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Profile Evaluation - H/W/S [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2012, 17:15
Hi,

I am hoping to get your thoughts on my profile for the above schools (Harvard, Wharton, and Stanford) and primarily whether it would be worthwhile to retake the GMAT, since I'll have time.

-While male, graduated from an Ivy with a degree in Political Science and 3.8 gap (magna cum laude)
-Have worked for 3 years at a bulge bracket investment bank in New York
-Will be working for a reputable west coast private equity fund starting this summer (2-3 years)
-Took the GMAT this week and scored a 740 (46V, 46Q)

My main question is how important is the 80% / 80% split I've recently read about on these boards. My 46 in quant was only 73%.

I'm content with my overall score, but given that I only studied hard for 5-6 weeks in order to take the test before it changed, would it be worth my while to dedicate more time to studying in order to boost my quant into the 80th percentile. I am hoping that my 5 years of work experience in finance will be enough to prove quantitative aptitude, but as I'm really only considering an MBA if its from one of the above 3 schools, I'd willingly re-study for the test if it was going to be a weak spot on my application.

I'd obviously rather spend my time focusing on more meaningful endeavors, and also wonder what kind of message re-taking a standardized test after achieving a score I'm relatively happy with would send.

Thank you for any advice or thoughts you can share!
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Re: Profile Evaluation - H/W/S [#permalink] New post 01 May 2012, 11:27
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Re: Profile Evaluation - H/W/S [#permalink] New post 01 May 2012, 15:06
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Hi chuckles02912,

You should not be concerned about your quant score, particularly considering the work experience you have. You have an excellent GMAT score and your candidacy looks very strong.

Here is some school specific advice for the programs you are considering:

Harvard Business School: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-s ... ss-school/
Stanford: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-s ... -business/
Wharton: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-s ... n-wharton/

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