What schools should I look at?

<p>I'm a 24 year old Male
( I think Hispanic, at least as defined by most applications [partially of Spaniard ancestry?])
3.6 GPA
4 years of solid Commercial Real Estate experience (market stinks now want to switch careers)
Able to get some very good recommendation letters if needed either from teachers or well known business people or both</p>

<p>The bad:
Did awful back in high school (1.7) just totally stopped caring midway through
SAT's were 1000 out of 1600
I think I actually got decent ACT scores although I don't remember what they were...anyway not that it matters much.</p>

<p>What I do want is the best school for launching a career in management consulting.
That would mostly mean anything which is a Tier 1 school with a solid business program.
Can I get into anything decent enough?</p>

<p>I don't know what the best school you can go to is, but in my opinion, I honestly think your best option is to go to a community college and finally transfer to any school you want.</p>

<p>A good example would be the first guy from the official transfer 2010 list. He dropped out of high school and made it to Cornell.
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/transfer-students/926843-official-2010-transfer-decisions.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/transfer-students/926843-official-2010-transfer-decisions.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>my bad not Cornell, he made it to Columbia lol</p>

<p>oh sorry if i wasn't clear the 3.6 is from a community college</p>

<p>What state are you a legal resident of? Normally state universities set aside some spaces for people transferring from in state community colleges. Also, you may have to retake the SAT. Colleges normally need an SAT taken within the last few years, and it sounds like yours was taken a while ago. Admittedly that varies from college to college, but you may want to look at retaking the SAT or taking the ACT (some people find it easier than the SAT). You might also want to consider taking the SAT II, as there are a few schools that require SAT II's to get in. Finally, what year are you? If you're a freshman at CC, then you should probably spend an extra year to bring up your GPA.</p>

<p>Legal resident of NJ but Rutgers which is the best school in nj outside of Princeton isn't great. Most schools I've seen say that you shouldn't retake your Sat's at my age and many say at my age I shouldn't even send them. I have one semester left of CC. I'd really like to get into a top 50. Any chance?</p>

<p>If you have done 2 yrs in community college(around 58+ credits) you should be able to get into a lot of good school and they mostly likely wont even need your high school transcripts or SAT. When i say good, i don't mean Ivies but other good schools like Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State, UMiami.</p>

<p>believe it or not penn states business program won't accept transfers with over 30 credits....go figure other than that the other three look like some solid schools thanks for the advice</p>

<p>oh my bad, I thought that was your high school GPA lol. If this is the case, then you've got plenty of options. I think you'll easily match any school from rank 30-50 with a 3.6 GPA, but your course curriculum will also be a factor.</p>