(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
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Not significantly. If it helps, it's only because it's an honest detailed and enthusiastic recommendation that highlights great qualities about you, not because it's from the alum.
By the way, a single "alumni" as you said, is actually called "alumnus" or "alumna." Alumni is plural.
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I've wondered about that myself. I don't think it will turn an auto reject into a yes, but I think it might help. I also think it probably makes a difference if the alum has connections with the school still (i.e. knows the dean of admissions/someone important).
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