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Introducing the MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2020

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MIT Sloan School of Management earlier this month welcomed its diverse and exceptional MBA Class of 2020 to campus. This year, like every year, the students who make up the class come from a range of backgrounds and bring varied experiences. All told, MIT Sloan admitted 409 students for the Class of 2020,five more than last year.

By the Numbers

So, who exactly makes up the Class of 2020? International students comprise 38 percent of the class and hail from 49 countries. That’s an increase over last year, when they made up just a third of the class. As for the percentage of women in the Class of 2020, it remained steady year over year at 42 percent.


When it comes to academics, the average GMAT score for the Class of 2020 jumped six points to 728. The average undergraduate GPA slipped .01 point from last year, to 3.48. As for the GRE, which MIT Sloan also accepts, the average quant range was 158-169, and the verbal range was 154-169.

Interestingly enough, the academic backgrounds of these students were quite unique with engineering undergraduate majors making up the majority at 31 percent. Economics and business majors made up 21 and 20 percent respectively. The remaining 14 percent of the class studied humanities and social science in college.

Work Experience

Regarding work experience, incoming students averaged 4.9 years, a slight increase from last year. As for top feeder industries, consulting takes the crown for the Class of 2020, representing 21 percent of students. Financial services was knocked to second place, at 19 percent. Technology is a close third at 18 percent, and students with government and public sector experience make up 14 percent.

To get the full picture of the MIT Sloan Class of 2020, head on over to the school’s Class Profile.

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.