710 GMAT but low quant percentile; submit scores or stronger GRE? Both accepted.

Prepwise Answers710 GMAT but low quant percentile; submit scores or stronger GRE? Both accepted.
AllenL asked 1 year ago

Dear Kate, I am applying to a European business school with an average total GMAT of 690. I scored a 710 on the GMAT (44Q, 44V), though I’m a bit concerned that my quantitive score is low in percentile-terms. My GRE scores are more solid (99th/75th/98th percentile for V/Q/W). My academic strengths are in the social sciences, but I currently work in a relatively quantitative area of finance. Do you recommend submitting both the GMAT and GRE scores, or leaving out one (since both are accepted)?

Thanks for any guidance you can provide.

Sunny

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Kate McKeon Staff answered 12 months ago

If you can submit both, do it. There’s no harm. You’re consistent across the GMAT and GRE in terms of percentiles (approximately).

You should be in fine shape overall, but you’re right, your quant score is a bit low (on both). So . . . if you get waitlisted, in your letter expressing interest emphasize your quantitative attributes. If you get an interview, you may get asked about it so prepare. BUT!! If no one asks, then the challenge is behind you.

I would not expect you to get outright dinged for your score profile.

Good luck!