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10 Jan 2008, 15:12
So, apparently I'm not as smart as I thought I was.

I really want to go to NYU (gmat range 25%tile-75%tile is 650-750, same range for GPA is 3.0-3.8).

I got a 640 on the GMAT, which was incredibly disappointing. I graduated from a very prestigous small liberal arts college with a 3.0. I have worked for three years at a large, well respected investment bank (and have great rec's).

For the sake of argument, lets assume my essays are great.

Any thoughts on my chances? Should I A) apply, B) apply and write my optional essay letting them know that i plan on retaking the GMAT or c) hold off until i do better on the GMAT

THOUGHTS? SUGGESTIONS? do i even have a shot?

Thanks!
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10 Jan 2008, 19:59
Since you are on the low side for both GMAT and GPA, how would you overcome concerns with regard to academic risk?
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10 Jan 2008, 21:17
i guess my question was closer to, is good work experience/essays enough to overcome the academic risk?
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27 Jan 2008, 03:17
I still feel that the academic risk concerns need to be addressed in some way. For example, you might use your work experience to show that you really do have the quant skills to succeed in a demanding academic environment.
Re: Help! Application suggestion!   [#permalink] 27 Jan 2008, 03:17
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