I took my GMAT today and was pretty disappointed relative to how I performed on my practice test. I received a 730 (48 V (99%) / 42 Q (66%)).
My quantitative score is incredibly disappointing, and relative to practicing is a bit of an underperformance. I scored 780 and 770 on both PP practice tests. Generally, I have scored 99% in verbal on virtually every test, but am concerned that my quantitative score will highlight red flags.
I have a 3.9 GPA from a top 15 school, with major in financial economics. I have worked in Investment banking for 2 years and private equity for another 2 years at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, respectively.
My target schools are Stanford and Harvard. Would you reccomend that I retake the test and improve my quantitative score (I strongly believe that this score is a floor and myverbal should be 99% again). I have studied difficult math concepts, but not speed, and I simply ran out of time.
Please advise - Thanks so much.
I have never advised someone with a 730 to retake.
Considering the other overwhelming evidence of your impressive quant ability, I'm not sure there is much to gain by retaking. It also sounds like you have little downside to retaking.
Sorry for being mealy mouthed.
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