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Real Humans of the Rice Business MBA Class of 2024

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For this edition of our Real Humans: MBA Students series, we meet some new members of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business MBA Class of 2024.

160 students matriculated into the Rice Business MBA program in the fall of 2022. Thirty-nine percent are women and 42 percent are international, representing 21 countries. Sixty-one percent identify as U.S. minorities and 35 percent identify as U.S. underrepresented minorities.

During their undergraduate years, Rice Business MBA students had an average GPA of 3.43. Fifty-three percent had majored in a STEM discipline. Forty percent pursued degrees in business/economics and seven percent in humanities/other.

Prior to joining Rice Business, students accumulated an average of five years of work experience. Fifteen percent had worked in the non-profit/education/government sectors. Energy, financial services, and health/bio each followed at 13 percent. Another 12 percent of Rice Business MBAs matriculated with work experience in tech, followed by 11 percent from consulting.

When it came time to take the GMAT, Rice Business MBA students averaged a score of 702 with the middle 50 percent range landing at 683 to 740. For those who chose to take the GRE, they averaged 316 overall with the 50 percent range coming in at 311 to 322.

Get to know some new members of the Rice Business MBA Class of 2024 in the following pages, what they learned through the admissions process and more.

Christina Griffith
Christina Griffith is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. She specializes in covering education, science, and history, and has experience in research and interviews, magazine content, and web content writing.