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Kellogg MBA Class of 2023 Sets New Standard for Representation and Achievement

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See the class profile for the Northwestern Kellogg MBA Class of 2024 here.

Kellogg School of Management has released MBA Class of 2023 profile. The 508 incoming students bring with them the school’s highest average GPA, and the greatest representation of both women and US minorities in MBA class history.

Here are some highlights of the class profile:

Kellogg MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background

Average Undergraduate GPA3.7
Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences21%
Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math35%
Percent majoring in business49%


Kellogg MBA Class of 2023 GMAT & GRE Statistics

Average GMAT Score727
GMAT Score Range630 – 780
GRE Quant Median165
GRE Quant Range151 – 170
GRE Verbal Median162
GRE Verbal Range154 – 170


Kellogg MBA Class Profile: Student Characteristics

International Students36%
Average Work Experience60 months

Representation Matters

International students make up 36% of students this year. The big news is that women comprise 49% of the class of 2023, near gender parity.

Kellogg is also welcoming a record high number of historically underrepresented US minorities, who make up 23% of domestic students. Seventeen percent of the MBA students are Asian Americans, 7% are Black, 14% are Hispanic, and using federal reporting guidelines another 5% identify as multi-race students.

Professional and Undergraduate Background

The incoming MBA class averages five years of work experience. A greater number of students this year have a background in financial services, growing 7% to 29%. Consulting professionals make up 28% of the class, while 12% came from the tech industry, five percent from healthcare, and 4% from the government, education, and non-profit sectors.

Students with a background in business or economics remained at half the student population with 49%. While STEM undergraduate majors increased from 29% to 35%, students with humanities undergraduate degrees dropped from 28% to 21% of the class.

Posted in: Class Profile, MBA News, News

Schools: Northwestern / Kellogg

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