- During the 2017-2018 cycle, the school lured 375 students, down from the 399 who comprise the 2019 Class.
- There were 150 fewer applications, a number that’s coupled with a 2% uptick in acceptance rate to 23%.
- The average GMAT was 717 GMAT – up four points (the school’s best number since the 2016 Class).
- The undergraduate GPA also remained relatively steady, slipping by a negligible .03 of a point.
- The percentage of women slipped by three points
- There was a two-point gain with the percentage of international students.
- The number of international students at Stern has jumped by eight percentage points over the past three classes, a tribute to the increasingly-cosmopolitan nature of the program.
- Last year, business majors accounted for 36% of the class. This year, that number was sliced to 29%.
- The humanities and social sciences, which jumped a combined 4% (with humanities comprising 17% of the class and social sciences another 16%). Similarly, STEM majors climbed three points to 20%, with economics holding steady at 18%.
- Overall, Stern drew the largest percentage of students from the financial services sector. At 26%, finance professionals double their nearest bloc – consultants – which come in a 13%.
- No profession makes up 10% of the class with the biggest blocs including technology (9%), entertainment and media (7%), military and government (7%), and consumer products (6%).
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- Record average GMAT score of 718
- International students 29 percent of the entering class, down from 34 percent a year earlier.
- The incoming class represents 36 different countries, on par with the Class of 2019.
- At 693, the average GMAT score for the full-time MBA class set a new school record, while the median of 700 “holds steady from previous years.”
- The average work experience is up 0.23 years from 5.36 to 5.59 years.
- International students in the full-time MBA Class of 2020 come from 37 countries.
- Total applications (1,459) represent a 16.2 percent drop year over yea
- The top three industries pursued by graduates of the Class of 2017, the most recent class for which employment data has been published, were consulting (33 percent), finance (25 percent), and general management (20 percent).
- Of the 440 incoming students, 42 percent are women, an 8 percent increase over the Class of 2019.
- Incoming students come from 19 different fields. Unlike the Class of 2019, consulting makes up the largest sector of incoming students, accounting for 24 percent of the Class of 2020.
- Students with financial services work experience make up 22 percent of the class, a 2 percentage point decrease over last year, when they outnumbered all others.
- Other popular pre-MBA fields include hospital/healthcare/health services (7 percent), information technology (5 percent), nonprofit/education/special organization (5 percent), and energy/chemical/gas (5 percent).