 🙂

    So once again, thank you so much, Magoosh team! You guys are the best best best ever!

    Lots of love from a distant land,
    Priyanka Gomatam

    Edit: My scores –
    Verbal 162
    Quants 161

  33. Rosy July 25, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    I love your website! I used it to study and it was the best thing, the questions are really good and the videos are awesome. I would recommend this site to anyone thinking about taking the GRE.
    I love your blog, and the questions you tackle, I felt that there are so many good resources on here! Its amazing.

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel July 25, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

      Thank you for your kind words, Rosy! 😀

  34. Shabnam Mokashi June 25, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    I finally got done with my GRE yesterday ! I scored 330 – 162 in verbal and 168 in quant. I improved by GRE score by 19 points (from 311 to 330) thanks to Magoosh !
    Thank you so much team Magoosh. I especially loved the set of verbal questions – the video explanations after each question helped me gain an in depth understanding of the kind of approach to be followed for difficult questions. I thoroughly enjoyed my preparation for the GRE, thanks to Magoosh !
    Keep up the good work team Magoosh !!

    • Margarette Jung
      Margarette June 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

      Hi, Shabnam

      That is an awesome score, congratulations! 🙂 I’m glad we could help!! Best of luck with grad school apps and beyond, we’re sure you’ll do amazingly!

      – Margarette

  35. Josh May 30, 2014 at 10:40 am #


    I just recently signed up for your premium package and are currently scheduled to take my exam 2 months from now. I am a recent college graduate looking to slowly make my transition to graduate studies.

    I have 2 questions regarding the study time I am putting into the website daily. Is there anyway I can catch up to the daily instructional guide for 90 days or would the amount of material be too much in regards to time and I would be better off sticking the general 8 week program?

    I am currently spending around 2-3 hours a day combined with the lessons, practice questions, flash cards, and ETS guide. Is this a reasonable schedule that can adequately (big word for me, haha) prepare me for the exam in 2 months time?

    This will be my first attempt at taking the GRE.

    Thanks so much!


    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele May 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

      Hi Josh,

      Good question :). I think it depends on how much time you have and how well you do with long, intense study sessions (you should be okay in that regard since you’re in college :)).

      So try out the 90-day plan for a week and see how things go. You should also pay attention to whether you feel you are improving in a GRE test sense, and not just scrambling hours each day to keep apace of the 90-day study plan. If not, stick to the general 8-week program.

      Hope that helps!

  36. Christopher May 27, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    My score went down 3 points after studying for 3 months with Magoosh premium. They were super responsive to my emails during my study period but they didn’t get back to me after the test when I gave them feedback about my negative experience.

    • Margarette Jung
      Margarette May 27, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

      Hi, Christopher!

      We are bit behind on email due to the Memorial Day holiday! We received the email you sent yesterday and we will be responding to your request for a refund shortly :). I’m sorry for the delay, but we should be getting back to you by the end of today. Thanks!


  37. Rachael May 7, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    Let me preface this by saying that I’m much beloved among waitstaff because I am so bad at math that I frequently leave upwards of 30% tips (yeah yeah, even with use of my phone’s calculator). That was before Magoosh! I have been chewing the legs off the furniture because the GRE was making me so anxious. But I faithfully logged on to Magoosh to do my practice problems during slow periods at work (sssshhhh) and what do you know, it IS possible to teach an old dog new tricks, or as the GRE people might put it, ameliorate the execrable quantitative skills of a precambrian-era dunce. I have not yet received my essay scores but have great confidence that the magnificent hemorrhage of brilliant insight which poured forth from my fingers onto the keyboard will render them speechless. (That vocab work paid off too!)

    Verbal: 170
    Math: 156

    With a profound gratitude,

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele May 8, 2014 at 11:40 am #

      Wow! Both on your excellent score and your comment. I guess you rendered me speechless :).

      And that we were a part of your transition from pre-Cambrian furniture-chewing dunce to quant-killing machine really makes my day. Who knows–maybe you’ll never again have to whip out a calculator come tip time!

