I'm wondering if anyone knows how one's undergrad eduaction will influence one's acceptance to grad school. For example, would it be better to get a bachelor's degree from an ivy league school or from a state school to attend an ivy league grad program? My reasoning is that since a bright individual will likely stand out more in a less-competitive state school, they will have a better chance of acceptance if they apply to a prestigious grad school than if they were a mediocre student at an ivy league college (due to universities trying to obtain diversity). Can anyone please tell me if this is good reasoning? Please cite personal experiences if necessary.