Originally Posted by fairholme_wannabe
Bumping old thread. I recently scored well on the GMAT; however, my splits were a little off. My quant percentile was 77%, which was lower than I was scoring during practice tests (typical percentile ranking of 86-93%). Thus, I'm not hurdling the traditional 80/80 split level. Is this cause for concern if applying to top-5 MBA?
I had a 3.9 GPA in Finance in undergrad from top 25 public undergrad business school (i.e. not highly reputed). All things being equal, should I consider additional certifications to lend more credence to quant sufficiency, or should I consider retaking the test? My aggregate score was right in line with practice test scores, but my splits were typically more normal during practice runs.
If anyone is in the know or can offer advice, I'd be much appreciative.
I'm going thru apps right now as well. I'm guessing if you did a 77% percentile in math and presumably well on the verbal, you're at about high 600s overall? Unless you have some kick ass work experience or you slaughtered a bunch of terrorists in the war, I would say retake the test. That's well under the averages for Stanford/HBS/Wharton, and your undergrad school probably bumps you down even more. Someone correct me, but from everything I've heard from current students and alumni, the criteria for admissions is 1) gmat, 2) brand name of company and job function, 3) school and major, 4) gpa, 5) extracurriculars.