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Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: Percentage of Female MBA Students

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Over the past decade, the percentage of female MBA students has been on the rise across leading business schools. USC Marshall was the first leading business school to achieve gender parity while others have achieved or continue to strive for that benchmark. The Forté Foundation has also consistently reported that women are either gaining or holding their ground on b-school campuses.

Look at the chart below to see the percentage of female MBA students at leading business schools around the globe.

Business School % Women
Arizona State University W.P. School of Business 31%
Bocconi School of Management 37%
Cambridge Judge 43%
Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business 21%
Columbia Business School 41%
Cornell University SC Johnson Graduate School of Management 39%
Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business 46%
Duke University Fuqua School of Business 48%
Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University 34%
Emory University Goizueta School of Business 27%
Esade 28%
ESMT Berlin 48%
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business 32%
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business 39%
The Haslam College of Business at University of Tennessee–Knoxville 35%
Harvard Business School 46%
HEC Paris 34%
IE Business School 31%
IESE Business School 30%
IMD Business School 35%
Imperial College of Business 43%
Indiana University Kelley School of Business 31%
London Business School 38%
Manchester AMBS 39%
Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University 26%
Mays Business School at Texas A&M University–College Station 26%
MIT Sloan School of Management 44%
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management 49%
Notre Dame University Mendoza College of Business (2020 Data) 31%
NYU Stern School of Business 41%
Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business 43%
Owen Graduate School of Business of Vanderbilt University 37%
Oxford Saïd Business School 47%
Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business 33%
Stanford Graduate School of Business 44%
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business 37%
UCLA Anderson School of Management 42%
University of Chicago Booth School of Business 42%
University of Florida Warrington College of Business 38%
University of Georgia Terry College of Business 31%
University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business 46%
University of Minnesota Curtis L. Carlson School of Management 32%
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School 34%
University of Rochester Simon Business School 42%
USC Marshall School of Business 36%
UT Austin McCombs School of Business 34%
UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management 38%
UVA Darden School of Business 40%
UW Foster School of Business 40%
Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School 46%
The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania 52%
Yale School of Management 43%

The data for the chart in this Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: Percentage of Female MBA Students has been drawn from the full-time Classes of 2023, except for one-year programs.

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.