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Real Humans of Yale SOM’s MBA Class of 2022

We head to New Haven, Connecticut, to meet some of the newest members of the Yale School of Management’s Class of 2020 in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students.

350 students matriculated at Yale SOM in the fall of 2020. Thirty-nine percent of the new class are women and 40 percent are international passport holders. Of the total class, 32 percent are U.S. students of color and 11 percent are underrepresented U.S. students of color. Eight percent identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. Ten percent are first-generation college students and 13 percent are joint-degree students.

The median undergraduate GPA for the class landed at 3.65. Nearly 30 percent had studied the humanities/social sciences during their undergraduate years. STEM majors covered 28.6 percent of the class’s undergraduate choices. Roughly 22 percent had majored in business and just shy of 20 percent had pursued economics.

Yale SOM MBAs matriculated with an average of 4.5 years of work experience. Roughly 23 percent came from financial services and 19 percent from consulting. Just over 11 percent had worked in the non-profit sector before joining Yale. Nearly 10 percent had worked in tech and 8 percent in government. Seven percent earned pre-MBA work experience in media/entertainment and nearly 6 percent in consumer goods. The rest of the class spread out across other industries, including healthcare, energy, manufacturing and more.

When it came time for graduate testing, 65 percent chose to take the GMAT and 35 percent took the GRE. The median GMAT score landed at 720 with an 80 percent range of 680 to 760. The median score was 164 for both the Quant and Verbal sections of the GRE.

In the following pages, see what drew this diverse class to the Yale School of Management, what applicants learned during the admissions process and more.

Posted in: Real Humans of MBA Class of 2022, Real Humans of MBA Students

Schools: Yale SOM

About the Author


Christina Griffith  

Christina Griffith is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. She specializes in covering education, science, and history, and has experience in research and interviews, magazine content, and web content writing.

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