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Gmat Round One - A Draw 690 Q42/V41

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Gmat Round One - A Draw 690 Q42/V41

by yankees660 » Wed May 20, 2009 3:51 pm
took the gmat today, received Q42 (63%), V41 (92%) overall 690 (88%). Math felt really easy and was surprised to see my score, guess I got a couple of easy questions wrong. I was very flustered halfway through verbal which has never happened to me on practice tests and I usually scored 44-46 V on practices.

Certainly not a bad score but I scored 720 (Q46/V44) and 740 (Q46/V46) on gmat prep 1 and 2 so I know i can do better

Should i retake? I am leaning towards yes due to the low quant score and underperformance on verbal.

Background
top undergrad state school finance major 3.6 gpa
1 yr at top investment bank in S&T
planning on starting a business, if it doesnt pan out in 2-3 yrs will apply to bschool.
interested in attending harvard/stanford/nyu/columbia

any advice is appreciated!

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by canada_sms » Wed May 20, 2009 9:13 pm
No harm giving it another go. It sounds like you can focus on your quant and get your score into the same ballpark as your GMAT Prep scores.
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by mike22629 » Fri May 29, 2009 8:31 am
First of all, 690 is a great score. But from what I have heard, the quant scores are quite important when considering admittance to the top schools. Furthermore, the schools you are aiming for are among the best in the country. Even though you got a great score, I think it would be in your best interest to give it another go and raise that quant score because you are DEFINITELY capable.

Good luck!