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3.84 UGPA Ivy; 327 GRE [Q:163,V:165] Chances??

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3.84 UGPA Ivy; 327 GRE [Q:163,V:165] Chances?? [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2012, 08:03
I decided to go the GRE route, which I know is risky (since there is no data out there)

UGPA: 3.84 from an ivy
GRE: Q:163, v:165
Work experience: Will have 4 years when applying (next year) -- Marketing/sports

Not many quant classes in undergrad. Should I take one this Spring?

Chances at a T-10?

Thanks!
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Re: 3.84 UGPA Ivy; 327 GRE [Q:163,V:165] Chances?? [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 05:56
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Re: 3.84 UGPA Ivy; 327 GRE [Q:163,V:165] Chances?? [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 22:26
clint845 wrote:
I decided to go the GRE route, which I know is risky (since there is no data out there)

UGPA: 3.84 from an ivy
GRE: Q:163, v:165
Work experience: Will have 4 years when applying (next year) -- Marketing/sports

Not many quant classes in undergrad. Should I take one this Spring?

Chances at a T-10?

Thanks!


I am not familiar with the GRE, so I can't comment on that, but your GPA is impressive. Is your Quant score in the GRE a high score? Also, is your job quantitative? If so, then I wouldn't bother with taking a class, although if you do take one and do well, it definitely wouldn't hurt. Also, when you go to business school, having taken a class already in something like Finance will help you with your core classes.

Assuming your GRE is a good score, you're in the running for a T-10 school. I would take the next year to find an activity that you can get involved in (unless you already are), and do some networking and visit schools. Also, what are your goals? or at least industries you're interested in? You may want to reach out to some contacts to get some advice on career progression.

If you think you need improvement on the GRE for a T-10 school, then I'd retake it or consider taking the GMAT. You have plenty of time to do that.

good luck.
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Re: 3.84 UGPA Ivy; 327 GRE [Q:163,V:165] Chances?? [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 03:44
Thanks for the response, Ward! Don't plan on retaking GRE [Verbal should be about 96-7% and Quant should be in the high 80's].

In undergrad I took two econ classes and two logic classes, but that's the extent of the quant background. If I were to take a class would you suggest Finance (over say Statistics/Accounting]?

Definitely plan on working on other aspects of my resume before applying next year. I want to stick in Marketing, and Sloan/Columbia/Fuqua/Yale are on my radar.

Would love other suggestions of schools too.

Thanks again--

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Re: 3.84 UGPA Ivy; 327 GRE [Q:163,V:165] Chances?? [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 09:44
clint845 wrote:
Thanks for the response, Ward! Don't plan on retaking GRE [Verbal should be about 96-7% and Quant should be in the high 80's].

In undergrad I took two econ classes and two logic classes, but that's the extent of the quant background. If I were to take a class would you suggest Finance (over say Statistics/Accounting]?

Definitely plan on working on other aspects of my resume before applying next year. I want to stick in Marketing, and Sloan/Columbia/Fuqua/Yale are on my radar.

Would love other suggestions of schools too.

Thanks again--

Clint


If you have time, you may want to take a quant class. I don't really know how schools view the GRE and I know there are still a few holdouts (I think Booth still doesn't) that won't take it. At any rate in terms of which class, Stat & Finance are probably the most quant oriented, and if you think you can do well, not only will that help your application, but that will also help you when you get to school.

Personally, I took accounting and stat. Accounting looks good too, and I found it much easier than Stat. If you're at all worried about possibly not doing well in a course, then maybe take Accounting.

If you were applying this year for Round 2, I'd say don't bother with taking a class. but since you have a year, you have time to take one and do well on it. I'd say it's even less important if your job is already quantitative (not sure what type of marketing you do.)

In terms of other schools, lots of schools are good at Marketing. If you have a specific industry or type of marketing in mind, that would help. But for general marketing, Kellogg is well-known for it's marketing prowess. And having gone to Wharton for undergrad, I can say that Wharton's marketing professors are really good too (a former Wharton marketing professor is now the Dean at Sloan.) But really any of the top schools will give you a good marketing education, so I think your choices will either depend on whether you can be more specific about your goals and also what you are looking for in a school in terms of culture, fit, activities, etc. If you can visit schools either now or in the Spring, go ahead and do it. If you qualify, I would also look into the Diversity Weekends that many schools host. I went to the one at Sloan and fell in love with Sloan in the process.

Definitely work on adding things to your resume--whether it be a professional organization, community service, sports, your own business interests or whatever fits in line with your passions.

I'm not an admissions consultant, but I'm just telling you what I think.
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