Harvard | Mr. Google Tech
GMAT 770, GPA 2.2
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Healthcare Provider
GMAT COVID19 Exemption, GPA 3.68
Kellogg | Ms. MBA For Social Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. Low GPA Product Manager
GMAT 780, GPA 3.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. Controller & Critic
GMAT 750, GPA 6.61 / 7.00 (equivalent to 3.78 / 4.00)
Kellogg | Mr. PE Social Impact
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.51
MIT Sloan | Mr. International Impact
GRE 326, GPA 3.5
MIT Sloan | Mr. Energy Enthusiast
GMAT 730, GPA 8.39
Chicago Booth | Ms. Future CMO
GMAT Have Not Taken, GPA 2.99
Said Business School | Mr. Global Sales Guy
GMAT 630, GPA 3.5
N U Singapore | Mr. Just And Right
GMAT 700, GPA 4.0
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. International Youngster
GMAT 720, GPA 3.55
Columbia | Mr. Chartered Accountant
GMAT 730, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Spanish Army Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3
Kellogg | Mr. Cancer Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Financial Analyst
GMAT 750, GPA 3.78
Kellogg | Mr. CPA To MBA
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Ms. Sustainable Finance
GMAT Not yet taken- 730 (expected), GPA 3.0 (Equivalent of UK’s 2.1)
MIT Sloan | Ms. International Technologist
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Art Historian
GRE 332, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Harvard Hopeful
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Yale | Mr. Philanthropy Chair
GMAT Awaiting Scores (expect 700-720), GPA 3.3
Columbia | Mr. Startup Musician
GRE Applying Without a Score, GPA First Class
Chicago Booth | Ms. Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. MGMT Consulting
GMAT 700, GPA 3.56
Harvard | Mr. Future Family Legacy
GMAT Not Yet Taken (Expected 700-750), GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. Big 4
GMAT 770, GPA 8/10

Meet NYU’s Incoming Stern Class of 2017

Stern Class of 2017

By now, the 405 incoming full-time MBA students at New York University’s Stern School of Business have been through a scavenger hunt and a dinner on Ellis Island. They’ve witnesses a fireside chat between Dean Peter Henry and MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga, along with “9”–a TED-like series of nine ideas presented by nine different speakers who each have nine minutes to woo the group.

When LAUNCH orientation concludes on Wednesday, Aug. 26th, with a New York harbor cruise, the newbies will have confirmed for themselves the belief that New York City is a dynamic place to reinvent themselves, a hub for culture and commerce commerce and culture where anything is seemingly possible. That may be why Stern uses “An Education in possible” as its slogan. And if any word describes Stern’s Class of 2017, it would be “possibilities.”


On the surface, this year’s full-time MBA class matches up closely to the second years who entered Stern in 2014. Among the 3,696 students who applied for the Class of 2017, 405 will start classes in August. They will assemble in the East Village with a collective average GMAT of 720, a point lower than the previous class. And their average undergraduate GPA – 3.51 – is almost identical to what the Class of 2016 produced (3.52).

Compared to similarly-ranked programs, Stern fares quite well. The school’s average GMAT (720) is actually higher than incoming 2017 classes at Columbia, California-Berkeley (Haas), Michigan (Ross), and Cornell (Johnson). And Stern’s 3.51 average undergraduate GPA is just a shade higher than Columbia’s 3.5, too.

Stern also enrolled students from 62 countries, behind only Wharton and Harvard among the 12 Top 20 programs that had released class profile information. Overall, 38% of Stern’s incoming class comes from overseas, the same percentage as the previous class. At the same time, the school’s percentage of minority students rose by 2% (27% vs. 25%), while its percentage of women slipped by 1% (35% vs. 36%). Bottom line: Stern’s totals mirror averages for these 12 programs in the areas of minority students (27% vs. 27.3%) and international students (38% vs.36.1%), though its female enrollment lags behind the average (35% vs. 39.1%).

Go to next page to access student profiles of this year’s incoming class.