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New post 17 Sep 2017, 07:01
Thank you in advance for the help! Below are my stats and info:

Age/Demographic - 27 white male from TX
GPA - 3.5 from large state school; Double major in Finance and Real Estate in 4 years
GMAT - 700 (Q46/V47)
Work Experience: 4 years working in corporate finance in the Transportation industry for two (of the four) largest US railroads. I moved back home to TX from the East Coast, which was the primary reason, plus I got a promotion out of it. I've been promoted 3 times over that period.
Extracurriculars - serve as a mentor and volunteer weekly at a school in an under-resourced community; Serve as co-chair of the volunteer committee of a young professional organization started by the mayor; serve on alumni board of my high school

Target Schools: McCombs, Emory, Columbia, Wharton, and maybe Duke, UNC, or UVA
MBA goals: leverage prior industry experience along with MBA to transition into finance or consulting

I would be interested to hear your thoughts on my chances at Columbia and Wharton, especially the early decision option at Columbia (top choice).

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Hi there,

In my view, Columbia (both early decision and regular decision) and Wharton would be more of a stretch, primarily because of your lower quant score on the GMAT. Unfortunately, I have been seeing lower quant scores hurting candidates at these particular schools (especially candidates with more of a finance background). You have a strong professional trajectory and are taking on leadership roles through your extracurricular activities, which is great. If you can get that quant score up, you would be putting yourself in a much better position at these schools. I hope that helps!

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