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 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.
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.
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