Schools for 680 GMAT score


carly85
I am interested to see what this board thinks of the business schools I'm thinking about applying to:

University of Washington (Foster)
UCLA
Rice University (Jones)
Notre Dame

I got a 680 on my GMAT. I'm 28/American, with 4 years of experience in sales/marketing. I'd like to remain in marketing but I'm open to location (currently I'm in Los Angeles.) Notre Dame is my dream school, but I'm not sure if my GMAT score is good enough for it.

Thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!
I am interested to see what this board thinks of the business schools I'm thinking about applying to:

University of Washington (Foster)
UCLA
Rice University (Jones)
Notre Dame

I got a 680 on my GMAT. I'm 28/American, with 4 years of experience in sales/marketing. I'd like to remain in marketing but I'm open to location (currently I'm in Los Angeles.) Notre Dame is my dream school, but I'm not sure if my GMAT score is good enough for it.

Thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!
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Duncan
Take a look at http://www.find-mba.com/board/27082.

ND is a stretch, not only because you are below their 710 GMAT but also because it's a very small class. Some of the seats for people with lower GMAT scores go to applicants with Catholic connections. Can you improve your GMAT and then get in an application in the early decision round, on September 9th?

There are better schools with lower GMAT averages: Kellogg; Ross; Fuqua; Johnson; Darden; Tepper; UCLA. However, they are all over 700 so work on your GMAT.
Take a look at http://www.find-mba.com/board/27082.

ND is a stretch, not only because you are below their 710 GMAT but also because it's a very small class. Some of the seats for people with lower GMAT scores go to applicants with Catholic connections. Can you improve your GMAT and then get in an application in the early decision round, on September 9th?

There are better schools with lower GMAT averages: Kellogg; Ross; Fuqua; Johnson; Darden; Tepper; UCLA. However, they are all over 700 so work on your GMAT.
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carly85
Where did you find that 710 GMAT statistic? On Notre Dame's website, it says that the average is 687 for the MBA program. I figured I was just a little off, and all I needed was something small on another part of my application to offset the difference - but if it's really 710 than I suppose I should take it again.
Where did you find that 710 GMAT statistic? On Notre Dame's website, it says that the average is 687 for the MBA program. I figured I was just a little off, and all I needed was something small on another part of my application to offset the difference - but if it's really 710 than I suppose I should take it again.
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Duncan
I got the data here: http://business-schools.findthebest.com/l/270/University-of-Notre-Dame-Mendoza-IN Perhaps one number is the mean and the other is the median?
I got the data here: http://business-schools.findthebest.com/l/270/University-of-Notre-Dame-Mendoza-IN Perhaps one number is the mean and the other is the median?
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carly85
That makes sense. The school's profile on BusinessWeek says that the average GMAT is 688 - it doesn't say if that's the mean or the median. I'm going to ask them directly.
That makes sense. The school's profile on BusinessWeek says that the average GMAT is 688 - it doesn't say if that's the mean or the median. I'm going to ask them directly.
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SiddharthK
I got the data here: http://business-schools.findthebest.com/l/270/University-of-Notre-Dame-Mendoza-IN Perhaps one number is the mean and the other is the median?


Duncan, which site is more reliable - Findthebest or Business Week. Findthebest does have more data pertaining to schools...but I have found in many cases that GMAT scores on business week and findthebest vary a lot.
<blockquote>I got the data here: http://business-schools.findthebest.com/l/270/University-of-Notre-Dame-Mendoza-IN Perhaps one number is the mean and the other is the median?</blockquote>

Duncan, which site is more reliable - Findthebest or Business Week. Findthebest does have more data pertaining to schools...but I have found in many cases that GMAT scores on business week and findthebest vary a lot.
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Duncan
I'm not sure. The reality is that GMAT averages move from year to year, more or less in line with the economy. BusinessWeek publishes its data annually, while FindTheBest is updated all the time by users, which means that it's inconsistent.
I'm not sure. The reality is that GMAT averages move from year to year, more or less in line with the economy. BusinessWeek publishes its data annually, while FindTheBest is updated all the time by users, which means that it's inconsistent.
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Hi,

Please find my profile below:
Indian Female

Undergrad: Engineering
GPA: 3.2
GMAT: 680
Work ex: 2 years in Accenture.

