A truly diverse student body — in background, nationality, interests and ambitions — is the foundation of the HBS experience. Indeed, these differences are critical to the HBS learning model, which thrives on the many perspectives and life experiences our students from all over the world bring to their classes. From academic assignments to casual conversations, the unique qualities of individual lives enrich the education of the entire community.

Get to Know the Class of 2015

We asked first-year MBA students to tell us one interesting fact about themselves. Think you know HBS? These guys surprised even us!

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MBA Class of 2015 Profile

Admissions  
Total MBA Enrollment 932
Applications 9,315
% Admitted 12%
Yield* 89%

Class Composition

Women 383 41%
US Ethnic Minorities** 233 25%
International** 321 34%
Average Age 27  
Countries represented 60  
Domestic undergraduate institutions represented 126  
International undergraduate institutions represented 138  
GMAT Score Range 550-780  
Median GMAT 730  

Citizenship

North America 651  70%
United States 611 66%
Asia 142 15%
Europe 81 9%
Central/South America 34 4%
Africa 13 1%
Oceania 11 1%

Educational Background

STEM 359  38%
Economics/Business 406 44%
Humanities/Social Sciences 167 18%

Pre-MBA Industry

Consulting 178   19%
Consumer Products 59 6%
Energy/Extractive Minerals 39 4%
Financial Services 122 13%
Gov't, Education, & Non-Profit 66 7%
Healthcare/Biotech 53 6%
High Tech/Communications 99 11%
Industrial/Heavy Manufacturing 68 7%
Military 48 5%
Other Services 38 4%
Venture Capital/Private Equity 162 18%

*Yield is calculated by removing students who have postponed to a future year for joint degree, military, or medical reasons.

**Includes permanent residents

For historical information on the MBA class visit these additional statistics.