So let's see how this affects our GMAT assessment. First, we need the overall Global GMAT average.
So here's how the college degree affects ones' GMAT competitiveness. *** Wharton GMAT score was taken from their 2007 class profile.
Don't freak out. Remember, this is only part of the picture. But, this clearly shows the gap in expectation of scores between majors. Ask any Admission's committee member and they'll all say that the your undergraduate major does play a role in what they expect your GMAT score to be.
The section below will clearly show how the multiple factors come together to form a more reasonable GMAT score that is closer to what an admissions committee member would expect of your GMAT score.
Putting the past weeks data together, you should be able to see how to formulate your own customized competitive GMAT score.
*** Wharton's GMAT score was taken from their 2006 class profile.
The combination of background scores in the chart above is far closer to the actual competitive score than any of the GMAT charts that I've presented over the last week. Nevertheless, it's still too simplistic. Your gpa, resume background, life achievements, quality of essays also affect your competitive GMAT score. Other than the gpa, these othe qualities are nearly impossible to quantify. These non-quantifiable factors are what I call the X factors.
DISCLAIMER-DISCLAIMER-DISCLAIMER-DISCLAIMER I do not recommend using this formula template as the end-all solution to identifying your exact competitive GMAT score. It's merely a strong foundation.