Good GPA + DAT >>>>>>>> Research.they seem to emphasize it pretty heavily... if you're just average, is it a no?
Mayo on a sandwich, butter on toast, mustard on a hot dog. I could keep going with better analogies...Good GPA + DAT >>>>>>>> Research.
Research is only icing on the cake, assuming u have a cake. Icing w/o cake is disgusting. Likewise, research is never a deal maker/breaker.
I bet there will be someone thinking "well I just eat the icing and throw away the cake," but lets not take my analogy too seriously.