R3 is ultra competitive everywhere. This is because the schools have filled most if there spots and are only willin to admit the most exceptional candidates or candidates that help fill voids in the study body. If you fit into any of these categories, jump all over it!
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Jim Kernan is the Director of GMAT Operations at Stratus Prep and author of GMAT Materials for GMAT Prepster.