Went to a low ranked state school but was a math major and graduated with a 3.46 GPA. How big of a factor does your undergrad rank play in application? Looking to get into a T15.

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I went to a probably lower school and have a lower GPA in a less quant major. I’m aiming HSW with the right GMAT + WE + Story.

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