      Best of luck 🙂

  38. Prajwal S January 17, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    It’s great that you respond to each question with such patience. Please keep everything as un-complicated and user-friendly as it is at the moment.

  39. Prajwal S January 17, 2014 at 8:18 am #

    A big thankyou to everyone at Magoosh, particularly Chris Lele. You guys make the entire GRE experience interesting and enjoyable. The blogs were great to find out exactly what the GRE was about and helped me choose my resources. The quality of the content is excellent. Loved Vocab Wednesdays as well (made me want to learn new words and not just for the GRE). I’ll definitely recommend Magoosh to any future test-takers!

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele January 23, 2014 at 10:44 am #

      Hi Prajwal,

      Thanks so much for the kind words :). I’m happy that we were able to make your GRE-journey as pain-free as possible.

      Good luck!

  40. Sayali November 21, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    I took GRE yesterday and scored 312 in my first attempt, which are just what I required for admissions. A big thank you to the Magoosh team for putting up such wonderful products and being so patient while answering even the most basic doubts. I owe my improvement solely to Magoosh: the quick replies by Kevin Rocci, the amazing Maths video explanations by Mike and Chris for making verbal interesting. Thank you! 😀

  41. Vijay Dinanath Chauhan November 8, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    So I gave my GRE this sept after one month of prep and got 325(v:162 q:163). I googled for free gre resources and stumbled upon magoosh. Did i luck out or what! I relied solely on the free stuff on this site like the vocab ebook and the guide to revised gre for my prep. The way the vocab book has been written is awesome! Most words stick after two readings or so…Following vocab wednesdays simultaneously was helpful too.
    Though the vocab app has some minor bugs,its insanely effective. The words are bang on…No 4000 words list..No the point 🙂
    I would never have been able to cover so much ground in one month had it not been for magoosh..Surely recommend magoosh to any one preping for GRE,especially so if you are running low on time 🙂

    PS – big thank you to chris lele for vocab wednesday! easily the best vocab building tool out there 🙂

  42. Manjunath October 22, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    Thanks to magoosh.
    Increased GRE score by 10 points.




  43. yeshwanth March 22, 2013 at 2:53 am #

    hi chris i had taken gre test last 3 months but scored low .im thinking to write again i went through ur site it was fabulous .i want to score 300+ plz suggest me wat to do if i subscribe to ur magoosh pack can i get 300+ ??.is ur magoosh pack is enough for a high score plzz reply chris .and also the subscription details….
    thank u

    • Margarette Jung
      Margarette March 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

      Hi, Yeshwanth

      I’m glad you enjoyed our site! Yes, 300+ is definitely possible with Magoosh, we’ve had many students score in that range:

      Our package includes 900+ practice questions, 200+ video lessons, as well as many other features, which you can read more about here:

      I hope that helps! 🙂


  44. Ankit August 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    I tried paying to subscribe. I am from India. I have already got 313 in gre but want better scores. Please do something wrt your payment. I cant pay from India. (or take payments in cash if possible!)
    or provide your account details so that we can credit your account. Please provide some means so that i can join your website…

  45. shabnam July 21, 2012 at 5:03 am #

    I bought Magoosh GRE prep Program and I am so happy .This product is wonderful

    .Before that I can hardly answer to vocab section of GRE but NOW I can answer very

    easily .

    I highly recommend this product especially for international students

    They answer to any question that you have in GRE less than 24 hours and answer very

    clearly.I am hopping Magoosh TOEFL program starts soon before I take TOEFL exam.

    Thank you Chris for your great explanation in vocab section and thank you Lena for your

    quick respond to my emails.

    Thank you everyone

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin July 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

      Thanks Shabnam!

  46. GANESH THANNIRU July 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    I am taking Gre test in next month and i confused with vocabulary, how to make it and the meanings. Can you help me to crack vocabulary?.

  47. tapu June 1, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    I’m going to take gre next month…i am strugling with math section..
    can u plz tell me which is the best book for preparing math….


