Tuck | Mr. Energy Saver
GMAT 760, GPA 8.98/10.0
Harvard | Mr. Croda International
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. High GRE Low GPA
GRE 332, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. French In Japan
GMAT 720, GPA 14,3/20 (French Scale), Top 10%
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare IT
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
MIT Sloan | Mr. Auto Engineer
GRE 323, GPA 8.08/10
Harvard | Mr. Government Entrepreneur
GMAT 770, GPA 8.06/10
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Startup Experience
GMAT 700, GPA 8.1/10
Harvard | Mr. Strategy Consultant Middle East
GMAT 760, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. MedTech PM
GMAT 770, GPA 3.58
MIT Sloan | Ms. Technology And Tax
GMAT Waiver at MIT, GPA 3.42
Kellogg | Mr. Sick To Fit
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
NYU Stern | Ms. Indian PC
GRE 328, GPA 3.2
Wharton | Mr. Chemical Engineering Dad
GMAT 710, GPA 3.50
Kellogg | Mr. Energy Strategy Consultant
GMAT 740, GPA 2.4 undergrad, 3.7 Masters of Science
Harvard | Mr. Low GPA Ex-MBB
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Sustainable Minimalist
GMAT 712, GPA 7.3
Wharton | Mr. Non-Profit Researcher
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Another Strategy Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 5.5/10
Harvard | Mr. Med Device Manufacturing
GRE 326, GPA 2.9
Columbia | Mr. Consultant Transitioning To Family Venture
GMAT 740, GPA 3.6
Wharton | Mr. First Generation College Graduate
GRE 324, GPA Low
Berkeley Haas | Ms. Want To Make An Impact
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Columbia | Mr. Pharmacy District Manager
GMAT 610, GPA 3.2
Ross | Mr. Military To Corporate
GRE 326, GPA 7.47/10
Harvard | Mr Big 4 To IB
GRE 317, GPA 4.04/5.00
Kellogg | Mr. Tech Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9

Assessing Your Odds Of Getting In

Mr. Fortune 50

  • 740 GMAT
  • 3.7 GPA
  • Undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas with a triple major in international economics, international studies, Spanish
  • Work experience includes three years in merchandising for a Fortune 50 company and a stint with a new dot-com site.
  • Extracurricular involvement as a soccer coach for four years, a member of the Hispanic Business Council at work, as an advisor for a local non-profit startup
  • Goal: To pursue a career change from merchandising to Latin America business development
  • Second generation Mexican-American

Odds of Success:

Stanford: 20% to 40+%

Harvard: 40% to 60%

Kellogg: 50+%

MIT: 50+%

Booth: 50+%

Sandy’s Analysis: A Hispanic-American with a 740 GMAT and 3.7 GPA and a job at a Fortune 50 company, and some solid community service gigs? Guys like you get admitted and denied at Stanford and HBS depending on execution, recommendations and luck. This is a solid HBS profile on its facts, and I’d be surprised if you did not get interviewed.

Stanford is someplace you can never tell about, given how small the door is there, and their often random-seeming picks among those who make the first filter of GPA and GMAT as you do. A good “What Matters” essay would help, one that focuses on identity politics and your personal growth via Hispanic roots and mentors. You should be real strong at Kellogg, MIT, and Booth providing you convince them you want to go.

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