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Should I be happy with my 700? [#permalink] New post 14 May 2013, 14:52
I recently took the GMAT and scored a 700.

While this puts me in the top 10% overall, I scored in only the 63rd percentile on the Quantitative portion. That wouldn't be so bad, except I was a math major and know I can do a lot better than that. My decision to even apply to B-school came about very recently, so I did not really study other than doing the free practice tests on the GMATPRep software.

I believe that I can improve upon this score substantially, but not before the deadline of the school to which I am applying (technically the deadline has passed, but they will still be accepting applications for the next 2 weeks)

I would be applying to U of WA, whose avg GMAT is 680ish, so I am currently on the high side of the curve of applicants, but I could reasonably get my score to the 720-740 range with just a little more effort.

The most glaring weakness to my application is my undergraduate GPA. I went to a community college for the first two credit years (5 actual years) of college, and eked out a 2.0. The following 2 years I had a GPA of 3.62, but it's from a low-tier school.

So my question is, does being rejected affect my chances next year? is it better to apply with my 700 and hope for the best, or wait until next year and apply with a better score? What would you do if you were me?
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Re: Should I be happy with my 700? [#permalink] New post 15 May 2013, 09:31
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I recently took the GMAT and scored a 700.

While this puts me in the top 10% overall, I scored in only the 63rd percentile on the Quantitative portion. That wouldn't be so bad, except I was a math major and know I can do a lot better than that. My decision to even apply to B-school came about very recently, so I did not really study other than doing the free practice tests on the GMATPRep software.

I believe that I can improve upon this score substantially, but not before the deadline of the school to which I am applying (technically the deadline has passed, but they will still be accepting applications for the next 2 weeks)

I would be applying to U of WA, whose avg GMAT is 680ish, so I am currently on the high side of the curve of applicants, but I could reasonably get my score to the 720-740 range with just a little more effort.

The most glaring weakness to my application is my undergraduate GPA. I went to a community college for the first two credit years (5 actual years) of college, and eked out a 2.0. The following 2 years I had a GPA of 3.62, but it's from a low-tier school.

So my question is, does being rejected affect my chances next year? is it better to apply with my 700 and hope for the best, or wait until next year and apply with a better score? What would you do if you were me?

Dear dublinfred,
First of all, let me congratulate you on a GMAT performance which many others would envy. BTW, am I to surmise from your screenname that your a resident of the blessed old country, the isle of saints & scholars?

Here are my thoughts. Stay put. Don't invest more time in another GMAT. Here's my rationale:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/should-i-retake-the-gmat/

Let me know if you have any more thoughts or questions.

Mike :-)
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Re: Should I be happy with my 700? [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2013, 22:38
I've decided that I will carry on with my application. I've got some time until next application cycle, so I may retake the exam...but it's more for my own personal satisfaction. I cannot settle for 63rd percentile on the math. I just could not stomach it...I am a math nerd!

Thanks for your insight. Not in Ireland anymore, these days Seattle...which is nearly as green and rainy.

Thanks again - I appreciate your help.
Re: Should I be happy with my 700?   [#permalink] 26 Jun 2013, 22:38
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