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Everything You Need To Know About Princeton Review Graduate Prep

The Princeton Review is a college and graduate school admission services company offering test-prep services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses and books published by Random House. With 4,000 instructors across 14 countries, it’s a mega all-in-one prep house for pretty much every widely taken standardized tests out there, including the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, DAT, OAT, CFA, USMLE, and TOEFL

Founded in 1981, Princeton Review is one of the earliest brands that helped create the industry. Since then, the industry’s gotten a lot bigger and students can now choose out of a much wider set of test-prep options. Amidst many other burgeoning and already settled competitors, Princeton Review promises its students adaptive study material to your difficulty level, 24/7 on-demand help from expert tutors, and in-person tutors from a local Princeton Review center near you. 

With our comprehensive list of every program offered by Princeton Review for students interested in grad school or professional license exams, consider your choices, look into what it offers, and choose the best option for you.

GRE Prep

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for the GRE, short for Graduate Record Examination, a standardized test required for most graduate schools or graduate business schools in the United States. If you’re not 100-percent satisfied with your course, you can also repeat the program for free.

  • Practice tests: Varies by course options, from as low as four to as high as eight full-length practice tests
  • Free service: 14-day free trial with access to a full-length practice test, score reports, and access to drills and interactive video lessons  
  • Customization: Choose out of four different options. 
    • The GRE Self-Paced option includes three different course options. Every option includes personalized study plans and informative score reports.
      • The Comprehensive option includes both math and verbal modules, eight full-length practice tests, more than 65 video lessons, more than 61 adaptive drills imitating the real GRE, more than 2,574 practice questions, LiveOnline classes on math fundamentals, and essay review by a GRE expert. 
      • The Math option includes only the math module, four full-length practice tests, more than 48 video lessons, more than 47 adaptive drills imitating the real GRE, more than 1,991 practice questions, LiveOnline classes on math fundamentals, and essay review by a GRE expert. 
      • The Verbal option includes only the verbal module, four full-length practice tests, more than 15 video lessons, more than 14 adaptive drills imitating the real GRE, more than 583 practice questions, and an essay review by a GRE expert. 
    • The Ultimate option offers 24 hours of class time with a GRE expert, more than 180 hours of total instruction and practice, eight full-length computer adaptive practice tests, more than 470 online drills, more than 3,500 practice questions, 24/7 on-demand lessons, personalized study plans, and informative score reports. If you don’t score higher, you can get a full refund. You can choose to take this option as either LiveOnline or in-person at a Princeton Review building near you. 
      • NOTE: The Ultimate option lasts for four months, but the countdown begins from the date your LiveOnline or in-person class starts. So, the earlier you enroll, the sooner you can get access to all the online studying materials. 
    • Lasting for a year, the GRE Quant 162+ option includes five full-length practice tests, 25 hours of LiveOnline instruction from a GRE expert, one-on-one personalized study manager, more than 3,600 practice questions, exclusive six hours of math LiveOnline sessions, 4.5 hours of verbal LiveOnline sessions, and more than 470 online drills. If you don’t score higher, you can get a full refund. You can only choose to take this option as online. 
      • NOTE: The GRE Quant 162+ option lasts for four months, but the countdown begins from the date your LiveOnline or in-person class starts. So, the earlier you enroll, the sooner you can get access to all the online studying materials. 
    • The Private Tutoring option offers two different course options. Each option includes access to all online materials, a custom-built app for managing progress, communicating and scheduling with tutors, and review books. 
      • The GRE Comprehensive option includes 18 hours of instruction at $167 per hour and a full-refund guarantee if you don’t score higher. 
      • The GRE Targeted option includes 10 hours of instruction at $180 per hour, but doesn’t include a full-refund guarantee. 
  • Variety of content: On top of practice tests, you will get access to practice questions, video lessons, drills, personalized study plans, score reports, and LiveOnline and In-Person teaching. 
  • Price: Varies by course options, from as low as $299 or as high as $3,000 

GMAT Prep

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for the GMAT, short for Graduate Management Admission Test, a standardized test required for admission to graduate business programs all around the world.

