Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2024: Gains in International & Women Representation
The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business has released its MBA Class of 2024 profile, encompassing 247 new students. Compared to last year’s class, Haas saw an increase in international representation and the percentage of women. The new class also gained 3 points in their average GMAT score over last year’s class, landing at 729.
Here are some key elements of the profile:
|Average Undergraduate GPA||3.64|
|Percent majoring in engineering||23%|
|Percent majoring in arts, humanities, social sciences||19%|
|Percent majoring in economics||15%|
|Percent majoring in business/commerce||13%|
|Average GMAT Score||729|
|GMAT Middle 80%||700 – 760|
|GRE Quant Average||163|
|GRE Quant Range||155 – 169|
|GRE Verbal Average||161|
|GRE Verbal Range||153 – 167|
|Countries Represented (by citizenship)||45|
|Average Work Experience||5.6 years|
The MBA Class of 2024 includes international students from 45 countries, representing 41 percent of the class (up from 37 percent last year). Women comprise 46 percent of incoming students–a nine percent increase over last year. Sixteen percent of the class identify as LGBTQ+.
U.S. minority students make up 45 percent of the class, out of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Historically underrepresented U.S. minorities, identified as American Indian, African American, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native Hawaiian, make up 17 percent of total U.S. citizens and permanent residents in the class.
Academic and Professional Background
Thirteen percent of the MBA Class of 2024 are first-generation college students. The most common undergraduate degree is in engineering at 23 percent. Fifteen percent hold degrees in economics and the same percentage had studied social sciences. Thirteen percent pursued degrees in business/commerce. Six percent had studied finance in their undergraduate years.
The average professional experience students bring with them is 5.6 years. Twenty-three percent of the class comes from a consulting background, 18 percent from financial services, and 13 percent from the high-tech/electronics industry. Health/pharma/biotech workers make up nine percent of the class and six percent come from non-profit roles.