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Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2024: Strong Academics, Gains in Representation

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The University of Michigan Ross School of Business welcomed a diverse MBA Class of 2024. Here are some key elements of the profile:

Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2024: Undergraduate Background

Average Undergraduate GPA3.5
Percent majoring in STEM40%
Percent majoring in business38%
Percent majoring in humanities22%


Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2024: GMAT Statistics

Average GMAT Score720
GMAT Score Middle 80%680 – 760


Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2024: GRE Statistics

GRE Average Quant160
GRE Average Verbal160


Ross MBA Class Profile: Student Characteristics

Countries Represented (by citizenship)39
International Students36%
Average Work Experience5.6 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.

Posted in: Class Profile, MBA News

Schools: Michigan / Ross

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Lauren Wakal

Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.

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