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 2016
Class Size 105
Average age 30
Range of ages 25-41
Average prior work experience 6.3
Range of years of work experience 1-18
Average GMAT 682
GMAT Mid 80th Percentile 630-720
Average undergraduate GPA 3.43
Number of Veterans (incoming class) 11
Class Statistics
 Men  68%
 Women  32%
 Domestic Students
 International Students
Undergraduate Majors
 Business 28%
 Computer Science 6%
 Economics 16%
 Engineering 13%
 Math & Science 8%
 Social Sciences & Humanities 30%
Program Details
Average class size of first year core 53
Average class size of second year electives 31
Full-time MBA students 244
Credits to complete program 90
Student organizations 22
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 2014 Graduate Employment Profile
Employed at graduation 83%
Employed 3 months after graduation 96%
Average salary* $106,825
Median salary* $110,000
Range of salaries* $58,000-150,000
Receiving signing bonus 75%
Average signing bonus $26,890
Receiving guaranteed compensation 29%
Average guaranteed compensation $15,613

*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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