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# 730 (Q42, V50) - Dramatic split. So what does this mean?

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20 Dec 2010, 19:14
As far as my topical internet research goes, I am the only person I know of with a 730 that skews so heavily toward verbal. I am trying to figure out what this means for my chances at getting admitted to the top schools in the country. I'm not sure if it matters to admissions that I am in the top rung of the 99th percentile in verbal, when my quant score is comparitively so low.

Aside from admissions questions, I am just curious to see if anyone else there has a similar score. Also, does anyone know (quantitatively) what differentiates verbal scores between 46 and 50?

Thanks!

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22 Dec 2010, 04:08
Hi knu, welcome to the club!!

You have got a great score so congratulations!!

I do think that a strong Q score does matter a lot while applying to the Top 15 schools but at the same time I have seen many prospective students here with high verbal & low quant but they managed to be part of Yale, Ross & Kellog etc. Essays will be the deciding factor, if you write some excellent stuff, I dont think your low quant score will hurt you.

The difference between 46 & 50 Verbal score is a matter of 2 or 3 wrong answers. V50 is a great great score, so be happy with it & put all your efforts on Essays.

Best of luck & keep us posted.
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22 Dec 2010, 06:32
We've got the same score but almost opposite breakup

50 in verbal take a bow buddy and good luck to you.

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24 Dec 2010, 12:31
My dream score;)

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24 Dec 2010, 16:40
A Verbal score of 50 means that you barely got one or two questions wrong. Getting almost 6-8 questions can still give you a Quant score of 50. I think that the difference is immaterial, but it also depends to a certain extent on your academic background - like if you have a math background, the lower Q score will not matter as much as if you have, say, a literature background.

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25 Dec 2010, 17:09
Thanks for the perspectives, everyone. I actually do have a literature background, so I'm guessing that this is a bit of a red flag for admissions. I recently took a stats class and did well, so I'm hoping that will help mitigate the impact of my low quant score.

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25 Dec 2010, 22:52
I was in a very similar situation until I retook last week. I went from 710 (Q39 V48) in November to 770 (Q49 V47) 33 days later. I understand that conventional wisdom tells you to avoid retaking if your score is above 700, but I would consider it, if you feel that your current quant score is not representative of your capabilities.

(Disclaimer: Just my opinion, from a first-time poster.)

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