The 409-member MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2025 was assembled with the program’s goal of building teams of students with a variety of skills and experience. “This diversity is critical to the MBA experience. Together, we benefit from the many perspectives our MBA and LGO students from all over the world bring to the community,” the report opens.
The MBA class came close to gender parity, with 46 percent of the students being women. International students comprise 40 percent of the class, representing 60 countries. The U.S. students are also a diverse group, with 28 percent classified as underrepresented minorities. Under federal reporting guidelines, 10 percent of the class are Black Americans, 18 percent are Hispanic, and 5 percent are multi-race. Multi-dimensional reporting, which allows students to identify their varied cultural backgrounds instead of assigning themselves to a single ethnicity or race, reveals that 2 percent are also American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander.
|Countries Represented (by citizenship)||60|
|Average Work Experience||5 Years|
Academic and Professional Excellence
The Sloan MBA Class of 2025 boasts a wide range of undergraduate backgrounds. A third had majored in engineering followed by 18 percent in economics. Another 16 percent had studied business and 12 percent earned degrees in science and math. Social sciences and the humanities cover eight percent of the new class’s undergrad studies. Their median undergraduate GPA is 3.61.
The median GMAT score of 729, though 1 point down from last year, is coupled with a middle 80 percent range of 700-760, a 10-point increase on the low end, indicating higher scores overall for admits. It’s important to note for test scores this year that MIT is still operating with relaxed testing requirements as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Some applicants were allowed to apply and be admitted without a test score. This data represents only those students who applied and were admitted with a test score.
|Median Undergraduate GPA||3.61|
|Percent majoring in engineering||33%|
|Percent majoring in economics||18%|
|Percent majoring in business||16%|
|Percent majoring in science & math||12%|
|Percent majoring in humanities, social sciences||8%|
|Median GMAT Score||729|
|GMAT Score (Middle 80%)||700-760|
|GRE Quant Range (Middle 80%)||157-168|
|GRE Verbal Range (Middle 80%)||155-167|
The MBA class brings an average of 5 years of work experience to the program. The largest cohort, at 26 percent, comes from a consulting background, followed closely by 23 percent with experience in technology-related fields, including computers, electronics, software, internet, and telecom. Seventeen percent worked in financial services, 10 percent in government/education/nonprofit sectors, and 7 percent in pharma/healthcare/biotech fields.