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Unbalanced GMAT Score- Low Quant, HBS Admissions [#permalink]
12 Sep 2010, 20:44
I just got out of the GMAT a few hours ago and was deeply disappointed in my score. I got a 44 on both sections- V 97%, Q 68%. In the previous two weeks I had averaged 750, with a verbal usually from 46-47, and quant 47-48 (on the GMAT Prep tests, which I understand are the most accurate). So I know that 710 is generally a good, score, but given my preparation and indicators, I was not happy with my score. I am very concerned about my quant score, because I know that quant is more important to MBA programs.
I have my heart set on HBS and really wanted a score that would lend me a lot of confidence in admissions. I feel like a Q 47-48 would do the job (so my prep test scores gave me a good amount of confidence), but I am really worried about a Q 44, 68%.
I come from the middle class, white, male group of applicants. I just graduated from Brigham Young University's Accounting program with a 3.9 GPA. I will be working for LEK Consulting in LA for three years and then applying to business school. I have a ton of leadership and extracurricular experience, so I felt like a top GMAT score would shore up one of the last elements.
I am very seriously considering taking the GMAT again in a few weeks. Is that a ridiculous idea? Can I have confidence in applying to HBS with 68% Quant? How much do they emphasize this aspect of the GMAT score? My other top choices are Columbia, Yale, and Stanford. I also want to do a JD/MBA joint degree, does this have any impact on my questioning?
Please help me figure out if I should take the GMAT again!!!
Thanks so much!