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    Ross School of Business 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    Ross School of Business was established in 1924. It is the business school of the University of Michigan. The school offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in business administration, accounting, management and supply chain management. It is one of the top business schools in the U.S. with impeccably high rankings.

    In Fall 2019, the school had a total enrollment of 4,249 students. The student population of the University is diverse and represents 50 states and 128 countries. University of Michigan follows a highly selective admission procedure. It had an acceptance rate of only 23% in Fall 2019 which itself explains the degree of competitiveness of admission.

    Some points to be kept in mind while applying to the Ross School of Business are listed below:

    • The business school accepts applications for admission during the Fall and Spring semester.
    • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the deadlines.
    • The University offers early action and regular decision deadlines.
    • For evaluation of undergraduate applications, preference is given to applications with Ross Admissions Portfolio.
    • International applicants must submit applications with course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services (WES).
    • The application fee for a full-time MBA program is 200 USD.
    • Students applying for MBA programs are recommended to apply in the first and second round to have sufficient time for the visa application process.
    • The MBA class of 2021 consists of 27% international students.

    COVID-19 Admission Updates

    • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in-person conduct of GMAT/ GRE tests has been suspended. In view of this, Ross School of Business has waived this requirement for admission to one-year master’s programs starting in Summer/ Fall 2021.
    • Classes throughout Fall 2020 will be conducted in hybrid mode i.e. a combination of online and in-person classes.

    Highlights

    Application Portal UG: Common Application/ Coalition Application
    PG: Online Application
    Application Fee UG: 75 USD
    PG: 100 USD
    Mode of Payment Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card
    Average SAT score 1480
    Average ACT score 34
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake Sessions Spring/ Fall
    Work Experience Required for graduate programs
    Financial Aid Scholarships, grants, loan

    Ross School of Business Admission Deadlines

    International students applying for undergraduate admissions are recommended to apply for early admissions to receive maximum consideration. The application deadlines are given in the table below:

    Decision Type Deadline
    Undergraduate Applicants
    Early Action November 1
    Regular Decision February 1

    Ross School of Business International Student Admissions

    Ross School of Business accepts international applicants from all over the world given that they meet their eligibility criteria for the choice of program. For the admissions, the applicants are required to provide their past academic qualifications and submit all the required documents before the deadline mentioned. The admission process is similar for the domestic and international applicants, though the international applicants are required to meet some additional requirements to study in the U.S.

    Application Portal: Common Application or Coalition Application

    Application Fee: 75 USD

    Basic Admission Requirements: International applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission at Ross School of Business:

    • A completed application form
    • Official high school transcripts
    • Transcripts must be accompanied by an official English translation if it is not issued in English.
    • Average high school GPA of 3.91
    • School report
    • SAT or ACT test scores (Average SAT score: 1480; Average ACT score: 34)
    • Essay
    • One teacher evaluation
    • Recommendation from a counselor
    • Proof of English language proficiency
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial stability

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    International students whose primary language is not English are required to submit results of English language proficiency test scores for admission. Ross School of Business accepts a number of English language proficiency tests minimum requirements of which are given in the table below:

    Test Minimum Score Requirement
    TOEFL (IBT) 100
    TOEFL (PBT) 600
    IELTS 7.0
    SAT (EBRW) 650
    ACT (English) 27
    PTE 68
    CAE 185
    CPE B
    ECPE C

    Visa Process for International Students

    International students seeking admission to any institution in the U.S. must possess a suitable student visa for the duration of the program. I-20 Certificate of Eligibility is issued by the university to all successful students upon admission. Students must apply for the F-1 student visa on time to prevent any procedural delay. The following documents are required to apply for a visa:

    • Acceptance letter from the university.
    • I-20 Certificate of Eligibility
    • Valid passport
    • Passport sized photograph
    • Receipt of payment visa application fee
    • Receipt of SEVIS fee payment
    • Proof of financial stability
    • Letter of scholarship
    • Proof of English language proficiency
    • Proof of ties with home country

    After successful submission of application, students must schedule an interview with the nearest embassy.

    Ross School of Business Undergraduate Admissions

    Ross School of Business offers undergraduate programs in Business Administration. Other options include Business and Entrepreneurship minors. Students are required to submit the complete application form of undergraduate along with the necessary documentation for admission.

    Where to Apply: Common Application or Coalition Application

    Application Fee: 75 USD

    Admission Requirements: Applicants are required to submit the following at the time of Admission-

    • Completion of 12 years of academic education with first-class grades
    • Official high school transcripts
    • Average high school GPA of 3.91
    • Official school report
    • English language proficiency test scores
    • SAT or ACT scores (Average SAT score: 1480; Average ACT score: 34)
    • One letter of recommendation preferably from a teacher
    • Counselor recommendation
    • Essays
    • Ross Admissions Portfolio

    Ross School of Business Graduate Admissions

    Ross School of Business offers graduate degrees in Accounting, Supply Chain Management and Business Administration. The MBA program offers options of full-time, part-time, executive education and global MBA. GMAT or GRE scores are essential for admission to graduate programs.

    Where to Apply: Online Application

    Application Fee: 100 USD (200 USD for MBA)

    Admission Requirements: The following documents must be attached along with the application for admission to graduate programs:

    • Completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
    • Official transcripts with course-by-course evaluation from WES.
    • GMAT or GRE scores (temporarily waived)
    • Resume
    • Essay
    • Recommendations
    • Interview
    • Proof of English language proficiency

    Specific requirements to get admitted to the graduate programs are given in the table below:

    Requirements Master of Business Administration Master of Accounting Master of Supply Chain Management Master of Management
    Application Fee 200 USD 100 USD 100 USD 100 USD
    Application Deadline Round 1: September 14
    Round 2: January 4
    Round 3: March 29
    Round 4: June 1
    Early decision: December 1
    Final deadline: March 1
    Early decision: December 1
    Final deadline: March 1
    Early decision: December 1
    Final deadline: March 1
    GMAT/GRE Required, average GMAT score of 719 Required, average GMAT score of 650 Required, average GMAT score of 680 Required, average GMAT score of 680 or GRE(quant/ verbal) score of 158/155
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required
    Average GPA 3.5 on 4.0 3.7 on 4.0 3.5 on 4.0 3.6 on 4.0
    Essay Required, 200 words Required, 200 words Required, 200 words Required, 200 words
    Work Experience Recommended, average work experience of 5 years Recommended Recommended Recommended
    CV/Resume Required Required Required Required
    Recommendations Required, 1 recommendation Required, 2 references Required, 2 references Required, 2 references
    Interview Required, formal interview Required, 30 minutes interview Required, 30 minutes interview Required, 30 minutes interview

    The University releases admission decisions within six weeks of submission of the application. However, depending on the bulk of applications received the time for processing applications may vary from one to eight weeks. Only complete applications with all supporting materials including recommendations, transcripts and test scores will be evaluated for admission.

    To make your application stand out from the lot, it is recommended to have extracurricular involvements and work experience. Personal essays should reflect my contribution to the university and the reason to join the university and program in particular.

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