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URM, low GPA, mid to high GMAT score. [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2010, 07:04
Hello everyone! I'm a Mexican American male, age 22 who is starting to look at business schools and is starting to plan for them. I'm a Political Economy major at UC Berkeley and I predict that my GPA will end up being around a 3.2 when I graduate this coming year. I'm aiming for a 650 on the GMAT and possibly a 700.

I'm considering devoting my time to some ECs this coming year and am currently figuring out what type of job I'm going to get after college.

I've considered Columbia, NYU, USC Marshall, and Harvard.


What are my chances? Any recommendations to improve my profile? I'd appreciate all comments and suggestions. :)
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Re: URM, low GPA, mid to high GMAT score. [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2010, 14:22
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Hello everyone! I'm a Mexican American male, age 22 who is starting to look at business schools and is starting to plan for them. I'm a Political Economy major at UC Berkeley and I predict that my GPA will end up being around a 3.2 when I graduate this coming year. I'm aiming for a 650 on the GMAT and possibly a 700.

I'm considering devoting my time to some ECs this coming year and am currently figuring out what type of job I'm going to get after college.

I've considered Columbia, NYU, USC Marshall, and Harvard.


What are my chances? Any recommendations to improve my profile? I'd appreciate all comments and suggestions. :)


In terms of EC's, choose something that you will enjoy. To the extent possible, accept responsibility and leadership roles. Also, if you choose to involve yourself in something that you will be involved in after college too, that commitment will be viewed more positively.

It's too early to talk about your chances at specific schools. I am assuming that you want to work after you graduate. Work for a year or two, take the GMAT, and then ask about changes. You might also be interested in this series from BW: Five Years to BSchool.

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Re: URM, low GPA, mid to high GMAT score. [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2012, 05:57
Hi Everyone,

My profile:

GPA: 2.3- B.E(cs)
GMAT Score: 660
Work Ex: 3 yrs (matriculation) { 1.5+ yrs- technical and 0.6 yrs - marketing and communication}
Other Degree and Certification : 1. Diploma in Entrepreneurship
2. Six Sigma Green Belt
3. ITIL certified

I have been very active in Co-curricular Activities.

Please help me shortlist the schools where I have a decent chance of getting in. Also, what bothers me is that since, my GPA is low I might not get a good university. I am aiming towards the NY and MA based universities. PLZ help :)

Thanks in advance,

Cheers!
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Re: URM, low GPA, mid to high GMAT score. [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2012, 21:59
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Hi Everyone,

My profile:

GPA: 2.3- B.E(cs)
GMAT Score: 660
Work Ex: 3 yrs (matriculation) { 1.5+ yrs- technical and 0.6 yrs - marketing and communication}
Other Degree and Certification : 1. Diploma in Entrepreneurship
2. Six Sigma Green Belt
3. ITIL certified

I have been very active in Co-curricular Activities.

Please help me shortlist the schools where I have a decent chance of getting in. Also, what bothers me is that since, my GPA is low I might not get a good university. I am aiming towards the NY and MA based universities. PLZ help :)

Thanks in advance,

Cheers!
Aarti


Aarti,

What do you want to do with your MBA?

You might be interested in MBA Admissions: Low GMAT or GPA.

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Linda Abraham
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Re: URM, low GPA, mid to high GMAT score. [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2012, 01:00
Hi Linda,

I wish to pursue a career in Information Technology. The experience I have had in last couple of months has grabbed my interest in this field. A MBA in the same will not only compliment my UG qualification but will also give a boost to the kind of career I wish to pursue. To be honest I am a little hesitant because of my UG- GPA. I am just so confused with the universities I should apply or I stand a decent chance of getting in. Could you suggest me a few universities?

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Re: URM, low GPA, mid to high GMAT score. [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2012, 15:25
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Hi Linda,

I wish to pursue a career in Information Technology. The experience I have had in last couple of months has grabbed my interest in this field. A MBA in the same will not only compliment my UG qualification but will also give a boost to the kind of career I wish to pursue. To be honest I am a little hesitant because of my UG- GPA. I am just so confused with the universities I should apply or I stand a decent chance of getting in. Could you suggest me a few universities?

Cheers!
Aarti



Your undergrad GPA combined with your GMAT will be a major obstacle at top ranked programs in Massachusetts and NY. I think you need to look outside those states too. Consider Santa Clara, Georgia Tech, University of Arizona, Arizona State, and Purdue.

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