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Real Humans of the Yale School of Management MBA Class of 2025

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New members of the Yale School of Management’s (SOM) MBA Class of 2025 join us for the latest edition of our Real Humans: MBA Students series.

339 students matriculated in the latest class in New Haven, CT. Forty percent are women and half are international passport holders. Forty-eight percent of U.S. students identify as U.S. students of color and 18 percent identify as U.S. underrepresented students of color.

During their undergraduate years, Yale MBA students earned a median GPA of 3.64, of those who attended U.S. programs that used a 4.0 GPA scale. Thirty-five percent had majored in a STEM discipline while a quarter earned degrees in the humanities and social sciences. Twenty-two percent had majored in business and 18 percent studied economics.

Members of the Yale SOM MBA Class of 2025 averaged 5.1 years of work experience. Nearly a quarter worked in financial services before pursuing the MBA. Eighteen percent had worked in consulting and another 12 percent came from the tech sector. Eleven percent earned pre-MBA work experience in government while nine percent hailed from the non-profit sector. Six percent came from healthcare.

When it came time to take the GMAT or GRE, 37 percent chose to take the GRE. The median GMAT score landed at 720 with the middle 80 percent of scores ranging from 680 to 760. The median GRE Verbal score was 164 and the median GRE Quant score was 166.

Hear from current first-year students in the following pages, as they detail what drew them to the tight knit program, their tips for making it through MBA admissions 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.