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INFORMATION - APPLICATION FOR CLASS OF 2015

Essays
1. Introduce yourself to your future Ross classmates in 100 words or less.
2. Describe your career goals. How will an MBA from Ross help you to achieve those goals? (300 word maximum)
3. Describe a time in your career when you were frustrated or disappointed. What did you learn about yourself from that experience? (500 word maximum)
4. What are you most passionate about and why? How will this passion positively impact Ross (300 word maximum)
5. Optional question: Is there anything else you think the Admissions Committee should know about you to evaluate your candidacy? (500 word maximum)
(Official PDF Link: http://www.bus.umich.edu/Admissions/Fulltime_Essays.pdf)

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1. Please comment on the context of your interaction with the applicant. If applicable, briefly describe the applicant's role in your organization.
2. How does the candidate's performance compare to other well-qualified individuals in similar roles?
3. Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant's response (more recent examples preferred).
4. Please provide any additional comments about the applicant's performance, potential, or personal qualities you believe would be helpful to the Admissions Committee.

Application FAQs: http://www.bus.umich.edu/Admissions/Mba/MbaFaqs/


Class Profile - Class of 2014


Total Full-Time MBA Enrollment 1046
Applications 2,929
% Admitted 32%

Class Composition
Women - 31%
US Ethnic Minorities - 28%
International - 32%

Average Age - 28
Average Work Experience - 5 years

GMAT Middle 80% - 650 - 750
Average GMAT - 703
Average GPA - 3.4

Undergraduate Majors
Business Administration/Economics - 42%
Computer Science - 7%
Engineering - 22%
Humanities/Social Sciences - 17%
Math/Physical Sciences - 6%
Other - 6%

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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 12:36
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Just got an email at 4:33. I'm in. Oh wow.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 11:37
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Yay just got the call! Admitted with some money! :-D :-D :-D

I'm in LA btw.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 09:01
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Guys, I just read on the internet.
Our dear friend nyama, being the most impressive applicant Ross has ever seen, received an offer of admission 3 weeks earlier than everyone else. Soojin Kwon traveled a long way to extend the offer in person.
Unfortunately, Ross won't have the honor to have nyama as a student.
The Vatican just released the news today. The Pope resigned because His Holiness felt he was no longer the man for the job. Nyama will be moving to Rome in the fall.

We here at GMAT Club wish nyama the best of luck in this new blessed endeavour.

From now on, it's a sin to make fun of nyama, ok guys? Be careful, or you might end up in hell!
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 06:16
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WillstudyMBA4Money wrote:
Does anyone know whether we can expect a call before the 15th???

Thanks



This is the absolute worst first post I can possibly imagine. Two posts behind you is someone who just got a call.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2013, 05:33
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In Ross, based in Long Island (NY, GC holder). Got called at 9:00 am sharp, today. (waited for 2 days, and almost gave up)

1. GC holders are considered as international applicants. I asked specifically.
2. They called most people in Asia before me (cuz it's night there).
3. No schorlarship, I guess. I did not ask (too excited from too frustrated).
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2013, 10:05
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Invited! (international in US, calls are still going)

All smiles here
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2013, 12:46
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Hello all!
Good news (at least for you)!!
I have officialy declined my offer of admission (and consequently my scholarship $$) from Ross. My heart is broken, but unfortunately some personal circumstances do not allow me to accept the offer at the moment. I thought about paying the deposit to have a little more time to see if my circumstances would change, but I could not live with myself knowing that this selfish act would take another person's opportunity to attend such an incredible program. I'm really proud of being admitted, and I hope my decision will help someone out there achieve their goals and dreams.
Best of luck to all!
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2013, 17:29
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SauravD wrote:
About not entertaining scores in the range 680s or 690s - this is disappointing if true.

Their class profile however shows middle 80% in the range starting from 650. However, me being from engineering background and being an Indian female, I am not sure if the expectations are high.
I come with 8 years of work experience of which 5+ yrs is international, concentrating on CPG/Retail sector alone. I have a pretty decent GPA. I have not received an interview invite yet and I am beginning to get nervous.


If i had read rumors and mis-truths bandied about on this site, i would have never applied to Ross. People forget that the GMAT and GPA, they are part of the application, not the only aspect of the application.

