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Yale SOM MBA Class of 2025 Profile: Truly Global

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The Yale School of Management welcomed 339 new students to its MBA Class of 2025 this August. When first introducing the new class, Bruce DelMonico, Assistant Dean for Admissions, said, “What brings these incredibly diverse members of the Yale SOM Class of 2025 together is their aspiration to embody the school’s mission of educating leaders for business and society. We are so excited for them to begin this journey!”

Academic and Professional Achievements

Sixteen percent of the new Yale SOM class were the first in their families to earn a college degree. During their undergraduate years, the MBA Class of 2025 earned an average GPA of 3.64. More than a third of students — 35 percent —  hold a degree in a STEM discipline. Humanities students make up 25 percent of the class, with 22 percent holding business degrees and 18 percent a degree in economics. 

Yale MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background

Average Undergraduate GPA 3.64
Percent majoring in humanities, social sciences 25%
Percent majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math 35%
Percent majoring in business 22%
Percent majoring in economics 18%

The median GMAT landed at 720, a dip from last year’s 725 average. For the 37 percent of new candidates that took the GRE, the median verbal score is 164, and the median quant score is 166, identical to last year’s GRE stats. 

Yale SOM Class of 2025 GMAT & GRE Statistics

Median GMAT Score 720
Median GRE Quant 166
Median GRE Verbal 164

Yale SOM’s MBA students average 5.1 years of work experience, a jump from the Class of 2024’s 4.7. Financial services topped the industry choice at 24 percent. Eighteen percent had been working in consulting before matriculating. Another 12 percent came from the tech industry, followed by 11 percent from government service, and nine percent from nonprofit.  

A Diverse and Inclusive Cohort

The Yale MBA class profile reflects a wide range of human experience. Forty percent of the MBA Class of 2025 are women. Forty-eight percent identify as students of color and 18 percent as underrepresented U.S. minorities. A full half of the class are international passport holders representing 46 countries all together. Thirteen percent of the class identifies as LGBTQ+.  

Yale MBA Class Profile: Student Characteristics

Women 40%
Countries Represented (by citizenship) 46
International Passport Holders 50%
Average Work Experience 5.1 years
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