Picking a B school


Hello, I am a 22 year old engineering graduate with a major in Information Technology. I got a 720 on my GMAT but I have a low GPA (3.0 out of 4). I was hoping someone here could suggest some universities for me in the US based on my profile.
Some of the schools I was looking into:
NYU
UCLA
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
USD
--these are the top choices for me and some of the safe options that I am considering are : Pace, University of Illinois at Chicago, SUNY Buffalo (better acceptance)

If there any other schools that you find would be a better reach for me, that would be great! These are just a few universities that I have come across so far.
Hello, I am a 22 year old engineering graduate with a major in Information Technology. I got a 720 on my GMAT but I have a low GPA (3.0 out of 4). I was hoping someone here could suggest some universities for me in the US based on my profile.
Some of the schools I was looking into:
NYU
UCLA
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
USD
--these are the top choices for me and some of the safe options that I am considering are : Pace, University of Illinois at Chicago, SUNY Buffalo (better acceptance)

If there any other schools that you find would be a better reach for me, that would be great! These are just a few universities that I have come across so far.
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I would like to add that I would be applying to schools after I complete gathering work experience ( about 2 years ). This is so that I have an idea of which schools I may have a chance of getting into. Thanks in advance!
I would like to add that I would be applying to schools after I complete gathering work experience ( about 2 years ). This is so that I have an idea of which schools I may have a chance of getting into. Thanks in advance!
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Duncan
With the exception of South Dakota the top choices are really well out of your reach. These are programmes where the average work experience is much deeper than your plan would allow.

Take a look at Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065
With the exception of South Dakota the top choices are really well out of your reach. These are programmes where the average work experience is much deeper than your plan would allow.

Take a look at Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065
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Razors Edg...
Just to expand a bit on what Duncan said: most ranked US MBA programs recruit students who have between 4 and 6 years of work experience, on average. 5 years tends to be the median. Buffalo is a bit unique in that it's a Businessweek-ranked school which recruits younger students, usually. For the top schools like Stern, UCLA, etc., admission with only two years of work experience is in theory possible, but not probable, unless there's something really interesting or unique about your profile.

Unranked schools are usually a little more flexible, so you could aim at those with two years of work experience. But with these schools you will certainly have worse career outcomes than if you did your MBA at a ranked school.
Just to expand a bit on what Duncan said: most ranked US MBA programs recruit students who have between 4 and 6 years of work experience, on average. 5 years tends to be the median. Buffalo is a bit unique in that it's a Businessweek-ranked school which recruits younger students, usually. For the top schools like Stern, UCLA, etc., admission with only two years of work experience is in theory possible, but not probable, unless there's something really interesting or unique about your profile.

Unranked schools are usually a little more flexible, so you could aim at those with two years of work experience. But with these schools you will certainly have worse career outcomes than if you did your MBA at a ranked school.
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