385 students matriculated for the Duke Fuqua MBA Class of 2025. They hailed from 33 states and 51 countries to pursue their graduate management education in Durham, North Carolina. Nearly half of the class, 45 percent, are women. International citizens, based on primary citizenship, make up 47 percent of the latest class. U.S. minority students, identified as African American or Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic American or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and those who are multiracial or multiethnic, number 40 percent. Historically underrepresented U.S. minority students—African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and those who are multiracial or multiethnic—make up 27 percent of the class. Nineteen percent had served or are serving in the U.S. military.
During their undergraduate years, the middle 80 percent of Duke Fuqua MBA students earned GPAs in the 3.1 to 3.89 range. When it came time to take the GMAT, the middle 80 percent of scores landed between 670 and 760. For those who opted to take the GRE, the combined Verbal/Quant average score ranged from 306 to 330. Executive Assessment test scores ranged from 146 to 161 for the middle 80 percent. Twenty-one percent of the new class hold advanced degrees.
Before arriving to campus, the newest Duke Fuqua MBA class had accumulated an average of 6.1 years of work experience. Eighteen percent came from financial services followed by 15 percent from tech. Twelve percent had worked in consulting and 11 percent in government. Healthcare rounds out the most popular industry choices at eight percent.
Learn more about the Duke Fuqua MBA program, the culture of “Team Fuqua” and more from current students in the following pages.