Certainly a higher score is a plus in the admissions process, and sometimes even in scholarship consideration. Keep in mind admissions decisions are made holistically though, so even those with top scores can be turned away if their essays and resume, work experience & interview etc are not compelling and don't make a great case for why you'll bring a lot to the class, and why you need this MBA from their school. As you go down the rankings, average GMAT scores tend to go down as well and higher scores can make more of a difference. Good luck and work on those essays asap!
Hi Jen! Thank you so much! I'll definetely be working hard on my essays, I was just wondering if the email actually meant something or it was just something that I shouldn't really pay attention to. I hadn't considered Carnegie Mellon before so the email really made me think about it, but if it means nothing maybe I shouldn't
Again, thank you so much!