Right... i guess i didn't word my poll correctly, Sorry.
What i was essentially asking was what the lowest score anyone has seen someone get whose gotten into a tier 1 school. Now, i know there are other factors involved however in my case, alabama, doesn't, in my humble opinion and from what i've heard, really give a crap about those factors if a 700+ students comes in w/ an app they will get a free ride and get in... We like to get our avg's up w/ the big boys
So what i figured is if you can get like a 620 and get into Vandy or some other big name school, i would think they would let me in to the mba program at alabama...
See our avg is 640 but im convinced the middle half scores are b/w like 580 and a 650, i maybe wrong about this though.
I'm from alabama so I'm decently familiar w/ the manderson mba program. Their GMAT average is actually 620. I also think that they tend to take students with little work experience. I believe the averrage age is around 24. So assuming you've got a decent rest of the applicationk, I believe a 580 could get you in. Its also a very small class, which allows the school to be a little more selective.
Like Peli said, do a search on the forum... there are people w/ lower GMAT scores that get into top schools all the time, but they usually tend to have some other factor in their profile which mitigates the score...