• Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider

Quantitative/Verbal Discrepancy

This topic has 1 member reply
MBALA2009 Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
07 May 2008
Posted:
18 messages

Quantitative/Verbal Discrepancy

Post Wed May 07, 2008 1:26 pm
Greetings,

Just took the GMAT last Saturday and scored a so/so 610. Problem was the quantitative. I've always had problems with math, and is probably one of the the main reasons I ended up as a corporate lawyer to avoid having to deal with numbers.

Scored in the 89th percentile in the verbal but a horrendous 44th percentile in the quantitative.

2 part question relating to the above:
1) to what extent will top MBA schools look at each individual section in their assessment? ie How will they view a good overall score of say 650, if it consists of a near perfect verbal section and a very poor quantitative section?
2) to what extent will schools view taking the GMAT more than once as a negative? I am specifically interested in applying to UCLA (Anderson) and USC (Marshall).

I am positive that I will be able to get top-notch reference letters, am confident in writing good essays, and have 4 years work experience in Canada's top corporate firm. Any guidance on whether I should take the GMAT over would be much appreciated. At this point I am leaning towards re-writing it.

Many thanks!

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums!
VP_MBA_Guru MBA Admissions Consultant Default Avatar
Joined
01 May 2008
Posted:
690 messages
Followed by:
3 members
Upvotes:
39
GMAT Score:
750+
Top Reply
Post Thu May 08, 2008 9:54 am
Hi MBALA,
Thanks for your post! Sounds like you are a good candidate for the schools listed.

First of all - AdCom will take your highest GMAT score (thankfully they dont average like the LSAT!).

Regarding the GMAT - AdComs will look at both your M and V scores. They will also compare to your GPA and other aspects of your application. For example, if you have a low GMAT Math score, but have a stellar GPA and strong analytical work experience - that could offset the lower GMAT Math score. How is your GPA (specifically your quant oriented classes)?

Do you think you could get a higher score? Would make your candidacy much more competitive. I believe the average score for UCLA and USC is somewhere in the range of 680-700.

Good luck,

NP

_________________
Nikhil P. | Admissions Consultant | Veritas Prep

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

Best Conversation Starters

1 lheiannie07 120 topics
2 LUANDATO 62 topics
3 swerve 62 topics
4 ardz24 61 topics
5 AAPL 57 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

174 posts
2 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

173 posts
3 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

131 posts
4 image description Jeff@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

130 posts
5 image description EconomistGMATTutor

The Economist GMAT Tutor

130 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts