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How low is too low for quantitative [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2005, 16:12
Hello Scott and Omari,

I just took the GMAT and am not pleased with my quantitative score and am wondering if I should retake the test. My overall GMAT was 690 (91%), Quantitative 41 (64%), and Verbal 44 (97%). I was graduated from Brown University with a degree in Biology (GPA 3.79), and I had course work in calculus (A), biostatistics and data analysis (B), Physics (B), and honors thesis research (A). I have worked for four years as an analyst at an environmental consulting firm. My understanding is that having a quantitative academic and work background can mitigate a poor quantitative score, but I am not sure I have enough. The schools I plan to apply to are Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UMich, and Berkeley. Given these schools, should I retest?

Your thoughts are much appreciated.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2005, 18:07
Tough call. Based on the information provided, you're competitive (>50%)at Michigan and Yale, 50/50 at Berkley and <50% at HBS/CBS. So depending how comfortable you are with those odds at those schools, and how much of a burden it would be to retest and complete apps, should drive your decision.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2005, 04:17
I have a follow up question. What kind of score increase on the quantitative would merit a retest?

Thanks again for you help.
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What did you end up doing and what were your reasons? I am in a very similar situation as you and trying to decide what is the best course of action.

I scored a 700 with 96% on verbal and 70% math. I am an engineer and was surprised about the math score. I think the low math score was more a time management issue than working the problems, b/c I studied the math section. I just took the test last week and thought of re-testing this next weekend to try to raise the math, but the risk of a lower overall score is concerning as is having two scores rather than just one.

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2005, 17:39
If the original poster thought he/she could boost the quant score up to the 70% that would probably merit a retest.

Schools take the top score, so the main risk of retaking the exam is expending time in preparation that could be used on other areas of the application.
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