  • Practice tests: Varies by course options, from as low as two to as high as 10 full-length practice tests
  • Free service: 14-day free trial with access to a full-length practice test, score reports, and some of the interactive video lessons and adaptive drills 
  • Customization: Choose out of three different options. Every option comes with adaptive practice tests and drills, live instruction, interactive video lessons, personalized study plans and dashboards, score reports, and a full-refund guarantee if you don’t score higher. 
    • The Self-Paced plan gives access to one hour of one-on-one personal tutor, 10 practice tests, full access to explanation sessions from an expert tutor, 83 adaptive drills, 3,000 questions, 91 Quick Review lessons, and 100 adaptive video-based lessons. If you’re not satisfied with your service, you can retake the course for free. 
      For those looking for subject specific programs, check out the options below:
      • The Quantitative only option includes four practice tests, more than 59 adaptive video-based lessons, more than 50 Quick Review lessons, more than 53 GMAT styled adaptive drills, and 4.5 hours of Live Q&A sessions. 
      • The Verbal only option includes four practice tests, more than 30 adaptive video-based lessons, more than 25 Quick Review lessons, more than 17 GMAT styled adaptive drills, and six hours of Live Q&A sessions. 
      • The Integrated Reasoning only option includes two practice tests, more than 10 adaptive video-based lessons, more than 10 Quick Review lessons, and more than 12 GMAT styled adaptive drills. 
    • The Ultimate plan gives access to over 27 hours of live lessons from expert tutors in a class size of more than six other students, online lessons, and 10 full-length practice tests with online explanations to every question. 
    • The Private Tutoring option offers two different course paths. Each option includes access to all online materials, such as adaptive practice tests, drills, and video-lessons from expert tutors. 
      • The GMAT Comprehensive option includes 18 hours of instruction at $167 per hour and a full-refund guarantee if you don’t score higher. 
      • The GMAT Targeted option includes 10 hours of instruction at $180 per hour, but doesn’t include a full-refund guarantee. 
  • Variety of content: On top of practice tests, you will get access to practice questions, video lessons, drills, personalized study plans, score reports, and both online and in-person teaching. 
  • Price: Varies by course options, from as low as $149 or as high as $3,000

MCAT Prep

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for the MCAT, short for Medical College Admission Test, a standardized test required for admission to medical schools in the United States.

  • Practice tests: 15 full-length practice tests
  • Free service: Princeton Review offers its entire biology course for free. This course includes a full-length practice test, biology diagnostic exams, on-demand course videos, three online passage-based drills using the same interface as the real MCAT and score reports. 
  • Customization: Choose out of 10 different options. 
    • The Self-Paced plan gives access to more than 500 expert-created on-demand videos covering all MCAT subjects, 15 full-length practice tests, 10 MCAT books, and thousands of free-standing, passage-based questions with explanations for each question and a full-refund guarantee if your score doesn’t improve. If you’re not satisfied with your service, you can retake the course for free
    • The Ultimate plan gives access to everything in the Self-Paced option plus 123 hours of either in-person or LiveOnline live lessons from expert tutors and one more MCAT book. 
      • NOTE: The Ultimate option lasts for 9 months, but the countdown begins from the date your LiveOnline or in-person class starts. So, the earlier you enroll, the sooner you can get access to all the online studying materials. 
    • The MCAT 510+ plan gives access to everything in the Ultimate plan plus access to subject-specific lessons with expert tutors and medical school admissions sessions. 
    • Lasting 4-6 weeks, the MCAT Winter Bootcamp plan comes in two different paths:
      • The Winter Bootcamp with 510+ Guarantee includes everything in the MCAT 510+ plan plus 123 hours of classroom time on strategies and content review, and a full-refund guarantee if your score doesn’t reach 510 or higher. 
      • The Winter Bootcamp includes everything in the MCAT 510+ plan plus 123 hours of classroom time on strategies and content review. This option doesn’t include access to one-on-one expert study manager or subject-specific lessons with expert tutors. 
    • The Strategy plan includes 24 two-hour sessions on content and test-taking strategies, 44 hours of expert instruction, 11 MCAT books, more than 500 expert-created on-demand videos, thousands of practice questions with explanations, and 15 full-length practice tests. 
    • The Private Tutoring option offers two different course paths. Each option gives access to medical school admissions sessions. 
      • The MCAT Comprehensive option includes 60 hours of tutoring at $183 per hour, 11 MCAT books, access to online student portal, and a full-refund guarantee if you don’t score higher. 
      • The MCAT Targeted option includes 10 hours of instruction at $200 per hour, 11 MCAT books at an additional $299 fee, and access to online student portal at an additional $1,000 fee, but doesn’t include a full-refund guarantee.
    • The Comprehensive Admission Counseling Program includes a step-by-step admissions guidance from a team of expert counselors and coaches and one-year access to the online portal and studying tools. 
    • The MCAT Topic Focus plan includes more than 12 sessions based on your areas of weaknesses and questions, subject specific sessions, topic-specific sessions, such as genetics or acid base basics, thousands of online practice questions, and 15 full-length practice tests. 
    • The CARS Accelerator plan includes LiveOnline lessons on improving your reading comprehension skills. 
    • The Summer Immersion plan includes 370 hours of instruction, 15 full-length practice tests, thousands of practice questions and adaptive drills, more than 500 video lessons, and 11 MCAT books. 
      • NOTE: The Summer Immersion plan lasts for a month or two, and you can choose to take this plan from four different cities — Boston, Mass.; Austin, Texas; Orlando, Fla.; and San Diego, Calif. 
  • Variety of content: You can choose out of 10 different options, varying in so many different features, such as content, duration, and medium of receiving the content.
  • Price: Varies by course options, from as low as $399 or as high as $14,499

