HBS Apps Up 6%, Topping 10,000 Mark

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Harvard Business School graduation for the Class of 2016

Harvard Business School Class Profiles

 

CategoryClass of 2019Class of 2018Class of 2017Class of 2016
Applications10,3519,7599,6869,543
Acceptance Rate11%11%11%12%
Enrolled Students941942948940
Yield91%90%90%90%
Women42%43%41%41%
International35%35%34%35%
U.S. Ethnic Minorities26%26%28%25%
Average Age27272727
Countries Represented70696472
Median GMAT Score730730730730
GMAT Range700-770*690-760*510-790580-790
STEM Undergrads36%38%36%39%
Econ/Biz Undergrads45%41%45%42%
Humanities/Social Science Undergrads19%21%19%19%
North America69%68%71%67%
U.S.65%65%66%65%
Asia14%14%14%14%
Europe10%11%9%10%
South & Central America4%5%3%5%
Africa2%1%1%3%
Oceana1%1%2%1%
Venture Capital & Private Equity15%15%17%17%
Consulting16%15%16%18%
Financial Services11%11%11%14%
High Tech/Communications15%15%14%13%
Government/Education/Non-Profit7%8%9%8%
Healthcare/Biotech7%6%7%7%
Consumer Products6%7%6%5%
Energy/Extractive Minerals6%7%6%5%
Industrial/Heavy Manufacturing5%5%5%4%
Military5%5%5%4%
Other Services7%6%4%5%

Source: HBS preliminary class profiles Notes: * HBS stopped reporting the full range of GMAT scores last year and only provides the middle 80% range

 

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