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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 Business31%
Bocconi School of Management37%
Cambridge Judge43%
Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business21%
Columbia Business School41%
Cornell University SC Johnson Graduate School of Management39%
Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business46%
Duke University Fuqua School of Business48%
Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University34%
Emory University Goizueta School of Business27%
Esade28%
ESMT Berlin48%
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business32%
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business39%
The Haslam College of Business at University of Tennessee–Knoxville35%
Harvard Business School46%
HEC Paris34%
IE Business School31%
IESE Business School30%
IMD Business School35%
Imperial College of Business43%
Indiana University Kelley School of Business31%
INSEAD35%
London Business School38%
Manchester AMBS39%
Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University26%
Mays Business School at Texas A&M University–College Station26%
MIT Sloan School of Management44%
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management49%
Notre Dame University Mendoza College of Business (2020 Data)31%
NYU Stern School of Business41%
Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business43%
Owen Graduate School of Business of Vanderbilt University37%
Oxford Saïd Business School47%
Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business33%
Stanford Graduate School of Business44%
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business37%
UCLA Anderson School of Management42%
University of Chicago Booth School of Business42%
University of Florida Warrington College of Business38%
University of Georgia Terry College of Business31%
University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business46%
University of Minnesota Curtis L. Carlson School of Management32%
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School34%
University of Rochester Simon Business School42%
USC Marshall School of Business36%
UT Austin McCombs School of Business34%
UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management38%
UVA Darden School of Business40%
UW Foster School of Business40%
Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School46%
The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania52%
Yale School of Management43%

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.

Posted in: Real Numbers of MBA Admissions

Schools: Arizona State / W.P. Carey, Berkeley / Haas, Cambridge / Judge, Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Columbia, Cornell / Johnson, Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, Emory / Goizueta, ESADE, Georgetown / McDonough, Georgia / Terry, Georgia Tech / Scheller, Harvard Business School, HEC Paris, IE Business School, IESE, IMD, Imperial, Indiana / Kelley, INSEAD, London Business School, Manchester / AMBS, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, Notre Dame / Mendoza, NYU Stern, Ohio State / Fisher, Oxford / Saïd, Rice / Jones, Rochester / Simon, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth, U. Washington / Foster, UCLA Anderson, UPenn / Wharton, USC / Marshall, UT Austin / McCombs, UVA / Darden, Vanderbilt / Owen, Washington U. / Olin, Yale SOM

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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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