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What are my chances at SMU/Texas A&M/Rice

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What are my chances at SMU/Texas A&M/Rice [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 18:36
I recently took the GMAT for the second time, and my second score was 640 (39V, 39Q). My quant score is right at the 50 percentile range, so that is what I am most nervous about. The last two practice tests I took were 660 and 650. I attended an SEC university where I held multiple leadership positions and graduated with a 3.4/4.0 in December 2009. I have been in the workforce for just under two years as a structured lending credit analyst in PWM at a major bank. I intend to work for another two years in Finance before applying to full-time MBA for Fall 2015 enrollment.

My question is, give the quantitative nature of my work experience, will my relatively low quant score hurt my application? I'm willing to study for another couple months and give it a third try (I certainly have plenty of time...), but I don't want to waste any more time on the boring GMAT than I need to. Would I be anywhere near the scholarship range for these schools? Particularly SMU?

Thanks for any help and suggestions!
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Re: What are my chances at SMU/Texas A&M/Rice [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 19:25
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I recently took the GMAT for the second time, and my second score was 640 (39V, 39Q). My quant score is right at the 50 percentile range, so that is what I am most nervous about. The last two practice tests I took were 660 and 650. I attended an SEC university where I held multiple leadership positions and graduated with a 3.4/4.0 in December 2009. I have been in the workforce for just under two years as a structured lending credit analyst in PWM at a major bank. I intend to work for another two years in Finance before applying to full-time MBA for Fall 2015 enrollment.

My question is, give the quantitative nature of my work experience, will my relatively low quant score hurt my application? I'm willing to study for another couple months and give it a third try (I certainly have plenty of time...), but I don't want to waste any more time on the boring GMAT than I need to. Would I be anywhere near the scholarship range for these schools? Particularly SMU?

Thanks for any help and suggestions!


Hi,

Since you have got time to apply, i would suggest you to re-take GMAT.

I understand that it's boring to re-take, but believe me it's worth re-taking especially scholarship.

Take a break of 10 days ( not more than 10/15 days ideally, else you loose momentum ) , start studying and retake

thanks

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Re: What are my chances at SMU/Texas A&M/Rice [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2012, 20:35
Hi,

You stats are inline for SMU, A&M might be a stretch.

Texas I assume is in reference to UT Austin, and Rice, especially for Rice, you want to get a more balanced score closer to 670+ range and get the quant as close to 80% percentile as possible since the applicant pools for these two schools are quite competitive for their Energy specialized MBA coursework with strong recruiting to oil majors as well as the great tuition for instate students at UT Austin.

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Re: What are my chances at SMU/Texas A&M/Rice [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2012, 11:28
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smu? texas a&m? rice? Do these schools even have admissions requirements? i haven't heard of anybody not getting accepted to any of these schools, so I think your chances are pretty good.


The Texas schools are quite popular and more competitive than you think.

Texas McCombs Business School

GMAT Club 2012 Latest Intake Share/Difference
Total Applicants: 2259
Average GMAT: 684
80% GMAT range: 620-730
Average Age: 28
Average WE (months): 61
GPA: 33.43
Intrnl Applicants: 25 %
Admitted: 542 -493
Admission Rate: 24 %

Souther Methodist Cox School of Business
SMU (Cox) Full-time MBA
Applicants 565
Average GMAT 641
Middle 80% 563-710
Average Age 28
Average Work exp 56
GPA 3.25
International Applicants: 22 %
Admission Rate: 35%

Texas A&M Mays school of business
Total Applicants: 537
Average GMAT: 646
80% GMAT range: 580-720
Average Age: 28
Average WE (months): 56
GPA: 3.4
Intrnl Applicants: 22 %
Admitted: 122
Admission Rate: 23 %

Rice Jones School of business
Latest Intake Share/Difference
Total Applicants: 544
Average GMAT: 672
80% GMAT range: 570-720
Average Age: 28 -
Average WE (months): 55
GPA: 3.36
Intrnl Applicants: 31 %
Admitted: 195
Admission Rate: 36 %
Class size: 226

So, as you can see his GPA is in line with the schools but his GMAT is 30 points below average for Texas Austin and Rice like I had mentioned. You can also see from the admission rate that its not as easy as you made it sound. But with a 670 there would be no doubts for Texas, Rice and the rest.
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