It is not a lost cause. I do not have enough information from you to discuss Fuqua and Columbia (as I don't know your GMAT score, work experience, extracurricular activities, etc.), but your 3.47 GPA will not destroy your application. If you are very concerned, here is a case study that discusses how one candidate addressed his GPA in his essays and was accepted into Columbia and Chicago Booth.http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehens ... ies/case5/
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