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Real Humans of the NYU Stern MBA Class of 2025

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In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, new members of the NYU Stern MBA Class of 2025 talk about applicant & student life.

327 students comprise the Stern MBA Class of 2025. Forty-three percent are women and 48 percent have international citizenship. Forty-seven percent of the class are U.S. minority students, and 17 percent are historically underrepresented minorities.

Twenty-seven percent of students in the Stern MBA Class of 2025 hold undergraduate degrees in business, while another 27 percent majored in a STEM discipline. Nineteen percent had studied the social sciences and another 17 percent had majored in economics. Ten percent had pursued humanities, arts or other subjects during their undergraduate years. The average undergraduate GPA of students in this class is 3.61.

Upon entering the MBA program, the 99 percent of students with work experience had an average of 5.2 years of it. Twenty-six percent of the Class of 20254 worked in financial services prior to joining Stern. Other well-represented pre-MBA industries included consulting at 12 percent, technology at 10 percent, and military/government at eight percent.

When it came time to take the GMAT, 45 percent opted to do so. The Stern MBA class averaged a score of 732, and 80 percent of students scored between 700 and 760 on the GMAT. For the 22 percent who opted to take the GRE, they averaged 163 in both the Quant section and the Verbal section. NYU Stern accepts an array of standardized tests; four percent of applicants submitted MCAT/LSAT/DAT, 14 percent took the Executive Assessment, and nine percent received test waivers.

Read on for accounts from new “Sternies” about their admissions journeys, the student culture and more.

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.