Hi all,
I recently took the GRE for the second time and my score was not great.
  • My first attempt was 317 (160Q and 157V, 3.5 AWA)
  • My second attempt was 313 (163Q, 150V and TBA AWA).
  • GPA 3.93/4.0 ; good extracurricular activities
  • 1.5 years of work experience.
  • International Student

My Quant score was a little bit higher but my verbal score dropped significantly for whatever reasons. I hope to get into some MBA in Finance, or MS in Finance or MS in Stats of good universities. One of my dream school is Columbia but I am afraid my mediocre GRE score will not get me there. Please please help me by suggesting which score should I report (since they were both not great) and which way I can offset this score in my application. Should I mention that I used to reach 157 in Verbal and I got a good GPA to prove my sufficient verbal skill?

Thanks for all help!