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Real Humans of NYU Stern’s MBA Class of 2023

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We head to the Big Apple for this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students to meet some of the newest members of the NYU Stern School of Business MBA Class of 2023.

360 students comprise the Stern MBA Class of 2023. Forty percent are women and 32 percent are international or dual citizens. Seventeen percent identify as a member of an underrepresented minority group, while 36 percent identify more broadly as minority students.

Twenty-seven percent of students in the Stern MBA Class of 2023 hold undergraduate degrees in business, while 24 percent majored in engineering, math, or science. Twenty percent had studied the social sciences and another 16 percent had majored in economics. Thirteen percent had pursued humanities, arts or other subjects during their undergraduate years. The average undergraduate GPA of students in this class is 3.59, with the 80 percent range spanning 3.30 to 3.90 and 100 percent spanning 3.00 to 4.0.

Upon entering the MBA program, the 98 percent of students with work experience had an average of 5.1 years of it. Twenty-three percent of the Class of 2023 worked in financial services prior to joining Stern; other well-represented pre-MBA industries included consulting at 12 percent, technology, consumer products/retail, and military/gov’t at 9 percent each, and nonprofit, arts, and education at 8 percent. Another 7 percent came from entertainment/media.

When it came time to take the GMAT, 64 percent opted to do so. The Stern MBA class averaged a score of 729, and 80 percent of students scored between 700 and 760 on the GMAT. For the 18 percent who opted to take the GRE, they averaged 162 in both the Quant and Verbal sections. NYU Stern accepts an array of standardized tests; five percent of applicants submitted MCAT/LSAT/DAT, six percent took the Executive Assessment, and seven percent received test waivers.

Read on for accounts from new “Sternies” about their admissions journeys, the student culture and more.

Lauren Wakal
Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.