Class Profile

The Foster MBA is one of the 20 toughest programs in the nation in terms of admissions standards. The students like it that way. They know that individual success depends on having high performers on the team. Here, students are chosen not only for work and life experience, but also for their ability to transcend personal interests and contribute to the team. Those high standards pay off: the caliber of students in the program and their average five years of work experience enrich the learning for everyone.

View a PDF of the Full-time MBA class profile for the classes of 2014 and 2015.

MBA Student Profile - Class of 2015
Class Size 139
Average age 29
Range of ages 23-39
Average prior work experience 5.9 years
Range of years of work experience 0-16
Average GMAT 670
Average undergraduate GPA 3.36
Class Statistics
 Men  66%
 Women  34%
 Domestic Students
 International Students
Undergraduate Majors  
 Business 24%
 Computer Science 11%
 Economics 13%
 Engineering 16%
 Math & Science 12%
 Social Sciences & Humanities 24%
Program Details  
Average class size of first year core 70
Average class size of second year electives 31
Credits to complete program 90
Student organizations 20
Ethnicity of Domestic Students
White / Caucasian 71%
Minority* 29%
Not Reported 0%
* Includes African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Multi-racial, and Native American/Native Alaskan
MBA 2013 Graduate Employment Profile
Employed at graduation 82%
Employed 3 months after graduation 96%
Average salary* $102,722
Median salary* $105,000
Range of salaries* $60,000-160,000
Receiving signing bonus 55%
Average signing bonus $24,182
Receiving guaranteed compensation 27%
Average guaranteed compensation $13,303

*Figures include international salaries converted to USD. View more information on employment statistics.

Foster #24 of top 100 MBA programs
The Foster School vaulted nine spots to #24 (#8 public) in the Poets & Quants top 100 U.S. MBA Programs 2013 rankings. The composite ranking measures schools’ performance across U.S. News & World Report, Businessweek, The Financial Times, The Economist and Forbes.
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