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What are my chances? [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2005, 17:50
27 year old - Indian Female.

BS computer science (3.88 GPA) SUNY

MS in Information technology (3.81 GPA) from Rensellaer.

5+ years working at a manufacturing firm as a Computer programmer/Analyst.

GMAT (680 Q44,V41).

My top 5 choices are- Harvard, Wharton, Stanford,NYU and Columbia.

Should i retake the GMAT? My Quant was lower than 80th percentile, in the 73 percentile.

What are my chances with these schools?

Thanks!
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Re: What are my chances? [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2005, 13:24
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27 year old - Indian Female.

BS computer science (3.88 GPA) SUNY

MS in Information technology (3.81 GPA) from Rensellaer.

5+ years working at a manufacturing firm as a Computer programmer/Analyst.

GMAT (680 Q44,V41).

My top 5 choices are- Harvard, Wharton, Stanford,NYU and Columbia.

Should i retake the GMAT? My Quant was lower than 80th percentile, in the 73 percentile.

What are my chances with these schools?

Thanks!


I'm a little surprised about your quant score given your high GPA and quantitatively demanding background. You're borderline as to whether you should retake the GMAT or not.

Your chances at your top five, especially Harvard and Stanford, or going to depend more on your on-the-job responsibilities and achievements. If they are exceptional, you have a chance at all the schools. If you lack leadership or if your progression is limited, then your chances decline at all the schools.

Good luck!

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Re: What are my chances? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2005, 12:09
Anj wrote:
27 year old - Indian Female.

BS computer science (3.88 GPA) SUNY

MS in Information technology (3.81 GPA) from Rensellaer.

5+ years working at a manufacturing firm as a Computer programmer/Analyst.

GMAT (680 Q44,V41).

My top 5 choices are- Harvard, Wharton, Stanford,NYU and Columbia.

Should i retake the GMAT? My Quant was lower than 80th percentile, in the 73 percentile.

What are my chances with these schools?

Thanks!


Linda- thank you very much for your response.

I think that if i retake the GMAT i can raise Quant. I have very strong recommendations from my manager and the CEO of the company. I am a programmer, but i do a lot of process improvement stuff in manufacturing, come up with ideas, am a self starter and have recommendations to back up my leadership at work. The company is established, however is relatively small (about 400 employees).

Do you think i should hold on for third round for a better GMAT score? Or maybe do third round for a couple of the schools?

I am applying to 8 schools- harvard, wharton, stanford, columbia, NYU, Cornell,Duke and UCLA.

Thanks again for your comments.
Anju.
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Re: What are my chances? [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2005, 18:25
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Anj wrote:
27 year old - Indian Female.

BS computer science (3.88 GPA) SUNY

MS in Information technology (3.81 GPA) from Rensellaer.

5+ years working at a manufacturing firm as a Computer programmer/Analyst.

GMAT (680 Q44,V41).

My top 5 choices are- Harvard, Wharton, Stanford,NYU and Columbia.

Should i retake the GMAT? My Quant was lower than 80th percentile, in the 73 percentile.

What are my chances with these schools?

Thanks!


Linda- thank you very much for your response.

I think that if i retake the GMAT i can raise Quant. I have very strong recommendations from my manager and the CEO of the company. I am a programmer, but i do a lot of process improvement stuff in manufacturing, come up with ideas, am a self starter and have recommendations to back up my leadership at work. The company is established, however is relatively small (about 400 employees).

Do you think i should hold on for third round for a better GMAT score? Or maybe do third round for a couple of the schools?

I am applying to 8 schools- harvard, wharton, stanford, columbia, NYU, Cornell,Duke and UCLA.

Thanks again for your comments.
Anju.


You're so close and you have a lot of evidence of quant skills. I would go ahead and apply R2 with your current score. Perhaps apply to a couple of add'l schools R3 with an improved score, but for these schools go forward. You can always retake and reapply next year if you aren't accepted.

Good luck!

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