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Profile Eval for Vanderbilt MSF 2020

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I have not taken the gmat/gre but I made a 170 lsat on the first try, so I would expect something like top 1% Gmat/gre score.

3.05 undergrad gpa, 3.57 gpa for last 60 credit hours only (major gpa)
Undergrad major: finance
Institution: unranked state school

Work exp: 9 months boutique investment banking analyst internships where deals were completed with my name on them.
3 months of wealth management internship.

Letters of rec: 1) GLEAMING reccomendation by my current managing director at my investment bank
2) Pretty regular letter of rec from a mentor through college/ a random professor I took a few classes with.

If I make a great gre score, what will my chances on vanderbilt msf be?
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longhorn52 wrote:
I have not taken the gmat/gre but I made a 170 lsat on the first try, so I would expect something like top 1% Gmat/gre score.

3.05 undergrad gpa, 3.57 gpa for last 60 credit hours only (major gpa)
Undergrad major: finance
Institution: unranked state school

Work exp: 9 months boutique investment banking analyst internships where deals were completed with my name on them.
3 months of wealth management internship.

Letters of rec: 1) GLEAMING reccomendation by my current managing director at my investment bank
2) Pretty regular letter of rec from a mentor through college/ a random professor I took a few classes with.

If I make a great gre score, what will my chances on vanderbilt msf be?


I believe you have a relevant background so that along with the workex will help. Average GPA is 3.61 which is relatively high so that might be an issue. Average GMAT is 692, so you can try to get a great score but I doubt how much will it compensate for the low GPA.
But I really feel you should give it a shot. I have seen people from different countries with poor GPA get into MSF programmes at prestigious universities. Recommendation will help. Make your intention known in the application and video essays. Vanderbilt may ask for your AWA score so make sure you do good on that.

Good luck!
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New post 18 Jan 2019, 15:27
longhorn52 wrote:
I have not taken the gmat/gre but I made a 170 lsat on the first try, so I would expect something like top 1% Gmat/gre score.

3.05 undergrad gpa, 3.57 gpa for last 60 credit hours only (major gpa)
Undergrad major: finance
Institution: unranked state school

Work exp: 9 months boutique investment banking analyst internships where deals were completed with my name on them.
3 months of wealth management internship.

Letters of rec: 1) GLEAMING reccomendation by my current managing director at my investment bank
2) Pretty regular letter of rec from a mentor through college/ a random professor I took a few classes with.

If I make a great gre score, what will my chances on vanderbilt msf be?



Good experience will go a long way. So the 3.1 may not be a deal killer.

LSAT doesn’t really say much about you quant skills. Which courses did you take in sr. year?

For example if you took Calculus, Statistics, Linear Algebra, Probability theory and Differential Equations etc. and earned As in them in senior year, then Id be less worried about a low gpa. Especially if had turned in a 330+ on the GRE or 740+ on the GMAT and had done some research on Black Scholes / Options pricing etc.

Do you see what I mean?

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