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750 on first GMAT, is there any sense in retaking?

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First, I'd like to express my gratitude to the entire GMATClub community. Without the forums/GMATClub Tests I would not be in the fortunate position I am in now. Awesome work here guys!

My background: Graduated from a state university May '15 (bet you can't guess which one) with a near 4.0 GPA in finance/management. I immediately took a job with a specialty financial services firm in my hometown, got close to 2 years of experience before deciding it was not the right place for me. I spent April-May making decent money on a contract while studying for the GMAT, and continued my studies ultimately taking my first GMAT on 7/27. Results: 750 - 47Q 47V 5IR 5 AWA

I would love to hear opinions on whether or not it would be worthwhile for me to take the test again with a 780+ score in mind. I fear that my limited work experience (2 years + internships through college) will be pale in comparison while applying to top programs. How much would the additional points help me to stick out in the minds of admissions officers? Am i being foolish for considering it?

I am uncertain when I would like to apply programs and am also considering a JD/MBA rather than just an MBA. I am also planning to take some time for international travel (I've heard there's no better time than the present) but will be weighing options over until I ultimately make a decision.

Looking forward to what you all think and thanks for your time!

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First, I'd like to express my gratitude to the entire GMATClub community. Without the forums/GMATClub Tests I would not be in the fortunate position I am in now. Awesome work here guys!

My background: Graduated from a state university May '15 (bet you can't guess which one) with a near 4.0 GPA in finance/management. I immediately took a job with a specialty financial services firm in my hometown, got close to 2 years of experience before deciding it was not the right place for me. I spent April-May making decent money on a contract while studying for the GMAT, and continued my studies ultimately taking my first GMAT on 7/27. Results: 750 - 47Q 47V 5IR 5 AWA

I would love to hear opinions on whether or not it would be worthwhile for me to take the test again with a 780+ score in mind. I fear that my limited work experience (2 years + internships through college) will be pale in comparison while applying to top programs. How much would the additional points help me to stick out in the minds of admissions officers? Am i being foolish for considering it?

I am uncertain when I would like to apply programs and am also considering a JD/MBA rather than just an MBA. I am also planning to take some time for international travel (I've heard there's no better time than the present) but will be weighing options over until I ultimately make a decision.

Looking forward to what you all think and thanks for your time!
Firstly, congrats on that (excellent) score :-D

A 750 will put in you in a very strong position to apply to any program, and it is almost certain that with that high a score, you'd be better off focusing on your applications (you can get in touch with consultants here). But you're not being foolish for considering a retake. If you feel that you have enough time to take the GMAT again, go ahead. It definitely won't hurt (a higher score would be good, and a lower score can be canceled). I believe that most test takers underperform on their first attempt, so there's a good chance that you could manage a 760+ score, especially with a 47 on verbal. Just work a bit on your quant.
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With 750, we would recommend not to retake. Think about the incremental benefit vs risk of scoring lower / time better spent on the rest of the application.

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