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Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2023: Record-Setting Return

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The University of Michigan Ross School of Business MBA Class of 2023 Profile demonstrates a return to normal on some fronts as international students come roaring back, and the class reaches above and beyond with record academic achievement and representation.

In a statement provided by the school, Soojin Kwon, managing director of Full-Time MBA Admissions and Program at Michigan Ross stated, “The Class of 2023 has broken nearly all our admissions records after being selected from what was our most competitive applicant pool ever. We are incredibly excited to have these accomplished and talented students a part of our Full-Time MBA Program in our Michigan Ross community.”

Here are some key elements of the profile:

Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2023: Undergraduate Background

Average Undergraduate GPA 3.53
Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences 28%
Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math 32%
Percent majoring in business 42%

Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2023: GMAT Statistics

Average GMAT Score 722
GMAT Score Middle 80% 690 – 760

Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2023: GRE Statistics

GRE Average Quant 160
GRE Average Verbal 160

Ross MBA Class Profile: Student Characteristics

Women 46%
Countries Represented (by citizenship) 42
International Students 28%
Average Work Experience 5 years

International Students

This year’s incoming class of 398 future MBAs saw a surge in international students returning after COVID-related uncertainty and deferrals, with 42 countries represented by 28% of students, up from just 18% last year from 28 countries. While four of the top metro areas students came from are in the US—New York City,  Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C.—New Dehli rounded out the top five.

Women and Minority Representation

The Class of 2023 is 46% women, up from 43% last year and the highest percentage of women in the school’s history. Thirty-six percent of the class are US minorities, US citizens and permanent residents who identify as any ethnic group other than white, non-Hispanic. This ties last year’s record. The school also reports that 11% are first-generation students and another 5% are veterans.

Professional and Academic Background

Ross’s MBAs are academic high achievers. The average GMAT score of 722 and average GPA of 3.53 are both records. Sixty-six students are in the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Twelve percent of the incoming class hold a graduate degree already, and another 16% are in a dual degree program. Students whose undergraduate degrees were in the humanities increased by 5% to 28%, while business degree holders remained at 42% of the class. Thirty-two percent hold undergraduate degrees in a STEM field.

The class’s professional careers average five years before entering the program. Twenty-three percent come from a consulting background, while 13% were in education, the non-profit sector, or served in government. Eleven percent worked in finance, 8% in healthcare, and 4% in consumer goods.

Christina Griffith
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