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Can a gre below 300 get me into a top 20 mba?

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Can it? Sure. Does it depend on the school and the rest of your profile? yes. Is it an uphill battle? probably. School matters. to ground this: I think we can all agree Tuck ranks as a Top 10ish program (#10 in US News; personal tastes may vary). A score of 300 would mean scraping the bottom of both their verbal and quant ranks; so students with scores that low in at least one category can make it in, but the margin of error is pretty thin (you'd want a high GPA to demonstrate you could handle the coursework, and probably couldn't much slip below 150 in either section), and would want a stellar rest of your app. Interestingly, 330 might serve as something of a theoretical cut-off; while odds will (non-linearly) shrink at higher-ranked schools, GSB has almost exactly the same range restrictions. So not saying it's likely, but 330 is probably the minimum viable score for a Top 10-15 program. Either way, at most of those programs the onus would be on the rest of your app.

What in the world are you saying? Below a 300 GRE would be an auto rejection from top 30 MBA programs unless you’re a major benefactor to the university or son/daughter of someone prominent.

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