LSAT Prep

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for the LSAT, short for Law School Admission Test, a standardized test required for admission to law schools approved by the American Bar Association.

  • Practice tests: Varies by course options, from as low as four to as high as six full-length practice tests
  • Customization: Choose out of four different options. 
    • Lasting for four months, the Self-Paced plan gives access to more than 150 hours of video lessons, six full-length tests, access to all previously released LSAT questions, more than 1,800 pages of study material, and access to all the online study tools and materials. 
    • Available both online and in-person, the Ultimate plan gives access to more than 220 hours of instruction, six full-length proctored LSATs, 84 hours of live instruction covering all topics, more than 1,800 pages of study material, and access to all previously released LSAT questions and to your instructor outside of class. 
    • The Fundamentals plan offers 30 hours of LiveOnline in-class instruction, four full-length proctored LSATs, more than 150 hours of video lessons, and access to your instructor outside of class. 
    • Available both in person and online, the Private Tutoring option offers two different course paths. Each option includes access to all online materials, such as a custom-built app for managing progress and communicating and scheduling with a tutor, adaptive practice tests, drills, and video-lessons from expert tutors. 
      • The LSAT Comprehensive option includes 24 hours of instruction at $167 per hour and a full-refund guarantee if you don’t score higher. 
      • The LSAT Targeted option includes 10 hours of instruction at $180 per hour, but doesn’t include a full-refund guarantee. 
  • Variety of content: On top of practice tests, you will get access to practice questions, video lessons, drills, personalized study plans, score reports, and both online and in-person teaching. 
  • Price: Varies by course options, from as low as $799 or as high as $4,000

DAT Prep

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for the DAT, short for Dental Admission Test, a standardized test required for admission to dental schools in the United States and Canada.

  • Practice tests: Four full-length practice tests
  • Customization: Choose out of four different options. 
    • Available only online and lasting for three months, the Ultimate plan includes 55 hours of LiveOnline teaching, four full-length practice tests, more than 880 pages of study material, more than 500 pages of practice questions, more than 180 pages of drills, a 3-D practice kit for the perceptual ability test, and a full-refund guarantee if your score doesn’t improve. 
    • The Fundamentals plan offers 30 hours of LiveOnline in-class instruction, four full-length proctored tests, more than 880 pages of study material, more than 500 pages of practice questions, more than 180 pages of drills, and a 3-D practice kit for the perceptual ability test.
    • Available both in person and online, the Private Tutoring option offers two different course paths. Each option gives access to all online materials, such as a custom-built app for managing progress and communicating and scheduling with a tutor, adaptive practice tests, drills, and video lessons from expert tutors. 
      • The DAT Comprehensive option includes 30 hours of instruction at $167 per hour and a full-refund guarantee if you don’t score higher. 
      • The DAT Targeted option includes 10 hours of instruction at $180 per hour, but doesn’t include a full-refund guarantee. 
  • Variety of content: On top of practice tests, you will get access to practice questions, video lessons, drills, personalized study plans, score reports, and both online and in-person teaching. 
  • Price: Varies by course options, from as low as $1,199 or as high as $5,000

