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Real Humans of Yale SOM’s MBA Class of 2023

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Some new members of the Yale School of Management’s MBA Class of 2023 join us for the latest edition of our Real Humans: MBA Students series.

349 students matriculated in the latest class in New Haven, CT. Forty-three percent are women and 44 percent are international passport holders. Forty-nine percent of U.S. students identify as U.S. students of color and a fifth identify as U.S. underrepresented students of color.

During their undergraduate years, Yale MBA students earned a median GPA of 3.69, of those who attended U.S. programs that used a 4.0 GPA scale. Nearly 28 percent had majored in the humanities and social sciences. STEM followed at nearly 27 percent. Roughly 23 percent had majored in business and the rest had pursued majors in economics.

Members of the Yale SOM MBA Class of 2023 averaged 4.4 years of work experience. Nearly a quarter worked in consulting before pursuing the MBA. Seventeen percent had worked in financial services and another 14 percent came from the non-profit sector. Ten percent earned pre-MBA work experience in the tech industry while seven percent each had worked in government or media/entertainment. Five percent each came from healthcare or energy.

When it came time to take the GMAT or GRE, 36 percent chose to take the GRE. The median GMAT score landed at 730 with the middle 80 percent of scores ranging from 690 to 760. Both middle 80 percent of GRE Verbal and Quant scores ranged from 160 to 170. The median GRE Verbal score was 166 and the median GRE Quant score was 165.

Hear from current first-year students in the following pages, as they detail what drew them to the tight knit program, their tips for making it through MBA admissions 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.