So I'm looking to enter an MSF program in 2009...
A bit about me - Undergrad GPA 3.75/4.0 Finance GPA 3.9/4.0 - From a public university here in the U.S.A, BSBA concentration in Finance.
National Merit Scholar, full ride, etc, etc.
I have a couple of professors who will write me glowing recommendations in the bag already.
Currently working at a regional bank - the work experience is probably going to be irrelevant to getting into a top notch program, it's a very very entry level position. I'm trying to go back to school in order to advance my career faster than working my way up the bank from the very bottom.
Taking the GMAT in the next month - shooting for over a 700 - I'm a rockstar at the verbal section already but am trying to hone my junior high algebra skills a little more before I do. I have no doubt I can push the score up over 700, maybe up to a 750 if I have a good day.
I'm looking at a comprehensive program such as Washington in St. Louis, Vanderbilt, UIUC, LSE, Princeton (not a chance in hell I'll make that one), or U of FL. I don't have enough programming/high level math experience to make any MFE programs.
I guess I was wondering what people's experiences with Vanderbilt, Wash. St. Louis, or U of FL have been - I think I'll end up in the top 3rd of GMAT/GPA scores, but I'd like to hear more about individual profiles who made the cut.