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Need help for choosing schools - GMAT : 660 ( Q50, V29)

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Status: Time to apply!
Joined: 24 Aug 2011
Posts: 221
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 600 Q48 V25
GMAT 2: 660 Q50 V29
GMAT 3: 690 Q49 V34
GPA: 3.2
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
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Need help for choosing schools - GMAT : 660 ( Q50, V29) [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2011, 03:21
Hi,
I took the GMAT today and ended up with a score of 660 ( Q50, V29). My target was 700+, but Verbal betrayed me!
Well, I don't think there is anytime for me to re-take the GMAT , as I want to apply for round 2 for Fall 2012 (Because if I take the GMAT again, then I will fall in the pool of students for round 3, which I guess might be risky).

My Profile : I am from India,and I have a total of 9.5 years of experience in Software industry working as Software Engineer/Lead.
GPA : 3.2

I would like apply for schools like Booth, Tuck, Kellogg,Columbia. I know that I am sounding much optimistic, but would like to have your advice whether it would be a correct decision to go ahead and apply in these schools.
I am from India,and I have a total of 9.5 years of experience in Software industry working as Software Engineer/Lead.

Please advice. Also if possible, could you please send me a list of good Universities where I can apply with this score?I am open to Canada, Singapore, and if needed, European countries as well

Thanks !
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Re: Need help for choosing schools - GMAT : 660 ( Q50, V29) [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2011, 12:18
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Hello sir!
Not to be the bearer of bad news, but sometimes we gotta roll up our sleeves and stare reality down in the eyes!
With a 660 and your background the schools you listed are gonna be a long shot, so we either retake the GMAT or compromise a bit on the schools.
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Joined: 24 Jun 2011
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Location: United States (FL)
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
GPA: 3.65
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Re: Need help for choosing schools - GMAT : 660 ( Q50, V29) [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2011, 14:32
Hi Jon and Raj, please help me evaluate my profile:

Hispanic (Born and raised in Latin America. Came to the US at 19) 31 years old at matriculation male/us
5 years work experience
GPA: 3.41 Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech
GMAT 650 (Q47,V33)


College Extracurricular:
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Current Extracurricular:
Habitat for Humanity

Professional Background:
5 years Real Estate Construction Management at multinational construction firm (Excellent recommendations including 1 from a client)

Additional Info:
Avid Volleyball and Baseball player

Goal: I'm looking into strong real estate finance programs, I want to get into Real Estate finance or Development

Thank you for your help.
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Re: Need help for choosing schools - GMAT : 660 ( Q50, V29) [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2011, 08:14
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Hey Arzad,
Well first of all, as a Hispanic American candidate with good community service, you could definitely look into applying through the Consortium: http://www.cgsm.org/

Secondly, there are plenty of great Real Estate programs out there. I would start looking into the following schools:
Columbia (maybe a bit of a stretch here, but great Real Estate program)
McCombs
Johnson
Marshall
UNC
Wisconsin

Check these out, do a bit of research, chat with students from the schools and get back to us!
cheers,
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Status: Time to apply!
Joined: 24 Aug 2011
Posts: 221
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 600 Q48 V25
GMAT 2: 660 Q50 V29
GMAT 3: 690 Q49 V34
GPA: 3.2
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 166

Re: Need help for choosing schools - GMAT : 660 ( Q50, V29) [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2011, 08:41
precisionessay wrote:
Hello sir!
Not to be the bearer of bad news, but sometimes we gotta roll up our sleeves and stare reality down in the eyes!
With a 660 and your background the schools you listed are gonna be a long shot, so we either retake the GMAT or compromise a bit on the schools.


Thanks for the reply
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Re: Need help for choosing schools - GMAT : 660 ( Q50, V29) [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2011, 04:36
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