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Hi All

I recently gave GMAT and got a 700 (47 Quant and 39 Verbal). I am a Petroleum Engineer (Reservoir) in Houston, TX with about 8.5 years of experience in total; spread across big oil & gas companies in the US and a consulting company in India. Post full-time MBA, I am looking to venture into Energy Investment Banking or stay with an Oil & Gas operator, but in a different role. My target schools are Rice University (Jones Graduale School of Business), Univ. of Texas, Austin (McCombs) and Cornell (Johnson). I will also try my luck at some other top schools, but feel that, I have less than avg. score and fall on the right side of the curve as far as avg. age is concerned. Keeping all these factors in mind, is 700 good enough or should I retake the GMAT ?

PS: I am an Indian citizen with US green card

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Hello KushGakhar .... welcome to the community.

Although I am not the expert.... but in my personal experience ..... Your score is right at the median ( and more ) ballpark range of the schools you have listed. And I would now consider at the application part.

All the best !!

PS: Donot worry much about the age thing ..... you are not in the 'too old' bucket yet.
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I recently gave GMAT and got a 700 (47 Quant and 39 Verbal). I am a Petroleum Engineer (Reservoir) in Houston, TX with about 8.5 years of experience in total; spread across big oil & gas companies in the US and a consulting company in India. Post full-time MBA, I am looking to venture into Energy Investment Banking or stay with an Oil & Gas operator, but in a different role. My target schools are Rice University (Jones Graduale School of Business), Univ. of Texas, Austin (McCombs) and Cornell (Johnson). I will also try my luck at some other top schools, but feel that, I have less than avg. score and fall on the right side of the curve as far as avg. age is concerned. Keeping all these factors in mind, is 700 good enough or should I retake the GMAT ?

PS: I am an Indian citizen with US green card

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Hi, It's a good score not only for your target schools but you can also apply to other TOP 20 ranked B-schools. If you submit strong essays and recommendations, it more than sufficient score.
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Hi KushGakhar,

Welcome to gmatclub!

I would ask admission consultants. They work with many applicants each year and have vast experience in this field. You can do it here:
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8.5 years of experience with 700 in GMAT is perfectly fine for those specific Business School, I guess!
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Hi Kush,

First off, a 700/Q47 is an outstanding score, so you can comfortably apply to any Schools that interest you. As such, a retest is probably not necessary. That having been said, with highly-competitive Programs, you need to make sure that you have a strong OVERALL profile and that you properly "market yourself" to each individual School that you apply too. You're ultimately asking Admissions questions, so you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile. There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

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Thanks a lot everyone. I’ll focus on selecting the right school now.

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When are you planning to apply to schools Kush?
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New post 10 Feb 2019, 20:48
Hi KushGakhar,

First off, 700 is a very good GMAT score! That being said, to get an informed opinion on whether that score is high enough for you to get into your desired schools, you should reach out to one of the many admissions consultants here on GMAT Club. If it turns out that you need to retake the GMAT, feel free to reach out, and I can provide some further advice.

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Hello KushGakhar .... welcome to the community.

Although I am not the expert.... but in my personal experience ..... Your score is right at the median ( and more ) ballpark range of the schools you have listed. And I would now consider at the application part.

All the best !!

PS: Donot worry much about the age thing ..... you are not in the 'too old' bucket yet.



Thanks a lot. Are there any other schools you would recommend that I should consider ?

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Congratulations on your score 700 is a Good score.

Although there are many factors which play a significant role.
your Gmat score of 700 will give you some leverage :)
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