An honest assessment of your credentials is that your work/volunteer experience is excellent but your undergraduate GPA and GRE scores are only average. In the context of an application to a top tier graduate program, the two most important parts of your application are your GPA and GRE scores. Many of these types of schools do not have a minimum GPA or GRE score to be considered for admission, and many evaluate each applicant individually or “holistically” for admission; however, despite there being no official minimum for admission, these types of schools often rely on what are called “historical trends” as guidelines for admission, . admission officers evaluate applicants by comparing them to the standards set by previously admitted students. As you can imagine, the standards set by previously admitted students to these types of schools are fairly high…
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