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3.4 Engineering GPA, 730 GMAT. Please Evaluate Me!

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I graduated from a top 25 school with a 3.4 GPA (3.65 Major GPA) in industrial and systems engineering. I scored a 730 on the GMAT on my first go (49Q, 40V, 8 IR, N/A AWA) -- I feel I could definitely get a 760 if I took another go but I don't know if it's worth a retake. I also had a minor in business finance (3.75 minor GPA I believe). I work for a fairly well known consulting firm (very top firm for what we do) and will have 2 years of experience when applying. What is my shot at schools like Columbia, UT-Austin, UCLA, and Wharton?

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Hi All,

I graduated from a top 25 school with a 3.4 GPA (3.65 Major GPA) in industrial and systems engineering. I scored a 730 on the GMAT on my first go (49Q, 40V, 8 IR, N/A AWA) -- I feel I could definitely get a 760 if I took another go but I don't know if it's worth a retake. I also had a minor in business finance (3.75 minor GPA I believe). I work for a fairly well known consulting firm (very top firm for what we do) and will have 2 years of experience when applying. What is my shot at schools like Columbia, UT-Austin, UCLA, and Wharton?

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Hi there,

Wow 730 is an excellent score. I have no doubt you can improve your score. But after a certain level your GMAT score improvement becomes counterproductive. Like adding a couple of years of work ex will do more for your profile than increasing your score 20-30 points. Still you have decent chance of getting in to McCombs, Columbia, Anderson and Wharton. In that order. Wharton has large class size and few have lower GMAT score averages. Hope this helps.

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Firstly 730 is a very good score, and with your supporting GPAs and work experience you shouldn't have trouble getting into those schools. You now need to focus on your applications and essays. However, if you are hoping for a scholarship, retaking the GMAT might be helpful as a high GMAT score does help.

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Really strong profile, the only reason for retaking if you were super focused on scholarship or wanted to gun hard for Wharton. On paper you are a fit so now it is just up to taking care of those essays to really put your application over the top
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