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When i first started looking at schools, i was told that Ross isnt as strict on the GMAT as some (like NYU or Yale). But now i see, as of this year, the average gmat is 720. Has Ross become that much more competitive or is this brought up dramatically from International applicants?
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Buck92 wrote:
When i first started looking at schools, i was told that Ross isnt as strict on the GMAT as some (like NYU or Yale). But now i see, as of this year, the average gmat is 720. Has Ross become that much more competitive or is this brought up dramatically from International applicants?
They really skyrocketed in the US News & World Report ranking up to number 7 when they were usually hovering around 11 or so. Major bump and I imagine that that has increased the caliber of applicants and along with that hire GMAT scores.

Keep in mind that what GMAT score do you need to have is frankly very related to how diverse or over-represented you are in the applicant pool. If you are an Iranian feminist the threshold for you is going to be a lot lower than if you are an Indian male IT guy.

If you are a diverse applicant, they will try to find a way to get you through the door as long as they feel that you will be able to handle the coursework. So in those situations it really helps to complete the MBA math program http://MBAMATH.com
This will assure them that you won't flunk out.

Another strategy is to try out the GRE, I don't remember if Ross publishes their GRE but if a school doesn't sometimes that's kind of a wild card for you.

One of my applicants couldn't get higher than a 650 on the GMAT and so he took the GRE, the quant was good, the verbal was terrible and he's at Wharton. He got a $30K scholarship at Wharton and was also offered $40K from Ross that he turned down.

Wharton doesn't publish GRE scores so they would love to have his French citizenship as a source of diversity French aren't rare among applicants but they are underrepresented. They know he's not going to flunk out - he was an engineer so little fear of that.

Don't forget to think about other ways to establish your numeracy and communication skills, point to those in the optional.

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Originally posted by MBAPrepCoach on 02 Dec 2018, 12:32.
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unfortunately i am a white male so i imagine i would need to be around their average, correct?
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unfortunately i am a white male so i imagine i would need to be around their average, correct?
If you're from United States, it depends on citizenship largely. They also consider diversity in terms of people who have underrepresented jobs. Like they can't pack the whole class full of Consultants or those were the financial services background so that sometimes helps. Think about this in terms of what unique contribution you can bring to the class, if you can do that then they're more motivated to ease up on the statistics ( after you reach a certain threshold) but it has to be really well-articulated and clear.

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For ross you need at least a 740 as international to stand a chance. Its very hard I would say even harder than harvard at times as gmat and gpa heavily plays into equation unlike harvard where profile dominates

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