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750 (Q50 V40) Admissions Question / Tiny Rant

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750 (Q50 V40) Admissions Question / Tiny Rant [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2012, 23:14
So I took my first GMAT ever last Sunday and got a decent unofficial score, I do not know my IR or AWA scores yet obviously.

My question without searching much (I am sorry for this but I am at work and it is a helluva busy week) is this: How important for, let's say LSE or Wharton, is your GMAT score, are the business admissions as mechanical as law school ones (also have a 176 LSAT)? As in, realistically what is my approximate percentage chance of gaining admission to such a program? (The number should represent your opinion about the percentage share of the GMAT score in a holistic admissions package)

RANT: Not being able to review the items / answers in the GMAT you took. I have no idea how on Earth I missed some on Quant, and I really need to see the question that tripped me up :(
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Re: 750 (Q50 V40) Admissions Question / Tiny Rant [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2012, 04:23
No one? :(
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Re: 750 (Q50 V40) Admissions Question / Tiny Rant [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2012, 09:47
All applications are read holistically. I heard a good metaphor just the other day about the gmat. Having a good GMAT score is like being really tall. Being tall isn't the reason you're in the NBA, but it certainly helps! So the GMAT is only one part of a larger story, and you haven't told us enough about yours to get advice.

The only person I've seen give percentage chances is Sandy http://poetsandquants.com/2011/08/04/do ... at-school/

He's pretty humorous, if quite cynical.

You do know your GMAT sore is not "decent" but exceptional, right? You should be very happy and you have a shot at any top tier school. What's important is your essays, recommenders, and work history now. You've gotten yourself into the door, now dance the magic dance!
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Re: 750 (Q50 V40) Admissions Question / Tiny Rant [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2012, 10:05
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All applications are read holistically. I heard a good metaphor just the other day about the gmat. Having a good GMAT score is like being really tall. Being tall isn't the reason you're in the NBA, but it certainly helps! So the GMAT is only one part of a larger story, and you haven't told us enough about yours to get advice.


Thanks for the reply and the encouragement.

I will check to see if there is any more relevant part of the forum for the details / "chance me" kind of topic, and post the details here if I do not see one.

ETA: Posted in Peer Review section. Title "Profile Evaluation Would be Greatly Appreciated" (since I am not allowed to post links).

ETA 2: On the topic of GMAT experience, I can't really describe the disappointment / panic I felt when while merrily working my way through "hard" questions in the quant section, I suddenly encountered a question like (0,005)^3 = ? which indicated without a doubt that I got the previous question wrong.
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Re: 750 (Q50 V40) Admissions Question / Tiny Rant [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 16:27
176 LSAT = V40 .. feeling a bit scared now lol

Anyway I can say for LSE. LSE is a graduate school and has more emphasis on undergrad institute and your grades vs Wharton, a business school more emphasis on EC's, W.E and undergrad+gmat more of as a check mark
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Re: 750 (Q50 V40) Admissions Question / Tiny Rant [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 16:32
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ETA 2: On the topic of GMAT experience, I can't really describe the disappointment / panic I felt when while merrily working my way through "hard" questions in the quant section, I suddenly encountered a question like (0,005)^3 = ? which indicated without a doubt that I got the previous question wrong.


Actually, you can't tell that for sure. Scattered throughout the test are random "testing" questions used to evaluate their difficulty for use on future tests.

I find it hard to believe it would drop from a really difficult question to something like that. But who knows and at this point, who cares! :)
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