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Student Body

MBA Student Profile — Class Entering 2014 (January and August)

Applications Received: 5799
Admitted: 1056
Enrolled: 743, divided into 11 clusters
January Entry Class Size: 199, divided into 3 clusters
August Entry Class Size: 544, divided into 8 clusters
GMAT Scores (average): 716
GMAT Scores (middle 80%): 680–760
Undergraduate GPA (average): 3.5
Undergraduate GPA (middle 80%): 3.1–3.8
Work Experience (average): 5 years
Work Experience (middle 80%): 3–7 years
At Least One Year of Work Experience: 99%
Average Age: 28
Age Range (middle 80%): 25–30
Women: 36%
Minority of US Origin: 32%
International Citizens: 41%

Undergraduate Major

  Social Science 38%
  Business 28%
  Engineering 17%
  Humanities 8%
  Sciences 6%
  Other 2%
  Technology 1%

Previous Industries

  Financial Services 28%
  Consulting 25%
Marketing/Media 10%
  Private Equity 8%
  Technology 7%
  Other 5%
  Nonprofit 5%
  Military/Govt 4%
  Healthcare 3%
  Real Estate 2%
  Energy 2%
  Manufacturing 2%

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