That’s a 36% acceptance rate, compared to the 10% or 11% acceptance rate in the Preferred Admit program.What do students applying through the regular admissions process need to do to get an edge in the admissions process? The first conversations I have every year are with the 4.0s that are not admitted.Besides being ranked Top 10 by US News & World Report in 9 out of 10 MBA specializations, Ross also boasts centers focused on social impact: the Center for Social Impact, the Center for Positive Organizations, and the ERB Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, where he has been since 2014.
Previously he was a Corporate Recruiter for Target and Assistant Director of Admissions for the University of Notre Dame.
“We do a lot of action-based learning and group-based projects.
We want to make sure our students are good communicators and collaborative and I think there’s a really strong idea of students having a ‘pay it forward trait’ – people really care about helping each other out here.”Podcast: Play in new window | Download Son Nguyen, Associate Director of Admissions, discusses what makes the Michigan Ross MBA and culture unique and offers his best tips for how to stand out in your essays and interviews.
She often has to advise parents and students on what the next steps should be if they don’t get one of the coveted 500 seats in the class, and explain how they can still have a Ross-like experience without getting a bachelor of business administration degree.“I often feel that we’re the office of denial, not the office of admission,” said Moody Rideout, who held counseling roles at the University of South Carolina and Ohio Wesleyan University before coming to the University of Michigan in 2007.
“ A student who is turned away for regular admissions feels that it is their last shot, so that is where the counseling approach comes in.
It is crucial to our process.”It is getting harder than ever for students to land a seat in Ross’ highly regarded three-year undergraduate business program, ranked #12 in Bloomberg Businessweek’s most recent undergraduate ranking.
Last year, the school received about 3,000 applications from high school seniors, of whom only 340 were offered a spot in the 2014-15 class.
Ross has the academic heft to go along with its devoted alumni base.
Also interesting is Michigan Ross’ placement footprint not just in the Midwest (as expected) but in the West (20%) and Northeast US (20%).