UCLA MBA Class Profile: A Smaller, Yet Still Diverse, Class of 2024
The UCLA Anderson School of Management has released their MBA Class of 2024 profile. Amid an industry downturn in applications, Anderson reports a roughly 20 percent drop compared to last year–from 3,085 to 2,471 applications received. The class size also settled at 330, compared to 360 the past few years. The program saw an 11 percent increase in international students and seven percent drop in female students compared to last year, too.
Here are some key elements of the profile for the Class of 2024:
|Middle 80% Undergraduate GPA||3.1-3.8|
|Percent majoring in engineering||26%|
|Percent majoring in business||26%|
|Percent majoring in economics||14%|
|Percent majoring in humanities||14%|
|Percent majoring in math/science||10%|
|Average GMAT Score||711|
|GMAT Score Range (Middle 80%)||660 – 760|
|Countries Represented (by citizenship)||43|
|Average Work Experience||6 years|
Out of 2,471 applicants, 330 students enrolled for fall 2022. Forty-seven percent of the class are international students that have come from 43 countries. Thirty-five percent of the class are women, which represents a seven percent drop compared to the previous year. Twenty-eight percent of the class are minority students.
Professional and Academic Backgrounds
New Anderson MBAs arrived on campus with an average of six years of work experience. Once again, most of the UCLA Anderson class matriculated with experience in high tech. Twenty-six percent had worked in that industry, followed closely by 24 percent in finance. Fourteen percent came with consulting experience and 11 percent had worked in marketing. Public/nonprofit covers nine percent of the class’s work history and six percent each came from healthcare/biotech or entertainment/media. Real estate rounds out the group at four percent.
During their undergraduate years, 26 percent each of the Anderson MBA class studied business or engineering. Another 14 percent each majored in economics or humanities. Math/sciences claimed 10 percent of the new class.