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Real Humans of Northwestern Kellogg’s MBA Class of 2023

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New members of the MBA Class of 2023 at Northwestern Kellogg are here to share their insights into admissions, what they love about the Kellogg community and more in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students.

508 students matriculated in the Kellogg MBA Class of 2023. Nearly half, 49 percent, are women and 36 percent are international. Twenty-three percent of the new class identify as U.S. underrepresented minorities. Kellogg also shares the racial and ethnic identities of its domestic students in two ways. Federal reporting guidelines allow each individual student to be represented in a single race or ethnic group, and Kellogg also employs multidimensional reporting, allowing students to be counted in each group they identify with. Out of domestic students and permanent U.S. residents, when counted according to Federal guidelines, 17 percent are Asian American, seven percent are Black or African American, 14 percent are Hispanic /Latinx, and 5 percent identify as multiracial. Multi-dimensional reporting indicates that 21 percent of students identify as Asian American, nine percent are Black or African American, and 14 percent identify as Hispanic or Latinx. This method also reveals that 73 percent identify themselves as white as opposed to 57 percent under Federal reporting guidelines.

During their undergraduate years, the Kellogg MBA Class of 2023 averaged a 3.7 GPA. Forty-nine percent earned degrees in business/commerce, followed by 35 percent who pursued STEM majors. Humanities rounded out undergrad degrees at 21 percent.

Kellogg students arrived on campus with an average of five years of work experience. Twenty-nine percent had worked in financial services, closely followed by consulting at 28 percent. Twelve percent came from the technology industry. Five percent had been employed in the health/bio sector followed by four percent each in government/education/non-profit and consumer goods.

When it came time to take the GMAT, Kellogg MBA students landed an average score of 727. Scores overall ranged from 630 to 780. For those who chose to take the GRE, the median Verbal score came in at 162 and the median Quant score was 165.

Click through the next pages to get to know some students behind these stats and learn more about the Kellogg MBA program.

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.