OAT Prep

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for the OAT, short for Optometry Admission Test, a standardized test required for admission to optometry programs in the United States and the University of Waterloo, Canada.

  • Practice tests: Varies by course options 
  • Free service: No free trial 
  • Customization: Available both in person and online, the two different tutoring paths each includes access to all online materials, such as a custom-built app for managing progress and communicating and scheduling with a tutor, adaptive practice tests, drills, and video lessons from expert tutors.
    • The OAT Comprehensive option includes 30 hours of instruction at $167 per hour and a full-refund guarantee if you don’t score higher. 
    • The OAT Targeted option includes 10 hours of instruction at $180 per hour, but doesn’t include a full-refund guarantee
  • Variety of content: Though the OAT option only provides tutoring options, you will still get access to online study tools, such as a dashboard and score reports. 
  • Price: Varies by course options, from as low as $1,800 or as high as $5,000

CFA Prep

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for the CFA, short for Chartered Financial Analyst, a gruesome test divided into three stages, but is yet the most recognized and respected investment credential in the industry.

  • Practice tests: 2 full-length practice tests
  • Free service: No free trial 
  • Customization: There is only one option. Lasting for a year, the CFA Level I Self-Paced plan includes 120 hours of study material, 900 slides of study notes, more than 50 hours of video lessons, more than 1,500 practice questions with explanations, two full-length practice tests, and a full-refund guarantee if you don’t pass the exam. 
  • Variety of content: Though the CFA program only provides one option, you will still get access to online study tools, such as video lectures, a dashboard and score reports. 
  • Price: $249

USMLE Prep

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for the USMLE, short for United States Medical Licensing Exam, a standardized test required to be a licensed doctor in the country.

  • Practice tests: Two full-length practice tests
  • Free service: No free trial
  • Customization: There is only one option. Lasting for 6 months, the USMLE Test Pack plan includes two full-length practice tests with full answer explanations. 
  • Variety of content: With the two full-length practice tests, the USMLE program isn’t the most diversified program out there, but it serves its purpose. 
  • Price: $49

TOEFL Prep

The Princeton Review TOEFL Prep service offers one-on-one expert tutoring experience, available in person and online, for the TOEFL, short for Test of English as a Foreign Language, a standardized language proficiency test required for non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities.

  • Practice tests: Varies by course options 
  • Free service: No free trial
  • Customization: Choose out of three different tutoring options. Each option comes with an expert tutor matched to your goals, a customized dashboard, informative score reports, and a custom-built app for managing progress and communicating and scheduling sessions. Every option is available in person and online. 
    • The TOEFL Comprehensive includes 18 hours of instruction at $167 per hour, three progress meetings, and tutor-satisfaction guarantee (if not, you’ll get another session for free). 
    • The TOEFL Targeted option includes 10 hours of instruction at $180 per hour, but doesn’t include progress meetings or tutor-satisfaction guarantee.
    • The TOEFL Intro option includes three hours of instruction at $190 per hour, but doesn’t include progress meetings or tutor-satisfaction guarantee.
  • Variety of content: Though the TOEFL program only provides private tutoring options, you will still get access to online study tools, such as a dashboard and score reports. 
  • Price: Varies by course options, from as low as $570 or as high as $3,000

Conclusion

Princeton Review covers not only major test, such as the GRE or LSAT, but also tests that are not as widely known, such as OAT or USMLE. While Princeton Review provides ample study resources for the tests they offer, you should definitely compare the features it offers against those of other competing services and see if it’s worth the money. Depending on the test you’re prepping for, it may or may not.