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MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2024 Profile: Boost in Domestic Diversity

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The MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2024 profile reflects students’ diversity of skills and experience that Sloan sees as critical to the MBA program. 408 matriculated in the fall of 2022, representing a smaller class size of the year prior, 450, and two years ago, 484.

Here are some key elements of the profile:

MIT Sloan MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background

Median Undergraduate GPA 3.62
Percent majoring in engineering 29%
Percent majoring in business 23%
Percent majoring in economics 17%
Percent majoring in science & math 15%
Percent majoring in humanities, social sciences 12%

MIT MBA Class of 2024 Profile: GMAT & GRE Statistics

Median GMAT Score 730
GMAT Score (Middle 80%) 690-760
GRE Quant Range (Middle 80%) 158-169
GRE Verbal Range (Middle 80%) 157-168

The median and ranges of test scores matched the MBA Class of 2023. However, MIT notes, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the test requirement was relaxed for the 2021-22 admission cycle; applicants were allowed to apply, and some were admitted without a test score. This data represents only those students who applied and were admitted with a test score.

MIT MBA Class of 2024 Profile: Student Characteristics

Women 46%
Countries Represented (by citizenship) 63
International Students 40%
Average Work Experience 5 Years

Student Diversity in the MIT Sloan Class of 2024 Profile

Forty percent of the class is comprised of international students, down just three percent from last year, and represent 63 countries. Women make up 46 percent of the class, a two percent rise over the Class of 2023.

Underrepresented U.S. minority students make up 32 percent of U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the class, an 11 percent increase over last year. These are students who identify as Black/African-American; Hispanic/Latinx; Native American or Alaska Native; Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. MIT Sloan uses multidimensional race and ethnicity reporting in addition to federal reporting standards to more accurately represent the identities of the students, as this method allows students to be counted as every race and ethnicity with which they identify.

Professional and Undergraduate Experience

Engineering was the most popular undergraduate major, at 29 percent. Twenty-three percent had earned degrees in business. Seventeen percent had studied economics and 15 percent math & science. Social sciences rounded out the top 5 majors at 10 percent. During their undergraduate years, MIT Sloan MBA students averaged a 3.62 GPA.

When it came time to take the GMAT, the median score landed at 730–a tie with last year’s class. In fact, all test score figures match the Class of 2023. This includes the middle 80 percent of scores for GMAT ranging from 690 to 760; GRE Verbal ranging from 157 to 168; and GRE Quant ranging from 158 to 169.

The average professional experience of the MBA class is five years. Twenty-three percent have a background in consulting and the same number worked in financial services. Fourteen percent each hailed from the tech industry or government/non-profit/education sectors. Six percent came from pharmaceutical, healthcare, or biotechnology.

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.