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Real Humans of Rochester Simon’s MBA Class of 2025

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We visit upstate New York for this installment of Real Humans: MBA Students to meet some new students of the Class of 2025 at the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School.

The new class numbers 96 students. Forty-nine percent are women and 47 percent are international. Thirty-five percent of U.S. students identify as minorities and underrepresented minorities.

The middle 80 percent of GPAs during their undergraduate years ranged from 2.9 to 3.9. Thirty-five percent had majored in business/commerce while 23 percent earned degrees in humanities/social science. A fifth had studied math/science. Another 14 percent had pursued economics degrees. Eight percent came from engineering majors.

When it came time to take the GMAT, the middle 80 percent of Simon MBAs’ scores landed between 600 and 700. For those who opted to take the GRE, the middle 80 percent of Quant scores fell between 153 and 168 while Verbal scores landed between 148 and 163. Upon matriculation, the new Simon MBA students had an average of 4.8 years of work experience. Eighteen percent had worked in financial services and 15 percent came from the non-profit/education/government fields. Fourteen percent hailed from consulting. Twelve percent arrived with experience in the healthcare/pharma/biotech industries as well.

Get to know the students behind the stats in the following pages–what drew them to the leading MBA program, what they love about the community and more about their admissions journeys.

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.