Friday, August 16, 2019
NYU Stern got a jump start on introducing their Full-Time MBA Class of 2021. This week, they released their preliminary class profile on their admissions website.
Of the 3,518 applicants hoping to join the NYU Stern Class of 2021, only 919 were admitted and 359 enrolled, for a 26 percent admission rate. Those students are, on average, 28 years old and have 5.2 years of professional experience. A few of them were also fresh graduates, with 3 percent having no work experience.
Dramatic Jumps in Academic Performance
One of the major highlights from the Stern Class of 2021 is the improved academic performance of the candidates.
- The average GMAT score rose 5 points, from 716 to 721
- Average GPAs increased from 3.45 to 3.52
There was also quite a difference regarding undergraduate majors. While a quarter of the Class of 2020 majored in business, that percentage increased to 30 for the new group. Meanwhile, the choice of engineering, math, or science as a major matched last year’s candidates at 22 percent. The third most popular major for the Class of 2021 was social sciences (19 percent) followed by economics (15 percent). This is a reverse of last year when a fifth of the class were economics majors.
Women on the Rise, Veterans Hold Steady
The Stern Class of 2021 is expected to arrive on campus with more women than last year—female enrollment rose from 35 percent to 36 percent. However, international diversity decreased slightly. Only 33 percent of the Class of 2021 maintains international citizenship in 37 different countries, compared to 39 percent last year.
There was also a slight decrease in the number of minorities represented in the student body. In the Class of 2021, around a quarter of students (24 percent) identify as minorities, 9 percent of whom are underrepresented minorities. That’s down from 29 percent and 13 percent from last year. However, 7 percent of students are still U.S. Military veterans or on active duty, which is owed in part to the Fertitta Veterans Program.
Work Experience and Industry Background
Students entering the NYU Stern Class of 2021 come from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, the most popular being financial services (28 percent). After that, prior industries are widely mixed with no other industry breaching 12 percent of the class. They include:
- Consulting, 11 percent
- Technology, 9 percent
- Consumer, Products, Retail, 7 percent
- Nonprofit, Arts, Education, 7 percent
To see the full profile as of July 31, 2019, visit the Stern Full-Time MBA admissions website.
The Kenan-Flagler School of Business has announced the UNC MBA deadlines for the 2019-2020 admissions season.
UNC is conducting its MBA application review process in four rounds this season. The Early Action deadline is intended for prospective students who are sure that the Kenan-Flagler MBA is their first choice. Early Action admits are required to submit a $3,000 deposit to secure their place in the class enrolling in Fall 2020; this deposit amount is twice that of the regular decision deadline rounds.
International applicants should note that UNC encourages them to apply in Round 3 or earlier.
Applicants should note that all submissions are due by 11:59pm ET on the date of each deadline.
UNC Kenan-Flagler’s 2019-2020 MBA application deadlines are as follows:
|Round||Application Deadline||Decision Notification||Deposit Due|
|Early Action||Ocotober 14, 2019||December 9, 2019||January 10, 2020|
|Round 2||January 6, 2020||March 2, 2020||April 6, 2020|
|Round 3||March 2, 2020||April 14, 2020||May 8, 2020|
|Round 4||April 6, 2020||May 18, 2020||June 1, 2020|