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Which are the colleges can I apply with my score of 640 [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2011, 20:05
I took GMAT recently and got 640 (44 QA + 34 VA). I guess I got screwed up in QA becoz QA was my strong fold and in None of the practice tests I had scored less than 48.
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B.Tech with CGPA of around 3.7 (University 2nd ranker)
Work experience 3+ years in Indian IT major (IT Indian Male :cry: )
Was the topper all through in my UG...
Have won competitions in College level activities
Have organized events in College and in work place

I'm primarily looking at colleges in US.... WHich are the colleges do I stand a chance????
Colleges ranked 40-70 are my prime targets.... Do i stand a chance????
Is it better to give one more attempt??? I'm planning to join by 2012 Aug and I'm planning to apply to colleges by 1st deadline.... hardly 1.5 months from now.....

Any advice would be very much helpful to me.....
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Re: Which are the colleges can I apply with my score of 640 [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2011, 20:10
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I think you do.
You can apply anywhere frankly. You can apply to the Top 10 and would get in as long as you have a great resume, LOR's, and application essays

If your apps are not stellar, you should look for the average GMAT at the target schools if you are within the 80%, then you are good. If you are around the average score, you are doing well, and if above, then you are golden from that perspective, though GMAT is not everything. Remember, average GMAT is 530 (that's 50th percentile) and 640 is not a bad score and should not keep you out of any school. Just as 760 wont' guarantee an admission into any school either (as long as they are not trying to buy up gmat scores).

One thought - some of the top 70/100 schools do give scholarships to those with 700+, that could be a motivation for you.
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Re: Which are the colleges can I apply with my score of 640 [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 05:32
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I think you do.
You can apply anywhere frankly. You can apply to the Top 10 and would get in as long as you have a great resume, LOR's, and application essays

If your apps are not stellar, you should look for the average GMAT at the target schools if you are within the 80%, then you are good. If you are around the average score, you are doing well, and if above, then you are golden from that perspective, though GMAT is not everything. Remember, average GMAT is 530 (that's 50th percentile) and 640 is not a bad score and should not keep you out of any school. Just as 760 wont' guarantee an admission into any school either (as long as they are not trying to buy up gmat scores).

One thought - some of the top 70/100 schools do give scholarships to those with 700+, that could be a motivation for you.



Thanks for your advice....
I'm planning to apply to Purdue(Krarnett School of business avg gmat score was around 640+), University of California Davis, Texas A&M(avg score was bit high for this school).... The rankings of these schools were in the range 20-45 or so
Also I heard a lot abt this Avg IT Indian Male... Will this also affect my chances???
I'm planning to major in finance.....
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Re: Which are the colleges can I apply with my score of 640 [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2011, 08:12
might I suggest IU Kelley business school? I also got a 640 and am looking to apply there. Good luck mate.
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Re: Which are the colleges can I apply with my score of 640 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2011, 04:44
Thx for your suggestions..... Wat r my chances at Purdue university??? Wat does the average gmat score signify in the various websites??? With my profile should I be above average??? Kindly suggest as to where I stand based on the profile details given in the first post... Any advice wud be very very helpful to me...

Also is there any difference between applying in R1 admissions and R2??? Kindly let me know the adv and disadv of both...

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I think A&M is a great choice given your profile. It has one of best ROIs in the country and places extremely well if you want to live in the south.
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Re: Which are the colleges can I apply with my score of 640 [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2011, 17:57
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I think A&M is a great choice given your profile. It has one of best ROIs in the country and places extremely well if you want to live in the south.



I wud love to do my MBA from Texas A&M. But Wonder if I stand a chance with my score and profile....
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Re: Which are the colleges can I apply with my score of 640 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2011, 04:14
schools ranking after 20 is good choice for you dude!
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Re: Which are the colleges can I apply with my score of 640 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2011, 06:16
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schools ranking after 20 is good choice for you dude!

I have started my procedure... My list of institutes are Smeal, UC at Irvine, UC Davis
Purdue, Texas A&M. Do I stand a fair chance of making it to these institutes. ANy info would be greatly helpful to me.

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Re: Which are the colleges can I apply with my score of 640 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2011, 07:41
People have already commented that you should have an ok change at those schools. Your biggest issue is the Indian IT Male demographic without a 740+ gmat score. The programs you mentioned may not be as critical as the M7 or T15 so you should probably be ok. The GMAT isn't the only piece of the admission process, so if you are concerned either retake it or prepare those app's!
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Re: Which are the colleges can I apply with my score of 640 [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 20:31
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People have already commented that you should have an ok change at those schools. Your biggest issue is the Indian IT Male demographic without a 740+ gmat score. The programs you mentioned may not be as critical as the M7 or T15 so you should probably be ok. The GMAT isn't the only piece of the admission process, so if you are concerned either retake it or prepare those app's!

Thx :) for the reply. I have not taken the TOEFL yet. I was planning to take TOEFL before this month end but there are no dates availabel until Nov. Can I apply to the institutes as of now and state that I'll be sending the TOEFL score later. How will ADCOMM look at this????? Or should I apply to R2????
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Re: Which are the colleges can I apply with my score of 640 [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2011, 05:47
The application process won't go complete if your scores aren't entered. So to answer your question, no you can't submit without your scores submitted.
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Re: Which are the colleges can I apply with my score of 640 [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2011, 19:14
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The application process won't go complete if your scores aren't entered. So to answer your question, no you can't submit without your scores submitted.

HI all,
I took GMAT again recently and ended up with the same score of 640 :( :( :(
My split up this time was 49 QA and 27 VA(:( :()
Is there any chance that schools would take the best QA and VA score of my 2 attempts?
My First time score is 44 QA and 34 VA
If best scores are considered my total score might get pushed by around 40 points.
Is this possible or do schools consider this?

Also I had taken up GMAT twice and second time I had applied to few schools different from the first. Should I resend the scores to the colleges which I applied at first(since they may not have got my 2nd score?)????
Kindly clarify

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Re: Which are the colleges can I apply with my score of 640 [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2012, 04:21
Hey, any updates on your applications. I too got a score of 640.

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Re: Which are the colleges can I apply with my score of 640 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2013, 05:25
Its tough to crack top 40 univ's with this score and profile(:( from personal experience) Have a different profile or retake gmat to have score of 700+ or settle for tier 3 colleges. Might seem discouraging... but the truth that I experienced... But if u can have something different n your profile u stand a outside chance... But schools are looking for GMAT score and giving a lot more importance to it.. SO a score of 640 will not earn u a call from top 40 univ's for IT Indian Profile.
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