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Real Humans of MBA Students: Stanford GSB Class of 2023

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Get the inside scoop on MBA life at Stanford GSB in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students.

Out of 7,367 applicants, 426 new students matriculated at Stanford GSB in the fall of 2021. Forty-four percent are women and 47 percent are international, representing 63 countries. Forty-eight percent of U.S. students and permanent residents identify as students of color.

A quarter of the class had studied engineering during their undergraduate years. Economics followed at 22 percent. Fifteen percent had majored in business & commerce and the same in social sciences. Another 14 percent earned degrees in math & sciences and eight percent in the arts & humanities. The class’s average undergraduate GPA, based on those reporting on a 4.0 scale, landed at 3.78.

Stanford MBA students matriculated with an average of 4.8 years of work experience. A fifth came from investment management, private equity or venture capital. Nineteen percent had worked in consulting followed by 16 percent in technology. Eight percent each arrived at Stanford with backgrounds in healthcare or government/non-profit/education work. Six percent came from arts/media/entertainment fields and five percent each from consumer products/services or the military.

Of the 76 percent of students who submitted GMAT scores, their average was 738. The quarter of the class that submitted GRE scores averaged 165 in both the Quant and Verbal sections.

Get to know some students behind the stats in the following pages, as seven current MBA students share their admissions journeys, advice 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.