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Real Humans of Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA Class of 2025

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The Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA Class of 2025 has a lot to share about applicant and student life in this edition of our Real Humans: MBA Students series.

171 students matriculated at Tepper this fall for the full-time MBA Class of 2025. Thirty-six percent are women and 53 percent are international citizens. Forty-nine percent of the class identify as U.S. minorities with 26 percent identifying as U.S. underrepresented minorities. LGBTQ+ members make up seven percent of the class and eight percent are military veterans.

During their undergraduate years, the new Tepper class averaged a GPA of 3.26. Forty-two percent had majored in engineering followed by 24 percent in business/commerce. Eight percent earned degrees in economics and six percent each in social sciences or math/physical sciences. Five percent had studied the arts/humanities.

When it came time to take the GMAT, the new cohort averaged a score of 705 (median 710). The middle 80 percent range of scores was 650 to 750. Those new students who took the GRE averaged 324 total (325 median).

Tepper MBAs matriculated with an average of 5.8 years of work experience. Twenty-one percent came from hospitality/tourism and 20 percent from tech/new media. Another 18 percent had worked in financial services while 15 percent hailed from consulting. Consumer good and retail round out the top five industries at nine percent.

Get to know who is hanging out at the Tepper Quad, what they love about the MBA program and more by meeting some new MBA students in the following pages.

Christina Griffith
Christina Griffith is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. She specializes in covering education, science, and history, and has experience in research and interviews, magazine content, and web content writing.