Chance me? U of M Ross Business School

Let me know what you think…


-White, FEMALE
-Well known/respected public school in Michigan
-Upper-middle class
-Brother in UofM Engineering, Father went to UMich


-GPA: 3.9 UW, 4.05 W
-Rank: N/A
-ACT: 30 (32 E, 31 R, 29 M, 29 S, 11 Writing)
-APs: AP Lang, AP Envir Sci, AP Gov: 3
-Senior courseload: Ap Studio Art, AP psych, AP Lit, finance and investing

Intended Major

-Ross School of Business (BBA, Marketing)


-President and Founder of Interact Club, Rotary International
-Varsity Pom Pon Captain (4 years)
-Link Crew Leader
-Op/Ed section editor, Design Editor & Manager for School Newspaper
-Varsity Track and Field
-JV Softball (2 years), starting pitcher
-Model United Nations travel team

-Nominee by Bloomfield Rotary Club for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference
-The nominee by teacher for Equitable Futures Oakland Conference
-The Award of Excellence, Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Journalism Camp
-Outstanding Community Service Award, Oakland County Scholarship Program
-Oakland Athletic Association Track and Field Scholar Athlete Award (for every sport)
-OAA Highest a cumulative GPA award for Softball

-40 Hours of community service helping in Lima, Peru
-5+ hours MIFA student debate camp
-5+ hours school Board Meeting and Tech crew
-3+ hours senior center 5K walk administrator

Summer ECs
-Two-month position as a camp counselor for 12-year-old girls
-MIPA camp, Four-day summer journalism workshop camp conference


-President of Rotary Club and ~my~ Interact club Advisor (9/10)
-Newspaper/English Teacher (10/10)

Essays and portfolio:
-Hopefully 10/10 Essay
-My portfolio is really good!! It’s a personal website of an accumulation of everything design/journalism/entrepreneur related work over my high school years

Other Notes

-Extremely high interest in Ross/UofM
-Hopefully, they will want an ambitious girl like me! Not the highest scores but definitely have a lot of talent and maintained great grades in school.

Thanks for taking the time to read this! I really want to go Ross and I hope that my love for UofM can project in my supplementals. Any ADVICE would be appreciated!!

Yeah you’re good.

How many of your current classmates may also be applying to Ross or UM in general? How does your ACT/GPA compare to this subset?

You seem to be well aware of your situation. Varsity Pom Pom Captain (4 Years) may help more than most might think. It should get your app a closer read than typically warranted for one with a 30 ACT applying to one of the best business schools in the world. I hope that you are admitted ! Good luck !

You should retake your ACT.

According to this

the average ACT is about 33.

I would aim for at least a 32. Being female may help a bit since pre-admits are only 38%.