I've noticed that for a lot of the comparably ranked schools, the 80% GPA range could start anywhere as low as 2.9 to 3.1... but for Haas, the 80% range starts at a whopping 3.3.
I clocked in at a not-so-solid 3.1 from a state school, and while I'm currently developing an alternate transcript, I'm afraid that my 3.1 would disqualify me from Haas. (I got an A in Precal, an A in calculus, and an A- in Statistics) This is a shame to me because I currently live in California, work in Finance, and would love to pay in-state tuition at Haas and end up in San Fran. My GMAT is a 740, so it isn't that it's a complete shot in the dark... but I'm afraid I might be far more competitive at schools like Duke, Chicago, or Columbia that are similarly ranked but put far more emphasis on the gmat and dip into the 2.9 range on their 80% GPA range. Should I even bother applying?
Also, does Haas favor california residents?