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Real Humans of Wharton’s MBA Class of 2024

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We are excited to introduce six new members of the Wharton MBA Class of 2024 in this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students.

Out of 6,319 applicants, 877 students ultimately matriculated at Wharton in August of 2022. Half of the new class are women and 35 percent are international. U.S. minority students also comprise 35 percent of the class, with 23 percent identifying as Asian American, 7 percent Black/African America, and 5 percent Hispanic/Latinx. This year eight percent of the students identify as LGBTQ+.

During their undergraduate years, 35 percent of new Wharton students had earned degrees in humanities. Thirty-four percent had pursued a STEM major and 32 percent majored in business. The average undergraduate GPA for the class landed at 3.6. When it came time to take the GMAT, the Wharton Class of 2024 averaged a score of 733–the record high for the program.

New Wharton MBA students arrived on campus with an average of five years of work experience. Twenty-seven percent had worked in consulting and 20 percent hailed from financial services/investment banking/investment management. Twelve percent came from the tech industry and 11 percent from the non-profit/government sector. Nine percent had worked in private equity or venture capital.

Get to know the students behind the stats in the following pages.

Christina Griffith
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