Candidate:

Mr. Liberal Arts Military

About Me:

Undergrad: Somewhat of an upward GPA trend. 3.75 my junior year but dips senior year, NCAA varsity athlete. Work Experience: Operations Officer. Would describe my experience in civilian terms as a project manager responsible for solving problems in a wide range of disciplines. Experience leading teams of 100+ composed of military + civilians.

Details:

Undergrad School: Middlebury

Undergrad Major: Political Science

GPA: 2.9

GMAT: 680

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars:

Work History:

Title: Captain

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Marines

Length of Employment: 5 yrs

Big Life Wins:

I believe I can sprinkle in good examples of overcoming adversity throughout my essays.

Post MBA Goal:

Short Term: Consulting in order to further my project management experience. Link between current work experience and long term goal. Long Term: Assume control of family’s small/mid-cap PE firm.

Schools:

Target School: Tuck

Status: Open

Considering: Darden, Ross, Cornell Johnson, Duke Fuqua

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 20%

  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 15%

    Mr. Liberal Arts Military: Emily here, Master Consultant at The MBA Exchange. My guess is you have a wonderful story about your path through the small rural liberal arts environment at Middlebury and into the military, which you’ll want to bring into your application essays. I’m sure you have excellent examples of leadership and teamwork from your time in the Marines. But even all those positives will probably not be able to outweigh the 2.9, which is quite low for the schools on your list. The 680 also will not be at the top of their range. You could consider a broader range of schools, retest, or even consider other kinds of programs rather than the traditional full …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, Mr. Liberal Arts Military, this is Julie-Anne Heafey from mbaMission. There’s a lot to like about you from what I can decipher in your profile — military applicants are highly valued in the admissions process and taken very seriously. I’ve worked with many military applicants to Tuck (and others on your list) and I’m worried about your stats. A 680 is low there, and combined with the 2.9, that is probably going to be a problem. Any chance of retaking the test (or trying the GRE)? Also – I recommend 2 things around mitigating the low GPA – 1) use the optional essay to give context without making excuses, and 2) take something now in a pre-MBA quantitative subject that …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Captain, this is Melisa from Stratus Admissions. Thanks for writing in and more importantly for your service to our country. It sounds like you’ve some good leadership experience and your athlete experience and military background will be attractive to schools. However, you will have to overcome your GPA and GMAT. Based on your junior GPA of 3.75, you’ll want to do an optional essay to explain what happened in your senior year – and as important what you learned from the situation. And unfortunately your GMAT is below the median for all of the schools you’ve listed. Not knowing how many times you’ve taken the test, I’d suggest taking it again or potentially looking into the GRE to see if you were able to …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 6%

  • 5% | 7 months ago

    Applicants are in your demographic bucket with much stronger stats. It's worth keeping in mind that your stats aren't competitive for any of these schools. Expand the list to include around T20-T25. Consider retaking the GMAT or switching to the GRE.
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