  48. Lynne April 9, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    I just got to this problem in the Math practice: In a group of 200 workers, 10 percent of the males smoke, and 49 percent of the females smoke. Quantity A was the number of male and female smokers and quantity B was the number 59. I understand your explanation of the problem, but can I assume in a math problem that if they suggest there are both male and females, there actually are? I believe this problem would be different if there were in fact 0 females or 0 males. Thank you very much for your help!
    As a side note, I’ve looked at books and classes (although not for the GRE) and this program is by far the best I’ve seen. The problems are on point with what the practice test on was and I think you have a great system. I’ve recommended it to the other four people I know working on their GRE or GMAT. Thank you.

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin April 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

      Hi Lynne,

      Good question! Can you email us at support (at) magoosh (dot) com? We’ll reply to all questions sent there by our customers within 24 hours. We typically don’t answer product questions on the blog or else we’d have thousands of comments 🙂

      Regarding your comment about Magoosh – thanks for the kind words! We definitely work hard to make our product the best out there.

      Thanks again!

  49. Kiran March 26, 2012 at 1:06 am #

    Its been almost 2 months since I gave the GRE, but I’d still recommend Magoosh to anyone who wants to prepare for the exam. It definitely is the best out there in terms of content, quality of questions and video explanations. The Math lessons were the best of the lot. Even though certain topics given in the ETS official guide were not covered, there is no reason to be concerned, since those topics were not questioned in the actual GRE.
    The fact that you could customize your practice sessions every time you practice was the biggest plus point. My weakness has been not being able to complete the sections on time. But with constant practice on Magoosh, that was a thing of the past.
    Besides having the best software for GRE prep, Magoosh has a wonderful support team. Whenever I’ve had an issue or some query, the support team was quick to answer and help. Thank you a lot for everything.

  50. Darrin February 19, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    While the information presented on this site is very professionally presented I found that personally the math sections on my GRE weren’t representative of the material on this site. I would hazard to guess that this isn’t all that common, but my math section was full of data interpretation and very little actual math at all. It was frustrating.

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin February 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

      Hi Darrin – Thanks for sharing your feedback! I’m sorry to hear that you GRE experience was so different that others – this is certainly not the norm. Did you face 3 math sections? If so, one would have been experimental and that may have been the one filled with data interpretation. If you’d like, send us an email at and we can follow up with you personally.


  51. Emma February 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    I just took my GRE and I aced the verbal thanks to Magoosh tutorials. I used the 30 day study guide to prepare. Thanks!

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin February 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

      Thanks Emma!

  52. Jill January 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    I took my test today and got a bit higher than the scores I needed so I am very happy. My math was far older than the other posters mentioned so the Magoosh video lessons were invaluable to me. I’m not a fan of spending huge amounts of time or money on review courses so this inexpensive, individualized approach was perfect for me. Thank you!

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin January 22, 2012 at 12:58 am #

      Thanks for sharing Jill!

  53. Siddarth Surana October 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    My journey with Magoosh cannot be explained in the short space here. I would suggest that you check out my blog at I have described (in fact, am describing) my whole learning curve for GRE and aid I got from Magoosh. I have created this blog after being a member of a GRE Club. What I love doing most is visiting other people’s blogs, reading their posts, and then commenting how Magoosh can help them, like with the recent AWA videos. Likewise, I have suggested many other things like study plans, vocabulary material, etc. available from this site. Magoosh was an indispensable aid to me, and hope it reaches everyone I want it to reach.

    Thank you, Magoosh.

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin November 10, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

      Thanks for being part of our community Siddarth!

  54. obie October 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    I have never seen such lessons, they are really simple and helpful.

    I really do suggest them

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin October 26, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

      Thanks obie!

  55. Sebastian October 21, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    I like it when Magoosh takes a holistic approach and even encourages us to look at GMAT / LSAT materials, whatever that is useful.

    Also, kudos to Chris for his videos on the verbal section. When he thinks aloud, he thinks like a student…so thats fantastic.

    Also, the blog is a treasure trove of information! Highly recommend everyone to plough through it assiduously.

