1. Should I re-take the GMAT anyways?
I think you should give serious consideration to retaking the GMAT. A score at least in the high 600's would make you a much more attractive candidate. Considering that your work experience while certainly adequate and diverse for b-school applications, will most likely not be considered progressively responsible, you need as good a GMAT score as you can get to make an impression.
2. Should I withdraw my rest of applications for this year? (seems like Johnson and Marshall are harder to get in compare to Kelley and KF).
i definitely would not withdraw my application. Some schools would consider you a reapplicant even if you did this, and with applications down this year across the board, you could still get a call from one of your target schools. i even heard of some schools going back and admitting students off their DECLINE list!
3. If I do re-apply next year for the same schools, would they favor in re-applicants?
Reapplicants are not favored, nor are they biased against. It's all about what you will do between now and reapplication time to demonstrate a difference in last year and this year.
4. Should I consider consulting advice for schools? (Those are very EXPENSIVE)
I am obviously biased, but have found it to be well worth the expense to use a consultant, particularly if you feel you are having trouble getting the attention of the adcoms. You wouldn't go to court without a lawyer, and many more applicants are seeking advice on how to best position themselves.
5. If re-applying, what other programs should I consider?
Maybe take a look at Emory, TX, Olin and McDonough as alternatives. There is no shortage of good schools in the top 25 that could work for someone with solid industry experience like yourself.
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