I am still a couple years away from applying to Bschool but wanted to get an idea of how high I can aim as far as admissions. I want to get into a top business school (doesnt everybody
) but I have some doubts about my credentials.
I graduated with a 3.0 in Finance from Texas Tech University and now currently work for a top consulting firm on the financial side. I traditionaly score in the top 10+% in standardized tests and feel I could do pretty well on the GMAT. Seeing these stats I would agree if you stated I am not very competitive for a top business school, however, I have one of those "unique" situations.
Without disclosing too much of my personal life, Ill explain a little bit. I am an orphan and was raised as a ward of Texas. When I graduated I had a few sets of close and thats it. No car, no cell, nothing. I graduated high school and was pretty much given $200 and left to my own devices. So, I immediately enrolled in summer school at the university that was located in the city I had been living in (TTU). I worked up to three jobs at a time putting myself through college and made it where I am today.
I have a couple pretty impressive nonprofit business dealings I got going while in college (If I say so myself) and am still contributing back to the group homes I lived in by doing presentations to the kids about how they can be successful once they graduate high school and are on their own.
Considering the above, can I REALISTICALLY go after a top business school. If so.. what kind of GMAT score will I need?
Sorry for the long post, and I promise I will be contributing to this forum more significantly as my Bschool search advances.