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Inside the McCombs MBA Class of 2020

After its exhaustive evaluation of more than 2,000 applications from around the world, UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business just released a first look at the profile of its Full-Time MBA Class of 2020. This coming year, the admissions committee chose a diverse and highly driven cross-section of MBAs-to-be.

Meet the McCombs Full-Time MBA Class of 2020

The McCombs admissions team thoughtfully considered the class by connecting with applicants through a variety of outlets including MBA events, the online application, and applicant visits to campus. Here are a few of statistical highlights McCombs wants to share about its incoming students:

  • 289 students total
  • 38 percent female
  • 25 percent international students
  • 703 average GMAT score
  • 5.6 years of work experience on average
  • 28 years old on average

The experience the incoming Class of 2020 will bring to campus is equally diverse. The top four pre-MBA industries include consulting (15 percent), finance/banking (14 percent), technology (13 percent), and energy (13 percent). Other industries represented in the class are government, consumer products, media/entertainment, healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, non-profit, retail, travel, and venture capital, among others.


Part of what helped the McCombs admissions team assemble such an accomplished incoming class is the school’s increasingly strong performance in closely watched MBA rankings. The school’s MBA program was ranked #17 by U.S. News and first place in terms in the category of “Best Value.” This later accolade was influenced in great part by the strong return on investment McCombs graduates report and the support of a dedicated career management team. Some  92 percent of the Class of 2017 received job offers with an average starting salary of $116,403, along with a signing bonus of $28,280.

Apply for the McCombs Class of 2021

If you’re interested in joining McCombs’ next full-time MBA Class of 2021, applications open soon. You can prepare by taking a look at the school’s new application essay topics, attending an upcoming MBA event, or reading McCombs’ GMAT/GRE blog series.

Posted in: MBA Feature, MBA News, News

Schools: UT Austin / McCombs

About the Author

Kelly Vo  

Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and topics related to personal development. She has been working in the MBA space for the past four years in research, interview, and writing roles.

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