Thanks for taking the time to review my profile.
Demographics: 24 year old, white, female (will be 25 upon matriculation)
GMAT: 750 50Q, 41V
Undergrad: 2.99 GPA in Finance at very large public university; while it doesn't fully explain my two poor years, I was working 25-35 hrs/wk while in school
Work Experience: I currently have a little over 2 years work experience and will be right over the 3 year mark when I start b-school. I have been working in the retail industry since graduation in Merchandising and Operations for two different Fortune 100 companies, with 3 promotions under my belt.
Career Goals: My interest post-MBA is split between strategy for a retail organization and consumer analytics.
School List (primarily targeted at the south, as I want to stay in the south upon graduation):
Columbia/NYU (I think these are definitely stretch schools for me, but I am interested in them because of their ties with the luxury & retail industries)
Could you please let me know what you think my chances are at these schools and if there are any others I should consider in addition/instead?