Just finished GMAT.
Practice ranged from 650-690, however verbal is unusally low (math is unusally high)
As everyone I was really anxious all night and all morning. Went to test center 2 hours earlier, they were very nice and said no problem.
Scribbled something for AWA to get it out of the way.
Math was pure hell. All the tricky questions that looked so silly in practice seemed to have toying with me. Numbers were floating on the screen and many problems were conceptual to the point where I started guessing.
To start verbal I didn't even want take optional break to get it over with. But all questions seemed to be straightforward, I relaxed a bit and was feeling pretty confident.
Sounds like I got q35,v47 doesn't it? GMAT really messes with your mind.
I am 26 yo male. I've been in the USA since 13 years old, so verbal shouldn't be a problem for me. Many of the passages and critical questions I felt like I have sniffed out the tricks and completely followed the point. I am really suprised at my split, it must be my SC, although Manhattan book really helped alot.
I am really only looking to apply to Yale SOM
and maybe Stern NYU. Both of these schools have much higher GMAT averages then 660, so I guess I have to take it again.b
I'm just not sure I can even do so well in Math again.
My practice tests never went above 44. On the other hand I was consistently getting low 40s in verbal.
So I'm not sure what to do, any advise would be great. I will probably sign up in 31 days, but I feel that even if I gain some in verbal I have potential to loose points in math.
I will be glad to answer any questions regarding exam itself too if anyone has any questions.
Do you guys think I have a chance at yale, just by GMAT score? I'm barely peeking in.
Class of 2006 YALE
Average GMAT Score 701
Middle 80% range 640-760
Average Quantitative 46 (79th percentile)
Mid 80% GMAT Quantitative 41-50
Average Verbal 40 (91st percentile)
Mid 80% GMAT Verbal 35-46
Average College GPA 3.4
Average TOEFL 657