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# Profile Evaluation for Yale and UCLA

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Profile Evaluation for Yale and UCLA [#permalink]  27 Apr 2011, 05:10
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Re: Profile Evaluation for Yale and UCLA [#permalink]  27 Apr 2011, 08:29
For schools in the bottom half of the top 16 (UCLA, Yale, Cornell, NYU, Duke, Darden, Michigan, Haas), they're a stretch but you have enough of a shot that they're worth applying. Schools outside the top 16 such as Georgetown, Texas, Tepper, Oxford, Cambridge, etc. are where you have a reasonable shot.

What is more important though is your goals and money -- you're going to have a tough time convincing anyone that you're going to be moving halfway across the world to a new country, then spending upwards of $100K in tuition alone plus living expenses (tuition+living expenses all-in will be roughly$150-200K) so that you can go and consult for the government of India (where I doubt you'll be making a lot of money doing so). It just doesn't make financial sense unless you are from an extremely wealthy family.
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Re: Profile Evaluation for Yale and UCLA [#permalink]  27 Apr 2011, 10:07
Thanks for the reply Alex ,
I am not hell bent on consulting for Govt. of India , I am open to other options as well (Though I am not sure what they are right now, that's the reason I will be applying for 2013 intake) . My family is well off , but not insanely rich .
So a m couple quick questions -
1)Would an improved GMAT score make much of a difference for UCLA/YALE ?
2)how substantially could i improve my chances of getting in schools like UCLA/yale ( top 16) if i am able to articulate my career goals in a better way ( can that be done in my case? )
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Re: Profile Evaluation for Yale and UCLA [#permalink]  27 Apr 2011, 15:33
With your current GMAT, retaking it to get a higher score won't help. It's not about a high GMAT, but about a "good enough" GMAT. Whether you get in or not will have nothing to do with your GMAT score because yours is good enough.

As for how to improve, rather than repeat myself, please read the sticky post I wrote:

what-can-i-do-to-improve-my-chances-108676.html
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Re: Profile Evaluation for Yale and UCLA   [#permalink] 27 Apr 2011, 15:33
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