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Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2025: A Diverse and Accomplished Cohort

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The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business has released its MBA Class of 2025 profile for 244 new students, who bring a wide range of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to the classroom. 

Diversity and Representation 

The Class of 2025 is 41 percent women, a five percent slip from last year’s near-parity. Forty-seven percent are international students representing 39 different countries. Within the U.S. contingent, 48 percent identify as minorities, with 13 percent classified as underrepresented minorities, underscoring the school’s dedication to promoting equity and opportunity. Additionally, 14 percent of the class identify as LGBTQ+ and seven percent are military veterans. 

Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2025 Student Characteristics

Women 41%
Countries Represented (by citizenship) 39
International Students 47%
Average Work Experience 5.8 years

Academic and Professional Experience

With an average undergraduate GPA of 3.64, the MBA Class of 2025 has high academic standards. Their undergraduate majors span various fields, with the most popular being engineering at 23 percent. Economics followed at 18 percent. Another 13 percent had majored in business and commerce, followed by 11 percent in social sciences, and eight percent in finance. Twenty percent of the MBA Class of 2025 are first-generation college students.

When it came time to take the GMAT, the average score landed at 733, an increase of 4 points over last year. For those who opted to take the GRE, the average scores came in at 161 Verbal and 163 Quant. 

Berkeley Haas MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background

Average Undergraduate GPA 3.64
Percent majoring in engineering 23%
Percent majoring in economics 18%
Percent majoring in business/commerce 13%
Percent majoring in social sciences 11%

Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2025 GMAT & GRE Statistics

Average GMAT Score 733
GMAT Middle 80% 680-770
GRE Quant Average 163
GRE Quant Range 157–170
GRE Verbal Average 161
GRE Verbal Range 155 – 167

The new Haas class also brings an average of 5.8 years of work experience to the program from a variety of industries. Twenty-four percent of students have a background in consulting. A fifth hailed from the high-tech and electronics sector. Another 16 percent had worked in financial services before matriculation. Consumer products and retail cover six percent of the class’s work history. Five percent each came from the military, not-for-profit, or healthcare/pharma/biotech backgrounds.

Christina Griffith
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