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26 Jul 2014, 21:50
can a low GPA(LESS THAN 3/4) get into HBS? got a 750 GMAT?

I've worked 5 years ,will GPA matter that much ?

a high GMAT can compensate it or not ?

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27 Jul 2014, 05:07
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27 Jul 2014, 07:33
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I feel like you already know the answer. Yes, in the history of Harvard Business School, people with sub 3.4 GPA's have gotten admitted.
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can a low GPA(LESS THAN 3/4) get into HBS? got a 750 GMAT?

I've worked 5 years ,will GPA matter that much ?

a high GMAT can compensate it or not ?

thx a lot

I'm sure at some point, someone got in. However, those with a poor showing in one area, have to make up for it in spades in others.

Take Dominique Foxworth (HBS'15) as a famous recent example. He got in with a GMAT of 570, which is obviously significantly lower than his peers. On the other hand, he played in the NFL for years, and served as the President of the NFL Players Association, where he represented all football players in negotiations with the League. Certainly a unique experience relative to all the other bread and butter bankers, analysts, and consultants.

There are a lot of people out there with high GMATs *and* high GPAs. In fact, your five years of work experience may even work against you. In any case, you have to have something that makes you especially unique to overcome those other factors.
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01 Aug 2014, 11:24
GPA is certainly important but the Harvard Admissions folks I have spoken to always stress that they look at the entire application of which GPA is only one data point. A high GMAT may help persuade them that you can handle the academic rigors of the program but it would help to have a good reason why your GPA was low. Ultimately your application will have to be better than others who have higher GPA's in other areas to compensate but it isn't an automatic rejection for you even if it does make it that much harder.
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