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Hi everyone, I need some advice with regards to whether I should even attempt at these top schools with my GRE scores. While my GRE scores are not bad, they are not great. This coupled with my lower CGPA gives me jitters on my chances of an admission at some school. I would appreciate if any of you could give me some unfiltered advice, I would much rather have brutal honesty than savory words. The weakness in my application stems from my low cGPA and my low-ish GRE quant score. Intended graduate major: Data Analytics/Data Science Schools that I am applying to: Cornell, MIT, NYU, Columbia, Northwestern, UVA, USC, Maryland, UT Austin, CMU, UChicago Profile: Undergrad: Top 20 US B-school Majors: Finance and MIS with a minor in Analytics CGPA: 3.27 Major GPAs: 3.4 and 3.8 GRE: 164 (V) 163 (Q) 4.5 (AWA) Publications: One at Cutter, one paper submitted for review for IEEE and, working on a signed book deal with a major publisher on the same research Recommendations: 3 top professors with only one being less stronger than the other two Experiences: More Finance based with the last being at a Real Estate Private Equity firm Data-related experiences: Part-time data analyst at start up, Coursera courses, Business Analytics minorI I am planning to add safeties schools soon but to be honest, I don't think I would even go if I do not get into any one of the above. Please let me know your honest thoughts about my profile.