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 admissions process.

Meet the Class of 2023
Meet the Class of 2023
In September, Stanford Graduate School of Business welcomed members from the Class of 2023 from over 63 different countries around the world.

Class of 2023 Overview

As you review the MBA Class of 2023 profile,1 understand that it’s simply a reflection of our current incoming class and does not define the composition of a future class.

We assess each applicant based on merit and we define diversity in the broadest sense. The class profile is intended to portray just a few of the dimensions that can shape your lived experience at Stanford GSB. Identity is multidimensional; as you consider some of the perspectives represented in the MBA Class of 2023, we invite you to reflect on the identities, intersections of identity, and experiences that contribute to your own world view.

Persis Drell, Provost, Stanford University

International Students

The MBA Class of 2023 hails from around the world. Our international student community is comprised of: foreign nationals including DACA and otherwise undocumented in the U.S. (33 percent); dual citizens (10 percent); and U.S. permanent residents (4 percent).

U.S. Students

In publishing details about our U.S. students, we seek to increase accountability and transparency around diversity and inclusion in the Stanford MBA Program and, ultimately, to advance equity in our community. We view this as much more than counting numbers and checking boxes. These efforts are critical to our strength and excellence as an institution.


We do not prefer a particular curriculum for undergraduate study,3 and there is no minimum GPA required for admission to the Stanford MBA Program. Average GPA is based on U.S. schools that use a 4.0 grading system.

Work Experience

Test Scores

We have no preference between GMAT and GRE exams — 76 percent of the class submitted GMAT scores and 25 percent submitted GRE scores, with some students submitting scores from both tests. There is no minimum GMAT or GRE score requirement, and we accept students with a wide range of scores. We consider all component scores for GMAT, GRE, and TOEFL.

  1. Class of 2023 profile information as of September 13, 2021.

  2. U.S. Students of Color include U.S. citizens, dual citizens, and permanent residents who identify as American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Other Pacific Islander; Asian American; Black/African-American; Hispanic/Latino; or Multi-Race.

  3. Due to rounding, percentages may not add up precisely to totals presented.