This year’s incoming MBA cohort is 37 percent women, which matches last year’s class. Forty-one percent are international students and represent 33 countries all together. Fourteen percent identify as a U.S. minority, a six percent dip from last year. Seven percent identify as LGBTQ+, and 14 percent are current or former U.S. military service members. A record-setting 21 percent of the class are also first-generation college students.
|Countries Represented (by citizenship)||33|
|Average Work Experience||5.9 years|
Academic and Professional Achievements
The Darden MBA Class of 2025 earned an average GPA of 3.51 during their undergraduate years. The group represents 238 different undergraduate institutions. Twenty-seven percent have studied abroad, and 17 percent hold advanced degrees. The average GMAT score landed at 716, and the average combined GRE score came in at 321.
The average professional experience of the class is 5.9 years. The financial services industry was the most popular pre-MBA one, at 22 percent. Thirteen percent each worked in government or consulting. Tech industry professionals make up 12 percent of the class, followed by nonprofit workers at 7 percent. Nine percent were classified as “other,” as 33 different industries were represented in the cohort.
|Average Undergraduate GPA||3.51|
|Average GMAT Score||716|
|Average GRE (Combined)||321|