We are excited to kick off Real Humans: MBA Students with the Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2024. In this annual series, new MBA students provide firsthand insights into the academic and student life at their leading business schools.
Michigan Ross welcomed 380 students to the Class of 2024. Forty-two percent of the new group are women and 36 percent are international. Forty-two percent identify as U.S. students of color. During their undergraduate years, the Ross MBA Class of 2024 averaged a GPA of 3.5. Thirty-eight percent had majored in business, 40 percent in STEM and 22 percent in humanities.
When it came time to take the GMAT, Ross students’ average score landed at 720 and the middle 80 percent ranged from 680 to 760. For those who took the GRE, both quant and verbal scores came in at an average of 160.
The Ross MBA Class of 2024 averages 5.6 years of work experience. Nearly a fifth come from a consulting background while 14 percent each came from health or finance. Eleven percent come from education/non-profit/government work. Another 11 percent had jobs in tech prior to the MBA and seven percent came from the military. Others had worked in CPG, energy, and other industries.
Click through the next pages to meet new members of the Ross MBA Class of 2024, as they share their profiles and perspectives.