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Is 690 okay [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2004, 08:13
I got a 690 this past weekend, wasn't thrilled. Breakdown was 85%V, 79%Q. I have a MA degree in Econ from NYU, and also BA in same. GPAs were 3.0, 3.4 respectively. Do you think that re-taking the GMAT will make a difference? Columbia is my top choice, but I am hearing that they are so GMAT centric compared to everyone else. Is this valid? Thanks!
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Re: Is 690 okay [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2004, 13:11
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I got a 690 this past weekend, wasn't thrilled. Breakdown was 85%V, 79%Q. I have a MA degree in Econ from NYU, and also BA in same. GPAs were 3.0, 3.4 respectively. Do you think that re-taking the GMAT will make a difference? Columbia is my top choice, but I am hearing that they are so GMAT centric compared to everyone else. Is this valid? Thanks!


Hmm... so, what's going to change if you retake right away, considering that you only just did the test a few days ago? Did you have a particularly "off" day when you took the test? I'm always hesitant to suggest that people rush into a retake right after their first sitting--not sure how it can really result in a better score, unless there's some really heavy prep time in between sittings! I'd be inclined to suggest that you work on your essays, emphasizing material that will offset the slightly lower quant score (i.e. really working to establish that you DO have the quant skills), and bearing in mind that you can always re-take the GMAT as a reapplicant if it comes to that.

I'm not entirely sure about Columbia being more "GMAT-centric" than everyone else... but naturally, they're getting a lot of applications from people whose scores fall in the 700+ range, and whose GPAs are in the 3.7+ range, so you'll need to make your application really strong to compensate for your slightly lower numbers. If you've got great work experience, good leadership experience, strong community/extra-curricular stuff... well, give it your best shot!

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