Stanford GSB | Ms. 2+2 Tech Girl
GRE 333, GPA 3.95
Ross | Mr. Automotive Compliance Professional
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Mr. Digi-Transformer
GMAT 680, GPA 4
Stanford GSB | Ms. Healthcare Operations To General Management
GRE 700, GPA 7.3
Chicago Booth | Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Engineer In The Military
GRE 310, GPA 3.9
Chicago Booth | Mr. Oil & Gas Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 6.85/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seeking Fellow Program
GMAT 760, GPA 3
Wharton | Mr. Real Estate Investor
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Climate
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. New England Hopeful
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Bangladeshi Data Scientist
GMAT 760, GPA 3.33
Harvard | Mr. Military Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Chicago Booth | Mr. Private Equity To Ed-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. BB Trading M/O To Hedge Fund
GMAT 710, GPA 3.23
Columbia | Mr. Old Indian Engineer
GRE 333, GPA 67%
Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. Civil Rights Lawyer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT N/A, GPA 7.08
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Trucking
GMAT 640, GPA 3.82
Ross | Mr. Low GRE Not-For-Profit
GRE 316, GPA 74.04% First Division (No GPA)
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98

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. 

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