178 students matriculated into the Rice MBA program in the fall of 2021. Thirty-three percent are women and 39 percent are international. Thirty percent identify as U.S. minorities and 16 percent as underrepresented minorities.
During their undergraduate years, Rice MBA students had an average GPA of 3.51. Fifty-five percent had earned degrees in STEM disciplines and a third had studied business/economics. Twelve percent pursued degrees in humanities or other subjects.
Prior to joining Rice, students accumulated an average of five years of work experience. Fifteen percent came from the financial services industry followed by 13 percent from energy. Consulting and technology each cover 10 percent of the latest class. Another seven percent had worked in government/non-profit/education. Six percent each came from the health/bio or manufacturing sectors. Four percent had pursued entrepreneurial endeavors prior to Rice and three percent or less had worked in real estate, media/entertainment, CPG and other fields.
When it came time to take the GMAT, Rice MBA students averaged a score of 705 with the middle 50 percent range landing at 680 to 730. For those who chose to take the GRE, they averaged 316 overall with the 50 percent range coming in at 311 to 323.
Get to know some new members of the Rice Jones MBA Class of 2023 in the following pages, what they learned through the admissions process and more.