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Chicago Booth MBA Class of 2025 Profile: Ready to Make an Impact

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The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business welcomes its MBA Class of 2025, a cohort assembled with an emphasis on “diversity of thought, background, and career objectives.” The 637 enrolled full-time MBAs were selected from a pool of 4,184 applicants. 

Global Perspective and Inclusion

Chicago Booth continues to be a global hub for business education, with international students hailing from 54 countries making up 36 percent of the MBA Class of 2025. Almost half, 49 percent, of the students were born outside the United States. Forty-two percent of the class are women. In terms of racial and ethnic diversity, 28 percent of U.S. students identify as Asian American, seven percent as Black/African America, 11 percent as Hispanic/Latinx, and three percent as multi-race, per federal reporting guidelines. 

Looking at other aspects of diversity, 12 percent of the class identify as LGBTQ+. Eleven percent had served in the military, and 12 percent are first-generation college graduates.

Chicago Booth Class Profile: Student Characteristics

Women 42%
Countries Represented (by citizenship) 54
International Students 36%
Average Work Experience 5 years

Academic and Professional Experience

Booth MBAs come with an impressive academic record and hail from 277 different undergraduate institutions. The class average undergraduate GPA is 3.6. Business was the most popular undergrad major at 26 percent. Engineering followed closely at 25 percent. A fifth of the class earned degrees in economics while 14 percent studied liberal arts and eight percent pursued the physical sciences. Also, 19 percent already hold graduate-level degrees.

The class boasts an average GMAT score of 728, with 66 percent submitting GMAT scores. For the 29 percent of students who chose to take the GRE, they landed an average Quant score of 163 and an average Verbal score of 162.

Chicago Booth MBA Class Profile: Undergraduate Background

Average Undergraduate GPA 3.6
Percent majoring in business 26%
Percent majoring in engineering 25%
Percent majoring in economics 20%
Percent majoring in liberal arts 14%

Class of 2025 GMAT & GRE Statistics

Average GMAT Score 728
GMAT Score Range 600-780
GRE Quant Average 163
GRE Verbal Average 162
Percent Submitting GRE Scores 29%

Booth students bring substantial experience to their MBA journey, with an average of 5 years in the workforce before matriculating. Professionals in financial services, consulting, and technology each make up a significant portion of the class, with 19 percent, 18 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Fourteen percent had worked in the nonprofit space, while 7 percent worked in both private equity/venture capital as well as healthcare. 

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