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What's needed to get into a too MBA program? If you have an average GPA (3.5) are you just out of luck?

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Oh my, I should be ashamed of myself. I think an MBA will be too difficult for me since I didn't proofread my fishbowl post before submitting.

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2.8 state school undergrad. Did fine on MBA apps -- accepted at two of US news top 5. 780 GMAT, good extracurricular, interesting story. Undergrad school and gpa is just one aspect. How it's like saying is 6'2" too short for the NBA? Well not if you have a killer 3-point shot

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<3.5 and got into a number of top 10 places

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Damn... A 3.5 isn't good enough for a top program?

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Learning how to spell check, to start... #boo #hiss

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Top*

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You would just need a really stellar GMAT score, which is totally feasible if you put in the time to study

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I would have assumed so. I see posts saying 3.8+ all the time. A 3.5 in chemical engr as well.

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Lol. Just a little Friday banter. Don't take it too seriously. 😉

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A 3.5 is not going to disqualify you at all, especially if you have good stats in other areas - and especially if you piled on extracurriculars in college. Also - they say that the gmat is a better predictor of b school performance than grades....

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3.7 business undergrad from a top 10 business undergrad program, 720 GMAT, got dinged by HBS, Stanford, Wharton, and Columbia but just got into Booth 😁. The process is a black box. Do your best on the GMAT, write a great story that only you can write and leave the rest to fate.

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The fact that the 3.5 is in ChemE will help, not exactly a pushover major

Yup, @pwc1 is correct. An amazing GPA is certainly a gold star but GMAT is what matters the most

Well, where did you go to undergrad? That matters.

80% range is usually in 3.2-3.9 for top 10 I believe. Look at the 80 range

All schools publish it in admitted class snapshot

3.8 740 skunked

Had a 3.4 from a top 20 university. Got a 740 gmat and went to a top ten program. More about your experiences and story

It's the GMAT that will make or break you.

3.5 in engineering is very solid but there are a lot more variables than you listed, e.g. your Undergrad pedigree, community involvement, demographic info, interview performance, and obviously gmat

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