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Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA Class of 2025 Profile

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The Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business has released its MBA Class of 2025 profile, demonstrating a continuing commitment to diversity. 

Diverse Demographics

Out of 171 students, 36 percent are women. An impressive 49 percent of the class are U.S. minorities. Twenty-six percent of U.S. citizens and permanent residents identify as underrepresented minorities–American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiethnic. LGBTQ+ students make up seven percent of the class, and military veterans eight percent. 

Fifty-three percent are international students who have come from 24 different countries. Looking at U.S. residency, half of the class is from either the Mid-Atlantic region (30 percent) or the Northeast (21 percent).

Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA Class Profile: Student Characteristics

Women 36%
Countries Represented (by citizenship) 24
International Students 53%
Average Work Experience 5.8 years

Academic and Professional Achievement

The academic foundation of the MBA class is solid, boasting an average undergraduate GPA of 3.26. Forty-eight percent hold an undergraduate degree in engineering followed by 21 percent in business/commerce. Another 16 percent majored in economics and six percent in math/physical science. The arts and humanities round out the majors at four percent. The new class’s average GMAT score this year came in at 705 (median 710), and the combined average GRE score landed at 324 (median 325).

CMU Tepper MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background

Average Undergraduate GPA 3.26
Percent majoring in engineering 48%
Percent majoring in business and commerce 21%
Percent majoring in economics 16%

CMU Tepper Class of 2025 GMAT & GRE Statistics

Average GMAT Score 705
GMAT Middle 80% Range 650-750
GRE Combined Average 325
GRE Middle 80% Range 314-338

On average, the new Tepper MBA students have 5.8 years of professional experience. Their industry backgrounds vary, with 24 percent having worked in technology/new media followed by 16 percent in financial services. Fifteen percent came from consulting. The healthcare, consumer goods & retail, and manufacturing sectors were each represented by six percent of the class. 

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