Your Chances at Ross: Acceptance Rate & Other Factors

2022-2023 Application Cycle: Special Note for Round 2 and Round 3 Applicants Invited for an MBA Interview

Wondering about your chances now that you’ve been invited to an interview?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to answer to this question with certainty, as business schools do not publish figures on interview invites.

It is safe to guess that MBA programs interview approximately double the number of people they intend to admit. In crude terms, this means that your chances of acceptance are good—around 50%.

But remember that there are other factors at play which are not reflected in this generalized statement:

  • The post-interview decision will still depend on the strength of your application: outstanding applicants will have a better chance both pre- and post-interview.
  • Less competitive applicants—with lower GMAT scores, sub-optimal employers, and a less prestigious undergraduate degree—will be under more pressure to impress than a highly competitive applicant.
  • Anyone can have a surprising interview—for better or for worse.

Regardless of your initial application, your next step should be to prepare as effectively as possible for your MBA interview—with someone who has interview experience and an understanding of the program you’re applying to.

Menlo Coaching offers personalized, professional MBA interview preparation, tailored to your specific target programs.

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Do you want to attend one of the best business schools in the country? Have you decided where you’d like to apply? To answer this question, you may be wondering where you’ll likely be accepted. To help, we’ve put together some fast facts covering key admission factors to help you determine your odds of getting accepted into the Michigan Ross MBA Program.

If you’re wondering how difficult it is to get into the Ross School of Business, then you’ve come to the right place. On this page, we’ll give you a quick overview of what it takes to get into University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and help you understand whether your profile is a good fit for the Michigan Ross MBA program.

(Note: This page highlights Ross’s full-time MBA program. The other program options at Ross are the Evening MBA, the Weekend MBA, the Executive MBA, and the Global MBA.)

Fast Facts: Ross MBA

Acceptance Rate28
GMAT Average720
GPA Average3.5
Avg. Years Work Experience5.6

Source: Michigan Ross, Class of 2024 data

University of Michigan, Ross School of Business

Undergraduate Majors Represented in Ross’s MBA Program 

The top undergraduate majors represented in Ross’s MBA program are Business (38%), STEM (40%), and Humanities (22%).

Top Undergraduate Universities from Ross’s MBA Class

The undergraduate universities most represented in Ross’s MBA class profile are: 

  • University of Michigan
  • Michigan State University
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Penn State University
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Cornell University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Wayne State University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Washington University in St. Louis

If your undergraduate college is listed above, that means that Ross has accepted many applicants with your education background in the past. It also shows that candidates who have gone to these schools have considered applying to Ross, and it is one indication that the business school has found students who have completed their undergraduate education at these universities to be successful.  

Ross’s Top Pre-MBA Industries

Ross’s top pre-MBA industries are consulting (19%), health: (14%), finance: (14%), and education/non-profit/government: (11%).

Looking at the pre-MBA industries shows you whether your profile is well-represented at Ross. Don’t worry if you don’t see your industry on the list—there might not be many students enrolled from your industry simply because many candidates didn’t apply to the program in the first place. The same goes for the pre-MBA employers data we’ve provided below.

Top Pre-MBA Employers Represented at Ross

The pre-MBA companies that are most represented in the Ross MBA class are: 

What does Ross value?

The Ross School of Business values smart applicants who have been successful in previous jobs. They also value applicants who can take initiative and be good team players.

Interested in finding out more about Ross? Visit our Michigan Ross overview page.