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Top 16 schools most receptive to high GPA/low GMAT combo?

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I went to Georgetown University, majored in Economics, and got a 3.9/4.0 GPA. I've been working in Economic Consulting (think, Cornerstone Research) for around 4 years. 1 Promotion at work. Decent EC involvement. However, after months of practicing, I only got a 700 on the GMAT.

I'm not that good a standardized test taker: I only got a 2050 on the SAT in high school after prepping for it, so my Georgetown acceptance was mainly on my high grades, even then. My post-MBA goal is to go into f500 corp strat.

We all hear about high GMAT/low GPA candidates. But what about the opposite? What schools among the top 16ish would be the most receptive to my profile? Thanks!

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Yes, I help people with these kind of numbers get into top schools. Keep in mind that it's very important to separate you from anyone else because if you are on par with someone who has your qualifications but better GMAT they win. So you will need to nail the app. Most people don't know what that really means or how to do it.

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I actually think you have a solid profile with the limited info provided. 700 is a solid score especially coupled with your GPA. You want to think of the combo of your GPA/GMAT as a balancing act the lower one side is the higher the other should be to balance out. There's no metric for how to balance it out but having such a high GPA from a school as strong at Gtown (#HoyaSaxa) will certainly be seen as a positive. Now what you need to target the right schools for your development goals and not simply just select the top ranked programs blindly because there are certainly some top programs that would be a good fit for you but not all of them because technically you will still be below the avg GMAT at some programs even when factoring your strong GPA.
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doriangray22929a wrote:
I went to Georgetown University, majored in Economics, and got a 3.9/4.0 GPA. I've been working in Economic Consulting (think, Cornerstone Research) for around 4 years. 1 Promotion at work. Decent EC involvement. However, after months of practicing, I only got a 700 on the GMAT.

I'm not that good a standardized test taker: I only got a 2050 on the SAT in high school after prepping for it, so my Georgetown acceptance was mainly on my high grades, even then. My post-MBA goal is to go into f500 corp strat.

We all hear about high GMAT/low GPA candidates. But what about the opposite? What schools among the top 16ish would be the most receptive to my profile? Thanks!


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Well I haven't seen a specific school that is specifically open to a low GMAT. It's more a question of: How can you use the rest of your profile to make the best application.

A 700 is below average for the majority of Top16/20 schools, but it's also not so low that you will be KOed without consideration.

So really now, the question is: how good of an application can you make?

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