MBA Entering Class Profile

The Stanford MBA Program’s candidate pool is ever-changing, so the composition of our entering class changes each year, too. With our class size, every student influences the class profile. The same holds true in our admission process.

Meet the MBA Class of 2021: Diverse, Dynamic & Driven
Stanford MBA Class of 2021
Meet the MBA Class of 2021: Diverse, Dynamic & Driven

There are no quotas or targets in the Stanford admission process; we assess each applicant based on her or his own merit. As you review the MBA Class of 2021 profile, understand that it’s simply a reflection of our current incoming class, and does not define the composition of a future class.

Class of 2021 Overview1

Total Applicants 7,342
New Students 417
Women 47%
International2 43%
U.S. Students of Color3 27%

Years of Work Experience

Range 0-14
Average 4.6

Previous Industry Experience

Arts/Media/Entertainment 5%
Clean Tech/Energy/Environmental 3%
Consulting 20%
Consumer Products and Services 8%
Financial Services 7%
Government/Education/Nonprofit 10%
Health Care 5%
Investment Management/Private Equity/Venture Capital 19%
Manufacturing 3%
Military 3%
Technology 14%
Other 4%
Organizations Represented 297

Test Scores4

Range 600-790
Average 734
GRE (Verbal)
Range 149-170
Average 165
GRE (Quantitative)
Range 157-170
Average 165
TOEFL (Internet-based)
Range 105-120
Average 114


Undergraduate Majors
Business 17%
Engineering/Mathematics/Natural Sciences 33%
Humanities/Social Sciences 50%
Advanced Degree Holders 14%
GPA Average5 3.7

Schools and Countries

U.S. Institutions 80
Non-U.S. Institutions 80
Countries (including U.S.) 66

1 As of 16 September 2019
2 Includes foreign nationals 32.4%, dual citizens 7.2% and U.S. permanent residents 3.1% 

3 Includes U.S. citizens and permanent residents who identify as American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or Multiethnic
4 We consider all component scores for GMAT, GRE, and TOEFL​; 19% of the class took the GRE
5 U.S. schools, 4.0 scale only

Last Updated 14 Feb 2020