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Female hoping for a top MBA program with 3.7 GPA and a 760 GMAT. Will have 3 years experience in strategy consulting by the time I matriculate-anyone with similar stats + where did you get in?

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You could LITERALLY get in anywhere with those stats (ie no one will reject on those details alone). It will come down to your broader story.

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Some more thoughts on what matters. Plenty is debatable but my take from going through the process and seeing what my class looked like.

Generally, these schools are looking to put their stamp on people they believe will be successful in the future.

With that in mind, order of importance:

1. What did you do after undergrad?

2. Where did you go to undergrad?

3. What is your GMAT?

4. How are your interviews?

5. How were your ugrad grades and activities?

6. How are your essays?

7. How are your references?

Somewhere in there (perhaps a total override) is did someone in your family go to the school or is your family really rich and likely to make a big donation?

Of course admissions people will say something like it’s a holistic evaluation across all factors and that’s true but from what I saw things near the top of the list tended to disqualify people more than the bottom.

Debate/flame away 😁

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Wharton. Tell a good story & get v senior references!

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Your numbers are good.

Now make sure to draft a coherent story and tailor it to the different places you’ll be applying to.

Go on campus and meet as many people as possible, they’ll add to your story.

Find out how each school fits your goals and can help you accomplish them (specifically look at courses, EC programs, etc.). Also talk about what you bring to the table.

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You’ll do great w those stats. You’re slightly short on average career but strategy consulting and those stats makes you competitive nearly anywhere esp as a female.

Agreed w the others that the key piece you need is the compelling story. Think about why you want the mba, what it will do for you, your goals and dreams. If you say you just want to get to next rung of strategy consulting it won’t be that convincing. You need to be inspiring and excited and passionate

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Your GMAT and GPA pass the bar of consideration for any M7 school.

Where you worked and where you went to undergrad will also have a significant impact on your chances. More than the GPA itself which is just like is this at least 3.5 and even if it’s not is there something interesting about this person that warrants letting them in.

Need to stand out somehow amongst the hordes of consultants.

You have a shot anywhere but your odds will likely vary a lot if the 3.7 is from [insert random directional state school] vs. a top ~25 and if your 3YOE is MBB vs. T2 vs. other. Ultimately your story will matter a lot as the other commenter said.

M7 for you unless you don’t sell what you have well

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