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Cornell Johnson MBA Class Profile: Two-Year MBA Class of 2024

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The Cornell MBA class profile for the Two-Year Class of 2024 mirrors the Class of 2023 in some ways, with a few upward shifts in GMAT scores and percentage of international students. Cornell’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management maintained a class size of 303 students compared to 304 last year. They also matched last year’s composition of 39 percent women. The median GMAT score for the Class of 2024 rose ten points to 710, compared to 700 for the Class of 2023. Another big gain was in percentage of international students–the school saw an increase of eight percent compared to last year.

Here are some key elements of the profile:

Cornell MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background

Median Undergraduate GPA 3.30
Percent majoring in humanities, social sciences 16%
Percent majoring in sciences, engineering 27%
Percent majoring in business 54%

Class of 2024 GMAT Statistics

Median GMAT Score 710
GMAT Score Range (middle 80%) 660 – 750

Cornell MBA Class Profile: Student Characteristics

Women 39%
Countries Represented (by citizenship) 43
International Students 43%
Average Work Experience 5.5 years

International Students, Women, and Minority Representation

Forty-three percent of the incoming class are international students and represent 43 countries. These figures show an increase over the prior class’s international representation of 35 percent and 30 countries.

Of the 303 matriculating students, 39 percent are women, and 43 percent identify as U.S. minority students. Historically underrepresented minorities, classified as students who identify as Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous peoples, make up 16 percent of the class.

Professional and Academic Background

More than half of the class, 54 percent, earned their undergraduate degree in business. Eighteen percent pursued engineering, eight percent social sciences, and eight percent humanities. Nine percent received their degree in sciences.

Thirty-one percent of the incoming class comes from a financial services career background, and 12 percent were in consulting. Another 11 percent were working in the government or non-profit sector and 10 percent in tech. A quarter fall under the category “other,” which includes consumer products, real estate, education, and more. Just six percent worked in manufacturing and five percent in healthcare. A full 13 percent of the class are U.S. military veterans.

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.