About me -
I'm a regular guy. I'm an engineer and I didn't go to an Ivy League school as an undergraduate. For the Fall 2006 semester, I applied to 5 'Top-15' schools and I was accepted into all of them (except one).
Ultimately, I decided to attend the Tepper School at Carnegie Mellon University. This is my collection of what I learned in the admissions process.
I can't guarantee the value of any of my suggestions, but perhaps it will give you some ideas to consider. Click on the first link on left to get started.