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# What is a "good" score?

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What is a "good" score? [#permalink]  15 Aug 2018, 10:26
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Hello,

A little background: So I’m new to the GRE world. I didn’t start studying for it until June of this summer and so I’m still learning about how admissions committees perceive various score ranges. I applied to business school last year with a 700 (Q45 V41) on the GMAT and got rejected at 4 top 20 programs. Most of the feedback I received from admissions consultants and an admissions committee member was centered around, “Everything seems to be pretty good besides your GMAT score and your quant score is low”. I’m not from India but South Asia so I guess I’m considered in that applicant pool (still not sure why, but oh well). The average GMAT at two of the schools I applied to was around 700 and the other 2 were around 715-720. I got waitlisted at 2 and outright denied at the other two. An admissions director suggested that I take the GRE instead. So I took the GRE this past weekend and scored 164V and 161Q. Should I retake the test or is this considered to be a good score? Will this put the quant issue to bed? The quant is still not amazing but I don’t think it’s bad either? I've seen some data on B school websites about GRE averages but then again, I figured the 700 would've been enough to secure admissions so who knows.

If anyone has any feedback or anecdotes about GRE+B school admissions that they could share, that would be great.

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Re: What is a "good" score? [#permalink]  20 Aug 2018, 19:19
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Re: What is a "good" score? [#permalink]  25 Aug 2018, 04:09
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Hi,

The quant score in GRE for MBA might be considered on the lower side as well. If you are targeting the top 20 you might need atleast 5 points more to be certain.

You might want to consider this post to get some idea how to prep: https://greprepclub.com/forum/gre-study-plan-2018-edition-8885.html

Disclaimer: I have never used GRE scores for admission into an MBA program
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