Wharton’s New Love For STEM Applicants

The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School – Ethan Baron photo


Wharton again enrolled a fairly large percentage of students from the government and non-profit sectors: 12%, exactly the same number as a year earlier. Students from the tech industry will total 9% of the class, unchanged from last year. MBAs with backgrounds in the energy sector will make up 2%, also the same as a year ago, while media/entertainment students will represent just a single percentage point.

The only other changes? Some 6% of this year’s class comes from healthcare, up from 4% last year, while students from the consumer packaged goods and retail sectors were cut in half to 2% from 4%.

Of the 863 students in the new class, some 14 are JD/MBA students; 76 are in the dual-degree Lauder program, while 72 are in Wharton’s health management option.

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