Fuqua’s Class of 2023 Shows Significant Growth
Duke Fuqua School of Business released its MBA Class of 2023 profile, showcasing a diverse group of students with worldwide roots. This year’s incoming class numbers 447, around 10% growth over last year. Like many schools impacted by COVID-19 upending the last two admissions cycles, Fuqua has benefited from an uptick in demand by adapting its process, such as adding a fourth round, and achieving a significant increase in international students.
Here are some key elements of the profile:
|Countries Represented (by citizenship)||54|
|Average Work Experience||5.9 years|
|Average Undergraduate GPA (Middle 80%)||3.1-3.9|
|Average GMAT Score||713|
|GMAT Score Range (Middle 80%)||670-750|
International Students, Women, and Minority Representation
The Fuqua class of 2023 represents 33 US states and 54 countries. The international student contingent is 47%, up from 38% last year.
Women make up 48% of the class, a 2% rise from last year and edging closer to gender parity. US Minority students, identified as Black, Native North American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and those who are multiracial or multiethnic, number 45%. Historically underrepresented US minority students—Black, Hispanic, Native North American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and those who identify as multiracial or multiethnic—make up 25% of the class.
Professional and Academic Background
Coming from 266 undergraduate institutions, this year’s incoming class boasts a GMAT score range ten points higher compared to last year.
While 14% of the class comes from the financial services industry and another 13% from consulting, the bulk of the class’s professional experience comes from a wide array of industries. Eight percent worked in hospitals, healthcare, and health services, 6% worked in the non-profit sector, and another 6% worked in the tech industry to round out the top five professions.