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Just Took The GMAT, What Are My Chances Of Getting Into McCombs?

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New post 02 May 2016, 13:25
So I'm not looking for hard probabilities and I promise I won't hold anyone to what they say, I'm just looking for a broad "Yea it's possible" to "No you are stupid for even considering it".


3.4 GPA from the University of Arizona in Accounting
4 Years of employment experience with management experience
GMAT 680 with 41V 43Q 7IR
Not a minority by any means
Will probably write a good essay and have middle of the pack letters of rec


I wouldn't apply until next year, but I'm only going to attend if it's a top 20 school.


What are you thoughts? Is it worth applying or am I stupid for thinking I could get in?

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New post 02 May 2016, 14:08
laytonjacobcox wrote:
So I'm not looking for hard probabilities and I promise I won't hold anyone to what they say, I'm just looking for a broad "Yea it's possible" to "No you are stupid for even considering it".


3.4 GPA from the University of Arizona in Accounting
4 Years of employment experience with management experience
GMAT 680 with 41V 43Q 7IR
Not a minority by any means
Will probably write a good essay and have middle of the pack letters of rec


I wouldn't apply until next year, but I'm only going to attend if it's a top 20 school.


What are you thoughts? Is it worth applying or am I stupid for thinking I could get in?


Without knowing the details, I'd say there's always a chance, but I'd retake the GMAT for a higher score, if I were you.

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New post 02 May 2016, 15:24
Looks like you have a great Verbal score. Yet, I would take the GMAT again to bring your Quant score up. If you have spent 4 years in accounting, you can handle the math - you probably just need to learn some of the tricks. Having over a 700 will increase your chances by a ton. Look into test prep books and websites.

You also need to write more than a good essay, you need to write a REALLY AMAZING one! Once you score over 700, start writing and re-writing and re-writing. Campus visits and informational interviews with current student, alumni, and admission staff are also a very good idea.

ballpark chances right now: maybe less than 25% ~ but don't think of applying to B-School in term of chances, you need to do a lot of research to determine which schools would be best for you, and give them your best. I'm sure you can get in with a 680, but over 700 will show schools you are interested, and then blow them away with an amazing essay.

Hopes this helps & good luck!

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New post 03 May 2016, 05:39
You have an average chance of getting in with a well executed application. The thing that I learned through the process was that higher GMAT = scholarship money. I was naive about this going into my apps. Was scoring 720 on mocks and ended up with a low score on test day. With no time to retake before application deadlines, I had to apply with a 690. I got into most of the programs I applied to, but I know that if I scored a 720 or better, I may have gotten better scholarship offers.

I would advise you to retake before applying. A higher score can only help. I am retaking the exam next month for recruiting purposes.

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You have an average chance of getting in with a well executed application. The thing that I learned through the process was that higher GMAT = scholarship money. I was naive about this going into my apps. Was scoring 720 on mocks and ended up with a low score on test day. With no time to retake before application deadlines, I had to apply with a 690. I got into most of the programs I applied to, but I know that if I scored a 720 or better, I may have gotten better scholarship offers.

I would advise you to retake before applying. A higher score can only help. I am retaking the exam next month for recruiting purposes.



I would be an in-state student for McCombs which would dramatically lower my overall costs. I would pull the trigger with or without scholarships.

I'm in no rush. I'm only 25 and could apply next year and see if I get in or not. If I don't, I retake the gmat, break 700, and then reapply at age 27. Do you think this is a good idea?

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PugLyfe wrote:
You have an average chance of getting in with a well executed application. The thing that I learned through the process was that higher GMAT = scholarship money. I was naive about this going into my apps. Was scoring 720 on mocks and ended up with a low score on test day. With no time to retake before application deadlines, I had to apply with a 690. I got into most of the programs I applied to, but I know that if I scored a 720 or better, I may have gotten better scholarship offers.

I would advise you to retake before applying. A higher score can only help. I am retaking the exam next month for recruiting purposes.



I would be an in-state student for McCombs which would dramatically lower my overall costs. I would pull the trigger with or without scholarships.

I'm in no rush. I'm only 25 and could apply next year and see if I get in or not. If I don't, I retake the gmat, break 700, and then reapply at age 27. Do you think this is a good idea?


In state tuition certainly helps. My advice is to shoot for 720+ and try to improve your quant. With a solid quant score and the same v score, you will be in great shape. I would do this now before the application cycle this coming fall. No reason to wait another year. I had about 2-3 weeks between completing the GMAT and submitting my applications and it was not optimal :lol: Obviously without knowing more about your work exp (industry) and EC's etc, its hard to know what your true odds are. However, the one thing we are all in control of is our GMAT score. Higher score = better odds no matter how you slice it.

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New post 04 May 2016, 07:14
Being an in-state student I would say you have a very good chance assuming rest of your profile is good and you have something unique to present in your essays. Obviously a better score improves your chances and since you have time you may want to retake the GMAT. A 680 can get you in, but a 700+ will get you scholarships. This is true for all top 20 schools.
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