Stanford GSB | Mr. Infantry Officer
GRE 320, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Apparel Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Ernst & Young
GMAT 600 (hopeful estimate), GPA 3.86
Harvard | Mr. Armenian Geneticist
GRE 331, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 1st Gen Grad
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1
Ross | Mr. Travelpreneur
GMAT 730, GPA 2.68
Harvard | Ms. Developing Markets
GMAT 780, GPA 3.63
London Business School | Ms. Numbers
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. Innovator
GRE 300, GPA 3.75
IU Kelley | Mr. Fortune 500
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.2
N U Singapore | Mr. Naval Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
NYU Stern | Ms. Entertainment Strategist
GMAT Have not taken, GPA 2.92
Chicago Booth | Mr. Bank AVP
GRE 322, GPA 3.22
INSEAD | Ms. Spaniard Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 8.5/10.00
NYU Stern | Mr. Army Prop Trader
GRE 313, GPA 2.31
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Ms. Healthtech Venture
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. Senior Research Analyst
GMAT 720, GPA 3.58
Stanford GSB | Mr. Doctor Who
GRE 322, GPA 4.0
Rice Jones | Mr. Carbon-Free Future
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Healthcare PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare PE
GRE 340, GPA 3.5
INSEAD | Mr. Data Savvy Engineer
GRE 316, GPA 2.92
Harvard | Mr. Policy Player
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
London Business School | Mr. FANG Strategy
GMAT 740, GPA 2.9

The Class Of 2016 By The Numbers

Incoming MBA students at Harvard Business School

Incoming MBA students at Harvard Business School

WASHINGTON (FOSTER) LEADS AVERAGE GMAT INCREASE

In terms of increase in average GMAT scores, Washington (Foster) is the top dog so far this year. They are reporting an 11-point jump from 670 to 681. North Carolina nearly matched them with a 10-point jump (from 687 to 697). The other big mover and shaker of the group is Yale with a five-point jump from 714 to 719.

The other top schools in terms of average GMAT scores are Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, also reporting an average of 719, Berkeley at 717 and Columbia at 716. Median and mean GMATs at Harvard Business School were essentially flat this year with the 730 median exactly the same as it was last year and the average just a point off, 726 for this year’s entering class vs. 727 a year ago. Stanford Graduate School of Business, the traditional GMAT leader among the most prestigious MBA programs, has yet to report its numbers. But last year Stanford’s average 732, up three points from the year before.

As the average GPA increase indicates, the GPA of this year’s class is very congruent with last year’s class. The largest improvement occurred at Yale and was an increase of .14 to a grade point average of 3.5.

CLASS OF 2016 — AVERAGE GMAT AND GPA

 

2013 P&Q Rank & School                      2016 GMAT   2015 GMAT   2016 GPA   2015 GPA  
 1. Harvard7267273.673.67
 7. Columbia7167163.53.5
 8. Dartmouth (Tuck)7177193.53.53
 9. Duke (Fuqua)N/A694N/A3.4
 10. UC-Berkeley (Haas)7177143.623.61
 13. Virginia (Darden)7067063.53.44
 17. Yale School of Management7197143.53.36
 18. UNC (Kenan-Flagler)6976873.43.37
 19. Texas-Austin (McCombs)6906903.443.44
 21. Emory (Goizueta)6786813.33.4
 22. Georgetown (McDonough)6916883.363.34
 24. Washington (Foster)681670N/A3.43
 25. Vanderbilt (Owen)6886853.33.39