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Be careful of that assumption. You have to remember that those percentiles are determined based on the testing population. The average person sitting for the GMAT is not on the same level as the average person sitting for the SAT's.

Case in point, I scored a 1475 on the SAT's and a 33 on the ACT's (both right around the 99th percentile) and the first time I took the GMAT I landed in the 77th percentile. I then came back and studied for a couple months and landed in the 95th percentile, but my point is, there is a drop of as the average level of competition increases.

Case in point, I scored a 1475 on the SAT's and a 33 on the ACT's (both right around the 99th percentile) and the first time I took the GMAT I landed in the 77th percentile. I then came back and studied for a couple months and landed in the 95th percentile, but my point is, there is a drop of as the average level of competition increases.

That's something I was worrying about, thanks for confirming. I'll try to bridge the gap with extra studying. It's several years out, so if I start studying a year or two pre-gmat, I hope I should be fine. (Not strenuous study, just brushing up, then a couple months out, really crack down). Plus, I hear people from arts and non-quant backgrounds are not held to the same standard of those with the backgrounds. (I.E: for every dozen guys with 720+, 10 of them come from strictly quant backgrounds)