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jus curious... haven heard of any ... has anyone scored 800 in gmat??? considering there is an essay.

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New post 28 Jun 2007, 21:14
i dont know about on this board. but stanford rejected like 8 people who scored 800 last year. and the essay is its own score. you can bomb the essay and get an 800.

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I wonder what the rest of those 8 applications were like.

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New post 31 Jul 2007, 10:14
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I wonder what the rest of those 8 applications were like.


i've wondered that too. especially because it seems no school in general has a GMAT range that includes an 800. do those 800 scorers just bomb the application? i would think if you are smart enough to get an 800, you would know it is only one of many criteria.

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I have a friend who got a 790 with a 6AWA and got rejected by the 4 schools he applied to, depite that score and a 3.9 gpa. It was most likely because he had no work experience (applied right out of school) and was pretty much very one dimensional, complete academic. I read his essays they were very well written but there was no substance to them since he really had no experiences outside of the classroom and clubs.

He ended up getting a Phd in math instead.

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wow... that's just crazy!

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I have a friend who got a 790 with a 6AWA and got rejected by the 4 schools he applied to, depite that score and a 3.9 gpa. It was most likely because he had no work experience (applied right out of school) and was pretty much very one dimensional, complete academic. I read his essays they were very well written but there was no substance to them since he really had no experiences outside of the classroom and clubs.

He ended up getting a Phd in math instead.


I'm guessing the guys who scored 800s had a very similar story. Not enough work experience, not enough extracirriculars, and mediocre essays.

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Ugh...if only test scores mattered as much for b-school as they do for law school...

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Ugh...if only test scores mattered as much for b-school as they do for law school...



There would have been a boring bunch of classmates in B'School!

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Robert McNamara..former secretary of defense during the 60's scored 800..he also ran Ford

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rajpdsouza wrote:
I wonder what the rest of those 8 applications were like.


i've wondered that too. especially because it seems no school in general has a GMAT range that includes an 800. do those 800 scorers just bomb the application? i would think if you are smart enough to get an 800, you would know it is only one of many criteria.


Bear in mind that the range that most schools publish is the middle 80%, not the full range for admitted students. I'm sure a few 800s have gotten into Stanford too, but I agree -- once you pass a certain threshold, the GMAT is meaningless.
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how did you manage to find this thread? it's from 2007. :wink:

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how did you manage to find this thread? it's from 2007. :wink:


You do know there is a search on here, billy...?
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billyjeans wrote:
how did you manage to find this thread? it's from 2007. :wink:


You do know there is a search on here, billy...?



Where have you been underscore.. yeah I wondered about that too.. who replies to a 3 year old message??
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Where have you been underscore.. yeah I wondered about that too.. who replies to a 3 year old message??


Well his profile pic is from the early 80s, so maybe he likes everything a little retro.

Also, bb and other mod-like users have been linking to the older threads when posters ask if anyone has scored an 800 (on GMATClub and/or then gotten rejected to a top school).

Also #2, in tangential response to John Riggins' post, Stanford is one of the few schools that publishes the full range of GMAT scores. There are years when it stops at 780-790 and years when it includes 800.

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my manhattangmat instructor scored an 800. i don't think he ended up applying to bschool, though.

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Bear in mind that the range that most schools publish is the middle 80%, not the full range for admitted students. I'm sure a few 800s have gotten into Stanford too, but I agree -- once you pass a certain threshold, the GMAT is meaningless.


Stanford publishes the full range.

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Several of them publish the full range. I went to a Wharton presentation and it was something like 540-790. Almost all of them go to at least 780, most get a 790 or so.

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I heard that if you are on track for 800 you get Fermat's last theorem.
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I heard that if you are on track for 800 you get Fermat's last theorem.


Gotta love Manchester humour :)

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