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Community college/public univ GOA: 3.76 Private Jesuit university Soph-senior: 3.5 Interested in: Columbia, Wharton, Dartmouth, Yale, Cornell, Georgetown, NYU, Fordham
I understand that my GPA is higher than most posts but I am still worried as I feel that it is too low for one of my top choice schools. I have 5+ years work experience and was wondering whether one of you guys could give advice on how to get in one of these schools based on your experiences. I'm still a senior but will be applying to B-Schools next year. Thanks!
Stats from GMAT Club school profiles: Wharton: 3.6 Columbia: 3.5 Tuck: 3.5 Yale: 3.55 Johnson: 3.3 Stern: 3.51 McDonough: 3.32 Fordham: 3.39
With a 3.5 in your last three years and a 3.76 in your first year, your GPA is at least average at most of these schools... and even if it is a shade under the statistical average at Wharton, it doesn't mean you're not "average" there either in terms of GPA.
I have 5+ years of work experience. I took a break from school when I was 19 and was employed at Wal-Mart as an assistant store manager. I helped run $80+ million dollar supercenters for two years before I stepped down to go to Gonzaga University.