Low GPA, what are my chances at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, or Wharton MBA?

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I am currently a second year IB analyst (FIG) at a bulge bracket in New York (Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs).

I graduated from the top business school in Canada with a 3.5 GPA.

I worked previously at a boutique IB and managed to lateral my way into a MM and then into a BB.

My gmat score is 710.

What are my chances of being accepted into Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, or Wharton MBA?

I am doing an MBA, because I'm very tired of working in IB. I don't intend to go back into financial services, and really don't know what I want to do after business school.

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Best Response
Jun 30, 2017

First off, there is no MBA at Princeton. You obviously are just focusing on schools due to brand name and need to do some research before you start thinking about applying to MBA

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Jul 2, 2017

You'd dominate at jeopardy.

Jul 4, 2017

First off, there is no MBA at Princeton.

Solid counterpoint. And yeah, Yale is sick but isn't M7, which would be the super-elite pool you seem to be trying to reference.

Jul 2, 2017

Most B-schools expect you to have some kind of plan for what you want to do with the degree. Sounds like you'd be a great fit at Princeton tho.

Jul 3, 2017

lock at Caltech MBA

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Jul 4, 2017

You need to have a general idea of what you want to do post MBA. I would much rather target schools like Booth, Kellogg and not Yale.

Jul 4, 2017

I know a guy who did his undergrad in China and scored an average GPA of 3.1, rank 80%, but did some pretty awesome internships. He got admitted to the Silver Scholar MBA program when he graduated.

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Jul 5, 2017