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Below Par Undergraduate School [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2011, 10:04
For certain reasons (athletics, location, family near by) I went to a below par undergrad public college and graduated with a 3.7/4 GPA in business admin con finance. Out of high school, with my GPA, SAT scores and extracurriculars, I could have gone to a tier 1 school but instead chose my undergrad for reasons other than academics (looking back probably not the smartest decision). Now I want to apply to a top business school for a Master’s degree in finance (or finance related depending on what certain schools offer) to make a career switch to I Banking or consulting (currently I work at a top law firm doing client management, long story thought I wanted to go into law). 750 GMAT score, and I had decent finance extracurriculars in undergrad.

Question 1: How does an undergraduate program’s reputation affect admissions?

Question 2: Can I include high school information in my application and perhaps include an essay about my undergraduate college choice?

Thanks for an input
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Re: Below Par Undergraduate School [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2011, 10:22
No need.. 3.7 GPA and if you had good quant scores in UG with 750 gmat you can apply anywhere. I went to a highly ranked regional school in northeast but many here may or may not of heard of it (depends where they live ;P)... and it didn't impede on my acceptance to CBS. The GPA + GMAT offset the name of school. If you had a 3.0 it'd be a different story. Goodluck
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Re: Below Par Undergraduate School   [#permalink] 29 Sep 2011, 10:22
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