Out of all the schools I applied to, Ross by far had the most structured day and was the most well-coordinated, well-planned and immersive experience. I really appreciated this about Ross. Everything from the complimentary notebooks, breakfast spread, tight schedule and availability of adcom/students really made a very good impression on me.
Check-in started early in the day and the whole group of interviewees were then split into two groups to interview. My interviewer was a current student who was very engaging and well-meaning. No surprise questions here besides going through your resume, normal behavioral questions, why Ross and questions about experiences collaborating, learning from mistakes and proudest accomplishments.
Then it was off to lunch and the group activity. I have to admit I was a little bit nervous about the group activity, but at least for me, the people in my group were all great. As others have mentioned, you get a set of words to formulate a problem statement and solution off of. It’s not technical at all, but just requires a logical way of thinking. You then “present” to your two evaluators which was very laid-back and our team really worked really well with each other.
Lunch happened at a local pizza spot (where the group activity took place) along with mingling with current students/prospective students followed. Then, a panel of students answered more formal as well as informal questions we had.
Lastly, we had an awesome class that was taught to end the day. It was really engaging and I personally learned a lot about a topic I had never explored before.
Overall, if my decision was based on the experience on interview day alone, I would pick Ross hands down. The attention to detail, availability of all the students, planned activities and general structure of the whole day was the best experience I had in all of my interviews and spoke volumes about its culture. I got an admit, but don’t think I will attend which I am sad about. For me, I was admitted to an M7 school and I hate to say it, but the rankings superseded my experience.