We are excited to kick off Real Humans: MBA Students with the Wharton MBA Class of 2025. In this annual series, new MBA students provide firsthand insights into the academic and student life at their leading business school.
Out of 6,194 applications, 874 students ultimately matriculated at Wharton in August of 2023. Half of the new class are women and 31 percent are international. U.S. minority students comprise 30 percent of the class, with 2q percent identifying as Asian American, 9 percent Black/African America, and 7 percent Hispanic/Latinx. This year, 11 percent of the students identify as LGBTQ+, the school’s all-time high.
During their undergraduate years, 40 percent of new Wharton students had earned degrees in humanities. Thirty-three percent had pursued a STEM major and 27 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 2025 averaged a score of 728.
New Wharton MBA students arrived on campus with an average of five years of work experience. Twenty-seven percent had worked in consulting and 19 percent hailed from financial services/investment banking/investment management. Fourteen percent came from private equity/venture capital and 12 percent from the tech industry. Ten percent had worked in the non-profit/government sector.
Get to know the students behind the stats in the following pages.