@caleoptera: Yes, I'll try to apply to some M7 schools (will definitely try for Columbia if my GMAT improves). It's just that after spending some time lurking through forums and sites, I don't think M7 schools really a good fit for me (exceptions would be Stanford - a very very stretch school; and Columbia as I've stated). But will try nonetheless
@fall09: That comes as a bit of a shock. I thought Cornell is one of the top schools outside M7 that needs middle to high GMAT (along with a good essay that is).
Thanks for the input guys/girls