Duke Fuqua MBA Class of 2024 Profile: Near Gender Parity & Bump in International Representation
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business welcomed 399 students to its MBA Class of 2024. International students, as based on citizenship and dual citizenship, represents the greatest jump from last year’s class with a five percent increase from 47 to 52 percent. The middle 80 percent range of GMAT scores shifted up by ten points at each end. Meanwhile, the average combined GRE test scores for the newest class landed at 317. The Daytime MBA program at Fuqua also maintained it’s near-parity representation of women, at 48 percent.
Here are some key elements of the profile:
|Countries Represented (by citizenship)||55|
|Average Work Experience||6 years|
*By citizenship, including dual citizenship.
|Average Undergraduate GPA (Middle 80%)||3.1-3.9|
|Average Combined GRE Score||317|
|GMAT Score Range (Middle 80%)||680-760|
International Students, Women, and Minority Representation
The Fuqua class of 2024 represents 33 U.S. states and 55 countries. The international student contingent is 52 percent, up from 47 percent last year.
Women make up 48 percent of the class, holding steady with last year. U.S. Minority students, identified as African American or Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic American or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and those who are multiracial or multiethnic, number 43 percent–only a two percent dip from last year. Historically underrepresented U.S. minority students—African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and those who are multiracial or multiethnic—make up a quarter of the class, which mirrors last year’s numbers as well.
Professional and Academic Background
This year’s incoming class again boasts a GMAT score range ten points higher compared to last year, with scores ranging from 680 to 760. The program does not report the overall average GMAT score. For those who opted to take the GRE, the combined Quant and Verbal average score came in at 317.
Prior to matriculating at Fuqua, the MBA Class of 2024 averaged six years of work experience. Eighteen percent of the class comes from the financial services industry and another 14 percent from consulting. Eleven percent had worked in tech, followed by nine percent in health. Eight percent each earned pre-MBA experience in government or non-profit/education work. Seven percent came from the energy/chemical/gas professional fields. Six percent had worked in consumer goods and five percent in media/entertainment/sports. The remaining 17 percent arrived with work experience from other fields.