Ask Kate 690 with low quant 46/38

Student asks about 690 but with a low quant score: 46/38. Good enough or retake? See full video: Ask Kate Retake or time for Apps?

Low Quant, High Verbal Score – Should I retake for top schools?

Ask Kate: Due to a low quant, a GMAT retake may be necessary for top business schools.   I just took the GMAT and received an integrated reasoning score of 8 (92nd percentile), quantitative score of 47 (67th percentile), and verbal score of 44 (98th percentile). My overall score was 730 (96th percentile). Does the … Read more

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

Ask Kate: 710 GMAT score (44Q, 44v) but solid GRE. GMAT vs GRE for European Business School?     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 … Read more

High GMAT score, low Quant

Ask Kate: Chilean business undergraduate with a 720 GMAT aiming for the Columbia Business program. Retake the GMAT?     Hi Kate, I have got a 720 GMAT (with 94% overall – 67%Q / 96%V / 92% IR). That was my 4th attempt (previous 650,660,690), but my lowest quant performance (best is 79% on my … Read more

700 GMAT with Low Quant

Ask Kate: 700 GMAT score with 44Q and 32V. GMAT retake for INSEAD admission?     Hi Kate, I scored 700 (44Q, 58% /42V 96%) and I got waitlisted for INSEAD. I have a degree in Finance and Accounting, GPA 3.6, am a Chartered Accountant, and work in Finance. Do I need to retake? Thanks … Read more

Ask Kate: 730 GMAT Score with Low Quant

Student scores a 730 on the GMAT. Good enough for top MBA programs?   Hi Kate, I scored a 730 the 2nd time I took the GMAT (47Q 68%, 42V 96%). The first time I scored a 700 (49Q 79%, 36V 81%). Should I be concerned about my low quant score (in particular the percentile) … Read more

Ask Kate: Overall GMAT under 700 with Low Quant

Sometimes You Have To Retake The GMAT More Than Twice.     Hi Kate, Thanks for your eval! I took the GMAT twice – in December scored 650 (Q39, V41, IR3, AWA6). Went in for a retake this week and scored a 690 (Q46, V38, IR6, AWA6). I’m concerned that this score is sub-700 and … Read more

Ask Kate: Low Quant on GMAT with Finance Background

If You’re Aiming For The Lauder Program, Retaking The GMAT Might Be A Good Move.     Hi Kate, I’m a Brazilian female applicant to the Wharton / Lauder program. I scored 700 (Q44/V41) and 7 on IR. I am concerned with my quant score. I have good track record on calculus and statistics at … Read more

Ask Kate: Low Quant and Low Verbal

If you want acceptance into the top MBA programs, a good quant and verbal score is a must.     Hi Kate, Would love your opinion on my score as well as my chances on getting in to the top 10 schools. This is my third attempt of the GMAT- first attempt 600, second attempt … Read more

Ask Kate: GMAT with Low Quant and Low Verbal

A Low GPA and GMAT Score: Where To Go From Here     Kate, I was recently accepted to the McCombs School of Business at UT-Austin. I will be entering the Part-Time program. I have 4 years work experience, a 3.3 Undergrad GPA in Aerospace Engineering (Texas A&M), currently work as a Software Engineer at … Read more

Ask Kate: Engineer with Low Quant on GMAT Score

If your quant on the GMAT was low, you probably need to retake.     Hi Kate, I recently took the GMAT for the first time, and I scored a 710 – 6.0 AWA, 7.0 IR, 41Q, 46V. Strangely, I actually have a quantitative background, as I am a former engineer who now works in … Read more

Ask Kate: 650 GMAT Score with Low Quant

No matter why you take the GMAT, a decent quant score is important.     Hi Kate , I just gave my gmat today and was disappointed with my scores 650 q44, v 35 ir 7. I’m planning to go for masters in finance or masters in mangement. Is my score good enough or should … Read more

Ask Kate: Does Low Quant on GMAT equal Rejection?

How to know if you need to improve your quant on the GMAT.       I just took the GMAT for the first time and got a score of 730(Q47, V44). While I am happy with my overall score, I am somewhat concerned my quant score might not be good enough since it’s below … Read more

Ask Kate: Low Quant and Average School

If your GMAT score is 700, which MBA programs will accept your scores?   I just took the GMAT after a long prep and got a 700. My subscores were Q 44 V 41. I am concerned about the low 60th percentile quant. I have a major in accounting, minor in finance, with straight As, … Read more

Ask Kate: GMAT Score with Low Quant

Does a 45 quant call for a GMAT retake?     I understand that the 80% threshold is the gold standard for Quant scores, but I’m wondering at what point a Q score is considered low enough that an applicant should address it. I scored 45Q (68%)/ 44V (97%) which equated to a 720. Is … Read more

Ask Kate: Okay Quant, Low Verbal

Low Verbal on the GMAT?   If you receive your GMAT scores and are caught off guard by a low verbal score, there are steps you can take to improve this score. It is suggested to improve your English to read prolifically. It does not matter what you choose to read. You can read fiction … Read more

VERY low verbal, OK Quant – Minority ethnicity – Do I need to proof my English proficiency in a retake?

Ask Kate: If verbal is low, proofing English proficiency may be necessary in a GMAT retake.     Hi Kate, My question is also about my GMAT score like most people here. I got 700 (Q49,V35), which was surprising to me since I was always better in Verbal than Quant in any other exams I … Read more

Ask Kate: GMAT Score – Lowish Quant

Student scores a 660 on the GMAT with a low quant. Is it time to retake?   Hi Kate, First, thank you so much for the great advice. I scored 37 Verbal, 44 Quant (660), 5.5 Analytical Writing and 8 Integrated Reasoning. My target school is Emory’s One-Year MBA program. I come from a liberal … Read more

Ask Kate: GMAT Score Low 700’s, Quant Low 40’s

There’s no such thing as preparing too much to increase your quant on the GMAT.     I have been scoring 99th percentile for verbal (45+), and my math score has been hanging around 45,46,47…if my aggregate score is in the 730/740/750 range, will that still be cause for concern at the top tier programs … Read more

Ask Kate: High Quant Low Verbal

Does a high quant balance out a low verbal?     Hi Kate, Thank you for your article. I’m surprised to learn that a 50Q/35V is a rare space since that’s been my consistent range of scores. In light of the bad 35V number, I’m pleased to read here that a 47+ quant is favored … Read more