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Undergrad gpa 3.8 at Ross, 3 years EY consulting, 730 gmat, white male. Do I have a shot at the top 5?

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Well as a white male with a worse GPA and worse GMAT, I sure hope you’re wrong. God help us both haha.

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Can hardly even call this a humblebrag... it’s really just a brag. Your profile is more than enough to get top 5 (except maybe on the low end for work experience, depending on when you’d be matriculating). Just need to put together a good story.

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Reference, I was a Asian MBB with a 760 and rejected at HSW but accepted into Kellogg, and 2.5 years of experience. I had a 3.8 from a similar public business undergrad (Ross, Kenan-Flagler, McIntire, McCombs, Haas, etc). I think your chances are decent at Kellogg and maybe Booth or Columbia, but not HSW with only 2 years

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Not humble brag. My understanding is that in 2 years (with average gmat scores increasing each year), and with only a big 4 firm, a white male will fall out of the M7 range.

What do you mean top 5? It’s HSW and then M7. Top 5 depends on various factors. You have a shot but people have been accepted and rejected with worse stats.

Actually saw you have 3 years. That helps for Booth and Kellogg

Look at 80% ranges, you're probably in the wheelhouse of non-HSW but are most likely super average in terms of work experience. That's your challenge here. If you can't change that in the next year, maybe get that GMAT up to 750+.

Yeah, GMAT is a bit low. Had friends with similar stats getting rejected @ M7. Don’t know if that’s something you can change now if you’re applying round 2. Would focus on the story and getting stellar recs

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