Vanderbilt MSF, MIT MFin profile evaluation

I've been thinking about the two masters recently and they seem more attainable than Columbia's MSFE. I contacted graduates from both programs, Vanderbilt's alumni and staff are insanely nice, they replied within hours, though they couldn't give me a decisive answer about how problematic my GPA would be. I plan on applying very soon for both programs and would like to hear your opinions:

GPA: 3.3 (from a poorly ranked institution)

GMAT: 720 (Q46V42)

Internships: only one internship at commercial bank. Investment banks aren't really vibrant in my country (Georgia)

My main concern is of course the GPA. But as things stand, Do I stand a chance?

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Oct 6, 2020 - 11:14pm

Vandy MSF has an average gpa of like 3.6, but GMAT of you should be fine if you can explain GPA during interview. Internship is ok too, as they look for previous finance experience. Can't speak for MIT, but I think it is more a quant program. 

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