MIT Sloan | Mr. Refinery Engineer
GMAT 700- will retake, GPA 3.87
Berkeley Haas | Ms. 10 Years Experience
GMAT To be taken, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Singing Banking Lawyer
GMAT 720, GPA 110-point scale. Got 110/110 with honors
Yale | Ms. Social Impact AKS
GRE 315, GPA 7.56
Harvard | Mr. Political Consultant
GRE 337, GPA 3.85
Kellogg | Mr. Chief Product Officer
GMAT 740, GPA 77.53% (First Class with Distinction, Dean's List Candidate)
Said Business School | Mr. Across The Pond
GMAT 680, GPA 2.8
Yale | Mr. Army Infantry Officer
GMAT 730, GPA 2.83
Wharton | Mr. Army & Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 360 Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
N U Singapore | Ms. Biomanager
GMAT 520, GPA 2.8
MIT Sloan | Mr. Low GPA Over Achiever
GMAT 700, GPA 2.5
Stanford GSB | Mr. Corp Finance
GMAT 740, GPA 3.75
Harvard | Mr. Improve Healthcare
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Wake Up & Grind
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Darden | Mr. Fintech Nerd
GMAT 740, GPA 7.7/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Minority Champ
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Darden | Mr. Senior Energy Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 2.5
Harvard | Mr. Merchant Of Debt
GMAT 760, GPA 3.5 / 4.0 in Master 1 / 4.0 in Master 2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Indian Telecom ENG
GRE 340, GPA 3.56
Stanford GSB | Ms. East Africa Specialist
GMAT 690, GPA 3.34
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Nonprofit Social Entrepreneur
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Ms. Start-Up Entrepreneur
GRE 318 current; 324 intended, GPA 3.4
Duke Fuqua | Ms. Health Care Executive
GMAT 690, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Professional Boy Scout
GMAT 660, GPA 3.83
IU Kelley | Mr. Construction Manager
GRE 680, GPA 3.02

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SOME 35% OF THE CLASS OF 2020 BOAST BACKGROUNDS IN FINANCE, WITH PE/VC TOPS

As you would expect, the largest single group of students had worked in finance, with that industry representing 35% of the class, followed by consulting (27%), technology and Internet services (10%), nonprofit and government (9%), healthcare (5%), consumer packaged goods and retail (3%), real estate (2%), energy (2%), and media/entertainment (2%).

In the finance group, students from private equity and venture capital topped every sector, with 13% of the class. Some 9% were in investment banking, 8% in diversified financial services, and 5% in investment management. Though consulting was up just a single percent, the 27% reflect a new record for Wharton.

Those percentages reflect only small, inconsequential changes from last year’s mix of work backgrounds. Nonprofit and government students fell by three percentage points from 12% last year. Consulting rose by a single percent from 28%. Students from investment management are up two percentage points from just 3% last year which had been a new low for that sector of finance.

MORE JD/MBA DUAL ADMITS THIS YEAR, NEARLY DOUBLING FROM A YEAR EARLIER

Of the 862 students in the new class, some 26 are JD/MBA students, a big increase from the 14 last year; 70 are in the dual-degree Lauder program, while 72 are in Wharton’s health management option. The near doubling of JD/MBA students reflects an improving market for law schools in general after a severe multi-year slump.

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About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.