People in consulting , what was your gpa ?

I'm starting to give up the idea of getting into consulting because I'll probably finish up with a 3.6 gpa and even thought im a sophomore and can improve it , realistically classes tend to get much harder and what I've heard this gpa is not good enough to get into consulting .
I wanted to know what was your gpa in undergrad ? Thanks

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  • Senior Consultant in Consulting
Nov 12, 2021 - 5:45pm

What's your major and is your school a target?

3.6 isn't enough to disqualify you, but it is not good for MBB/T2 firms. First pass resume screens are about about finding ways to cut down a very large applicant pool, so a 3.6 GPA will usually be an easy way to do that if there are tons of other applicants from your school with a 3.8/3.9, unless the rest of your profile is comparatively much better vs your peer group

It's not nearly bad enough to where I'd feel like giving up though, especially if you're not just targeting MBB/T2

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  • Summer Associate in Consulting
Nov 12, 2021 - 6:21pm

Had a 3.7 but was a double STEM degree at an Ivy with a 4.0 major GPA in one STEM and 3.7 major GPA in other STEM. Unfortunately, most people at my MBB had a 3.8+ cumulative afaik and I was near the lowest of the bunch.

Nov 12, 2021 - 7:37pm

Canada, so scale may not be 100% the same... 

Year 1... 3.7

Year 2... 3.5

Year 3... 3.3 

Year 4... 3.5

The MBBs 100% have a brutal GPA screen - had an MBB Associate tell me himself that the first thing they do is liike for anyone 3.8 and higher, and then start there. Exception of course is if you prove yourself in competition and catch recruiter eyes directly or get referred past the automatic screening filters. At a 3.6, you'll be fine to place T2, and with effort (and a bit of luck), MBB

  • Prospect in Consulting
Nov 14, 2021 - 1:04am

will be starting at a big 4 with under a 3.8.

Nov 14, 2021 - 10:00am

Yup, I also know a handful of people with 3.3s (from STEM) that got interviews at MBB as well and 3.6s from business. They networked, won competitions, founded small companies, or stood out in other ways. A GPA is one measure, but definitely not the only one. For those who haven't networked or haven't differentiated themselves in other ways may be filtered out in the first round of screening since MBBs typically look for high GPAs (the measure I was told in an Info Session and in coffee chat was 3.8).

  • Intern in Consulting
Nov 15, 2021 - 1:57am

I landed an interview with MBB from a nontarget with a 3.65. Network hard and differentiate yourself and anything is possible.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Nov 29, 2021 - 5:40am

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