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How difficult are the GREs? How about getting into a top 10-20 MBA program? I want to do consulting at MBB eventually. I graduated in the top 10% of undergrad w/ honors, if that matters.

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Getting into the top firms once you have the grades has a lot more to do on how you sell yourself in other levels (e.g., leadership, ambition, clear objectives)

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Brand matters and score will help you get the brand, but grades are way more important. That said, C1 is absolutely correct: while brand, score and GPA will help get the meeting, it is how you sell it while you’re there.

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Most MBA programs want the gmat, so I would be prepping for that over the gre to be honest

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GRE is a piece of cake. It’s a more advanced SAT, and is completely reliant on certain tricks for every problem, for the most part. I spent 3-4 weeks studying for it, and really focusing on learning the tricks/approaches used in the solutions, and got a perfect score.

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GRE wasn’t “hard” but challenging- old material for math that you 90% probably forgot and don’t use and word problems with difficult verbiage and vocabulary for no reason. The ETS practice book was helpful though.

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