I have a GPA of 2.5 undergrad and a GMAT of 630. I got my sweet interview invite yesterday. Watch this space, as i blow the interview out of the water and get in.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 11:45
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asiddiqi86 wrote:
If they call you for an interview, it means they are interested in admitting you. And they want to confirm, that you are the same person that they imagined from the application, plus get some more details, of course. The admission folks are busy people, they wont bother inviting someone if they have some doubts from the application. So if you are invited, you have a extremely good chance of getting in.


Yeah I agree with the above. Although I am not too sure how I did. Had a decent interview but there were 1 or 2 questions that I should have answered better. All in all i had a decent interview, not great. So I am not sure whether those questions will keep me out or do they take a more holistic approach in evaluating your personality.


If I may give my opinion, you should stop obsessing about it. Obviously, if you were invited to interview, your application was good enough to give you a decent shot at a spot on the class of 2015 (a better shot than those who didn't get invited have, wouldn't you agree?). Second of all, it is not '1 or 2 questions that you could have answered better' that is going to kill your chances. Everyone could have done something better in their application / interview, nobody is perfect. People in adcom are experienced, they obviously evaluate your candidacy as a whole, nobody has a perfect profile.

What I mean to say is, and I've said this before in other foruns here: believe in yourself and let it go! Your application has been sent, your interview is done, there is nothing else you can do about it. Hope for the best, and that positive energy might help you in the end.

All the best!
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2013, 00:30
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saga2525 wrote:
I just saw a South Park episode where Cartman freezes himself to wait for the Wii launch. What a terrific idea, I'll freeze myself until the 15th.


Lets hope ur Butters friend does not forget to unfreeze u when u receive the admit.
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NEW BLOG UPDATE!!!


Soojin seems like the greatest person ever. If only all schools followed Ross's lead!
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 08:43
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I think we need to post more questions that have been answered already.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 07:35
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My playlist for the day:

Call Me by Blondie

Never There by Cake.

Why Didn't You Call Me by Macy Grey.

No Reply by the Beatles.

Love It When You Call by The Feeling

Waiting For Your Phone Call by Anoraak

Any other recs?
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I got in!!!! Yipee! Can't wait! For general info, I'm a 35-yr old male from Nigeria.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2013, 19:33
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Hi those not admitted yet,

Don't lose your hope. I just want to share with you something I have learned for almost 3 years.

My stats: engineering with 6 years experience, low GPA (~3), GMAT 700. My only strong point is Extracurricular Activity. What I can say is a lot, I spend around 20 hours/week for it.

When I started thinking about a top MBA, i saw no hope because of my weak profile. However, I set a goal and gave it a try, started my GMAT 2 years ago, my first GMAT was 580, second 660 and the third 700. In fact, it was not a pleasant journey, a lot of pain and discouragement, but it was the only way for me to compensate my low GPA

I applied a top MBA last year, got interview and dinged, the adcom told me that my stats is too weak. I applied again this year the same school in round 1 and dinged without an interview.

I came to Ross when I did a research about schools and I think Ross is a great match for me. Ross essay gave me a lot of motivation. I only applied Ross since I do not see my values match with other schools. Even though I need an MBA but I do not buy the strategy of applying 3-4 schools to secure a position. In fact, my friends told me I did a risky bet, and I did not know whether I would be admitted.

A few days ago, when I browsed this forum and found that most of people here have a better profile than me (in term of GPA and GMAT), I was really worried, but I got a call last night and broke into my greatest happiness.

So, my lesson is that you may be worried, but don't lose your hope. If you really want an MBA, find the school that matches your value. It is really helpful when you apply to the school. It looks like a sharing process in which your essay, your interview are from your heart. I think it is the key I am admitted.

Good luck everyone.
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Yeah and Ann Arbor is eastern time zone so I doubt we will hear anything today


I just got the call, so they're going out. Very excited to get the good news! Best of luck to the rest of you guys.
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how and what do you know

I know I got woken up at 6:30 AM Bay Area time with a call from Ann Arbor.... :)
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Nothing on my end....anyone else??



Just got interview invite. 2nd invite of the day. 1st was Cornell.

Been a good day so far considering that it's my B'day.

Good Luck to yo' all.
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I called ross admissions office today about last wave of second round interview invitations. They said that tomorrow they are releasing the last wave of interview invitations for the round 2
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