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Trying to gauge what schools are reasonable in the New England based on my profile. I know my GPA hinders me; however, I don't know to what extent or if there is anything I can do to address it.

Looking at BU, BC, Babson, Bentley, North Eastern. Are these even attainable with my GPA? Are there any other schools I should look into?

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You will definitely need to explain your GPA in your application. If you look at the top 20-40 they have a pretty high average. Not impossible to get past it but something to be cognizant of.

See a thread called Low GPA success stories. That will give some pointers.

As to schools, there are a number of other programs in the area amend I would suggest picking one top 20 school as an aspirational goal.
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Thank you! I will go check out the low GPA thread.

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Do what bb said, but I would think you have a shot at Bentley, Northeastern. Suffolk. BU/BC are doable but you'll have to turn in a great application.

Also, there are more places in New England besides Boston. Have you looked into the SUNYs?
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Do what bb said, but I would think you have a shot at Bentley, Northeastern. Suffolk. BU/BC are doable but you'll have to turn in a great application.

Also, there are more places in New England besides Boston. Have you looked into the SUNYs?


eh hem, as a former NYer, current bostonian, and soon to be upstate NYer... NY isnt part of New England(and Upstate NY isnt part of NY IMO, but thats an entirely different conversation)!

Alright, off the top of my head.

HBS
MIT
Tuck
BU
BC
Babson
Northeastern
Suffolk
Umass Amherst
Umass Boston
Umass Lowell
Umass Dartmouth
Bentley
Brandeis
Berkelee (in music)
Simmons (not girls only)
Hult boston
WPI
Uconn
UNH
... what else have I see...
if we throw in upstate NY...
Cornell
Syracuse
SUNY Buffalo
Rochester
hmmm idk what else, I'm sure there are many others... There are MANY schools in New England....

I agree with what others have said, I just enjoy trying to name as many schools in the boston area that I can off the top of my head.

GL, if you need any pointers about the Boston area let me know.

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Haha fail...it's Thursday what can I say? Obviously I know nothing about New England :oops:
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aerien wrote:
Haha fail...it's Thursday what can I say? Obviously I know nothing about New England :oops:


Ha no worries, i think this just proves that I've spent too many years in one city.

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