Can you please tell me chances in Indiana Kelley, Boston School of Management and Foster?
Hi,

Please find my profile below:
Indian Female

Undergrad: Engineering
GPA: 3.2
GMAT: 680
Work ex: 2 years in Accenture.

Can you please tell me chances in Indiana Kelley, Boston School of Management and Foster?
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Duncan
You can answer this yourself.

Read: Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065
You can answer this yourself.

Read: Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065
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ezra
Hi,

Please find my profile below:
Indian Female

Undergrad: Engineering
GPA: 3.2
GMAT: 680
Work ex: 2 years in Accenture.

Can you please tell me chances in Indiana Kelley, Boston School of Management and Foster?

Your limited work experience is the weak part of your application, considering that the average number of years at each of these schools is 5-6 years, so you're probably going to need a stronger GMAT score to counterweight that (700 would be good.)

If you don't want to re-take the GMAT, I would see these schools as reach programs, and maybe apply to one or two lower-ranked schools as safeties - Trulaske, maybe? Or Thunderbird, South Carolina Moore - something in that range.
<blockquote>Hi,

Please find my profile below:
Indian Female

Undergrad: Engineering
GPA: 3.2
GMAT: 680
Work ex: 2 years in Accenture.

Can you please tell me chances in Indiana Kelley, Boston School of Management and Foster?</blockquote>
Your limited work experience is the weak part of your application, considering that the average number of years at each of these schools is 5-6 years, so you're probably going to need a stronger GMAT score to counterweight that (700 would be good.)

If you don't want to re-take the GMAT, I would see these schools as reach programs, and maybe apply to one or two lower-ranked schools as safeties - Trulaske, maybe? Or Thunderbird, South Carolina Moore - something in that range.
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply.
Well, till now I have got the interview invite to Kelley. Still awaiting response from Boston and Foster.

I have applied to the following schools:
1. Thunderbird School of Business
2. "William and Mary Mason
school of business"
3. "California irvine Merage School
of Business"
4. "Purdue's Krannert school of
Management"
5. Rutgers Business School
6. "University of Miami's
School of business"

What do you think are my chances for the others?

Thanks!
Hi,

Thanks for your reply.
Well, till now I have got the interview invite to Kelley. Still awaiting response from Boston and Foster.

I have applied to the following schools:
1. Thunderbird School of Business
2. "William and Mary Mason
school of business"
3. "California irvine Merage School
of Business"
4. "Purdue's Krannert school of
Management"
5. Rutgers Business School
6. "University of Miami's
School of business"

What do you think are my chances for the others?

Thanks!
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Duncan
Rutgers has two business schools.

My take, rating your admission chances high to low:
Krannert
Miami
Rutgers New Brunswick/Newark
Thunderbird
Mason
Rutgers Camden
Merage
Rutgers has two business schools.

My take, rating your admission chances high to low:
Krannert
Miami
Rutgers New Brunswick/Newark
Thunderbird
Mason
Rutgers Camden
Merage
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Thanks Duncan!!
Thanks Duncan!!
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Duncan
Good luck. Depending on your goals, I think I'd look carefully at Krannert, Newark and Mason.
Good luck. Depending on your goals, I think I'd look carefully at Krannert, Newark and Mason.
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Thanks Duncan! I gave the interview for Kelley. It went well. Fingers crossed. I have an upcoming interview for mason!
Thanks Duncan! I gave the interview for Kelley. It went well. Fingers crossed. I have an upcoming interview for mason!
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Interesting thread. Any consensus on which of these would be the better choice for somebody with a 680 GMAT score?

Boston University
ASU Carey
UC Irvine
Smeal
Interesting thread. Any consensus on which of these would be the better choice for somebody with a 680 GMAT score?

Boston University
ASU Carey
UC Irvine
Smeal
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Duncan
I think that really depends on how interesting the candidate it to MBA schools. Take a look at GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082 and Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065
I think that really depends on how interesting the candidate it to MBA schools. Take a look at GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082 and Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065
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