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Real Humans of MBA Students: Minnesota Carlson MBA Class of 2023

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This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students takes us to Minneapolis to meet some new members of the University of Minnesota’s Curtis L. Carlson School of Management MBA Class of 2023.

On average, the class size at Carlson lands at 89 students. Thirty-two percent are women and 19 percent are international. Sixteen percent identify as U.S. students of color. Carlson also reports that 19 percent of new students served in the military.

During their undergraduate years, Carlson MBA students averaged a GPA of 3.45. Twenty-two percent earned degrees in business followed by 20 percent in engineering. Eighteen percent had majors in the social sciences and 17 percent in science or mathematics. Nine percent each had studied the humanities or economics.

Altogether, the Carlson MBA Class of 2023 averaged 4.74 years of work experience and 28.7 years in age at the time of matriculation. Their median GMAT score landed at 690 and the middle 80 percent of scores ranged from 620 to 740. For those who took the GRE, they earned a median score of 321.

Read through the new students’ stories in the following pages to see what drew them to Carlson, their advice for making it through admissions and more.

Posted in: Real Humans of MBA Class of 2023, Real Humans of MBA Students

Schools: Minnesota / Carlson

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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.

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