    Would be great if we had more quality verbal practice questions (especially for sentence completion).. I mean the advice already given so far, i.e. read in-context from good sources is invaluable

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin October 21, 2011 at 10:17 am #

      Thanks for the feedback Sebastian! We’ll certainly look into adding more verbal content. Btw, we just added some AWA lessons yesterday!

  56. Dorothy October 20, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    This website should be on a billboard. I earnestly recommend this program to any one who is either scared or worried about taking the GRE. I also recommend it to those who have a natural drive to excel and want to, in slang terms, “beast or own” the GRE. I am a frugal person and this information is priceless. If you have even a moment of hesistation in regard to this software or blog or pricing, perish the thought. After you’ve used the resources that this site has to offer, pay it forward and recommend it to others. No sense in being lonely at the top =). (which is where, if you are serious, this program will take you) To the creators and collaborators of Magoosh- Thank you.


    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin October 20, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

      Wow! Thanks Dorothy! I’ve never heard “beast or own” before, but I like it 🙂

  57. younus October 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    The Magoosh GRE prep Program is the best out there. I have not studied math in 10 years so I have basically forgotten almost everything about math.
    Magoosh helps me through every math topic with lots of illustrations and examples and if you find something hard to understand, just send them an email and they will help you right away.
    Words cannot express what I want to say about this program because at first I was a little unsure about it, but once I had the trial version, I was glued to this program.
    It’s easy and accessible any time you want.

    I personally applaud Magoosh team for coming up with such a spectacular program.

    P.S. Take the premium offer, it’s insanely affordable.

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin October 20, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

      Thanks younus! Our team truly enjoys helping test takers.

  58. anjali October 19, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    I haven’t touched math since I passed out of school 12 years ago, and I have to take my GRE in less than a month. Magoosh is the only reason why I haven’t lost my sanity..yet. I love the way you break down mathematical concepts… you guys make it seem so simple. You also cover probability and permutations and combinations–something GRE prep books don’t cover in depth. One question though, what about functions of graphs, piecewise functions, and weird-looking formations on the coordinate plane, etc? Do you have any tutorials on that?

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin October 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

      Thanks Anjali!

      We have a section on Coordinate Geometry but we haven’t covered items like piece-wise functions as we haven’t seen many of those types of questions in official material.

  59. Joseph October 19, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Hello, first of all, I enjoyed using the video explanations on verbal and math. However, I was wondering if you have some video lessons or strategies on the writing section as well. It seems that your program could be perfect if you can include the writing tips and explanations on issues and arguments. Thank you again for all the great strategies on the math and verbal section of the videos, though.

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin October 19, 2011 at 9:31 am #

      Hi Joseph,

      Stay tuned, lessons on writing will be out in about 1 week! Thanks for the kind words.

  60. Sivanes October 19, 2011 at 5:29 am #

    Recently I just took my GRE and the scores are just at moderate level, and when I decided to retake the exam, and began looking for reliable sources. Out of the blue, I stumbled upon this Magoosh website. The most attractive part was on the way the lessons and explanation for each questions conducted; through video, which is a lot easier and more convenient compared to spending time reading and figuring the work out on my own. In fact within 2 weeks or so I managed to cover most of the basic topics and hopefully by the December 1st (next exam date), I could raise up my scores. Overall, highly satisfied with the product. Cheers 🙂 Sivanes

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin October 19, 2011 at 9:33 am #

      Good luck on your upcoming exam!

  61. Suriya October 18, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    Magoosh is very well designed and user friendly. Overall, I found it very very helpful for my GRE preparation. Great job! Thank you all for your support!

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin October 18, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

      Thanks Suriya!

  62. Josie October 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    I found your ‘GRE Math Tricks’ videos on Youtube about 2 days ago. They are *really* great, and I plan on watching the videos you have for the GRE Practice Exam math questions. I’ve also speed-read through your blogs and am using your 7-day trial, and I can only say I wish I’d found you a month ago (as I take the exam in a few days). The little I’ve learned from you in the past few days has been tremendously helpful and eased some anxiety about the exam. Your current sale price is excellent. Thanks for putting some great thought (and character :)) into your product.

    • Bhavin Parikh
      Bhavin October 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

      Thanks Josie!

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