Umich Ross culture, competitiveness, and placement
I've been admitted into the University of Michigan's Ross school of business and am ecstatic. Lately though, I've been reading some concerning things:
Some posters are saying that despite its target status, most's and EB's recruit through very selective clubs? I was kind of under the impression that once I had made it to a target I was set (Meaning - I am past the part of luck (some douche club frat not accepting me because of stupid things) determining my immediate future). I was looking to get into a BB or EB out of undergrad and being that Ross is a target how much do these clubs play a role.
I also would like to know abt any current or former Ross student's experience at the school in general and the vibe/culture of the university. I was reading that Ross is very competitive, and its cutthroat, which is one of the reasons why I avoided Stern. Is this the reality at Ross? Do people at UM view Ross as elitist? What is Ross's layman prestige?
Overall I really like the school and seem to like the architecture but once other decisions roll around (Upenn CAS, Georgetown McDonough, and ND Mendoza) these issues (Coupled with the outrageous OOS tuition) may all affect my ultimate decision.