I'm hoping I could get thoughts on my application profile and my chances at the schools listed below.
-GMAT: 670 (44Q, 38V)
-GPA: 4.0 at top 20 university (major in finance) - summa cum laude
-Job: Investment Mgt analyst at a premier bulge bracket U.S. investment bank
-Teaching Assistant in college for MBA level finance courses.
-Some degree of community service/philanthropy involvement
-Would go to business school to switch career path outside of investment management
I know my GMAT is slightly low, but what are my chances at the following schools?
You have an average GMAT Score. However your work experience and academics are decent and impressive.
The list of B Schools you have selected are very good and among the top US B Schools. As per your GMAT Score Duke, USC and UVA are among the list where you can apply and your acceptance rate is quite high compared to other B Schools you have mentioned in the list. However you can also apply for HBS, Wharton, Stanford, Yale and Northwestern. A low GMAT score can certainly be offset by submitting a good essay and working hard on your application and interviews. Most schools see a combination of all these things to grant an admission.
It is highly advisable in your case to focus on your application evaluation essays. This is where you can demonstrate your leadership qualities, achievements, professional vision and other abilities. A well presented and perfectly written essay is absolutely critical to make a strong case for yourself during the final interview.
Please visit http://www.general-ed.com/MBA-essay-analysis
to see more about online Essay Evaluation and http://www.general-ed.com/mba-counseling
to see how General Ed can help you with MBA counseling.
Also visit http://www.general-ed.com/b-school-selection-process
, this can help you to select the business school as per your requirement and profile and visit http://www.general-ed.com/chances-of-bschool
here you can find your chances of getting admit in a business school chosen by you.
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