Preferred Admission Criteria
Applications are reviewed holistically and are evaluated on the basis of the criteria listed below. Interviews are not part of the business school’s admission process.
- Good grades in challenging academic schedules, including quantitative courses.
- Highly competitive SAT and/or ACT scores.
- Deep engagement, initiative, and commitment over time. We’re looking for quality, not just quantity.
Compelling Application Essays
In order to be considered for preferred admission, you must apply in the U-M supplement to the common application and answer the second essay question, which is:
- "Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific
undergraduate College or School (including preferred admission and dual-degree programs) to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests?" (500 words maximum.)
The essay should clearly explain your interest in the Ross School of Business. Feel free to include additional interests -- as applicable. Avoid describing the University of Michigan, the Ross BBA Program, or our rankings and class statistics. Rather, highlight what’s important about and to you. Focus on your unique interests and goals and explain how the Ross BBA supports them.