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Real Humans of the UCLA Anderson MBA Class of 2025

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We dip back into our series, Real Humans: MBA Students, to take a trip to the UCLA Anderson School of Management to meet members of the MBA Class of 2025.

300 students joined the UCLA Anderson Class of 2025. Thirty-seven percent of the latest class are women. Forty-eight percent of students in the class are international. Twenty-eight percent identify as U.S. underrepresented minorities.

With respect to students’ undergraduate degrees, a quarter of enrolled first-year Anderson students pursued the field of business. Nineteen percent of students arrived in LA with academic degrees in engineering. Fifteen percent of first-year students each majored in economics or humanities. Fourteen percent of students pursued degrees in math/science. The middle 80% undergraduate GPA of students choosing to matriculate at Anderson ranged between 3.1 and 3.8.

The new class’s mean GMAT score landed at 710, and the middle 80 percent range of results spanned from 650 to 760. Prior professional experience for members of the Anderson Class of 2025 averaged 5.7 years. Pre-MBA, 24 percent of the class had worked in high tech and 22 percent came from finance. Fourteen percent had worked in consulting and 10 percent came from healthcare/biotech.

Read on for the Anderson students’ stories about their journeys to b-school, what drew them to the program, advice for new MBA applicants 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.