Obviously the first place to look when considering whether you can make it into a top MBA program is the school’s class profile. You need to know their average GPA and GMAT and age. This is the necessary start to your strategy. If your stats are too far off of any (or all) of these averages, then it is a sign you’re not hitting the marks on a typical student at this school. That’s not at all where the analysis must end though — and if you ARE hitting on those averages, it’s no guarantee you’ll get in.
Each individual’s outcome in the admissions process is dependent upon the whole package that they present to the school. This is what the admissions folks mean when they say they do a “holistic review.”
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