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McCombs MBA Class Profile: Flexibility and Transparency Yields Positive Results for 2022

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The University of Texas McCombs School of Business has released data on its MBA Class of 2022. The school was able to hit its target class size and maintain test score statistics in line with previous years despite being flexible with waivers and deferrals. While McCombs welcomed 241 students to the new class, the school saw close to 90 deferrals this year, compared to the historical average of 25. “We were very proud of these class profile stats, given the pandemic and how flexible and open we were about deferrals,” says Rodrigo Malta, the Managing Director of MBA Recruitment and Admissions at McCombs School of Business.

McCombs MBA Class Profile: Student Characteristics

Women 34%
U.S. Minority 31%
Underrepresented Minority 18%
International Students 10%
Average Years of Work Experience 6 years
Undergraduate GPA Average 3.44

McCombs MBA Class Profile: GMAT/GRE Statistics

Average GMAT Score 704
GMTA Middle 80% Range 670-740
GRE Quant Average 159
GRE Quant Middle 80% Range 153 – 165
GRE Verbal Average 159
GRE Verbal Middle 80% Range 153 -165

Women, Minorities, and International Students

Thirty-four percent of the class are women. Ten percent are international students. Thirty-one percent are U.S. minority students, while 18% of the class are underrepresented minorities, an increase of 2 percent over last year and a record for the school, which also enrolled its largest-ever Consortium class with 41 students.

Professional Experience

Veterans make up 7% of the class. The five top pre-MBA careers according to admissions were in the following industries: finance and banking, energy, government and non-profit, technology, and consulting.

According to Malta, “Texas McCombs attracts a diverse class, and that holds true when looking at the academic background of our incoming students…our incoming classes are roughly one third from a business background, one third from a technical background (i.e. engineering, etc.) and one third from other backgrounds.”

Navigating Delays and Pandemic Restrictions

Starting in March of 2020, McCombs has been conducting all admissions events and interviews virtually and will continue to do so through the spring. The school implemented a petition for COVID-19 related test waivers for applicants who are unable to take entrance exams or English proficiency exams either in person or online and are continuing that policy through the 2020-2021 cycle.

The school added a Round 4 deadline to its admissions cycle for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and will continue that deadline for the upcoming full-time MBA admissions cycle.

“Feedback from our applicants and admitted students was very positive as it relates to our transparency in the admissions process and our efforts to meet applicants where they are in their personal and professional lives through the pandemic,” said Malta.

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