Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2024: Strong Academics, Gains in Representation
The University of Michigan Ross School of Business welcomed a diverse MBA Class of 2024. Here are some key elements of the profile:
|Average Undergraduate GPA||3.5|
|Percent majoring in STEM||40%|
|Percent majoring in business||38%|
|Percent majoring in humanities||22%|
|Average GMAT Score||720|
|GMAT Score Middle 80%||680 – 760|
|GRE Average Quant||160|
|GRE Average Verbal||160|
|Countries Represented (by citizenship)||39|
|Average Work Experience||5.6 years|
The Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2024 is comprised of 380 students. Forty-two percent of the new class are women and 36 percent are international. Ross made the most gains in U.S. minority representation, as this year, 42 percent of U.S. or Permanent Resident students identify as American Indian,, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Other Pacific Islander, Asian American, Black/African American, Hispanic or Latinx. This represents a six percent increase over the Class of 2023. Twenty-three percent are U.S. underrepresented minorities, that is students who identify as American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Other Pacific Islander, Black/African American or Hispanic or Latinx. The school also reports that 14 percent are first-generation students and another seven percent are veterans. Nine percent identify as LGBTQIA2S+.
Professional and Academic Background
Ross’s MBAs are academic high achievers. The average GMAT score landed at 720–just a 2 point drop from last year–and GRE takers maintained the averages of 160 Quant and 160 Verbal. During their undergraduate years, Ross MBAs earned an average 3.6 GPA. Forty percent hold undergraduate degrees in a STEM discipline, representing an eight percent increase over last year. Business majors ran a close second, at 38 percent. Twenty-two percent earned degrees in the humanities.
The class’s professional careers average 5.6 years before entering the program. Nineteen percent come from a consulting background. Fourteen percent each came from health or finance. Eleven percent each had worked in tech or education/non-profit/government fields.